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People

Total Population 1,220
Male Share of the Population 50.1%
Female Share of the Population 49.9%
Senior Citizens 14.2%
Employed Population 16+ 519
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 49.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,521
% Above Poverty Level 78.3%
% Below Poverty Level 21.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 31.8%
Median Gross Rent $658
Median House Value $132,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.6%
US/American 0%
English 3%
Irish 13.4%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station WAUPACA
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
Station WISCONSIN RAPIDS
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
Station CLINTONVILLE
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Amherst Junction 403 $86,250
Iola 1,344 $53,917
Nelsonville 118 $74,375
Rosholt 426 $51,563
Scandinavia 358 $66,250

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

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AMHERST HI
357 N MAIN ST
715-824-5522
Serves 276 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

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