Berkshire 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
|Town||County||Land area (sq mi)||Population (2010)|
|Great Barrington||Berkshire County||45.7||7104|
|Mount Washington||Berkshire County||22.4||167|
|New Ashford||Berkshire County||13.48||228|
|New Marlborough||Berkshire County||47.92||1509|
|North Adams (City)||Berkshire County||20.62||13708|
|Pittsfield (City)||Berkshire County||42.47||44737|
|West Stockbridge||Berkshire County||18.69||1306|