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Amherst
  • Suburb of Manchester, NH

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

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Amherst is a suburb of Manchester with a population of 11,712. Amherst is in Hillsborough County and is one of the best places to live in New Hampshire. Living in Amherst offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Amherst there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Residents of Amherst tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Amherst are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$391,700
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$1,159
National
$1,163
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    9%
  • Own
    91%
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Amherst Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    17.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    8.7
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    17.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    26.2
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    926.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    35
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    national  11%

Working in Amherst

Jobs
grade A minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$141,424
National
$69,021

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