Amherst Center, MA

20,037 Population
4.9 square miles 4,055.7 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.3%
was 0.3%
 
Population Density
4,055.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
8.9%
was 8.4%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
10.8%
was 10.4%
 
Percent Under 18
4.1%
was 3.6%
 
Percent 65 and Over
5.3%
was 5.4%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
--
No Data Available
Percent Living in Poverty
41.9%
was 41.8%
 
Median Household Income
$32,121
was $31,342
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
57.2
55.2
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
--
No Data Available
Violent Crimes per 100,000
--
No Data Available
Property Crimes per 100,000
--
No Data Available

 Housing

Total Housing Units
3,211
was 3,200
 
Median Rent
$1,117
was $1,038
 
Total Building Permits
--
No Data Available
Occupied Housing Units
2,805
was 2,763
 
Homeownership Rate
37.0%
was 35.0%
 
Single Family Building Permits
--
No Data Available
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
649.9
was 647.7
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
18.7%
was 19.6%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
--
No Data Available
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
--
No Data Available
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
--
No Data Available

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
100%
was 100%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
96.7%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
94.8%
was 96.5%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
65.3%
was 69.7%
 

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