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Amherst Center, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Amherst Center Census Designated Place (historical) had a population of 20,594 as of July 1, 2019. Amherst Center ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Amherst Center is located at latitude 42.3754 and longitude -72.5193 in Hampshire County. The formal boundaries for the Amherst Center Census Designated Place (historical) encompass a land area of 4.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Hampshire County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 305 feet.

The Amherst Center Census Designated Place (historical) (GNIS ID: 2377979) has a X0 Census Class Code which indicates deleted feature that was a non-governmental entity. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Amherst Center Census Designated Place (historical) is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Hampshire County.


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Amherst Center, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Amherst Center, MA Housing Affordability Index is 61
State of Massachusetts Housing Affordability Index is 87
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Amherst Center, MA Wealth Index is 100
State of Massachusetts Wealth Index is 139
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 20,594
Population in Households 7,450
Population in Families 3,569
Population in Group Qrtrs 13,144
Population Density 4,168
Diversity Index1 51
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $54,232
Average Household Income $90,827
Per Capita Income $16,356
Wealth Index3 100

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,442 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,306 (37.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,940 (56.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 196 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $416,324
Housing Affordability Index2 61
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,246
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 1,282
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.84% 0.41%
Households 0.52% 1.18%
Families 0.68% 1.1%
Median Household Income   0.49%
Per Capita Income   1.46%

Amherst Center, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Amherst Center to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 66 74th
Population Density # 30 88th
Diversity Index # 39 85th
Median Household Income # 208 16th
Per Capita Income # 245 1st

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