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Amherst, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Amherst had a population of 1,050 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,050
Daytime Population: Workers 561
Daytime Population: Residents 554
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,115
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 1,050
Population in Familes 856
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 803
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $55,827
Average Household Income $66,239
Per Capita Income $27,305


Total Housing Units 485 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 313 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 131 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $148,698
Average Home Value $169,329


Total Households 444
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 298
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 0.2% 0.28%
Households 0.31% 0.36%
Families 1.16% 0.27%
Median Household Income   1.16%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

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, 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 # 376 52nd
Population Density # 319 59th
Diversity Index # 506 35th
Median Household Income # 347 55th
Per Capita Income # 372 52nd

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