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Amherst, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Amherst had a population of 1,080 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Amherst is located at latitude 44.4483 and longitude -89.2817 in Portage County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Amherst (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Portage County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,050 feet.

The Village of Amherst (GNIS ID: 1582689) 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 population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 1,080
Population in Households 1,080
Population in Familes 884
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 825
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 458
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 309
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 496 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 328 (66.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 130 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $150,987
Average Home Value $168,541


Median Household Income $51,810
Average Household Income $61,873
Per Capita Income $25,638
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.68% 0.46%
Households 0.86% 0.6%
Families 1.94% 0.51%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   2.24%
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, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Amherst 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 # 371 52nd
Population Density1 # 307 60th
Diversity Index2 # 515 34th
Median Household Income # 370 52nd
Per Capita Income # 382 51st

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