There are 19 hospice facilities serving Amherst, Massachusetts. This includes 1 facility in Amherst and 18 nearby. The mean cost / day of hospice in Massachusetts is around $153, with costs ranging between $111 and $200 daily. On a monthly basis, this equates to an average cost of $4,590, with costs ranging from about $3,330 to $6,000. The mean yearly cost is $55,080, which is the same as the US average of $55,080.
Located in Hampshire County, Amherst is a small city in the State of Massachusetts. It is part of the Springfield metropolitan area. The surrounding metro area has 531,908 people, but there are 39,421 living within the city. The 55-and-over community comprises 15% of the total population.
Amherst has a medium SeniorScore™ of 65. The average home price in the city is $169,500, which is much lower than the state average of $514,500. Amherst has a high unemployment rate of about 10.76%. The city's average household income is $40,000 ($23,000 on a per capita basis), vs the average of $73,000 for the entire state of Massachusetts.
Amherst has harsh mean temperatures, with cold winters and mildly warm summers. The city gets heavy levels of rain annually. Amherst has good water quality, good air quality, and a low crime rate in relation to other cities in the United States.