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Living In Amherst, WI

A small town located in Wisconsin, Amherst has approximately 1,000 residents. It's a nice place to raise a family, as young children make up a larger portion of the population here (9%) than nationally (6%), while young professionals are less well-represented. With an average age of just under 37, the town's population skews younger than most cities in Wisconsin. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 71% of residents own their homes. Renters in the town benefit from a relatively low average rent of $681 a month, which is $192/month less than the state average.

Compared to the national average (5%), Amherst has a high percentage of residents older than 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (8%). Further, 14% possess a Bachelor's degree and 4% have a Master's or Doctoral degree. Workers are spread across a plethora of industries in Amherst. The four most common are manufacturing, healthcare, retail, and finance. Together, these industries account for 23% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the town's workers are in management, as 7% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. With an average annual income of around $66,000, Amherst workers take home roughly the same as the average Wisconsin resident. Amherst, however, compares less favorably to the national average ($73,345).

With an average commute time of about 22 minutes, quicker than most cities in Wisconsin, Amherst residents find that getting to work isn't overly time-consuming. Driving a vehicle is the most common means of commuting to work, selected by 41% of workers, while public transportation is not used. Walking (2%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number surpasses the national average.


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