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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$140,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,000
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    8%
  • Own
    92%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,222
National
$53,889
Children
10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

    Amherst Reviews

    1 review
    There are only a few local businesses within a ten minute drive of my house. One is a gas station, another is an alpaca farm store, and another is a summer cabin rental business. All of them are very well run when considering the size of the area and the number of people who work there, which is very small. Through no fault of their own, the businesses here just do not do well when in comparison to what we need to get on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
    Review Amherst