The People of Amherst, NY
High-income singles living in the 'burbs.
These pre-middle-age to middle-age singles have college educations and bring in high incomes. Some own their homes.
Suburban Empty Nesters
Older suburban couples with grown-up children.
Ranging in age from lower 50s to mid-60s, these couples have children that have left the nest. Most earn middle to upper incomes and own their homes.
Seniors over 65 who live in the suburbs.
These seniors are living out their retirement years in suburbia. Most own their homes, and some have college degrees.
Wide Open Foyers
Suburban families living in large houses.
These well-off married couples with children own their own homes, and the homes are bigger than average. Age ranges from the mid-30s to the upper 50s. Most are highly educated professionals, many with advanced degrees.
Dollars and Sense
Suburban, financially savvy families.
More than 20% of these middle-aged married couples with children have a second mortgage or home equity loan. Most earn moderate incomes and work in management or professional occupations.