South Amherst, MA Profile: Facts & Data

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South Amherst, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The South Amherst Census Designated Place had a population of 5,354 as of July 1, 2018. South Amherst ranks in the upper quartile for 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 South Amherst is located at latitude 42.3374 and longitude -72.5175 in Hampshire County. The formal boundaries for the South Amherst Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Hampshire County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 230 feet.

The South Amherst Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378226) 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 South Amherst Census Designated Place is located within Town of Amherst, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hampshire County.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 5,354
Population in Households 4,096
Population in Familes 2,665
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,258
Population Density2 1,268
Diversity Index3 66
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $64,757
Average Household Income $87,677
Per Capita Income $27,514

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,604 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 704 (43.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 873 (54.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 ( 1.7%)
Median Home Value $365,451
Average Home Value $412,020
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,576
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 860
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.85% 0.52%
Households 0.68% 0.61%
Families 0.55% 0.6%
Median Household Income   3.33%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

South Amherst, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South 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 # 116 53rd
Population Density # 132 47th
Diversity Index # 20 93rd
Median Household Income # 171 31st
Per Capita Income # 215 13th

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