Berkshire County, Massachusetts

mass county town map berkshire county highlightedBerkshire County is located in western Massachusetts. It is bordered to the west by the New York State Line, to the north by the Vermont State Line, to the East by Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden Counties, and to the south by the Connecticut State Line . The 2012 population for Berkshire County was estimated to be 130,016. There are a total of 30 towns and  2 cities in Berkshire County with the largest being Pittsfield. Berkshire County has a land area of 946 square miles.

In 2000 County functions for the area were assumed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, making Berkshire County a historical geographic region, with no county government. Some regional officials, including the sheriffs office,  are still elected locally, but there is no county council or commissioner. The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission is a regional compact that the towns have formed to share services.


Berkshire County Massachusetts

TownCountyLand area (sq mi)Population (2010)
AdamsBerkshire County22.978485
AlfordBerkshire County11.6494
BecketBerkshire County47.81779
CheshireBerkshire County27.533235
ClarksburgBerkshire County12.81702
DaltonBerkshire County21.896756
EgremontBerkshire County18.921225
FloridaBerkshire County24.59752
Great BarringtonBerkshire County45.77104
HancockBerkshire County35.8717
HinsdaleBerkshire County21.72032
LanesboroughBerkshire County29.583091
LeeBerkshire County275943
LenoxBerkshire County21.665025
MontereyBerkshire County27.41961
Mount WashingtonBerkshire County22.4167
New AshfordBerkshire County13.48228
New MarlboroughBerkshire County47.921509
North Adams (City)Berkshire County20.6213708
OtisBerkshire County381612
PeruBerkshire County26847
Pittsfield (City)Berkshire County42.4744737
RichmondBerkshire County191475
SandisfieldBerkshire County52.97915
SavoyBerkshire County36692
SheffieldBerkshire County48.573257
StockbridgeBerkshire County23.671947
TyringhamBerkshire County18.88327
WashingtonBerkshire County38.8538
West StockbridgeBerkshire County18.691306
WilliamstownBerkshire County46.877754
WindsorBerkshire County35.17899