North Amherst, MA Profile: Facts & Data


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North Amherst, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The North Amherst Census Designated Place had a population of 7,375 as of July 1, 2018. 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 42.4068 and longitude -72.5262 in Hampshire County. The formal boundaries for the North Amherst Census Designated Place (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2378178) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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

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North Amherst, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 7,375
Population in Households 5,200
Population in Familes 2,492
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,175
Population Density2 3,463
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $33,480
Average Household Income $62,172
Per Capita Income $18,143


Total Housing Units 2,059 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 589 (28.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,408 (68.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 ( 3.0%)
Median Home Value $355,022
Average Home Value $423,469


Total Households 1,997
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 848
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.95% 0.54%
Households 0.79% 0.64%
Families 1.21% 0.65%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

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, 2018 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 # 36 86th
Median Household Income # 245 1st
Per Capita Income # 243 2nd

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