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Population
20,037
2.53% growth
Median Age
20.4
Median Household Income
$32,121
2.49% growth
Poverty Rate
41.9%
Number of Employees
8,273
0.89% growth
Median Property Value
$339,400
2.69% growth

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Economy

The economy of Amherst Center, MA employs 8,273 people. The economy of Amherst Center, MA is specialized in Educational Services; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 5.04; 1.57; and 1.48 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Amherst Center, MA are Educational Services (3,892), Accommodation & Food Service (986), and Retail trade (976), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($53,958), Finance & Insurance ($50,938), and Transportation & Warehousing ($22,667).

Median household income in Amherst Center, MA is $32,121. Males in Amherst Center, MA have an average income that is 1.17 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,287. The income inequality of Amherst Center, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.533 which is higher than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Amherst Center, MA. In Hampshire County, MA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 18-24 and 18-24, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 141 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,992. Suffolk County, MA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Massachusetts.

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The closest comparable data for the census place of Amherst Center, MA is from the county of Hampshire County, MA.

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Diversity

Amherst Center, MA is home to a population of 20,037 people, from which 94% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Amherst Center, MA is composed of 14,891 White residents (74.3%), 2,419 Asian residents (12.1%), 1,062 Black residents (5.3%), 918 Hispanic residents (4.58%), and 563 Two+ residents (2.81%). The most common foreign languages in Amherst Center, MA are Chinese (597 speakers), Spanish (568 speakers), and Korean (148 speakers), but compared to other places, Amherst Center, MA has a relative high number of Gujarati (76 speakers), Other West Germanic (26 speakers), and Chinese (597 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Amherst Center, MA awarded 8,797 degrees. The student population of Amherst Center, MA is skewed towards females, with 4,282 male students and 4,515 female students. Most students in Amherst Center, MA are White (5,661 and 64.4%), followed by Unknown (969 and 11%), Asian (604 and 6.87%), and Hispanic or Latino (442 and 5.02%). The largest universities in Amherst Center, MA by number of graduates are University of Massachusetts-Amherst (8,157 and 92.7%), Amherst College (640 and 7.28%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Amherst Center, MA are General Psychology (542 and 6.16%), General Economics (294 and 3.34%), and General Biological Sciences (275 and 3.13%). The median tuition costs in Amherst Center, MA are $51,620 for private four year colleges, and $14,590 and $31,823 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Amherst Center, MA is $339,400, which is 1.66 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $330,500 to $339,400, a 2.69% increase. The homeownership rate of Amherst Center, MA is 37%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Amherst Center, MA have an average commute time of 13.3 minutes, and they commute by Walked. Car ownership in Amherst Center, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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