South Amherst, MA

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Population

5,411

2.42% growth

Median Age

23.8


Median Household Income

$51,434

5.51% growth

Poverty Rate

35.2%


Number of Employees

2,571

0.982% growth

Median Property Value

$309,800

4.62% decline

About

In 2017, South Amherst, MA had a population of 5.41k people with a median age of 23.8 and a median household income of $51,434. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of South Amherst, MA grew from 5,283 to 5,411, a 2.42% increase and its median household income grew from $48,750 to $51,434, a 5.51% increase.

The population of South Amherst, MA is 62% White Alone, 14.2% Asian Alone, and 13.3% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in South Amherst, MA speak a non-English language, and 82.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in South Amherst, MA are Hampshire College (295 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in South Amherst, MA is $309,800, and the homeownership rate is 44.6%. Most people in South Amherst, MA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.8 minutes. The average car ownership in South Amherst, MA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of South Amherst, MA employs 2.57k people. The largest industries in South Amherst, MA are Educational Services (945 people), Accommodation & Food Services (372 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (337 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($86,125), Finance & Insurance ($75,865), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($73,056).

Median household income in South Amherst, MA is $51,434. Males in South Amherst, MA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,850. The income inequality in South Amherst, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.485, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,434

2017 value

± $22,406

5.51%

1 Year Growth

± 51.3%

Households in South Amherst, MA have a median annual income of $51,434, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $48,750 in 2016, which represents a 5.51% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$84,043

Average Male Salary

± $1,786

$62,850

Average Female Salary

± $1,306

In 2017, full-time male employees in Massachusetts made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Massachusetts by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $68,516 ± $4,051

  2. White

    $64,668 ± $1,113

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $49,586 ± $39,015

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Massachusetts workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for South Amherst, MA is from Massachusetts.

0.485

2017 Wage GINI

0.485

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.485 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0457% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Massachusetts in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Massachusetts across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in South Amherst, MA was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

35.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in South Amherst, MA (1.48k out of 4.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    766 ± 318

  2. Black

    394 ± 346

  3. Asian

    299 ± 184

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in South Amherst, MA is White, followed by Black and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

2.57k

2017 Value

± 383

0.982%

1 Year growth

± 21.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in South Amherst, MA grew at a rate of 0.982%, from 2.55k employees to 2.57k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in South Amherst, MA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (456 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (436 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (334 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of South Amherst, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of South Amherst, MA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (456 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (436 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (334 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, South Amherst, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (3.08 times higher than expected), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (2.8 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.22 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of South Amherst, MA, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($96,058), Production Occupations ($85,594), and Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations ($85,125).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.57k

2017 Value

± 383

0.982%

1 Year growth

± 21.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in South Amherst, MA grew at a rate of 0.982%, from 2.55k employees to 2.57k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in South Amherst, MA, are Educational Services (945 people), Accommodation & Food Services (372 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (337 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of South Amherst, MA, though some of these residents may live in South Amherst, MA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in South Amherst, MA, by number of employees, are Educational Services (945 people), Accommodation & Food Services (372 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (337 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, South Amherst, MA has an unusually high number of Educational Services (3.97 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.9 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.57 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in South Amherst, MA, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($86,125), Finance & Insurance ($75,865), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($73,056).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $30.9B

  2. $29.2B

  3. $27.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Massachusetts product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $30.9B, followed by Mixed freight ($29.2B) and Electronics ($27.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Massachusetts products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$260B

2020 Value

$364B

Projected 2045 Value

40% growth

In 2020, total outbound Massachusetts trade was $260B. This is expected to increase 40% to $364B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Massachusetts trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $14.6B

  2. $13.9B

  3. $13.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Massachusetts domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $14.6B, followed by Connecticut with $13.9B and New Hampshire and $13.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Massachusetts shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

96.1% of the population of South Amherst, MA has health coverage, with 48.7% on employee plans, 25.2% on Medicaid, 5.99% on Medicare, 16% on non-group plans, and 0.259% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of South Amherst, MA was $10,559 in 2014. This is a 2.78% increase from the previous year ($10,273).

Primary care physicians in South Amherst, MA see 717 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.13% increase from the previous year (709 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1445 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 129 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Bristol County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.4%). Additionally, Bristol County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (29.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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717 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Hampshire County, MA see an average of 717 patients per year. This represents a 1.13% increase from the previous year (709 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Hampshire County, MA in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$10,559

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,302

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,922

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,899

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Massachusetts (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.78%, from $10,273 to $10,559.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

3.86%

Uninsured

48.7%

Employer Coverage

25.2%

Medicaid

5.99%

Medicare

16%

Non-Group

0.259%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in South Amherst, MA declined by 10.1% from 4.3% to 3.86%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in South Amherst, MA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 11.4% prevalence

  2. 11.1% prevalence

  3. 10.8% prevalence

Bristol County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Massachusetts, at 11.4%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Massachusetts by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

South Amherst, MA is home to a population of 5.41k people, from which 82.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 23.5% of South Amherst, MA residents were born outside of the country (1.27k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of South Amherst, MA is composed of 3.36k White Alone residents (62%), 770 Asian Alone residents (14.2%), 721 Black or African American Alone residents (13.3%), 345 Hispanic or Latino residents (6.38%), 213 Two or More Races residents (3.94%), 6 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.111%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

23

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.4

25

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in South Amherst, MA was 23.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 23, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 25. But people in South Amherst, MA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all South Amherst, MA residents was 24.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

23.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.27k people

20.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.09k people

As of 2017, 23.5% of South Amherst, MA residents (1.27k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in South Amherst, MA was 20.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. China

    88,014 ± 7,236 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    84,884 ± 7,108 people

  3. Brazil

    66,506 ± 6,300 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Massachusetts was China, the natal country of 88,014 Massachusetts residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 84,884 and Brazil with 66,506.

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Citizenship

82.8%

2017 Citizenship

84.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 82.8% of South Amherst, MA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in South Amherst, MA was 84.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    3.36k ± 462

  2. Asian Alone

    770 ± 307

  3. Black or African American Alone

    721 ± 378

In 2017, there were 4.36 times more White Alone residents (3.36k people) in South Amherst, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 770 Asian Alone and 721 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in South Amherst, MA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    53 ± 52

  2. Vietnam

    44 ± 45

  3. World War II

    16 ± 25

South Amherst, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in South Amherst, MA awarded 295 degrees. The student population of South Amherst, MA is skewed towards women, with 466 male students and 802 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in South Amherst, MA are White (203 and 71.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (27 and 9.54%), Two or More Races (24 and 8.48%), and Unknown (12 and 4.24%).

The largest universities in South Amherst, MA by number of degrees awarded are Hampshire College (295 and 100%).

The most popular majors in South Amherst, MA are Other Film & Photographic Arts (30 and 10.2%), Other Fine Arts & Art Studies (27 and 9.15%), and Creative Writing (20 and 6.78%).

The median tuition costs in South Amherst, MA are $50,030 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 30 degrees awarded

  2. 27 degrees awarded

  3. 20 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in South Amherst, MA was Other Film & Photographic Arts with 30 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in South Amherst, MA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

295 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$50,030

Median Private

In 2017, the South Amherst, MA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Hampshire College with 295 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

107

Degrees Awarded to Men

188

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 107 men were awarded degrees from institutions in South Amherst, MA, which is 0.569 times less than the 188 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    203 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    27 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    24 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in South Amherst, MA were to White students. These 203 degrees mean that there were 7.52 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 27 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in South Amherst, MA was $309,800 in 2017, which is 1.35 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $324,800 to $309,800, a 4.62% decrease. The homeownership rate in South Amherst, MA is 44.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in South Amherst, MA have an average commute time of 17.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in South Amherst, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$309,800

2017 Median

± $42,263

$324,800

2016 Median

± $43,053

In 2017, the median property value in South Amherst, MA declined from to $309,800 from the previous year's value of $324,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in South Amherst, MA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In South Amherst, MA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$51,434

Median Household Income

± $22,406

1.54k

Number of Households

± 315

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.54k households in South Amherst, MA grew to $51,434 from the previous year's value of $48,750.

The following chart displays the households in South Amherst, MA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in South Amherst, MA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In South Amherst, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

44.6%

2017 Homeownership

45%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 44.6% of the housing units in South Amherst, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 45%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in South Amherst, MA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

17.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in South Amherst, MA have a shorter commute time (17.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.42% of the workforce in South Amherst, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    53.8%

  2. Walked

    14.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    10.9%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in South Amherst, MA was Drove Alone (53.8%), followed by those who Walked (14.2%) and those who Worked At Home (10.9%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in South Amherst, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in South Amherst, MA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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