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Welcome to Amherst ...

Amherst is located in Hancock County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Amherst has a population of 263 people<1> (see below for details).

Amherst is 270 feet [82 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Amherst lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Amherst is within the boundaries of the (207) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Amherst had a population of 265 people. This makes Amherst the county's 32nd most populous community.

The population of Amherst represents 0.02% of the total population of Maine (which has 1,328,361 people), making it the state's 418th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 265 people, the population of Amherst increased 15.22% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 230 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Amherst had an population of 263 people. This is a decrease of 0.75% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.35% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Amherst.

Communities near Amherst ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Amherst and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<3>.

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Brewer   [Map]   9,232   W   18 miles [29 km]
Dedham   [Map]   1,683   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Eddington   [Map]   2,225   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Ellsworth   [Map]   7,857   S   18 miles [29 km]
Franklin   [Map]   1,505   S   18 miles [29 km]
Holden   [Map]   3,077   W   16 miles [25.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Amherst.

Communities Also Named Amherst ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 24 communities that are also named Amherst - they are located in Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kansas (2), Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York (2), North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Quebec, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Amherst.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Amherst. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Amherst. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Amherst.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Amherst:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Amherst ...

Looking for more information about Amherst? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Amherst? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Amherst, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Amherst.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Amherst. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Maine

About Hancock County

About Maine

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Amherst. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Hancock County: www.co.hancock.me.us/

The official website for State of Maine: www.maine.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Amherst.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Amherst - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Amherst. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Amherst) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amherst. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8334, Longitude: -68.3642     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Amherst have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Amherst.



 
 
 

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