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

South Amherst,MA index of house prices


Houses: 1,571 (1,522 occupied: 797 owner occupied, 725 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

48%
State:

44%

Housing density: 370 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2009 in this state: $342,737.


Median contract rent in 2009: $1,037 (lower quartile is $939, upper quartile is $1,202)


Median gross rent in South Amherst, MA in 2009: $1,127


Housing units in South Amherst with a mortgage: 511 (59 second mortgage, 46 home equity loan, 11 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 121


Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $107,574


Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $37,167


Median monthly housing costs: $1,205





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South Amherst, Massachusetts Age and Sex of Residents


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $286,364 (it was $145,700 in 2000)
South Amherst:

$286,364
Massachusetts:

$338,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $220,455 - $371,351

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $347,733
Here:

$347,733
State:

$412,156

Townhouses or other attached units: $86,456
Here:

$86,456
State:

$346,236

In 2-unit structures: $263,853
Here:

$263,853
State:

$348,924

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $298,068
Here:

$298,068
State:

$354,648

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $435,657
Here:

$435,657
State:

$326,862

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,993
  • In family households: 2,938 (606 male householders, 282 female householders)
    635 spouses, 1,065 children (1,012 natural, 31 adopted, 22 stepchildren), 3 grandchildren, 44 brothers or sisters, 33 parents, 114 other relatives, 156 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,055 (288 male householders (132 living alone)), 311 female householders (162 living alone)), 456 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,031 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 328 2-persons, 191 3-persons, 216 4-persons, 96 5-persons, 52 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 294 1-person, 196 2-persons, 78 3-persons, 26 4-persons, 5 5-persons.

554 married couples with children.
379 single-parent households (55 men, 324 women).

72.9% of residents of South Amherst speak English at home.
10.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
4.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (93% speak English very well, 7% speak English well).
10.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (56% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other language at home (61% speak English very well, 39% speak English well).

Foreign born population: 935 (18.6%)
(26.2% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.0

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Rooms in houses/apartments in South Amherst, Massachusetts
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 19
  • 3 rooms: 7
  • 4 rooms: 44
  • 5 rooms: 144
  • 6 rooms: 160
  • 7 rooms: 187
  • 8 rooms: 106
  • 9 or more rooms: 130
  • 1 room: 14
  • 2 rooms: 81
  • 3 rooms: 159
  • 4 rooms: 213
  • 5 rooms: 231
  • 6 rooms: 10
  • 7 rooms: 10
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 7
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in South Amherst, Massachusetts
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 19
  • 2 bedrooms: 122
  • 3 bedrooms: 346
  • 4 bedrooms: 229
  • 5+ bedrooms: 81
  • no bedroom: 14
  • 1 bedroom: 164
  • 2 bedrooms: 465
  • 3 bedrooms: 72
  • 4 bedrooms: 10
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in South Amherst, Massachusetts in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 13
  • 1 vehicle: 153
  • 2 vehicles: 524
  • 3 vehicles: 83
  • 4 vehicles: 24
  • 5+ vehicles: 0
  • no vehicle: 81
  • 1 vehicle: 394
  • 2 vehicles: 159
  • 3 vehicles: 63
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5+ vehicles: 18

Median 2009 house/condo value by year built


Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 11
  • 2000 to 2004: 37
  • 1990 to 1999: 298
  • 1980 to 1989: 432
  • 1970 to 1979: 167
  • 1960 to 1969: 345
  • 1950 to 1959: 51
  • 1940 to 1949: 38
  • 1939 or earlier: 131

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


South Amherst, MA house values

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses in 2009 in South Amherst, MA:

  • Less than $10,000: 0
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 0
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 0
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 0
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 0
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 0
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 0
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 0
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 0
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 0
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 4
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 6
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 8
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 48
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 48
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 32
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 43
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 135
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 173
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 172
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 59
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 36
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 13
  • $1,000,000 or more: 21
 


South Amherst rent paid by renters for apartments graph

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in South Amherst:

  • Less than $100: 0 people
  • $100 to $149: 0
  • $150 to $199: 0
  • $200 to $249: 0
  • $250 to $299: 0
  • $300 to $349: 0
  • $350 to $399: 0
  • $400 to $449: 0
  • $450 to $499: 28
  • $500 to $549: 0
  • $550 to $599: 0
  • $600 to $649: 0
  • $650 to $699: 0
  • $700 to $749: 0
  • $750 to $799: 0
  • $800 to $899: 25
  • $900 to $999: 100
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 280
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 71
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 67
  • $2,000 or more: 20
  • No cash rent: 38
 

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit


Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 513
  • 1990 to 1994: 91
  • 1985 to 1989: 155
  • 1980 to 1984: 110
  • 1975 to 1979: 19
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 10
  • 1965 to 1969: 37


South Amherst, MA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 81.2%
Number of people working at home: 103 (3.7% of all workers)


South Amherst commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 165
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 472
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 566
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 376
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 311
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 83
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 321
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 52
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 57
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 130
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 65
  • 90 or more minutes: 48
 


South Amherst mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 1,839 (67%)
  • Carpooled: 195 (7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 138 (5%)
  • Motorcycle: 17 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 37 (1%)
  • Walked: 377 (14%)
  • Other means: 43 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 103 (4%)
 


South Amherst, MA household income

Household income:

  • Less than $10,000: 194
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 78
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 55
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 102
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 108
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 79
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 68
  • $40,000 to $44,999: 65
  • $45,000 to $49,999: 77
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 72
  • $60,000 to $74,999: 195
  • $75,000 to $99,999: 177
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 115
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 46
  • $150,000 to $199,999: 37
  • $200,000 or more: 19
 

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 1441
 Irish: 577
 Italian: 375
 English: 350
 German: 302
 Russian: 218
 French Canadian: 187
 Scottish: 121
 Polish: 116
 French (except Basque): 101
 European: 80
 Arab:: 75
 Iraqi: 75
 Scotch-Irish: 72
 Turkish: 69
 Finnish: 38
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 37
 Lithuanian: 37
 Eastern European: 35
 United States or American: 35
 Swedish: 28
 Celtic: 25
 Swiss: 25
 Haitian: 23
 Portuguese: 20
 Subsaharan African:: 20
 Ghanian: 20
 Iranian: 17
 Jamaican: 14
 British: 12
 Canadian: 12
 Austrian: 11
 Welsh: 11
 Danish: 7
 Dutch: 6


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



  • El Salvador (19%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (13%)
  • Cambodia (10%)
  • Turkey (7%)
  • Iraq (6%)
  • Pakistan (5%)
  • India (5%)


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

  • This state: 1750
  • Northeast: 1210
  • Midwest: 326
  • South: 351
  • West: 353

41% of South Amherst residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 20% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 31% lived in Massachusetts.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 17
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 17
  • 9th grade: 0
  • 10th grade: 8
  • 11th grade: 19
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 18
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 72
  • Less than 1 year of college: 24
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 166
  • Associate degree: 79
  • Bachelor's degree: 187
  • Master's degree: 159
  • Professional school degree: 22
  • Doctorate degree: 190

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 41
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 15
  • 7th and 8th grade: 10
  • 9th grade: 0
  • 10th grade: 32
  • 11th grade: 23
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 14
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 102
  • Less than 1 year of college: 60
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 115
  • Associate degree: 53
  • Bachelor's degree: 294
  • Master's degree: 258
  • Professional school degree: 31
  • Doctorate degree: 90

Educational Attainment for Females (%)


Class of Workers


Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic males: 11.4%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 8.0%


Unemployment rate for Asian males: 18.7%
Unemployment rate for Asian females: 24.6%


Median household income in 2009 for:

  • White non-Hispanic householders: $73,750
  • Black householders: $59,953
  • Asian householders: $32,278
  • Some other race householders: $35,638
  • Two or more races householders: $52,342
  • Hispanic or Latino race householders: $53,193
South Amherst household income for White non-Hispanic householders
South Amherst household income for Black householders
South Amherst household income for American Indian and Alaska Native householders
South Amherst household income for Asian householders
South Amherst household income for Some other race householders
South Amherst household income for Two or more races householders
South Amherst household income for Hispanic or Latino race householders

South Amherst marital status for males
South Amherst marital status for females

Median 2009 house value for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $317,221
  • Black or African American householders: $270,247
  • Asian householders: $258,061
  • Two or more races householders: $176,889
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $245,679

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 733
  • One, attached: 58
  • Two: 8
  • 3 or 4: 53
  • 5 to 9: 113
  • 10 to 19: 479
  • 20 to 49: 98
  • 50 or more: 29

House/condo owner moved in on average 15 years ago


Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in South Amherst:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in South Amherst
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (41.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (40.8%)
  • Wood (10.7%)
  • Utility gas (4.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.0%)
  • Other fuel (1.3%)
  • Electricity (78.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12.4%)
  • Utility gas (7.2%)
  • Other fuel (1.2%)
  • Solar energy (1.1%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 12
Here:

2.4%
Massachusetts:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 26
Here:

10.9%
Massachusetts:

12.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,056
Here:

59.0%
Massachusetts:

48.2%

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 (Noninst.)


 

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