Amherst, Texas

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Amherst, Texas

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High Points

Amherst strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Texas):

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Amherst Racial Diversity
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Amherst Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 15% Amherst Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Amherst, Texas

Comparing Amherst to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Texas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 8
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Senior Citizens 8 9
Male Share of the Population 3 2
Age of the Population 3 5
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 7
Portion of People Married 9 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 2 2
Median Family Income 1 1
People Above Poverty 1 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Public Transportation Use 5 5
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Affordability of Rents 6 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 5
Housing Recently Built 4 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
People Living Alone 2 3

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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Amherst Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 791 100%
Male 368 46.5%
Female 423 53.5%
Under 18 247 31.2%
18+ 544 68.8%
65+ 150 19%
Median Age 34.1
Average Family Size 3.25
White 545 68.9%
African-American 74 9.4%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 167 21.1%
Mixed Race 3 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 316 39.9%

Estimated Amherst Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 765
Growth -26
Growth % -3.3%

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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 65.2%
US/American 20.2%
German 4.8%
English 4.6%
Irish 4.2%
Welsh 0.5%
Scottish 0.3%
African 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Amherst 791 $25,714
Anton 1,200 $36,250
Earth 1,109 $29,688
Littlefield 6,507 $29,842
Olton 2,288 $25,926
Springlake 135 $20,625
Sudan 1,039 $37,679
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Amherst High Schools (2004)

(Sorted by Number of Students)

100 N MAIN
A Title I School.
Serves 193 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.6

100 N MAIN
A Vocational School
Serves 5 students.

Amherst Colleges

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