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South Amherst, Massachusetts Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $300,317 (it was $145,700 in 2000)
South Amherst:

$300,317
Massachusetts:

$327,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $237,349 - $381,750
Median year house/condo built: 1968

Median year apartment built: 1975

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,993

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

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 0no bedroom
  • 191 bedroom
  • 1222 bedrooms
  • 3463 bedrooms
  • 2294 bedrooms
  • 815+ bedrooms

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

  • 14no bedroom
  • 1641 bedroom
  • 4652 bedrooms
  • 723 bedrooms
  • 104 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 13no vehicle
  • 1531 vehicle
  • 5242 vehicles
  • 833 vehicles
  • 244 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

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

  • 81no vehicle
  • 3941 vehicle
  • 1592 vehicles
  • 633 vehicles
  • 104 vehicles
  • 185+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 01 room
  • 192 rooms
  • 73 rooms
  • 444 rooms
  • 1445 rooms
  • 1606 rooms
  • 1877 rooms
  • 1068 rooms
  • 1309+ rooms

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

  • 141 room
  • 812 rooms
  • 1593 rooms
  • 2134 rooms
  • 2315 rooms
  • 106 rooms
  • 107 rooms
  • 08 rooms
  • 79+ rooms

Year house built

Median 2013 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 ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • South Amherst, MA household income distribution

  • South Amherst, MA household income distribution
  • 194Less than $10,000
  • 78$10,000 to $14,999
  • 55$15,000 to $19,999
  • 102$20,000 to $24,999
  • 108$25,000 to $29,999
  • 79$30,000 to $34,999
  • 68$35,000 to $39,999
  • 65$40,000 to $44,999
  • 77$45,000 to $49,999
  • 72$50,000 to $59,999
  • 195$60,000 to $74,999
  • 177$75,000 to $99,999
  • 115$100,000 to $124,999
  • 46$125,000 to $149,999
  • 37$150,000 to $199,999
  • 19$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2013 in South Amherst, MA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2013 in South Amherst, MA
  • 4$70,000 to $79,999
  • 2$90,000 to $99,999
  • 32$125,000 to $149,999
  • 16$150,000 to $174,999
  • 13$175,000 to $199,999
  • 86$200,000 to $249,999
  • 132$250,000 to $299,999
  • 187$300,000 to $399,999
  • 77$400,000 to $499,999
  • 39$500,000 to $749,999
  • 13$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in South Amherst, MA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in South Amherst, MA
  • 7$150 to $199
  • 8$300 to $349
  • 14$500 to $549
  • 35$800 to $899
  • 40$900 to $999
  • 508$1,000 to $1,249
  • 86$1,250 to $1,499
  • 174$1,500 to $1,999
  • 11No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 5131995 to March 2000
  • 911990 to 1994
  • 1551985 to 1989
  • 1101980 to 1984
  • 191975 to 1979
  • 01970 to 1974
  • 101965 to 1969
  • 37Before 1965
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, 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 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%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 1,441
 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 (%):

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

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

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 by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 11.4%Males
  • 8.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 18.7%Males
  • 24.6%Females
South Amherst marital status for males
South Amherst marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

House/condo owner moved in on average 18 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in South Amherst:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 41.0%Electricity
  • 40.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.7%Wood
  • 4.3%Utility gas
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Other fuel

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 78.1%Electricity
  • 12.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.2%Utility gas
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 1.1%Solar energy

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 (Noninstitutionalized)