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South Amherst, MA (Massachusetts) Houses and Residents

South Amherst,MA index of house prices

Total population: 4,994 (Urban population: 4,949 (all inside urban clusters), Rural population: 75 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 1,670 (1,527 occupied: 676 owner occupied, 866 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

56%
State:

38%

Housing density: 393 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016 in this county: $122,305.

Median contract rent in 2016: $738 (lower quartile is $585, upper quartile is $785)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $1,201


Median gross rent in South Amherst, MA in 2016: $766

Housing units in South Amherst with a mortgage: 416 (0 second mortgage, 135 home equity loan, 14 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 261

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $114,598

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $97,454

Median monthly housing costs: $1,315


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South Amherst, Massachusetts Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $347,167 (it was $145,700 in 2000)
South Amherst:

$347,167
Massachusetts:

$366,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $287,893 - $453,760
Median year house/condo built: 1965

Median year apartment built: 1986

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,308
  • In family households: 2,581 (507 male householders, 343 female householders)
    524 spouses, 921 children (919 natural, 4 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 66 brothers or sisters, 6 parents, 30 other relatives, 183 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,537 (463 male householders (83 living alone)), 215 female householders (139 living alone)), 847 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,177

Size of family households: 321 2-persons, 214 3-persons, 266 4-persons, 13 5-persons, 19 6-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 223 1-person, 241 2-persons, 181 3-persons, 16 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 17 6-persons.

365 married couples with children.
306 single-parent households (26 men, 280 women).

76.5% of residents of South Amherst speak English at home.
3.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 40% speak English not well).
7.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (98% speak English very well, 2% speak English well).
10.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (27% speak English very well, 69% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.8% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Foreign born population: 1,039 (19.6%)
(25.7% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

7.1
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.0
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in South Amherst, Massachusetts:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 111 bedroom
  • 1162 bedrooms
  • 3013 bedrooms
  • 1974 bedrooms
  • 465+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to South Amherst population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in South Amherst, Massachusetts:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 211 bedroom
  • 6242 bedrooms
  • 1543 bedrooms
  • 234 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to South Amherst population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 13no vehicle
  • 841 vehicle
  • 3872 vehicles
  • 1203 vehicles
  • 804 vehicles
  • 105+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to South Amherst population

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

  • 279no vehicle
  • 4251 vehicle
  • 792 vehicles
  • 1033 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 295+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to South Amherst population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in South Amherst, Massachusetts:

  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 123 rooms
  • 634 rooms
  • 585 rooms
  • 1186 rooms
  • 1117 rooms
  • 888 rooms
  • 2079+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to South Amherst population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in South Amherst, Massachusetts:

  • 01 room
  • 172 rooms
  • 1353 rooms
  • 4494 rooms
  • 585 rooms
  • 1006 rooms
  • 697 rooms
  • 08 rooms
  • 299+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to South Amherst population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

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

  • South Amherst, MA household income distribution

  • South Amherst, MA household income distribution
  • 314Less than $10,000
  • 13$10,000 to $14,999
  • 66$15,000 to $19,999
  • 109$20,000 to $24,999
  • 165$30,000 to $34,999
  • 64$35,000 to $39,999
  • 65$45,000 to $49,999
  • 78$50,000 to $59,999
  • 95$60,000 to $74,999
  • 173$75,000 to $99,999
  • 161$100,000 to $124,999
  • 85$125,000 to $149,999
  • 94$150,000 to $199,999
  • 79$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in South Amherst, MA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in South Amherst, MA
  • 14$70,000 to $79,999
  • 3$90,000 to $99,999
  • 11$125,000 to $149,999
  • 14$150,000 to $174,999
  • 34$175,000 to $199,999
  • 32$200,000 to $249,999
  • 154$250,000 to $299,999
  • 197$300,000 to $399,999
  • 64$400,000 to $499,999
  • 126$500,000 to $749,999
  • 35$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in South Amherst, MA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in South Amherst, MA
  • 17$100 to $149
  • 17$150 to $199
  • 1$400 to $449
  • 17$550 to $599
  • 9$650 to $699
  • 401$1,000 to $1,249
  • 238$1,250 to $1,499
  • 156$1,500 to $1,999

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 7802010 or later
  • 2122000 to 2009
  • 2211990 to 1999
  • 2651980 to 1989
  • 191970 to 1979
  • 47Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to South Amherst population
South Amherst commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 68
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 288
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 591
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 293
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 268
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 91
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 99
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 38
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 45
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 185
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 24
  • 90 or more minutes: 117
South Amherst, MA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 76.9%
Number of people working at home: 303 (11.8% of all workers)

South Amherst mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 1,100 (58%)
  • Carpooled: 105 (5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 27 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 43 (2%)
  • Walked: 343 (18%)
  • Worked at home: 303 (16%)

First ancestries reported:

 Haitian: 281
 Irish: 208
 Italian: 104
 English: 79
 European: 77
 American: 76
 Polish: 60
 Ethiopian: 55
 Eastern European: 43
 German: 35
 French Canadian: 34
 Scottish: 33
 Armenian: 32
 British: 27
 Kenyan: 25
 Turkish: 24
 Iranian: 19
 Swedish: 19
 Scotch-Irish: 18
 Greek: 16
 Cape Verdean: 16
 Portuguese: 13
 Czech: 12
 Israeli: 12
 Scandinavian: 12
 Welsh: 11
 Lebanese: 8
 Lithuanian: 6
 Russian: 6
 Barbadian: 6
 French (except Basque): 4

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

  • 31%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 23%Haiti
  • 8%El Salvador
  • 5%Vietnam
  • 5%Korea
  • 5%Thailand
  • 4%Bangladesh

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

  • This state: 2,178
  • Other state: 1,892
  • Northeast: 1,118
  • Midwest: 247
  • South: 248
  • West: 280

69% of South Amherst residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 46% lived in Massachusetts.

South Amherst:

68.5%
State average:

87.0%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 26
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 0
  • 9th grade: 0
  • 10th grade: 0
  • 11th grade: 0
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 0
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 74
  • Less than 1 year of college: 29
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 128
  • Associate degree: 51
  • Bachelor's degree: 309
  • Master's degree: 328
  • Professional school degree: 34
  • Doctorate degree: 122

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 24
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1
  • 9th grade: 0
  • 10th grade: 28
  • 11th grade: 0
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 25
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 121
  • Less than 1 year of college: 0
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 108
  • Associate degree: 67
  • Bachelor's degree: 401
  • Master's degree: 314
  • Professional school degree: 13
  • Doctorate degree: 44

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.4%Males
  • 10.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 37.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 60.8%Males
  • 11.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 100.0%Males
  • 100.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 36.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 13.6%Males
  • 25.6%Females
South Amherst marital status for males
South Amherst marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 661
  • One, attached: 36
  • Two: 34
  • 3 or 4: 19
  • 5 to 9: 108
  • 10 to 19: 626
  • 20 to 49: 144
  • 50 or more: 60

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in South Amherst:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in South Amherst
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (40.1%)
  • Electricity (24.6%)
  • Wood (14.6%)
  • Utility gas (10.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.7%)
  • Electricity (50.1%)
  • Utility gas (31.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16.3%)
  • No fuel used (1.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 20
Here:

6.5%
Massachusetts:

9.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

1.4%
Massachusetts:

10.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 974
Here:

49.0%
Massachusetts:

46.8%

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)