Town of

Great Barrington

334 Main St. Great Barrington, MA 01230
Phone: 413-528-1619

Town Manager:

Mark Pruhenski

Select Board:

Stephen Bannon
Leigh Davis
Ben Elliott
Eric Gabriel
Garfield Reed

Annual Town Meeting:

May 6, 2024
determined by Board of Selectmen after March 1

Municipal Election:

May 14, 2024
May, date determined by Selectmen


Population Density160
Registered Voters4,897
Income Per Capita$45,947
EQV Per Capita$243,042
Owner-occupied Housing Unit Rate69.9%
Median Value of Owner-occupied Housing Units$379,900
Median Gross Rent$991
Total Households3,096
Average Household Size2.01

Municipal Finances

Residential Tax Rate$14.07
Commercial Tax Rate$14.07
Average Tax Bill$7,048
Total Expenditures$30,377,689
Total Tax Levy$26,181,608
State Aid$1,350,377
Local Receipts$2,037,179
CPA Year Enacted2012
CPA Surcharge3.0%
CPA ExemptionsLow income, first $100,000 - residential
Town Hall of Great Barrington

Town Hall

Wants you To KNOW

Widely known as the commercial epicenter of the Southern Berkshires, Great Barrington is a service centre for recreational areas, and its Main Street was the first in the U.S. to have electric lights.


Form of GovernmentSelect Board – Town Meeting
Incorporation Date1761
Chief Municipal OfficialTown Manager
Policy BoardSelect Board
Size of Policy Board5
Legislative BodyOpen Town Meeting


Area44.8 mi2
Public Roads95.8 mi
Regional Planning AgencyBerkshire Regional Planning Commission


U.S. Senate (statewide)

Edward J. Markey
Elizabeth Warren

U.S. House

Richard Neal

Mass. Senate

Paul Mark

Mass. House

William Pignatelli

Income Per Capita

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