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Amherst, WI

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Overview


Amherst is a very small village located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 1,122 people and just one neighborhood, Amherst is the 371st largest community in Wisconsin.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some villages, Amherst isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Amherst are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Amherst is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Amherst who work in sales jobs (12.35%), office and administrative support (11.94%), and management occupations (10.93%).

A relatively large number of people in Amherst telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 16.49% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

Demographics

The percentage of people in Amherst who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.64% of adults in Amherst have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Amherst in 2022 was $34,311, which is middle income relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $137,244 for a family of four. However, Amherst contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Amherst include German, Polish, Norwegian, English, and Irish.

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Amherst, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

The neighborhood is a great option for families, as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's research on this neighborhood. The combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes, make this neighborhood among the top 7.9% of family-friendly neighborhoods in the state of Wisconsin. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a sense of community. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Polish and German ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 33.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Polish ancestry and 45.0% have German ancestry.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Amherst are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 58.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 4.6% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 65.8% of America's neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 35.2% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 24.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (21.2%), and 16.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.2% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the neighborhood in Amherst, WI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (45.0%). There are also a number of people of Polish ancestry (33.9%), and residents who report Norwegian roots (10.7%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (8.3%), along with some English ancestry residents (8.1%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (42.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (79.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (6.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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