Amherst, Massachusetts 

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Economy in Amherst, Massachusetts

Amherst has an unemployment rate of 3.0%. The US average is 3.9%.

Amherst has seen the job market increase by 3.6% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 38.5%, which is higher than the US average of 33.5%.

Tax Rates for Amherst
- The Sales Tax Rate for Amherst is 6.3%. The US average is 7.3%.
- The Income Tax Rate for Amherst is 5.1%. The US average is 4.6%.
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Income and Salaries for Amherst
- The average income of a Amherst resident is $19,418 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
- The Median household income of a Amherst resident is $52,537 a year. The US average is $53,482 a year.

INCOME BY POPULATION PERCENT

  ECONOMYAmherst, MassachusettsUnited States
  3.8%3.7%
  3.6%1.6%
  38.5%33.5%
  6.3%6.2%
  5.1%4.6%
  $20,336$31,177
  $50,203$57,652
  $94,449$70,850
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  0.8%1.3%
  0.0%0.6%
  2.2%6.2%
  1.8%10.4%
  1.3%2.7%
  11.0%11.6%
  1.1%4.1%
  0.2%0.9%
  1.7%2.1%
  2.2%4.7%
  0.9%1.9%
  3.8%6.7%
  0.0%0.1%
  2.2%4.3%
  46.4%9.3%
  6.9%13.8%
  3.5%2.2%
  9.5%7.4%
  3.5%4.9%
  1.1%4.8%
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    Reviews for Amherst    4 Reviews
    Expensive and aging - 5/12/2013
    Be prepared to find lots of old houses with poor insulation and old technology. They are expensive to buy and more expensive to maintained. The use of heating oil is... Read More

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    Great Place - 11/20/2012
    Amazing place to live, liberal area, alot of things going... Read More

    Great Little University City - 11/6/2008
    This place is great if you're in academia! Little bit expensive... Read More


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