Amherst & the Pioneer Valley

from an 1845 school atlas

Amherst History

Amherst at a Glance

Land Area: 27.7 square miles (42 22’ 25“ N, 72 31’ 15”W)

Population
 
1950: 10,856
2017 (estimate): 40,046

Population Density
1950: 392 persons per square mile
2014: 1417 persons per square mile

Age
Median: 21.6 years

Ethnicity
Pacific Islander: 0.03% 
Native American: 0.2%
Other: 2.4% 
Two or more races: 4.1%
Black or African American: 5.4%
Hispanic or Latino of any race: 7.3%
Asian: 10.9%
White: 76.9% 

Income
Per capita: $18,905
Annual Household: $48,059
Annual Family: $96,005

Education
Share of population holding graduate or professional degree: 45.1%

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