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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    A+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    D
  12. Commute
    B-
Amherst is a town in Texas with a population of 796. Amherst is in Lamb County. Living in Amherst offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Amherst and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$58,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$492
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    26%
    13%

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    Working in Amherst

    Jobs
    B
    Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
    Median Household Income
    $47,708
    National
    $55,322
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