South Amherst, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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South Amherst, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The South Amherst Census Designated Place had a population of 5,317 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Amherst population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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South Amherst, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,317
Daytime Population: Workers 1,490
Daytime Population: Residents 2,649
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,139
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 4,058
Population in Familes 2,602
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,259
Population Density2 1,259
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $63,640
Average Household Income $87,267
Per Capita Income $27,339


Total Housing Units 1,597 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 706 (44.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 858 (53.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 ( 2.1%)
Median Home Value $350,439
Average Home Value $394,016


Total Households 1,564
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 852
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.87% 0.51%
Households 0.67% 0.58%
Families 0.5% 0.49%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   2.19%

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, 2017 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 # 137 45th
Diversity Index # 19 93rd
Median Household Income # 155 37th
Per Capita Income # 209 15th

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