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Welcome to Amherst ...

Amherst is located in Hillsborough County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Amherst has a population of 11,393 people<2> (see below for details).

Amherst is 250 feet [76 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Amherst: (603)

The ZIP code for Amherst: 03031<4>

Websites for Amherst ...

Official Website: www.amherstnh.gov/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Amherst had an population of 11,393 people. This is an increase of 1.71% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.79% since the 2000 Census).

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 total 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 (with a count of 10,769 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Amherst on our Genealogy Page.

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.

Communities near Amherst ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Amherst.

  • Manchester [Hillsborough County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
    • Manchester [Hillsborough County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Amherst
    • Estimated population in 2019: 112,673 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manchester<6>
  • Nashua [Hillsborough County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nashua
    • Nashua [Hillsborough County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Amherst
    • Estimated population in 2019: 89,355 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashua
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashua<6>
  • Derry [Rockingham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derry
    • Derry [Rockingham County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Amherst
    • Estimated population in 2019: 33,485 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derry
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Derry<6>
  • Merrimack [Hillsborough County]
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    • Merrimack [Hillsborough County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Amherst
    • Estimated population in 2019: 26,490 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrimack have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrimack
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Merrimack<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Londonderry [Rockingham County]
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      • Londonderry [Rockingham County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,490 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Londonderry have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Londonderry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Londonderry<6>
    • Hudson [Hillsborough County]
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      • Hudson [Hillsborough County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,619 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hudson have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hudson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hudson<6>
    • Bedford [Hillsborough County]
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      • Bedford [Hillsborough County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,628 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bedford have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bedford<6>
    • Goffstown [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goffstown
      • Goffstown [Hillsborough County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,053 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goffstown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goffstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goffstown<6>
    • Windham [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windham
      • Windham [Rockingham County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,853 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windham<6>
    • Hooksett [Merrimack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hooksett
      • Hooksett [Merrimack County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,542 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hooksett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hooksett<6>

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 5 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.

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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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Amherst: www.amherstnh.gov/

The official website for Hillsborough County: www.hillsboroughcountynh.org/

The official website for State of New Hampshire: https://www.nh.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Hampshire's counties, including Hillsborough, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Amherst.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Amherst - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Amherst. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AmherstOur 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    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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