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Welcome to Amherst ...

Amherst is located in Hillsborough County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Amherst has a population of 11,229 people<1> (see below for details).

Amherst is 250 feet [76 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The area code for Amherst: (603)

The ZIP code for Amherst: 03031<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Amherst had a population of 11,201 people. This makes Amherst the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of Amherst represents 0.85% of the population of New Hampshire (which has 1,316,470 people), making it the state's 27th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 11,201 people, the population of Amherst increased 4.01% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 10,769 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Amherst had an population of 11,229 people. This is an increase of 0.25% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.27% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Amherst ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance as if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Bedford   [Map]   22,458   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Derry   [Map]   33,440   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Goffstown   [Map]   17,937   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hooksett   [Map]   14,175   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Hudson   [Map]   25,139   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Londonderry   [Map]   26,126   E   12 miles [19.3 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), Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, 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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Amherst. If available, we provide a satellite 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. Our list includes 5 papers.

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

Websites for Amherst ...

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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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Amherst, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Amherst.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Hillsborough County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Amherst). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Amherst or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Amherst) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Amherst. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Amherst

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amherst. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8636, Longitude: -71.6264     [Map].

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