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Amherst, NY (New York) Houses and Residents

Amherst,NY index of house prices

Total population: 122,366 (Urban population: 114,612, Rural population: 1,898 (31 farm, 1,867 nonfarm))

Houses: 46,803 (45,076 occupied: 33,054 owner occupied, 12,112 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

27%
State:

47%

Housing density: 879 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2015 in this county: $106,951.

Median contract rent in 2015: $598 (lower quartile is $485, upper quartile is $708)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2015: $948


Median gross rent in Amherst, NY in 2015: $681

Housing units in Amherst with a mortgage: 20,877 (1,577 second mortgage, 3,948 home equity loan, 76 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,737



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Amherst, New York Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $184,498 (it was $116,400 in 2000)
Amherst:

$184,498
New York:

$293,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $120,048 - $258,793

Household type by relationship:

Households: 109,166
  • In family households: 91,293 (23,872 male householders, 6,097 female householders)
    25,593 spouses, 32,408 children (30,186 natural, 1,206 adopted, 1,016 stepchildren), 441 grandchildren, 571 brothers or sisters, 733 parents, 655 other relatives, 923 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 17,873 (5,509 male householders (4,264 living alone)), 9,574 female householders (8,466 living alone)), 2,790 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 7,344 (1,730 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 13,495 2-persons, 6,592 3-persons, 6,188 4-persons, 2,707 5-persons, 827 6-persons, 160 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 12,730 1-person, 2,008 2-persons, 261 3-persons, 48 4-persons, 7 5-persons, 11 6-persons, 18 7-or-more-persons.

21,078 married couples with children.
3,820 single-parent households (636 men, 3,184 women).

89.1% of residents of Amherst speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (78% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
6.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (72% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 10,511 (9.0%)
(54.5% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.9
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.2
State:

3.6

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Amherst, New York:

  • 4no bedroom
  • 5551 bedroom
  • 5,2462 bedrooms
  • 15,4553 bedrooms
  • 10,7034 bedrooms
  • 1,4055+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Amherst population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Amherst, New York:

  • 309no bedroom
  • 2,9891 bedroom
  • 5,8202 bedrooms
  • 2,2263 bedrooms
  • 2944 bedrooms
  • 705+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Amherst population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Amherst in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 908no vehicle
  • 10,2271 vehicle
  • 16,9172 vehicles
  • 4,1343 vehicles
  • 8914 vehicles
  • 2915+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Amherst population

Cars and other vehicles available in Amherst in renter-occupied apartments

  • 1,910no vehicle
  • 6,1371 vehicle
  • 3,1962 vehicles
  • 3943 vehicles
  • 414 vehicles
  • 305+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Amherst population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Amherst, New York:

  • 41 room
  • 622 rooms
  • 4383 rooms
  • 1,5794 rooms
  • 4,9365 rooms
  • 7,1436 rooms
  • 6,9817 rooms
  • 6,7318 rooms
  • 5,4949+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Amherst population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Amherst, New York:

  • 2991 room
  • 9282 rooms
  • 2,1473 rooms
  • 3,4474 rooms
  • 2,5485 rooms
  • 1,4366 rooms
  • 5267 rooms
  • 2078 rooms
  • 1709+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Amherst population

Year house built

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Amherst, NY household income distribution

  • 2,657Less than $10,000
  • 2,432$10,000 to $14,999
  • 2,024$15,000 to $19,999
  • 2,257$20,000 to $24,999
  • 2,224$25,000 to $29,999
  • 2,269$30,000 to $34,999
  • 2,248$35,000 to $39,999
  • 2,193$40,000 to $44,999
  • 1,990$45,000 to $49,999
  • 3,937$50,000 to $59,999
  • 5,545$60,000 to $74,999
  • 6,204$75,000 to $99,999
  • 3,710$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,913$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,779$150,000 to $199,999
  • 1,670$200,000 or more

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2,5601995 to March 2000
  • 1,9651990 to 1994
  • 1,0651985 to 1989
  • 6121980 to 1984
  • 7571975 to 1979
  • 5781970 to 1974
  • 7031965 to 1969
  • 2,271Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to Amherst population
Amherst commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,388
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 5,825
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 9,707
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 10,241
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 10,501
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 4,516
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 6,562
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 993
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 882
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 910
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 633
  • 90 or more minutes: 433
Amherst, NY Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 92.5%
Number of people working at home: 1,910 (3.5% of all workers)

Amherst mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 46,707 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 3,772 (7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 304 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 344 (1%)
  • Taxi: 29 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 86 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,202 (2%)
  • Other means: 147 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,910 (4%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 19,778
 Italian: 17,465
 Irish: 12,149
 Other groups: 11,760
 Polish: 11,011
 English: 6,901
 United States or American: 2,585
 Russian: 2,157
 Scottish: 1,633
 French (except Basque): 1,479
 Scotch-Irish: 1,127
 Hungarian: 918
 Ukrainian: 835
 Swedish: 814
 Arab:: 781
 Canadian: 758
 European: 724
 Greek: 721
 Dutch: 613
 British: 527
 Lebanese: 521
 French Canadian: 486
 Austrian: 479
 Welsh: 437
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 367
 Eastern European: 314
 Norwegian: 288
 Jamaican: 270
 Subsaharan African:: 257
 Swiss: 225
 Lithuanian: 217
 Romanian: 182
 Iranian: 140
 Danish: 139
 Czech: 138
 Slovak: 134
 Croatian: 129
 Czechoslovakian: 123
 Turkish: 115
 Armenian: 97
 Latvian: 91
 African: 91
 Egyptian: 90
 Scandinavian: 82
 Belgian: 66
 Arab/Arabic: 65
 Nigerian: 62
 Brazilian: 62
 Serbian: 58
 Estonian: 57
 Ghanian: 48
 Northern European: 43
 Haitian: 43
 Syrian: 43
 Israeli: 42
 Albanian: 39
 Macedonian: 36
 Slavic: 35
 West Indian: 28
 Yugoslavian: 28
 Luxemburger: 28
 Other Arab: 27
 Slovene: 27
 South African: 27
 Guyanese: 27
 Finnish: 25
 Australian: 20
 Iraqi: 19
 Ethiopian: 18
 Maltese: 17
 Pennsylvania German: 16
 Kenyan: 11
 Basque: 10
 British West Indian: 10
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 9
 Jordanian: 9
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 9
 Icelander: 8
 Palestinian: 7
 Bahamian: 7
 Soviet Union: 6
 Carpatho Rusyn: 6
 Alsatian: 3

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 14%Canada
  • 12%India
  • 7%Italy
  • 7%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 6%Korea
  • 5%Russia
  • 5%United Kingdom

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 86,613
  • Northeast: 5,651
  • Midwest: 6,280
  • South: 5,089
  • West: 1,454

62% of Amherst residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 52% lived in New York.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 151
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 60
  • 5th and 6th grade: 175
  • 7th and 8th grade: 500
  • 9th grade: 246
  • 10th grade: 338
  • 11th grade: 314
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 657
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 5,350
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,611
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 4,388
  • Associate degree: 2,557
  • Bachelor's degree: 9,623
  • Master's degree: 4,809
  • Professional school degree: 2,927
  • Doctorate degree: 1,604

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 204
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 63
  • 5th and 6th grade: 161
  • 7th and 8th grade: 904
  • 9th grade: 426
  • 10th grade: 619
  • 11th grade: 573
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 936
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 9,290
  • Less than 1 year of college: 2,342
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 5,253
  • Associate degree: 4,124
  • Bachelor's degree: 9,799
  • Master's degree: 6,421
  • Professional school degree: 1,214
  • Doctorate degree: 750

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 8.5%Males
  • 7.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 13.3%Males
  • 21.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 30.3%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 18.7%Males
  • 21.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 14.4%Males
  • 40.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 17.2%Males
  • 5.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 16.0%Males
  • 27.7%Females
Amherst marital status for males
Amherst marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 30,684
  • One, attached: 2,300
  • Two: 3,381
  • 3 or 4: 3,588
  • 5 to 9: 3,242
  • 10 to 19: 1,189
  • 20 to 49: 589
  • 50 or more: 1,774
  • Mobile homes: 46
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 10

Median worth of mobile homes: $99,312

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Amherst:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 96.2%Utility gas
  • 1.8%Electricity
  • 1.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 77.2%Utility gas
  • 19.0%Electricity
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,432
Here:

20.3%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 842
Here:

13.7%
New York:

13.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4,949
Here:

49.4%
New York:

38.2%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)