South Amherst is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the South Amherst Census Designated Place.
It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Hampshire County at latitude 42.3404 and longitude -72.5051. Hampshire County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 230 feet.
The formal boundaries for the South Amherst Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 4.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.Photos of the local South Amherst, MA area
|Population in Households||3,987|
|Population in Familes||2,561|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||1,240|
|Average Household Size||2.54|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||1,653 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||748 (45.3%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||819 (49.5%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||86 ( 5.2%)|
|Median Home Value||$276,816|
|Average Home Value||$313,302|
|Median Household Income||$55,856|
|Average Household Income||$79,330|
|Per Capita Income||$27,046|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||4.7%|
|Per Capita Income||3.59%|
The table below compares South Amherst to the other 244 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 115||53rd|
|Population Density1||# 132||46th|
|Diversity Index2||# 19||93rd|
|Median Household Income||# 165||33rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 194||21st|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Massachusetts Census Data Comparison Tool.