South Amherst, MA

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2019 Population
5,106
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
24
2.56% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
15.5%
43.2% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$59,265
2019 Median Property Value
$296,600
2019 Employed Population
2,734

About

In 2019, South Amherst, MA had a population of 5.11k people with a median age of 24 and a median household income of $59,265.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in South Amherst, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (13.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (9.87%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.75%), and Other (Hispanic) (4.09%).

None of the households in South Amherst, MA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

84.5% of the residents in South Amherst, MA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in South Amherst, MA are Hampshire College (274 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2019, the median property value in South Amherst, MA was $296,600, and the homeownership rate was 47.8%.

Most people in South Amherst, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.9 minutes. The average car ownership in South Amherst, MA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

South Amherst, MA is home to a population of 5.11k people, from which 84.5% are citizens. As of 2019, 22.6% of South Amherst, MA residents were born outside of the country (1.15k people).

In 2019, there were 4.12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.89k people) in South Amherst, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 702 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 504 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

84.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2019, 84.5% of South Amherst, MA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in South Amherst, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.89k ± 452
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    702 ± 272
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    504 ± 437
9.91%
Hispanic Population
506 people

In 2019, there were 4.12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.89k people) in South Amherst, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 702 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 504 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.91% of the people in South Amherst, MA are hispanic (506 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. China
    98,663 ± 7,656 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    90,760 ± 7,347 people
  3. Brazil
    81,000 ± 6,946 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Massachusetts was China, the natal country of 98,663 Massachusetts residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 90,760 and Brazil with 81,000.

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Foreign-Born Population

22.6%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.15k people
22.2%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
1.23k people

As of 2019, 22.6% of South Amherst, MA residents (1.15k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    81 ± 60
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    41 ± 50
  3. World War II
    13 ± 19

South Amherst, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.98 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of South Amherst, MA employs 2.73k people. The largest industries in South Amherst, MA are , and the highest paying industries are .

Males in Massachusetts have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $69,870. The income inequality in Massachusetts (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

2.73k
2019 Value
± 451

In 2019, there were 2.73k employees (± 451) in South Amherst, MA.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in South Amherst, MA, are . This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of South Amherst, MA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.73k
2019 Value
± 451

In 2019, there were 2.73k employees (± 451) in South Amherst, MA.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in South Amherst, MA, are . 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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Median Earnings by Industry

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Massachusetts. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Massachusetts.

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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. $37.4B
  2. $29.6B
  3. $28.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Massachusetts product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $37.4B, followed by Electronics ($29.6B) and Mixed freight ($28.4B).

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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$314B
2020 Value in Massachusetts
$627B
Projected 2050 Value in Massachusetts
99.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Massachusetts trade was $314B. This is expected to increase 99.9% to $627B by 2050.

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. $31B
  2. $23.4B
  3. $14.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Massachusetts domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $31B, followed by New Hampshire with $23.4B and Connecticut and $14.9B.

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

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Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing the state of Massachusetts. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Massachusetts

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Elizabeth Warren
Senator from Massachusetts1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ed Markey
Senator from Massachusetts2
Assumed office on July 16, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Mo Cowan, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of John Kerry, who had become Secretary of State.

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing Massachusetts.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Massachusetts over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Massachusetts

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Massachusetts have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in South Amherst, MA awarded 274 degrees. The student population of South Amherst, MA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 200 male students and 322 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in South Amherst, MA are White (175 and 67.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (28 and 10.8%), Black or African American (22 and 8.49%), and Unknown (17 and 6.56%).

The largest universities in South Amherst, MA by number of degrees awarded are Hampshire College (274 and 100%).

The most popular majors in South Amherst, MA are Other Film & Photographic Arts (29 and 10.6%), General Art Studies (24 and 8.76%), and Creative Writing (15 and 5.47%).

The median tuition cost in South Amherst, MA for private four year colleges is $50,030.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2020 in South Amherst, MA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 58.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 9.48%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 522 (38.3% men and 61.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 522 students enrolled in South Amherst, MA, 38.3% men and 61.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 314 records, of which 63.7% were women and 36.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 29 degree-majors awarded
  2. 24 degree-majors awarded
  3. 15 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in South Amherst, MA was Other Film & Photographic Arts with 29 degrees awarded.

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Universities

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Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
274 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Hampshire College with 274 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 102 men were awarded degrees from institutions in South Amherst, MA, which is 0.593 times less than the 172 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 175 degrees mean that there were 6.25 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 28 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($50,030) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,738) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($850) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.959% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.04% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.34M), Bachelors Degree (1.3M), and Some college (1.02M).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in South Amherst, MA was $296,600 in 2019, which is 1.29 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between N/A and 2019 the median property value increased from N/A to $296,600, a N/A N/A. The homeownership rate in South Amherst, MA is 47.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in South Amherst, MA have an average commute time of 26.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in South Amherst, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$296,600
Median Property Value 2019
±$30,245
N/A
Median Property Taxes
±N/A

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in South Amherst, MA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

47.8%
Homeownership
2019
68.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2019

In 2019, 47.8% of the housing units in South Amherst, MA were occupied by their owner.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the places in South Amherst, MA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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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.
$59,265
Median Household Income
± $23,633
1.42k
Number of Households
± 323

In 2019, the median household income of the 1.42k households in South Amherst, MA was $59,265.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for South Amherst, MA is from Massachusetts.
0.48
2020 Wage GINI in Massachusetts
0.483
2019 Wage GINI in Massachusetts

In 2020, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.544% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Massachusetts in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (54.4%)
  2. Walked (13.4%)
  3. Public Transit (10.8%)

In 2019, 54.4% of workers in South Amherst, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (13.4%) and those who used public transit to get to work (10.8%).

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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Commute Time

26.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in South Amherst, MA have a similar commute time (26.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.24% of the workforce in South Amherst, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in South Amherst, MA (612 out of 3.95k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

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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97.5% of the population of South Amherst, MA has health coverage, with 48.6% on employee plans, 24.9% on Medicaid, 7.64% on Medicare, 15.8% on non-group plans, and 0.529% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Hampshire County, MA see 724 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.695% increase from the previous year (719 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1363 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 104 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Massachusetts, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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724 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hampshire County, MA

Primary care physicians in Hampshire County, MA see an average of 724 patients per year. This represents a 0.695% increase from the previous year (719 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 its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Massachusetts across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In N/A, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in .

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, N/A were men and N/A were women.

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Uninsured People

2.55%
Uninsured
48.6%
Employer Coverage
24.9%
Medicaid
7.64%
Medicare
15.8%
Non-Group
0.529%
Military or VA

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