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People

Total Population 230
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 14.3%
Employed Population 16+ 130
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 67.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,417
% Above Poverty Level 96.5%
% Below Poverty Level 3.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 9.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 31.7%
Median Gross Rent $475
Median House Value $96,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.5%
US/American 0%
English 4.3%
Irish 18.7%

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

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

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Elm Creek 909 $54,000
Kearney 32,217 $71,435
Miller 168 $36,607
Overton 677 $58,333
Pleasanton 304 $53,750
Riverdale 166 $75,625

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

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