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South Amherst
  • Suburb of Springfield, MA

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

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South Amherst is a suburb of Springfield with a population of 5,106. South Amherst is in Hampshire County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in South Amherst offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. Many young professionals live in South Amherst and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in South Amherst are highly rated.

About

About South Amherst...
Population
5,106

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$296,600
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,513
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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South Amherst Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade unavailable
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    No data available  
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    No data available  
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    No data available  
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    No data available  
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    No data available  
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    No data available  
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No data available  
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    6%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    40%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    7%
  • 45-54 years
    7%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    national  11%

Working in South Amherst

Jobs
grade B minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,265
National
$75,149

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South Amherst Reviews

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