Amherst

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  5. Amherst Family Information
  6. Amherst Education Information
  7. Amherst Business Information
  8. Amherst Public Benefits Information
  9. Amherst Criminal Information
  10. Amherst Immigration & Civil Rights Information
  11. Amherst Zip Codes


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Amherst Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 23,816
  • Land Area (2000): 55.334 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 0.103 square kilometers
  • Local Time(s):
  • Area Code(s): 413
  • Alias(es) (2003): AMHERST, CUSHMAN, PELHAM, SOUTH AMHERST

Amherst Population By Year


Year  Population Year  Population Year  Population
1999 35,413 2002 35,306 2005 34,160
2000 37,501 2003 34,447 2006 34,252
2001 35,040 2004 34,476 2007 33,913

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Houses (2000): 5,950

Amherst Population - Urban/Rural

Urban/Rural Population Percent
 Urban 22,558 94.63%
 Rural, Farm 0 0.00%
 Rural, Non-farm 1,280 5.37%

Amherst Real Estate Lawyers provide services for home buying/selling, commercial real estate, leases, landlord tenant, construction, land use and zoning laws. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Amherst Employment Information

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Employment (2003): 27,488
Payroll (2003) / (1Q 2003): $696,224,000 / $163,150,000

Amherst Labor Force By Month


Year Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
1990 17,981 17,229 752 4.18% 42
1991 16,910 16,166 744 4.40% 44
1992 16,855 16,309 546 3.24% 32
1993 17,129 16,674 455 2.65% 27
1994 17,270 16,869 402 2.33% 23
1995 17,303 16,921 382 2.21% 22
1996 17,511 17,187 324 1.85% 18
1997 17,865 17,564 301 1.68% 17
1998 18,522 18,224 298 1.61% 16
1999 18,589 18,309 279 1.50% 15
2000 18,281 17,926 354 1.94% 20
2001 18,272 17,871 401 2.19% 22
2002 18,382 17,884 498 2.71% 27
2003 18,708 18,094 614 3.28% 33
2004 18,769 18,151 618 3.29% 33
2005 18,669 18,038 631 3.38% 34
2006 18,861 18,228 633 3.35% 34
2007 18,942 18,354 589 3.11% 31
2008 18,524 17,874 650 3.51% 36
Month Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
Jan 2008 17,570 16,902 668 3.80% 38
Feb 2008 19,880 19,322 558 2.81% 28
Mar 2008 19,899 19,389 510 2.56% 26
Apr 2008 19,830 19,418 412 2.08% 21
May 2008 19,993 19,289 704 3.52% 35
Jun 2008 17,274 16,381 893 5.17% 52
Jul 2008 16,978 16,149 829 4.88% 49
Aug 2008 16,578 15,959 619 3.73% 37
Sep 2008 18,713 18,058 655 3.50% 35
Oct, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Nov, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Dec, 2008 -- -- -- --% --

Amherst Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Educational Services 2,372 41.04%
2. Accommodation and Food Services 563 9.74%
3. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 342 5.92%
4. Health Care 264 4.57%
5. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 211 3.65%
6. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 155 2.68%
7. Finance and Insurance 149 2.58%
8. Food and Beverage Stores 134 2.32%
9. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 122 2.11%
10. Repair and Maintenance 120 2.08%
11. Construction 115 1.99%
12. Public Administration 111 1.92%
13. Publishing / Movie / Sound Recording Industries 104 1.80%
14. Truck Transportation 65 1.12%
15. Info Services and Data Processing 61 1.06%
16. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 61 1.06%
17. Social Assistance 61 1.06%
18. Computer and Electronic Manufacturing 50 0.87%
19. Other Transportation 44 0.76%
20. Plastics and Rubber Manufacturing 44 0.76%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Educational Services 3,234 48.19%
2. Accommodation and Food Services 587 8.75%
3. Health Care 499 7.44%
4. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 367 5.47%
5. Social Assistance 294 4.38%
6. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 211 3.14%
7. Food and Beverage Stores 162 2.41%
8. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 136 2.03%
9. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 133 1.98%
10. Info Services and Data Processing 126 1.88%
11. Public Administration 125 1.86%
12. Department and Other General Stores 102 1.52%
13. Finance and Insurance 95 1.42%
14. Publishing / Movie / Sound Recording Industries 75 1.12%
15. Private Household Services 55 0.82%
16. Used Merchandise / Gift / Misc. Stores 47 0.70%
17. Personal and Laundry Services 44 0.66%
18. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 41 0.61%
19. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 39 0.58%
20. Clothing and Apparel Including Shoes 32 0.48%

Amherst Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Postsecondary Teachers 776 13.43%
2. Other Management Occupations 385 6.66%
3. Computer Specialists 324 5.61%
4. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 207 3.58%
5. Other Sales and Related Occupations 200 3.46%
6. Cooks and Food Preparation Workers 180 3.11%
7. Life and Physical Scientists 170 2.94%
8. Other Food Preparation and Servers 159 2.75%
9. Counselors / Social Workers / Etc. 151 2.61%
10. Laborers and Material Movers / Handlers 146 2.53%
11. Informaion and Record Clerks, Not Customer Service 144 2.49%
12. Media and Communications Workers 132 2.28%
13. Cashiers 126 2.18%
14. Religious Workers 122 2.11%
15. Engineers 120 2.08%
16. Other Personal Care, Not child care 119 2.06%
17. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 108 1.87%
18. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 107 1.85%
19. Other Office and Admin Support 99 1.71%
20. Other Production Occupations 94 1.63%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Other Office and Admin Support 571 8.51%
2. Postsecondary Teachers 497 7.41%
3. Informaion and Record Clerks, Not Customer Service 458 6.82%
4. Other Teachers / Instructors / Librarians 389 5.80%
5. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 350 5.22%
6. Other Management Occupations 346 5.16%
7. Waiters and Waitresses 294 4.38%
8. Counselors / Social Workers / Etc. 271 4.04%
9. Secretaries and Admins 265 3.95%
10. Cashiers 203 3.02%
11. Media and Communications Workers 183 2.73%
12. Other Food Preparation and Servers 181 2.70%
13. Computer Specialists 179 2.67%
14. Other Sales and Related Occupations 177 2.64%
15. Business Operations Specialists 161 2.40%
16. Other Personal Care, Not child care 130 1.94%
17. Child Care Workers 124 1.85%
18. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 123 1.83%
19. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 94 1.40%
20. Registered Nurses 91 1.36%

Amherst Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 9,484 43.94%
15-35 hours 6,781 31.42%
1-14 hours 2,305 10.68%
No regular hours 3,013 13.96%

Amherst Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 193 1.69%
5 AM-5:29 AM 44 0.39%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 66 0.58%
6 AM-6:29 AM 233 2.05%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 424 3.72%
7 AM-7:29 AM 681 5.98%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 1,262 11.08%
8 AM-8:29 AM 1,776 15.59%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 1,026 9.01%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 1,437 12.61%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 621 5.45%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 237 2.08%
Noon-3:59 PM 1,642 14.41%
4 PM-11:59 PM 1,750 15.36%

Amherst Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 1,030 9.04%
5-9 2,525 22.16%
10-14 2,512 22.05%
15-19 1,650 14.48%
20-24 1,101 9.66%
25-29 390 3.42%
30-34 758 6.65%
35-39 277 2.43%
40-44 280 2.46%
45-59 446 3.92%
60-89 266 2.33%
At least 90 157 1.38%

Amherst Length Of Commute In Mintues - Public vs. Private Transportation


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 490 4.30% 8,718 76.53%
30-44 151 1.33% 1,164 10.22%
45-59 38 0.33% 408 3.58%
At least 60 6 0.05% 417 3.66%

Amherst Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 218 1.80%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 879 7.26%
 Car / truck / van, solo 5,898 48.71%
 Motorcycle 11 0.09%
 Other 88 0.73%
 Public transportation 685 5.66%
 Walked 3,613 29.84%
 Worked at home 716 5.91%

Amherst Employment Lawyers handle cases involving employment contracts, severance agreements, OSHA, workers compensation, ADA, race, sex, pregnancy, national-orgin, sexual orientation and age discrimination, sexual harassment, hours & wages and overtime issues. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Amherst Family Information

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Households (2000): 5,840 (13,516 people)
Families (2000): 2,830 (8,435 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 1,395
People at same address in 1995: 7,927

Amherst Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 564 9.66%
$10,000-$14,999 406 6.95%
$15,000-$19,999 313 5.36%
$20,000-$24,999 342 5.86%
$25,000-$29,999 389 6.66%
$30,000-$34,999 319 5.46%
$35,000-$39,999 364 6.23%
$40,000-$44,999 232 3.97%
$45,000-$49,999 204 3.49%
$50,000-$59,999 412 7.05%
$60,000-$74,999 476 8.15%
$75,000-$99,999 641 10.98%
$100,000-$124,999 483 8.27%
$125,000-$149,999 247 4.23%
$150,000-$199,999 297 5.09%
$200,000 or more 151 2.59%

Amherst Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 1,918 33.30%
 Family, 2 people 1,257 21.83%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 510 8.86%
 Family, 3 people 687 11.93%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 197 3.42%
 Family, 4 people 623 10.82%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 185 3.21%
 Family, 5 people 209 3.63%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 50 0.87%
 Family, 6 people 62 1.08%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 20 0.35%
 Family, 7 or more people 26 0.45%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 15 0.26%

Amherst Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 4,854 28.39%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 3,079 18.01%
Public Assistance 108 0.63%
Retirement 950 5.56%
Self Employment 1,225 7.16%
Social Security 1,193 6.98%
Supplemental Security 217 1.27%
Wage / Salary 4,684 27.39%
Other 789 4.61%

Amherst Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 1,163 53.08%
 With children under 18 1,028 46.92%

Amherst Marital Status - Male (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 438 4.24%
 Married 2,746 26.56%
 Never Married 6,964 67.35%
 Widowed 192 1.86%

Amherst Marital Status - Female (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 626 5.45%
 Married 2,941 25.61%
 Never Married 7,436 64.76%
 Widowed 479 4.17%

Amherst Family Lawyers help clients with family law issues, such as marriage, divorce, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, annulment, child support, custody, division of property, alimony, palimony, restraining orders, spousal support, uncontested divorce and visitation rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Amherst Education Information

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Amherst Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 130 0.61%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 345 1.62%
 High school diploma or equivalent 2,426 11.42%
 Some college, no degree 10,533 49.57%
 Associate degree 675 3.18%
 Bachelors degree 3,443 16.20%
 Graduate or professional degree 3,698 17.40%

Amherst Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 121 0.51% 135 0.57% 256 1.07%
Kindergarten 77 0.32% 0 0.00% 77 0.32%
Grades 1-4 529 2.22% 52 0.22% 581 2.44%
Grades 5-8 663 2.78% 31 0.13% 694 2.91%
Grades 9-12 769 3.23% 50 0.21% 819 3.44%
Undergrad college 10,106 42.43% 1,772 7.44% 11,878 49.87%
Graduate or professional school 1,222 5.13% 38 0.16% 1,260 5.29%
Total 13,487 56.63% 2,078 8.73% 15,565 65.36%

Amherst Education Lawyers represent colleges, school districts, other educational institutions, and students in the practice of education law. They handle issues related to No Child Left Behind, special education, and disability rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Amherst Business Information

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Number of Businesses (2003): 2,381
Amherst Business Lawyers provide services for corporations, LLCs, partnerships, contracts, franchising and business litigation. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Amherst Public Benefits Information

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Amherst Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 11,319 83.84%
 Below Poverty Level 2,181 16.16%

Amherst Public Benefits Lawyers assess the range of local, state and federal government benefits to which their clients may be entitled and help them apply for such programs, as well as appeal decisions denying such benefits to their clients. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Amherst Criminal Information

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Amherst Crimes Per 1,000 People By Type And Year



Year  Aggravated Assault  Forcible Rape  Murder / Manslaughter  Robbery Total Violent Crimes  Arson  Burglary  Larceny / Theft  Motor Vehicle Theft Total Property Crimes
1999 0.621 0.169 0.000 0.169 0.960 0.000 2.118 6.354 1.214 9.686
2000 1.253 0.160 0.000 0.027 1.440 0.000 3.440 9.840 1.733 15.013
2001 1.769 0.228 0.000 0.400 2.397 0.000 3.967 9.874 1.227 15.068
2002 1.983 0.482 0.000 0.255 2.719 0.000 6.260 8.809 0.991 16.060
2003 2.293 0.464 0.000 0.464 3.222 0.145 5.429 4.384 1.452 11.264
2004 1.160 0.290 0.029 0.145 1.624 0.116 5.714 4.641 1.044 11.399
2005 1.581 0.498 0.000 0.117 2.196 0.205 5.152 4.918 0.732 10.802
2006 1.197 0.438 0.000 0.409 2.044 0.029 4.992 4.613 0.993 10.598
2007 1.828 0.413 0.000 0.147 2.388 0.088 5.721 4.806 1.003 11.530

Amherst Law Enforcement Employeess

Year  Officers  Civilian
2004 5 48
2005 6 50
2006 7 49
2007 3 50

Amherst Crime Index

Year  Index
1999 377
2000 617
2001 612
2002 663

Amherst Criminal Lawyers represent defendants in municipal, state and federal criminal proceedings. These lawyers commonly handle cases involving DUI/DWI (drunk driving), drug possession, gun crimes, traffic tickets, violent crimes, sex crimes, theft offenses and white collar crimes. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Amherst Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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Amherst Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 1,237 5.19%
10-19 Years 6,962 29.23%
20-29 Years 8,092 33.98%
30-39 Years 1,598 6.71%
40-49 Years 2,058 8.64%
50-59 Years 1,651 6.93%
60-69 Years 883 3.71%
70-79 Years 753 3.16%
80-89 Years 453 1.90%
90+ Years 129 0.54%

Amherst Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 11,275 47.34%
 Female 12,541 52.66%

Amherst Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 Caucasian 18,899 79.35%
 Asian 1,806 7.58%
 Hispanic/Latino 1,277 5.36%
 African-American 1,087 4.56%
 Multiracial 589 2.47%
 Other Race 100 0.42%
 Amerindian 44 0.18%
 Pacific Islander 14 0.06%

Amherst Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. Irish 4,931 20.00%
2. English 3,048 12.36%
3. German 2,582 10.47%
4. Italian 2,369 9.61%
5. Polish 1,669 6.77%
6. French Non-Basque 1,315 5.33%
7. Russian 932 3.78%
8. French Canadian 865 3.51%
9. Scottish 751 3.05%
10. Swedish 671 2.72%

Amherst Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 19,390 82.96%
2. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 1,341 5.74%
3. Chinese 459 1.96%
4. French 223 0.95%
5. Russian 164 0.70%
6. Korean 146 0.62%
7. Japanese 142 0.61%
8. Vietnamese 141 0.60%
9. Portuguese / Portuguese Creole 140 0.60%
10. Other Asian 126 0.54%

Amherst Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 21,356 89.59%
 Naturalized immigrant 937 3.93%
 Not a citizen 1,545 6.48%

Amherst Immigration Lawyers help clients navigate through the federal immigration process. They help workers secure temporary visas (H1-B, fiances obtain K-1 visas, and permanent immigrants apply for Green Cards or citizenship. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.
Amherst Civil Rights Lawyers represent clients who have been illegally discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and national origin. If you have suffered employment discrimination, sexual harassment, or have been treated differently by a hotel, restaurant, or other public accommodation, a civil rights lawyer can help you determine whether your rights were violated and what types of redress are available. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Amherst Zip Codes

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Alphabetical | By Population

01002 01003 01004