Amherst, Nebraska

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Amherst Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 136 miles W of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 177 miles W of Omaha, Nebraska
County Buffalo
Standard Zip Codes 68812
Phone Area Codes 308
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.768
Longitude -99.269

Amherst Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station KEARNEY 4 NE
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 34 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 25.2 inches
Station OVERTON 3 W
Distance 16.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 37 F
Apr Temp 36 to 64 F
Jul Temp 61 to 88 F
Oct Temp 36 to 68 F
Annual Precip 24.1 inches
Station MINDEN
Distance 24.2 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 89 F
Oct Temp 38 to 67 F
Annual Precip 25.4 inches
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Amherst Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 277 100%
Male 138 49.8%
Female 139 50.2%
Under 18 75 27.1%
18+ 202 72.9%
65+ 53 19.1%
Median Age 41.6
Average Family Size 2.94
White 274 98.9%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.4%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Amherst Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 269
Growth -8
Growth % -2.9%

Amherst Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 58.1%
US/American 11.9%
Polish 9.6%
English 6.2%
Irish 6.2%
European 2.3%
Danish 1.9%
Scottish 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.8%
Norwegian 0.8%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Amherst 277 $41,875
Elm Creek 894 $40,417
Kearney 27,431 $46,650
Miller 156 $36,875
Overton 646 $38,194
Pleasanton 360 $42,250
Riverdale 213 $46,786
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Amherst High Schools (2004)

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Student/teacher ratio: 9.9

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