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Welcome to Amherst ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Amherst has a population of 40,411 people<2> (see below for details).
Amherst was settled in 1703 and was incorporated in 1775.
Amherst is 260 feet [79 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Amherst lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Amherst: (413)
The ZIP codes for Amherst: 01002-01004<4>
Websites for Amherst ...
Official Website: www.amherstma.gov/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Amherst had an population of 40,411 people. This is an increase of 6.85% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.88% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Amherst had a population of 37,819 people (or 23.92% of the total population of Hampshire County). This makes Amherst the county's most populous community.
The population of Amherst represents 0.58% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 42nd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 37,819 people, the population of Amherst increased 8.44% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 34,874 people).
More information can be found on the Census 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), Maine, 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.
Communities near Amherst ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Amherst.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Amherst. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Amherst.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Amherst.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Amherst. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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 Page for Amherst.
Adding Amherst to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Amherst in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Amherst was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Amherst on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Amherst on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Amherst: www.amherstma.gov/
The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022