Amherst, Wisconsin

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Amherst, Wisconsin

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Amherst Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Amherst Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Amherst Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Amherst, Wisconsin

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 9
Male Share of the Population 8 7
Senior Citizens 3 3
Racial Diversity 3 4
Female Share of the Population 3 4
Age of the Population 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 6
Portion of People Married 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 8
College Educated Adults 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 5
People Above Poverty 6 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Short Commute Times 8 6
Public Transportation Use 5 5
Working at Home 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 7
People Living Alone 6 6
Housing Recently Built 6 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 6
Affordability of Rents 4 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 8

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Amherst Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 44 miles W of Appleton, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 119 miles NW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Portage
Standard Zip Codes 54406
Phone Area Codes 715
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.45
Longitude -89.284

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 12.8 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 24 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches
Distance 25.9 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 23 F
Apr Temp 32 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 32.4 inches
Distance 28.8 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 23 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 58 F
Annual Precip 32 inches
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Amherst Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 964 100%
Male 477 49.5%
Female 487 50.5%
Under 18 285 29.6%
18+ 679 70.4%
65+ 119 12.3%
Median Age 34.5
Average Family Size 3.14
White 956 99.2%
African-American 4 0.4%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 2 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.5%

Estimated Amherst Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 973
Growth 9
Growth % 0.9%

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 33%
Polish 29.8%
Norwegian 11.1%
English 3.9%
Irish 3.9%
US/American 3.9%
Swedish 2.2%
Danish 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Italian 1.5%
Latvian 1.1%
Swiss 1.1%
Scottish 0.7%
Romanian 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Finnish 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
European 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Amherst 964 $54,821
Amherst Junction 305 $50,750
Iola 1,298 $45,859
Nelsonville 191 $56,250
Rosholt 518 $48,636
Scandinavia 349 $48,125
Waupaca 5,676 $45,128
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Amherst High Schools (2004)

Serves 276 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

Amherst Colleges

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