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Welcome to Amherst ...
The city of Amherst is located in Lamb County.
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Amherst has a population of 682 people<1> (see below for details).
Amherst is 3,650 feet [1,113 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude 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).
The telephone area code for Amherst: (806)
The ZIP code for Amherst: 79312<3>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Amherst had a population of 721 people (which is 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 (which had a count of 791 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Amherst had an population of 682 people. This is a decrease of 5.41% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.78% 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 from Amherst and not the distance if you drove.<4>.
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 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.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
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 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.
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This page was last modified: 17 Jan 2019