Amherst Center, MA

Census Place

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US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
20.4
0.488% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
31.3%
3.81% 1-year decrease

About

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Amherst Center, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (71.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (13.8%), White (Hispanic) (5.42%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.1%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.25%).

None of the households in Amherst Center, MA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

The largest universities in Amherst Center, MA are University of Massachusetts-Amherst (9,752 degrees awarded in 2022) and Amherst College (759 degrees).

Most people in Amherst Center, MA walked to work, and the average commute time was 26.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Amherst Center, MA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

In 2019, there were 5.17 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.5k people) in Amherst Center, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.81k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.11k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Amherst Center, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14.5k ± 750
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    2.81k ± 268
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.11k ± 293
7.16%
Hispanic Population
1.46k people

In 2019, there were 5.17 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.5k people) in Amherst Center, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.81k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.11k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.16% of the people in Amherst Center, MA are hispanic (1.46k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. China
    102,973 ± 7,820 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    99,956 ± 7,706 people
  3. Brazil
    93,519 ± 7,457 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Massachusetts was China, the natal country of 102,973 Massachusetts residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 99,956 and Brazil with 93,519.

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Foreign-Born Population

14.6%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.99k people
13.8%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
2.79k people

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    85 ± 66
  2. World War II
    77 ± 62
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    51 ± 66

Amherst Center, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Amherst Center, MA employs N/A people. The largest industries in Amherst Center, MA are , and the highest paying industries are .

Males in Massachusetts have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $81,902. The income inequality in Massachusetts (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

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Median Earnings by Industry

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.61%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.67M people employed in Massachusetts. This represents a 2.61% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 17.5%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Massachusetts.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Massachusetts went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (31.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.29%).

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing the state of Massachusetts. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Massachusetts

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Elizabeth Warren
Senator from Massachusetts1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ed Markey
Senator from Massachusetts2
Assumed office on July 16, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Mo Cowan, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of John Kerry, who had become Secretary of State.

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing Massachusetts.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Massachusetts

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Massachusetts have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Amherst Center, MA awarded 10,511 degrees. The student population of Amherst Center, MA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 16,606 male students and 17,521 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Amherst Center, MA are White (6,149 and 65.1%), followed by Asian (1,111 and 11.8%), Hispanic or Latino (812 and 8.59%), and Unknown (518 and 5.48%).

The largest universities in Amherst Center, MA by number of degrees awarded are University of Massachusetts-Amherst (9,752 and 92.8%) and Amherst College (759 and 7.22%).

The most popular majors in Amherst Center, MA are Computer Science (632 and 6.01%), General Psychology (567 and 5.39%), and General Business Administration & Management (547 and 5.2%).

The median tuition costs in Amherst Center, MA are $63,500 for private four year colleges, and $16,186 and $37,405 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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Measure

In 2022 in Amherst Center, MA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 49.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 20.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 34,127 (48.7% men and 51.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 34,127 students enrolled in Amherst Center, MA, 48.7% men and 51.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 18,593 records, of which 51.5% were women and 48.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 547 degrees awarded
  2. 446 degrees awarded
  3. 348 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Amherst Center, MA was General Psychology with 547 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Amherst Center, MA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 9,752 degrees awarded
  2. 759 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Massachusetts-Amherst with 9,752 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 4,942 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Amherst Center, MA, which is 0.887 times less than the 5,569 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 6,149 degrees mean that there were 5.53 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 1,111 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($63,500) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($766) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.17% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.24% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (1.35M), High School or Equivalent (1.34M), and Graduate Degree (1.03M).

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Housing & Living

People in Amherst Center, MA have an average commute time of 26.7 minutes, and they walked to work. Car ownership in Amherst Center, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Amherst Center, MA is N/A. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Amherst Center, MA was Census Tract 8208.01 with a value of $85,282, followed by Census Tract 8203 and Census Tract 8205, with respective values of $68,300 and $44,049.

Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8208.01
  2. Census Tract 8203
  3. Census Tract 8205

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Amherst Center, MA was Census Tract 8208.01 with a value of $85,282, followed by Census Tract 8203 and Census Tract 8205, with respective values of $68,300 and $44,049.

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Household Income

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Median Household Income
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3.08k
Number of Households
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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Amherst Center, MA is from Massachusetts.
0.48
2022 Wage GINI in Massachusetts
0.48
2021 Wage GINI in Massachusetts

In 2022, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.047% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Massachusetts in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Walked (39.9%)
  2. Drove Alone (30.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (10.9%)

In 2019, 39.9% of workers in Amherst Center, MA walked to work, followed by those who drove alone to work (30.2%) and those who worked at home (10.9%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

26.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Amherst Center, MA have a similar commute time (26.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.63% of the workforce in Amherst Center, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

31.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Amherst Center, MA (2.24k out of 7.17k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 75+.

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The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

96.8% of the population of Amherst Center, MA has health coverage, with 62.3% on employee plans, 11% on Medicaid, 3.41% on Medicare, 19.7% on non-group plans, and 0.335% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Hampshire County, MA see 728 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.552% increase from the previous year (724 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1312 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 100 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hampshire County, MA

Primary care physicians in Hampshire County, MA see an average of 728 patients per year. This represents a 0.552% increase from the previous year (724 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In N/A, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in .

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, N/A were men and N/A were women.

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Uninsured People

3.25%
Uninsured
62.3%
Employer Coverage
11%
Medicaid
3.41%
Medicare
19.7%
Non-Group
0.335%
Military or VA

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