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Amherst Junction, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Amherst Junction had a population of 381 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Amherst Junction is located at latitude 44.4684 and longitude -89.3183 in Portage County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Amherst Junction (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Portage County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,112 feet.

The Village of Amherst Junction (GNIS ID: 1582691) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Amherst Junction population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Amherst Junction: Groversberg, The Junction.

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Amherst Junction, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 381
Population in Households 381
Population in Familes 322
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 314
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 140
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 105
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 149 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 122 (81.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (12.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $190,385
Average Home Value $187,500


Median Household Income $60,264
Average Household Income $75,340
Per Capita Income $29,085
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.17% 0.21%
Households 0.35% 0.28%
Families 0.46% 0.19%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   2.39%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Amherst Junction, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Amherst Junction to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 582 25th
Population Density1 # 575 26th
Diversity Index2 # 507 34th
Median Household Income # 178 77th
Per Capita Income # 215 72nd

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