East Amherst, NY
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East Amherst is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 24,914 people and four constituent neighborhoods, East Amherst is the 66th largest community in New York.

Housing costs in East Amherst are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.

East Amherst is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.78% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, East Amherst is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Amherst who work in management occupations (16.61%), sales jobs (13.86%), and office and administrative support (13.57%).

Also of interest is that East Amherst has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The overall crime rate in East Amherst is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

If knowledge is power, East Amherst is a pretty powerful place. 60.95% of the adults in East Amherst have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in East Amherst in 2010 was $48,703, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $194,812 for a family of four.

East Amherst is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call East Amherst home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of East Amherst residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in East Amherst include German, Irish, Polish, and English.

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