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The economy of South Amherst, MA employs 2,481 people. The economy of South Amherst, MA is specialized in Educational Services; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services, which employ respectively 4.04; 1.47; and 1.42 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in South Amherst, MA are Educational Services (941), Retail trade (326), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (275), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($25,227), Accommodation & Food Service ($23,858), and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation ($23,594).

Median household income in South Amherst, MA is $52,358. Males in South Amherst, 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 South Amherst, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.511 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 South Amherst, 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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South Amherst, MA is home to a population of 5,071 people, from which 82.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of South Amherst, MA is composed of 3,245 White residents (64%), 859 Asian residents (16.9%), 416 Black residents (8.2%), 387 Hispanic residents (7.63%), and 136 Two+ residents (2.68%). The most common foreign languages in South Amherst, MA are Chinese (458 speakers), Spanish (269 speakers), and French (234 speakers), but compared to other places, South Amherst, MA has a relative high number of Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (69 speakers), French (234 speakers), and Chinese (458 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in South Amherst, MA awarded 291 degrees. The student population of South Amherst, MA is skewed towards females, with 125 male students and 166 female students. Most students in South Amherst, MA are White (184 and 63.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (30 and 10.3%), Unknown (25 and 8.59%), and Two or more races (16 and 5.5%). The largest universities in South Amherst, MA by number of graduates are Hampshire College (291 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in South Amherst, MA are Creative Writing (25 and 8.59%), General Drama & Theater Arts (24 and 8.25%), and Other Film & Photographic Arts (21 and 7.22%). The median tuition costs in South Amherst, MA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $47,620 and $47,620 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in South Amherst, MA is $341,300, which is 1.75 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $322,900 to $341,300, a 5.7% increase. The homeownership rate of South Amherst, MA is 41.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in South Amherst, MA have an average commute time of 20.6 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.


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