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Population (year 2000): 17,050
Males: 8,043 (47.2%), Females: 9,007 (52.8%)

Median resident age: 20.8 years
Median household income: $35,754 (year 2000)
Median house value: $170,100 (year 2000)

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Races in Amherst Center:

  • White Non-Hispanic (78.6%)
  • Hispanic (5.4%)
  • Black (5.1%)
  • Two or more races (3.1%)
  • Chinese (2.8%)
  • Other race (2.5%)
  • Other Asian (1.3%)
  • Korean (1.2%)
  • Asian Indian (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Vietnamese (0.7%)
  • Japanese (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (21.9%), English (12.1%), Italian (11.7%), German (9.8%), Polish (7.1%), French (5.3%).

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Land area: 4.9 square miles

Amherst

For population 25 years and over in Amherst Center

  • High school or higher: 95.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 72.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 41.7%
  • Unemployed: 12.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Amherst Center CDP

  • Never married: 75.8%
  • Now married: 17.5%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 2.5%
  • Divorced: 3.7%

11.0% Foreign born (6.1% Asia, 2.6% Europe, 1.3% Latin America).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA (15.3 miles Chicopee, pop. 54,653).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (98.4 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (150.6 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA Amherst, (0.3 miles Amherst, MA (1.8 miles North Amherst, MA (2.8 miles South MA (5.1 miles Leverett, MA (5.4 miles Hadley, MA (5.9 miles Hatfield, MA (8.0 miles Pelham,

Latitude: 42.38 N, Longitude: 72.52 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 413


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (54.7%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (13.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,715 (+51.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,884 (58.1%)

Average climate in Amherst Center, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Amherst Center-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 7% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.8 miles away from the Amherst Center city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 10/3/1979, a category 4 tornado 26.0 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 500 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Amherst Center:
  • UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES (about 2 miles; AMHERST, MA)
  • COOLEY DICKINSON HOSPITAL INC,THE (about 9 miles; NORTHAMPTON, MA)
  • HOLYOKE HOSPITAL INC (about 15 miles; HOLYOKE, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Amherst Center:
  • WESTOVER ARB/METROPOLITAN (about 14 miles; SPRINGFIELD/CHICOPEE, MA; ID: CEF)
  • BARNES MUNI (about 21 miles; WESTFIELD/SPRINGFIELD, MA; ID: BAF)
  • BRADLEY INTL (about 33 miles; WINDSOR LOCKS, CT; ID: BDL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Amherst Center:
  • NORTHAMPTON (about 8 miles; NORTHAMPTON, MA; ID: 7B2)
  • TURNERS FALLS (about 14 miles; MONTAGUE, MA; ID: 0B5)
  • METROPOLITAN (about 19 miles; PALMER, MA; ID: PMX)

Amtrak stations near Amherst Center:
  • 1 miles: AMHERST (RAILROAD ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: SPRINGFIELD (66 LYMAN ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, snack bar, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Amherst Center:
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-AMHERST (about 9 miles; AMHERST, MA; Full-time enrollment: 21,468)
  • SMITH COLLEGE (about 10 miles; NORTHAMPTON, MA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE (about 11 miles; SOUTH HADLEY, MA; FT enrollment: 2,029)
  • HOLYOKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 15 miles; HOLYOKE, MA; FT enrollment: 3,747)
  • WESTERN NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE (about 18 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MA; FT enrollment: 3,285)
  • SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE (about 19 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MA; FT enrollment: 4,176)
  • SPRINGFIELD TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 20 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MA; FT enrollment: 4,026)

Notable locations in Amherst Center: Amherst Golf Course (A), Amherst Shoppers Park (B), Pratt Pool (C), Clark Hall (D), Telecommunications Hall (E), Holdsworth Hall (F), North College (G), Taplin Hall (H), Life Sciences Building (I), Stone Hall (J), Hitchcock House (K), Munson Hall Annex (L), Hilton House (M), Cohan Dormitory (N), Hills Hall (O), Strong House (P), Northeast Residential Area (Q), Stockbridge Hall (R), Stirn Auditorium (S), Alumni Gymnasium (T).

Churches in Amherst Center include: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A), First Baptist Church of Amherst (B), First Congregational Church (C), Goodwin African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (D), Grace Episcopal Church (E), Hampshire Hispanic Ministry Church (F), Old Chapel (G), Hope Community Church (H).

Cemeteries: West Cemetery (1), Wildwood Cemetery (2).

Lake: Campus Pond (A).

Parks in Amherst Center include: Pratt Field (1), Hitchcock Field (2), Amherst Common (3), East Village Historic District (4), Fraternity Park (5), War Memorial (6), Groff Park (7), Memorial Field (8).

Post office: (A).  


Amherst Center compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Amherst Center:
  • WPNI (1430 AM; 5 kW; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WHYN (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIZZ (1520 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: P. & M. RADIO, LLC)
  • WACE (730 AM; 5 kW; CHICOPEE, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSPR (1270 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: ANTONIO F. AND HELENA R. GOIS, TENANTS BY THE ENTIRETY)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Amherst Center:
  • WMUA (91.1 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • W246AM (97.1 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)
  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRNX (100.9 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WLZX (99.3 FM; NORTHAMPTON, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WEIB (106.3 FM; NORTHAMPTON, MA; Owner: CUTTING EDGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPVQ (95.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WHAI (98.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WGAJ (91.7 FM; DEERFIELD, MA; Owner: TRUATEES OF DEERFIELD ACADEMY)
  • WAQY (102.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WRSI (93.9 FM; TURNERS FALLS, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WYRY (104.9 FM; HINSDALE, NH; Owner: TRI-VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPKX (97.9 FM; ENFIELD, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Amherst Center:
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WWLP (Channel 22; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WWLP BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WUVN (Channel 18; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • W67DF (Channel 67; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WGGB-TV (Channel 40; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WGGB LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WGBY-TV (Channel 57; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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