BRPC's Executive Committee unanimously approved the document on Thursday, which includes concerns for proposals that will eliminate Great Barrington and Lee/Lenox as urban clusters and reclassify the urban area of Pittsfield.
Massachusetts saw an increase of 482,288 residents since 2010, or 7.4 percent, for a total of 7,029,917. That ranks the state at No. 15 for numerical change and 21 for percent change. The 2010 number was 6,547,629.
Data from the 2020 Census will be coming out in late September or early October and the new version of the "urbanized" Berkshire County will be released in the winter, which is why comments are being solicited at this time.
This year census forms have been mailed to all residents. Residents are asked to review the form, make any necessary changes and sign and return it to the Town Clerk's Office in the envelope provided, even if there are no changes.