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Amherst
  • Suburb of Buffalo, NY

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade A minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade A+
  6. Diversity
    grade A minus
  7. Jobs
    grade A minus
  8. Weather
    grade C minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Amherst is a suburb of Buffalo with a population of 125,799. Amherst is in Erie County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Amherst offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Amherst there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Amherst and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Amherst are highly rated.

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About Amherst...
Population
125,799

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$216,300
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,124
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    79.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    14.8
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    32.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    141
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,316.5
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    80
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    national  11%

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