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Demographics

People

Total Population1,180
Male Share of the Population51.7%
Female Share of the Population48.3%
Senior Citizens14.7%
Employed Population 16+515
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married48.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.9%
Median Earnings25+$30,804
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,038
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,793

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,806
% Above Poverty Level80.6%
% Below Poverty Level19.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone31.6%
Median Gross Rent$661
Median House Value$130,400

Ancestry

German34.7%
Polish25.4%
Irish11.9%
Norwegian10.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)4.9%
Dutch4%
English3.8%
Czech2.5%
Swiss1.9%
Finnish1.9%
Italian1.7%
Canadian1.6%
Danishn1.2%
French Except Basque0.8%
Swedish0.8%
Russian0.6%
Welsh0.5%
African0.5%
Ethiopian0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Jamaican0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Latvian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Scottish0.2%
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Amherst Almanac

CategoryValue
County Portage County
Standard Zip Codes54406
Phone Area Codes715
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude44.44
Approximate Longitude-89.28

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)

StationWAUPACA
Distance12.8 miles
Jan Temp6 to 24 F
Apr Temp34 to 55 F
Jul Temp59 to 81 F
Oct Temp38 to 58 F
Annual Precip33.6 inches
StationWISCONSIN RAPIDS
Distance25.9 miles
Jan Temp4 to 23 F
Apr Temp32 to 56 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 58 F
Annual Precip32.4 inches
StationCLINTONVILLE
Distance28.8 miles
Jan Temp4 to 23 F
Apr Temp32 to 54 F
Jul Temp58 to 81 F
Oct Temp34 to 58 F
Annual Precip32 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Amherst Junction427$101,250
Iola1,273$58,333
Nelsonville105$77,813
Rosholt418$50,833
Scandinavia359$68,125
Waupaca6,026$60,846

Amherst Public Libraries

Lettie W. Jensen Public Library
278 N. MAIN ST.
Amherst, Wisconsin
(715) 824-5510

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Amherst Public Schools

Amherst Elementary
357 N Main St
ZIP: 54406
(715) 824-5523
Primary
Total Enrollment 429
Amherst High
357 N Main St
ZIP: 54406
(715) 824-5522
High
Total Enrollment 303
Amherst Middle
357 N Main St
ZIP: 54406
(715) 824-5524
Middle
Total Enrollment 299
Central Wisconsin Virtual School
357 N Main St
ZIP: 54406
(715) 824-5522
Other
Total Enrollment 2
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