Berkshire County, Massachusetts

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Berkshire County
County of Berkshire
Berkshire County Courthouse
Berkshire County Courthouse
Motto(s): 
Firmus et Paratus
(Latin "Steadfast and Ready")
Map of Massachusetts highlighting Berkshire County
Location within the U.S. state of Massachusetts
Map of the United States highlighting Massachusetts
Massachusetts's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 42°23′46″N 73°12′36″W / 42.39613°N 73.209892°W / 42.39613; -73.209892
Country United States
State Massachusetts
FoundedApril 24, 1761
SeatPittsfield
Largest cityPittsfield
Area
 • Total946 sq mi (2,450 km2)
 • Land927 sq mi (2,400 km2)
 • Water20 sq mi (50 km2)  2.1%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2015)
126,715
 • Density136/sq mi (53/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district1st

Berkshire County is a county in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. As of the 2010 Census, the county had a population of 131,219.[1] The county seat and largest city is Pittsfield.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 26, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.