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People

Total Population 957
Male Share of the Population 44.8%
Female Share of the Population 55.2%
Senior Citizens 14.7%
Employed Population 16+ 346
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 59.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $49,844
% Above Poverty Level 76.2%
% Below Poverty Level 23.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 24.2%
Median Gross Rent $484
Median House Value $49,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 59.5%
US/American 0%
English 1.7%
Irish 14.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Amherst Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 44 miles NW of Lubbock, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 252 miles E of Albuquerque, New Mexico
County Lamb
Standard Zip Codes 79312
Phone Area Codes 806
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.01
Longitude -102.415

Amherst Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LITTLEFIELD 2 NW
Distance 6.5 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 53 F
Apr Temp 41 to 74 F
Jul Temp 64 to 92 F
Oct Temp 44 to 75 F
Annual Precip 18.6 inches
Station OLTON
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 51 F
Apr Temp 41 to 72 F
Jul Temp 63 to 90 F
Oct Temp 43 to 73 F
Annual Precip 17.9 inches
Station MORTON
Distance 28.6 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 53 F
Apr Temp 41 to 74 F
Jul Temp 64 to 91 F
Oct Temp 44 to 74 F
Annual Precip 18.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Anton 1,236 $48,625
Earth 832 $44,688

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Amherst High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

AMHERST SCHOOL
100 N MAIN
806-246-3221
A Title I School.
Serves 193 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.6

P E P
100 N MAIN
806-933-4499
A Vocational School
Serves 5 students.

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