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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C+
Berkshire is a town in Vermont with a population of 1,653. Berkshire is in Franklin County. Living in Berkshire offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Berkshire there are a lot of bars. Many families live in Berkshire and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Berkshire are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$188,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,088
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    48%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

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    Working in Berkshire

    Jobs
    C+
    Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
    Median Household Income
    $52,917
    National
    $55,322
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    Berkshire Reviews

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    It's not crowded like the cities,and people have space. It's quiet, no loud trucks or trains, or honking chairs, people screaming. Neighbors help out when they can. A safe place where you can leave your car doors unlocked and not worry about anyone taking anything from it
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    It'd a good place to raise families and gives people a sense of adventure since there isn't a lot to around here. The community is always so supportive in the schools and programs. But it still has its flaws like the cold, the farming, and the amount of residents on welfare.
    Not a lot of vacant houses. People take pride in what they have and know what they can afford. Their houses are one of their most prized possessions, they take care of it. Most of the vacant houses are from those who moved out.