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The economy of Amherst Center, MA employs 8,200 people. The economy of Amherst Center, MA is specialized in Educational Services; Accommodation & Food Service; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 5.74; 1.45; and 1.36 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Amherst Center, MA are Educational Services (4,419), Accommodation & Food Service (951), and Retail trade (910), 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 $31,342. Males in Amherst Center, MA have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,128. The income inequality of Amherst Center, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.511 which is higher than the national average.


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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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Amherst Center, MA is home to a population of 19,543 people, from which 93.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Amherst Center, MA is composed of 14,961 White residents (76.6%), 2,017 Asian residents (10.3%), 1,083 Hispanic residents (5.54%), 991 Black residents (5.07%), and 404 Two+ residents (2.07%). 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 $49,730 for private four year colleges, and $11,684 and $28,017 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Amherst Center, MA is $330,500, which is 1.7 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $332,600 to $330,500, a -0.63% increase. The homeownership rate of Amherst Center, MA is 35%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Amherst Center, MA have an average commute time of 12.6 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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