Amherst Information

Amherst Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Amherst, MA

General Amherst Information

State: Massachusetts

County: Hampshire County

Close cities: North Hatfield, MA, Hatfield, MA, Sunderland, MA, South Amherst, MA, West Hatfield, MA, Amherst Center, MA, Hadley, MA, North Amherst, MA, Leverett, MA, Amherst, MA

Amherst Population (census data)
Total 34,275 (-1.6% since 2000)
Male 16,476 (48.1%)
Female 17,799 (51.9%)

Population Density: 1,237 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 102.2 (US Avg is 100)

Amherst Elevation: 295 feet above sea level

Land Area: 27.7 square miles

Median Household Income: $48,286

Zip Codes: 01003, 01002, 01004, and 01059.

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Amherst Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (76.7%)
  • Hispanic (6.2%)
  • Black (5.1%)
  • Chinese (3.4%)
  • Two or more races (3.4%)
  • Other race (2.9%)
  • Asian Indian (1.6%)
  • Other Asian (1.4%)
  • Korean (1.3%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Japanese (0.6%)
  • Vietnamese (0.5%)
Ancestry Information:
  • Irish (19.6%)
  • English (12.4%)
  • German (10.1%)
  • Italian (9.7%)
  • Polish (6.6%)
  • French (5.2%)
Foriegn Born: 4,605 people (13.4%)
  • Asia (64.2%)
  • Europe (18.3%)
  • Latin America (17.5%)

Local Amherst Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: Boston Red Sox
NFL Football: New England Patriots
NBA Basketball: Boston Celtics
NHL Hockey: Boston Bruins
NCAA Sports: University of Massachusetts, College of the Holy Cross

Amherst School Information

High Schools
Amherst Regional High (21 Mattoon Street, Amherst, MA, 01002 - Amherst-Pelham District)
Middle Schools
Amherst Regional Middle School (170 Chestnut Street, Amherst, MA, 01002 - Amherst-Pelham District)
Elementary Schools
Crocker Farm Elementary (280 West Street, Amherst, MA, 01002 - Amherst District)
Fort River Elementary (70 South East Street, Amherst, MA, 01002 - Amherst District)
Wildwood Elementary (71 Strong Street, Amherst, MA, 01002 - Amherst District)
Other/Private Schools
Marks Meadow Laboratory (813 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002 - Amherst District)

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