Demographics

People

Total Population796
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens18.5%
Employed Population 16+332
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married46.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.1%
Median Earnings25+$28,393
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,188
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,786

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,000
% Above Poverty Level79.8%
% Below Poverty Level20.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home8.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.7%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone30.6%
Median Gross Rent$492
Median House Value$58,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)61.7%
German8.8%
Irish4.1%
English3.1%
French Except Basque2%
African1.6%
Scottish1.4%
Canadian0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Swedish0.5%
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Amherst Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyLamb County
Standard Zip Codes79312
Phone Area Codes806
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude34.01
Approximate Longitude-102.41

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)

StationLITTLEFIELD 2 NW
Distance6.5 miles
Jan Temp23 to 53 F
Apr Temp41 to 74 F
Jul Temp64 to 92 F
Oct Temp44 to 75 F
Annual Precip18.6 inches
StationOLTON
Distance20.1 miles
Jan Temp22 to 51 F
Apr Temp41 to 72 F
Jul Temp63 to 90 F
Oct Temp43 to 73 F
Annual Precip17.9 inches
StationMORTON
Distance28.6 miles
Jan Temp23 to 53 F
Apr Temp41 to 74 F
Jul Temp64 to 91 F
Oct Temp44 to 74 F
Annual Precip18.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Anton1,123$42,115
Earth1,099$57,500
Littlefield6,024$44,484
Olton2,005$44,922
Springlake72$50,313
Sudan942$59,554

Amherst Public Schools

Amherst School
101 N Main St
ZIP: 79312
(806) 246-3221
Other
Total Enrollment 160
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