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Amherst Junction, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Amherst Junction had a population of 377 as of July 1, 2017. Amherst Junction ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

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, 2017.

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

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Amherst Junction, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 377
Daytime Population: Workers 43
Daytime Population: Residents 176
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 219
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.58
Population in Households 377
Population in Familes 317
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 311
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $66,159
Average Household Income $79,113
Per Capita Income $30,645


Total Housing Units 148 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 118 (79.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (13.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $190,000
Average Home Value $193,856


Total Households 138
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 103
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.0% 0.11%
Households 0.1% 0.14%
Families 0.13% 0.19%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   2.16%

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, 2017 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 # 584 25th
Population Density # 577 26th
Diversity Index # 605 21st
Median Household Income # 142 82nd
Per Capita Income # 213 73rd

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