East Amherst, NY

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Living in East Amherst

East Amherst is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 25,102 people and four constituent neighborhoods, East Amherst is the 66th largest community in New York.

Housing costs in East Amherst are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.

East Amherst is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.19% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, East Amherst is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Amherst who work in management occupations (15.84%), healthcare (12.96%), and sales jobs (11.27%).

Also of interest is that East Amherst has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, East Amherst is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

East Amherst is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, East Amherst’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in East Amherst. 64.28% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in East Amherst in 2018 was $57,386, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $229,544 for a family of four.

East Amherst is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call East Amherst home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of East Amherst residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in East Amherst include German, Italian, Irish, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in East Amherst is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.