Amherst, Massachusetts

Submit your own pictures of this town and show them to the World

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in 2010: 37,819. Population change since 2000: +8.4%
 
Males: 18,500  (48.9%)
Females: 19,319  (51.1%)
Median resident age:  21.6 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 01002.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $56,590 (it was $40,017 in 2000)
Amherst:

$56,590
MA:

$66,768

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,505 (it was $17,427 in 2000)

Amherst town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $316,768 (it was $175,900 in 2000)
Amherst:

$316,768
MA:

$327,200
  • Races in Amherst, MA (2010)

    Amherst races chart
    • 27,71773.3%White alone
    • 4,10910.9%Asian alone
    • 2,7577.3%Hispanic
    • 1,8154.8%Black alone
    • 1,2173.2%Two or more races
    • 1460.4%Other race alone
    • 470.1%American Indian alone
    • 110.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Amherst detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Amherst: 123.2 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Amherst, MA forum
Recent posts about Amherst, Massachusetts on our local forum with over 1,800,000 registered users. Amherst is mentioned 1,934 times on our forum:
Amherst MA Camping  (1 reply)
Amherst MA for bicyclists  (7 replies)
Amherst MA Schools  (5 replies)
Sunderland vs Amherst vs Northampton public schools  (1 reply)
Teacher thinking of relocating: Williamstown or Amherst?  (9 replies)
Neat places between Boston and Amherst?  (8 replies)

Latest news from Amherst, MA collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

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

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1775

Elevation: 295 feet

Land area: 27.7 square miles.

Population density: 1,364 people per square mile   (low).

Amherst,MA real estate house value index trend

Amherst, Massachusetts map

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 (commute): 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%

4,605 residents are foreign born (7.7% Asia, 2.2% Europe, 2.1% Latin America).

This town:

13.2%
Massachusetts:

15.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Amherst town:  1.8% ($3,079)
Massachusetts:  1.3% ($2,336)
Amherst satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chicopee, MA (14.6 miles , pop. 54,653).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (72.8 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (126.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Amherst Center, MA (0.8 miles ), North Amherst, MA (1.5 miles ), South Amherst, MA (1.6 miles ), Hadley, MA (1.8 miles ), Pelham, MA (2.1 miles ), Hatfield, MA (2.2 miles ), Sunderland, MA (2.6 miles ), Shutesbury, MA (2.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 24 buildings, average cost: $203,800
  • 2007: 33 buildings, average cost: $221,400
  • 2008: 24 buildings, average cost: $297,700
  • 2009: 36 buildings, average cost: $297,700
  • 2010: 35 buildings, average cost: $297,700
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $314,200
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $314,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.37 N, Longitude: 72.51 W

Area code: 413

Amherst household income distribution Amherst home values distribution

Crime rates in Amherst by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0001000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.02.90.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 8171610171514131720192623
per 100,000 22.848.246.429.049.843.841.336.046.155.549.968.258.8
Robberies 1491654145952443
per 100,000 40.025.546.414.511.740.914.724.913.65.610.510.57.7
Assaults 62707940544162644959594944
per 100,000 176.9198.3229.3116.0158.1119.7182.8177.3133.0163.9155.1128.6112.5
Burglaries 1392211871971761711942112422741799276
per 100,000 396.7626.0542.9571.4515.2499.2572.1584.4656.8761.0470.4241.4194.2
Thefts 346311151160168158163235264257187242274
per 100,000 987.4880.9438.4464.1491.8461.3480.6650.9716.5713.8491.5635.0700.3
Auto thefts 4335503625343424262918917
per 100,000 122.799.1145.2104.473.299.3100.366.570.680.547.323.643.4
Arson N/AN/A54713211025
per 100,000 N/AN/A14.511.620.52.98.85.52.72.80.05.212.8
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 136.9165.8157.4118.5131.0127.2135.6138.2141.9160.4125.2122.4112.2

(click on a table row to update graph)

City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Amherst detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 49 (47 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.20
Massachusetts average:

2.51
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.1%
Massachusetts:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (41%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
  • Educational services (47%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Postsecondary teachers (13%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3%)
  • Life and physical scientists (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)

Work and jobs in Amherst: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Amherst, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Amherst, Massachusetts average temperatures Amherst, Massachusetts average precipitation Amherst, Massachusetts humidity Amherst, Massachusetts wind speed Amherst, Massachusetts snowfall Amherst, Massachusetts sunshine Amherst, Massachusetts clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Amherst-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 8% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.7 miles away from the Amherst town 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 F4 tornado 24.4 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 500 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Amherst-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 143.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 158.2 miles away from Amherst center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 90.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 12.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 111.9 miles away from Amherst center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 253.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hampshire County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Snows: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Amherst topographic map

Birthplace of: Margaret Morse Nice - Ornithologist, Sandy Darity, Jr. - Economists, Stuart Symington - Politician, Helen Palmer Geisel - Children's writer, Julie McNiven - Film actor, Michael Hixon - Diver, Charles Henry Hitchcock - Geologist, Ellen Moran - Politician, Helen Hunt Jackson - novelist, John Henry (catcher) - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Amherst:

  • HOSPICE OF THE FISHER HOME (1165 NORTH PLEASANT STREET)
  • UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES (UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • CENTER FOR EXTENDED CARE AT AMHERST (150 UNIVERSITY DRIVE)

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: 26,583; Location: 374 Whitmore Building 181 Presidents Drive; Public; Website: www.umass.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Amherst College (FT enrollment: 1,961; Location: Boltwood Avenue; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.amherst.edu)
  • Hampshire College (FT enrollment: 1,430; Location: 893 West St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.hampshire.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Amherst:

  • Smith College (about 8 miles; Northampton, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,549)
  • Mount Holyoke College (about 9 miles; South Hadley, MA; FT enrollment: 2,573)
  • Holyoke Community College (about 15 miles; Holyoke, MA; FT enrollment: 4,911)
  • Western New England University (about 18 miles; Springfield, MA; FT enrollment: 3,477)
  • American International College (about 19 miles; Springfield, MA; FT enrollment: 2,733)
  • Springfield Technical Community College (about 19 miles; Springfield, MA; FT enrollment: 4,750)
  • Springfield College (about 19 miles; Springfield, MA; FT enrollment: 3,144)

Public high school in Amherst:

Public elementary/middle schools in Amherst:

Private elementary/middle schools in Amherst:

  • THE COMMON SCHOOL (Students: 111; Location: 521 S PLEASANT ST; Grades: UG - UG)
  • AMHERST MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 73; Location: 27 POMEROY LN; Grades: UG - UG)
See full list of schools located in Amherst, map of school districts: AMHERST, AMHERST-PELHAM

Library in Amherst:

  • JONES LIBRARY, INC. (Operating income: $2,100,658; Location: 43 AMITY STREET; 212,578 books; 930 e-books; 15,983 audio materials; 9,849 video materials; 45 local licensed databases; 30 state licensed databases; 365 print serial subscriptions)

Click to draw/clear town borders

Notable locations in Amherst: Atkins Farms (A), Buczala Farm (B), Small Ones Farm (C), Amherst Shoppers Park (D), Amherst Field Office and Research Park (E), Amherst Golf Course (F), Cherry Hill Cross Country Ski Center (G), Cherry Hill Golf Course (H), Hickory RIdge Country Club (I), Pratt Pool (J), Hitchcock House (K), Holdsworth Hall (L), Humphries House (M), James Hall (N), Jenkins Hall (O), Jones Library (P), Keefe Campus Center (Q), Keefe Health Center (R), Kirby Theater (S), Knowles Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Amherst include: Old Chapel (A), North Congregational Church (B), Johnson Chapel (C), Immanuel Lutheran Church (D), Hope Community Church (E), Hampshire Hispanic Ministry Church (F), Grace Episcopal Church (G), Goodwin African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (H), First Congregational Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Wildwood Cemetery (1), West Cemetery (2), North Amherst Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Campus Pond (A), Factory Hollow Pond (B), Larence Swamp (C), Hawley Swamp (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hop Brook (A), Cushman Brook (B), Plum Brook (C), Adams Brook (D), Amethyst Brook (E), Doolittle Brook (F), Hearthstone Brook (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Amherst include: Athletic Fields North (1), Amherst Common (2), Groff Park (3), Fraternity Park (4), Amethyst Conservation Area (5), War Memorial (6), Pratt Field (7), Memorial Field (8), Hitchcock Field (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Amherst History Museum Strong House (67 Amity Street) (1), Cross-Culture Inc (Tours & Charters; 12 White Pine Road) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Campus Center Hotel (1 Campus Center Way) (1), Massachusetts University Of (1 Campus Center Way) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hampshire County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 82.8. This is about average.

City:

82.8
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.216. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.216
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 2.06. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.06
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.905. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.905
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 26.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.18. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.18
U.S.:

20.22

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.51. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.51
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Amherst and their reported violations in the past:

AMHERST DPW WATER DIVISION (Population served: 37,819, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-26-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-24-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-06-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-20-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-18-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  48.4%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.8%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

20.2%
Whole state:

9.3%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

9.4%
Whole state:

4.4%

People in group quarters in Amherst in 2010:

  • 14,952 people in college/university student housing
  • 118 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 117 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 18 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 14 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 9 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 5 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 3 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Amherst in 2000:

  • 12,252 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 130 people in nursing homes
  • 35 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Amherst compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
Arena or stadium:
  • Mullins Center. University of Massachusetts.

Banks with branches in Amherst (2011 data):

  • TD Bank, National Association: Amherst Branch at 11 Amity Street, branch established on 1996/12/18; Triangle Street Branch at 243 Triangle Street, branch established on 1962/01/10. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • The Northampton Co-operative Bank: College Street Branch at 390 College Street, branch established on 2010/04/12; Amherst Branch at 253 Triangle Street, branch established on 1951/10/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $155.1 mil, Deposits: $126.7 mil, headquarters in Northampton, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • Florence Savings Bank: College Street Branch at 385 College Street, branch established on 2002/12/12. Info updated 2006/11/30: Bank assets: $1,088.0 mil, Deposits: $825.9 mil, headquarters in Florence, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Florence Bancorp, Mhc
  • People's United Bank: Amherst Branch at 25 East Pleasant Street, branch established on 1994/02/15. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $27,319.3 mil, Deposits: $20,835.4 mil, headquarters in Bridgeport, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 374 total offices
  • PeoplesBank: Amherst Branch at 56 Amity Street, branch established on 2002/12/18. Info updated 2007/02/12: Bank assets: $1,653.1 mil, Deposits: $1,224.2 mil, headquarters in Holyoke, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Peoplesbancorp, Mhc
  • Greenfield Savings Bank: University Drive Branch at 6 University Drive, branch established on 2002/02/20. Info updated 2006/10/11: Bank assets: $640.0 mil, Deposits: $458.2 mil, headquarters in Greenfield, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Gsb, Mhc
  • Bank of America, National Association: Amherst Center Branch at One South Pleasant Street, branch established on 1834/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Amherst, Massachusetts:

  • The Lord Jeffery Inn, 30 Boltwood Ave, Amherst, MA 01002 , Phone: (413) 253-2576
  • Umass Hotel & Conference Center, 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA 01003 , Phone: (413) 549-6000, Fax: (413) 545-1210
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Amherst, Massachusetts

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.7
Massachusetts average:

13.1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (38%)
  • Electricity (33%)
  • Utility gas (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Amherst town (based on Hampshire County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic50,64322
Mainline Protestant8,45445
Other4,72227
Evangelical Protestant3,12822
Black Protestant291
None91,104-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 32
Hampshire County:

2.07 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 24
Hampshire County:

1.55 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Hampshire County:

1.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 158
Here:

10.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.3%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Hampshire County:

21.7%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.3%
State:

16.5%

6.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,719 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.96%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($240 average AGI)
Hampshire County:

0.07%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hampden County, MA  2.03% ($38,874 average AGI)
from Franklin County, MA  0.75% ($37,079)
from Middlesex County, MA  0.36% ($39,326)


7.33% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,554 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.33%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.14% of residents moved to foreign countries ($305 average AGI)
Hampshire County:

0.14%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hampden County, MA  2.00% ($38,844 average AGI)
to Franklin County, MA  0.85% ($33,774)
to Worcester County, MA  0.43% ($34,375)

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.)
  • WACE (730 AM; 5 kW; CHICOPEE, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WIZZ (1520 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: P. & M. RADIO, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • WARE (1250 AM; 5 kW; WARE, MA; Owner: SUCCESS SIGNAL BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Amherst:

  • 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)
  • WMUA (91.1 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • 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.)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WAQY (102.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPKX (97.9 FM; ENFIELD, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

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)
  • W11BJ (Channel 11; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SITE MANAGEMENT LLC)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WWLP (Channel 22; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WWLP BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • W67DF (Channel 67; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WUVN (Channel 18; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WGGB-TV (Channel 40; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WGGB LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WGBY-TV (Channel 57; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Amherst fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 26m85ftTotal length
  • $9,856,000Total costs
  • 86,580Total average daily traffic
  • 5,774Total average daily truck traffic
  • 136,737Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11900-1909
  • 21920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 22000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Amherst, MA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2
  • 151 College Street (Lat: 42.371833 Lon: -72.512139), Type: Stack, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 47.2 m, Call Sign: KNKA252
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/15/2006, Expiration Date: 10/01/2016, Certifier: David C Jatlow
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • 100 Observatory Road (Lat: 42.393833 Lon: -72.522028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 50.9 m, Call Sign: KNKA331
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/05/2008, Expiration Date: 01/22/2018
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, Licensingcompliance@verizonwireless.Com, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Marin Fettman, 740 Belchertown Road (4sh0203g) (Lat: 42.356139 Lon: -72.479583), Type: 47.9, Overall height: 47.9 m
    Registrant: 4253834000, Marin.Fettman@t-Mobile.Com, 12920 S.E. 38TH STREET
  • Marin Fettman, 740 Belchertown Road (4sh0203g) (Lat: 42.356139 Lon: -72.479583), Type: 47.9, Overall height: 47.9 m
    Registrant: 4253834000, Fccasrrequest@t-Mobile.Com, 12920 SE 38TH ST
  • Dan Menser, 740 Belchertown Road (4sh0203g) (Lat: 42.356139 Lon: -72.479583), Type: 47.9, Overall height: 47.9 m
    Registrant: 4253834000, Fccasrrequest@t-Mobile.Com, 12920 SE 38TH ST
  • DAN MENSER, 740 Belchertown Road (4sh0203g) (Lat: 42.356139 Lon: -72.479583), Type: 47.9, Overall height: 47.9 m
    Registrant: 4253834000, Fccasrrequest@t-Mobile.Com, 12920 SE 38TH ST

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Amherst, MA)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

91 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Amherst)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Amherst)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 125
  • Hazardous Condition: 95
  • Service Call: 18
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Amherst

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Amherst, MA
Most common first names in Amherst, MA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary11383.7 years
John10276.0 years
William7979.2 years
Helen7183.1 years
Robert6374.7 years
George5578.9 years
Ruth5286.6 years
Charles5079.5 years
Joseph4977.0 years
Elizabeth4783.6 years
Most common last names in Amherst, MA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3283.7 years
Brown2079.0 years
Sullivan2077.0 years
White1982.2 years
Johnson1975.2 years
Jones1872.0 years
Mitchell1773.8 years
Thompson1784.8 years
Allen1782.3 years
Roberts1588.1 years
Businesses in Amherst, MA
NameCountNameCount
CVS2Quiznos1
Dunkin Donuts2Starbucks1
FedEx8Subway1
Goodwill3True Value1
Jimmy Jazz1UPS16
Penske1Walgreens1

Amherst on our top lists:

  • #41 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents) (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (8-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006"
Cost of Living Calculator
Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Gary Michael Ksander (24)
  • Thomas P. Russell (14)
  • David Joseph Geoffroy (12)
  • Alfred J. Crosby (11)
  • Wenjie Chen (10)
  • Jason Yanowitz (9)
  • Matthew C. Green (8)
  • Sankaran Thayumanavan (8)
  • Louis Manfredi (7)
  • Soojin Park (7)

Total of 431 patent applications in 2008-2015.