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. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (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
39,833

Age

PEOPLE OF Massachusetts DETAILS
Under 5 Years 2.21
5 To 17 6.43
18 To 24 60.07
25 To 34 7.52
35 To 54 10.30
55 To 64 6.20
65 Years And Over 7.27

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS
ATTENDING COLLEGE 56.7
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES 95.4
COLLEGE GRADUATES 67.6

Income

 

Per capita Income

Per capita Income
Amherst 18905 17450.265845131365 #EE2025
USA 28889 26666 #C1F000

Median household income

Median household income
Amherst 48059 23883.95351957806 #EE2025
USA 53657 26666 #C1F000

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
34.7%

Employment Industries in Amherst

 
INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN
Education 46.4
Retail 11.0
Accommodation 9.5
Healthcare 6.9
Professional, scientific, and technical services 3.8
Arts 3.5
Other 3.5
Finance 2.2
Administration 2.2
Construction 2.2

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
% of Residents
White 73.4
Black Or African American 5.0
American Indian And Alaska Native 0.3
Asian 12.9
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders 0.0
Some Other Race Alone 2.4
Two Or More Races 0.0
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race) 5.9

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

Ancestry Details
Irish 17.4
Italian 11.0
English 9.9
German 8.0
Polish 6.0
French 4.3
Russian 2.8
French Canadian 2.8
Scottish 2.1
Swedish 1.8
Portuguese 1.4
European 1.4
Eastern European 1.3
Scots-Irish 1.0
Norwegian 0.9
Greek 0.9
Dutch 0.9
Haitian 0.6
Lithuanian 0.6
Canadian 0.6

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

Languages Details
English 83.7
Chinese 4.8
Spanish 3.7
Korean 1.3
French 0.9
Other Asian languages 0.8
African languages 0.7
German 0.5
Vietnamese 0.4
Portuguese 0.4
Urdu 0.4
Mon-Khmer (Cambodian) 0.3
Japanese 0.3
Indic languages 0.3
Gujarathi 0.2
Other Indo-European 0.2
Hindi 0.2
Persian 0.2
Laotian 0.1
Tagalog 0.1

Foreign Born Amherst Residents:
15.5%