Amherst, MA
Demographic Data



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Amherst Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

Amherst Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
40,079

Age

PEOPLE OF Massachusetts DETAILS
Under 5 Years 1.96
5 To 17 6.77
18 To 24 60.42
25 To 34 7.66
35 To 54 10.09
55 To 64 5.85
65 Years And Over 7.26

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS
ATTENDING COLLEGE 57.3
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES 94.5
COLLEGE GRADUATES 65.5

Income

 

Per capita Income

Per capita Income
Amherst 18856 16856.55221428811 #EE2025
USA 29829 26666 #C1F000

Median household income

Median household income
Amherst 45999 22172.179856115108 #EE2025
USA 55322 26666 #C1F000

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
35.7%

Employment Industries in Amherst

 
INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN
Education 42.4
Retail 11.6
Accommodation 10.9
Healthcare 7.9
Professional, scientific, and technical services 4.0
Other 3.7
Arts 3.6
Construction 2.4
Manufacturing 2.3
Finance 2.2
Administration 2.1

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
% of Residents
White 73.1
Black Or African American 5.5
American Indian And Alaska Native 0.3
Asian 12.7
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders 0.0
Other Race / Two or More Races 2.7
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race) 5.8

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

Ancestry Details
Irish 16.4
Italian 11.2
English 9.0
German 7.9
Polish 6.4
French 4.1
French Canadian 2.9
Russian 2.8
Scottish 2.0
Swedish 1.6
Norwegian 1.6
Portuguese 1.5
Eastern European 1.3
European 1.3
Greek 1.0
Dutch 0.9
Haitian 0.8
Brazilian 0.8
Scots-Irish 0.8
Austrian 0.6

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

Languages Details
English 82.8
Chinese 4.6
Spanish 3.2
Korean 1.4
French 1.1
Langs. of India 1.1
Other Asian languages 0.8
German/Yiddish 0.8
African languages 0.7
Vietnamese 0.5
Portuguese 0.5
Japanese 0.2
Native American languages 0.2
Greek 0.2
Russian 0.2
Persian 0.2
Other Indo-European 0.2
Slavic languages 0.2
Arabic 0.1
Polish 0.1

Foreign Born Amherst Residents:
15.2%