Amherst is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 11,229 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Amherst is the 27th largest community in New Hampshire.
Amherst home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Hampshire, but Amherst real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Amherst is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.40% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Amherst is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Amherst who work in management occupations (18.96%), sales jobs (13.82%), and office and administrative support (11.62%).
Also of interest is that Amherst has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.32% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Amherst is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Amherst’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Amherst, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.10 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Amherst. 64.43% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Amherst in 2010 was $55,164, which is wealthy relative to New Hampshire and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $220,656 for a family of four.
The people who call Amherst home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Amherst residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Amherst include Irish, English, Italian, French, and German.
The most common language spoken in Amherst is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.