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Amherst town, Hampshire County, Massachusetts

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Amherst town, Hampshire County, Massachusetts
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 39,924
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 39,924
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 37,819
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 5.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 37,819
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
2.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
8.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
8.0%
Female persons, percent
50.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
74.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
6.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
12.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
4.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
70.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 568
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 16.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 43.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $360,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $2,263
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $925
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $1,312
Building permits, 2019 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 9,273
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.51
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 50.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 20.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 96.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 90.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 94.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 66.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 5.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
3.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 56.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 57.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 53,132
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 240,211
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,167
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,463
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 177,239
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $4,543
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 17.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $51,878
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $21,617
Persons in poverty, percent
30.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 X
Total employment, 2018 X
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 2,756
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,169
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,084
Minority-owned firms, 2012 257
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 2,367
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 242
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 2,358
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,370.1
Land area in square miles, 2010 27.60
FIPS Code 2501501325
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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