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Living In South Amherst, MA

South Amherst is a small town in Massachusetts with slightly more than 5,000 residents. Young adults (15-24) will feel welcome, as they account for an above-average percentage of the community, while middle-aged professionals account for a smaller percentage of the town. Overall, the town's population, with an average age of just over 30, skews decidedly younger than most cities in Massachusetts, ranking as the third-youngest municipality in the state. The majority of residents rent in South Amherst, and 41% of residents own their homes. The average rent of $1,266/month is roughly equal to the state average.

There are three primary industries in South Amherst: education, entertainment, and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 31% of the town's workforce. With an average annual income of almost $69K, South Amherst workers earn about $15,000 less than their peers elsewhere in Massachusetts. The town's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345). South Amherst has a large percentage of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 13% possess a Master's or a Doctorate. Additionally, 11% have earned a Bachelor's degree.

With an average commute time of about 21 minutes, quicker than most cities in Massachusetts, South Amherst residents are well aware that getting to work isn't overly time-consuming. Driving is the typical way to get to work, selected by 28% of commuters, while public transit isn't used extensively. Walking (6%) isn't a common method of commuting to work, though the number is significantly greater than the national average.


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