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North Amherst, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The North Amherst Census Designated Place (historical) had a population of 7,383 as of July 1, 2019. North Amherst 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 North Amherst is located at latitude 42.4104 and longitude -72.5309 in Hampshire County. The formal boundaries for the North Amherst Census Designated Place (historical) encompass a land area of 2.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hampshire County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 184 feet.

The North Amherst Census Designated Place (historical) (GNIS ID: 2378178) 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 North Amherst Census Designated Place (historical) is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Hampshire County.


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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

North Amherst, MA Housing Affordability Index is 43
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

North Amherst, MA Wealth Index is 71
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 7,383 (100%)
Population in Households 5,199 (70.4%)
Population in Families 2,451 (33.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 2,184 (29.6%)
Population Density 3,467
Diversity Index2 54
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,671
Average Household Income $71,855
Per Capita Income $20,572
Wealth Index4 71

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,049 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 644 (31.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,353 (66.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 ( 2.5%)
Median Home Value $428,025
Housing Affordability Index3 43
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,998
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 848
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 0.86% 0.71%
Households 0.71% 0.94%
Families 1.08% 0.97%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   1.81%

North Amherst, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Amherst 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 # 96 61st
Population Density # 38 85th
Diversity Index # 37 85th
Median Household Income # 242 2nd
Per Capita Income # 242 2nd

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