Amherst Center demographics profile

StatisticAmherst CenterMassachusettsNational
Population density (sq mi)4,05663091
Median age20.439.437.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)10%53%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1846%43%43%
Speak English85%77%79%
Speak Spanish2%9%13%
Amherst Center, MA has a population of 20,037 and is the 2,175th largest city in the United States. The population density is 4,056 per sq mi which is 544% higher than the Massachusetts average and 4376% higher than the national average. The median age in Amherst Center is 20 which is approximately 48% lower than the Massachusetts average of 39. In Amherst Center, 10% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 85% speak English and 2% speak Spanish. 50% of Amherst Center residents were born in Massachusetts, 38% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 11% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Amherst Center is 544% higher than Massachusetts.
  • The median age in Amherst Center is 48% lower than Massachusetts.
  • In Amherst Center 77.71% of the population is White.
  • In Amherst Center 5.59% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Amherst Center 12.07% of the population is Asian.

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Amherst Center population breakdown by race

RaceAmherst CenterMassachusettsNational
Black or African American5.59%7.26%12.63%
American Indian0.30%0.21%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.08%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race3.03%3.01%3.06%
Other race1.21%4.13%4.75%
In Amherst Center, 4.6% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Amherst Center, MA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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