Northampton, MA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 12,405 housing units in Northampton. This represents a 5.6% growth from 11,747 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 10,998 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 1,407 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Northampton is about 53.5%. Northampton's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 4.2%. Average household size is 2.14 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Northampton were built after 1946.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type2.70%
One Bedroom20.60%
Two Bedrooms30.70%
Three Bedrooms30.40%
Four Bedrooms12.10%
Five Bedrooms or more3.60%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.52
Median year structure was built1947
Median Value of occupied units$144,600
Median Price asked for vacant units$143,800

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size1.69
Median year structure was built1946
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$648

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.70%
Second Mortgage6.60%
Home Equity Loan10.40%
Simple Mortgage50.10%
Debt Free32.30%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs18.7%