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Population (year 2000): 34,874. Estimated population in July 2005: 34,047 (-2.4% change)
Males: 16,764 (48.1%), Females: 18,110 (51.9%)

Zip codes: .

Median resident age: 21.8 years
Median household income: $40,017 (year 2000)
Median house value: $177,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Amherst:

  • White Non-Hispanic (76.7%)
  • Hispanic (6.2%)
  • Black (5.1%)
  • Chinese (3.4%)
  • Two or more races (3.4%)
  • Other race (2.9%)
  • Asian Indian (1.6%)
  • Other Asian (1.4%)
  • Korean (1.3%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Japanese (0.6%)
  • Vietnamese (0.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (19.6%), English (12.4%), German (10.1%), Italian (9.7%), Polish (6.6%), French (5.2%).

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Elevation: 295 feet

Amherst,

For population 25 years and over in Amherst

  • High school or higher: 95.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 68.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 41.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Amherst town

  • Never married: 64.9%
  • Now married: 26.8%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 2.7%
  • Divorced: 4.7%

13.2% Foreign born (7.7% Asia, 2.2% Europe, 2.1% Latin America).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA (15.2 miles Chicopee, pop. 54,653).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (98.6 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (150.4 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Center, MA (0.3 miles Amherst Amherst, MA (1.8 miles North Amherst, MA (2.8 miles South MA (5.2 miles Leverett, MA (5.2 miles Hadley, MA (5.7 miles Hatfield, MA (8.3 miles Pelham,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 39 buildings, average cost: $142,300
  • 1997: 30 buildings, average cost: $166,700
  • 1998: 29 buildings, average cost: $141,000
  • 1999: 26 buildings, average cost: $208,700
  • 2000: 32 buildings, average cost: $187,000
  • 2001: 37 buildings, average cost: $193,600
  • 2002: 37 buildings, average cost: $185,800
  • 2003: 36 buildings, average cost: $187,300
  • 2004: 31 buildings, average cost: $275,900
  • 2005: 38 buildings, average cost: $229,300

Latitude: 42.38 N, Longitude: 72.52 W

Area code: 413

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (51.9%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (12.0%).


 

Crime in Amherst by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 1
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.9
Rapes 6 6 8 17 16 10
    per 100,000 17.2 17.2 22.9 48.7 45.9 28.7
Robberies 6 1 14 9 16 5
    per 100,000 17.2 2.9 40.1 25.8 45.9 14.3
Assaults 22 47 62 70 79 40
    per 100,000 63.1 134.8 177.8 200.7 226.5 114.7
Burglaries 75 129 139 221 187 197
    per 100,000 215.1 369.9 398.6 633.7 536.2 564.9
Thefts 225 369 346 311 151 160
    per 100,000 645.2 1058.1 992.1 891.8 433.0 458.8
Auto thefts 43 65 43 35 50 36
    per 100,000 123.3 186.4 123.3 100.4 143.4 103.2
75.4 117.8 134.2 155.4 143.7 107.7


Average climate in Amherst, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Amherst,

Amherst-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 25.1 miles away from the Amherst 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 25.9 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.


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Birthplace of: Helen Hunt Jackson - novelist, Ben Coblyn - College basketball player (Boston U. Terriers), Helen Maria Jackson - (1831-1885), Silas Wright - Democratic, 1845-1846.


Hospital/medical center in Amherst:
  • UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES (UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Amherst:
  • COOLEY DICKINSON HOSPITAL INC,THE (about 9 miles; NORTHAMPTON, MA)
  • HOLYOKE HOSPITAL INC (about 15 miles; HOLYOKE, MA)
  • SOLDIERS HOME OF HOLYOKE (about 15 miles; HOLYOKE, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Amherst:
  • WESTOVER ARB/METROPOLITAN (about 14 miles; SPRINGFIELD/CHICOPEE, MA; ID: CEF)
  • BARNES MUNI (about 20 miles; WESTFIELD/SPRINGFIELD, MA; ID: BAF)
  • BRADLEY INTL (about 33 miles; WINDSOR LOCKS, CT; ID: BDL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Amherst:
  • NORTHAMPTON (about 7 miles; NORTHAMPTON, MA; ID: 7B2)
  • TURNERS FALLS (about 14 miles; MONTAGUE, MA; ID: 0B5)
  • METROPOLITAN (about 20 miles; PALMER, MA; ID: PMX)

Amtrak station:
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.

Colleges/Universities in Amherst:
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-AMHERST (Full-time enrollment: 21,468; Public; Website: www.umass.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • AMHERST COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 1,687; Location: PO BOX 5000; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.amherst.edu)
  • HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 1,175; Location: 893 WEST ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.hampshire.edu)
  • SKILLS (Location: 150 FEARING ST; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Amherst:
  • SMITH COLLEGE (about 10 miles; NORTHAMPTON, MA; Full-time 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)
  • WESTFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 27 miles; WESTFIELD, MA; FT enrollment: 4,058)
Public high school in Amherst:
  • AMHERST REGIONAL HIGH (Students: 1,378; Location: 21 MATTOON STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Amherst:
  • AMHERST REGIONAL MS (Students: 663; Location: 170 CHESTNUT STREET; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • FORT RIVER ELEMENTARY (Students: 481; Location: 70 SO EAST STREET; Grades: PK - 06)
  • WILDWOOD ELEMENTARY (Students: 424; Location: 71 STRONG STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
  • CROCKER FARM ELEMENTARY (Students: 358; Location: 280 WEST STREET; Grades: PK - 06)
  • MARKS MEADOW LABORATORY (Students: 199; Location: 813 NO. PLEASANT STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Amherst:
  • THE COMMON SCHOOL (Students: 121; Location: PO BOX 2248; Grades: PK - KG)
  • AMHERST MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 89; Location: 27 POMEROY LANE; Grades: UG - UG)
Library in Amherst:
  • JONES LIBRARY, INC. (Operating income: $1,654,677; Location: 43 AMITY STREET; 193,088 books; 11,777 audio materials; 7,418 video materials; 301 serial subscriptions)

Amherst compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly 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:
  • 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)
  • WHMP (1400 AM; 1 kW; NORTHAMPTON, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Amherst:
  • 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:
  • 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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