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Amherst Junction, Wisconsin

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Welcome to Amherst Junction ...

The village of Amherst Junction is located in Portage County.

A typical abbreviation for Amherst Junction: Amherst Jct. (or less commonly used: Amherst Jctn.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Amherst Junction has a population of 375 people<1> (see below for details).

Amherst Junction is 1,110 feet [338 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Telephone area codes for Amherst Junction: (715) & (534)<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Amherst Junction had a population of 377 people. This makes Amherst Junction the county's 26th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 377 people, the population of Amherst Junction increased 23.61% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 305 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Amherst Junction had an population of 375 people. This is a decrease of 0.53% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22.95% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Amherst Junction ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2016
Dayton   [Map]   2,703   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Farmington   [Map]   3,958   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Grant   [Map]   1,948   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hull   [Map]   5,428   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Plover   [Map]   1,729   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Plover   [Map]   12,552   W   11 miles [17.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Amherst Junction.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Amherst Junction. We make it easy to see an overhead 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 Junction. 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 Junction.

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

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About Portage County

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The official website for Portage County: www.co.portage.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Amherst Junction.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Amherst Junction - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Amherst Junction.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amherst Junction. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.4694, Longitude: -89.3168     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Amherst Junction have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Amherst Junction.