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 31,633 people and six constituent neighborhoods, East Amherst is the 43rd 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 92.16% 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 (16.65%), healthcare (13.96%), and sales jobs (11.76%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in East Amherst telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.19% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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.

Because of many things, East Amherst is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, East Amherst really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is East Amherst perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in East Amherst. 62.40% 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 $58,872, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $235,488 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 Langs. of India and Spanish.