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Welcome to Amherst ...

The city of Amherst is located in Lamb County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Amherst has a population of 678 people<2> (see below for details).

Amherst is 3,650 feet [1,113 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Amherst is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Amherst lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Amherst (for example, toward Dora (NM)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

Amherst is within the boundaries of the (806) area code.

The ZIP code for Amherst: 79312<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Amherst had an population of 678 people. This is a decrease of 5.96% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.29% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Amherst had a population of 721 people (or 5.16% of the total population of Lamb County). This makes Amherst the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 721 people, the population of Amherst decreased 8.85% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 791 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 two Texas communities named Amherst: This one is located in Lamb County and the other is located in Lamar County.

Beyond Texas, there are 24 communities that are also named Amherst - they are located in Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kansas (2), Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York (2), North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Quebec, South Dakota, Tennessee, 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.

  • Littlefield [Lamb County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littlefield have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littlefield
    • Littlefield [Lamb County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Amherst
    • Estimated population for 2018: 5,962 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littlefield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Littlefield
  • Olton [Lamb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olton
    • Olton [Lamb County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Amherst
    • Estimated population for 2018: 2,104 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olton
  • Earth [Lamb County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Earth have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Earth
    • Earth [Lamb County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Amherst
    • Estimated population for 2018: 991 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Earth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Earth
  • Sudan [Lamb County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sudan have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sudan
    • Sudan [Lamb County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Amherst
    • Estimated population for 2018: 910 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sudan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sudan
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Springlake [Lamb County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springlake have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springlake
      • Springlake [Lamb County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Amherst
      • Estimated population for 2018: 104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springlake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springlake
    • Fieldton [Lamb County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fieldton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fieldton
      • Fieldton [Lamb County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Amherst
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fieldton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fieldton
    • Bula [Bailey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bula have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bula
      • Bula [Bailey County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Amherst
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bula
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bula
    • Hart Camp [Lamb County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hart Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hart Camp
      • Hart Camp [Lamb County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Amherst
    • Pep [Hockley County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pep have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pep
      • Pep [Hockley County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Amherst
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pep
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pep
    • Spade [Lamb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spade
      • Spade [Lamb County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Amherst
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spade

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.

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Amherst. 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 ...

Visit our Community Index for Texas

About Lamb County

About Texas

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 State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Lamb, 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 city (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>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.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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: 34.0126, Longitude: -102.4137    






















 

 

 

 

 


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