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Amherst, NH
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Living in Amherst



Amherst is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 11,898 people and two associated 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.

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: 26.84% 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.

Because of many things, Amherst is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Amherst a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Amherst has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Amherst’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Amherst, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.54 minutes every day commuting to work.

As is often the case in a small town, Amherst doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Amherst. 64.08% 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 2018 was $73,143, which is wealthy relative to New Hampshire and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $292,572 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 English, Irish, Italian, German, and French.

The most common language spoken in Amherst is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.


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