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Welcome to Amherst ...

The Town of Amherst is located in Portage County<1>.

The location of Amherst has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Amherst has a population of 1,361 people<3> (see below for details).

Amherst is 1,090 feet [332 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Amherst: (715) and (534)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Amherst had an population of 1,361 people. This is an increase of 2.72% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.16% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Amherst had a population of 1,325 people. This makes Amherst the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of Amherst represents 0.02% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 667th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,325 people, the population of Amherst decreased 7.67% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,435 people).

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

Communities Also Named Amherst ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Amherst - it's located in New York.

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.

  • Stevens Point [Portage County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stevens Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stevens Point
    • Stevens Point [Portage County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Amherst
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,880 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stevens Point
  • Plover [Portage County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plover
    • Plover [Portage County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Amherst
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,099 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plover
  • Waupaca [Waupaca County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waupaca have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waupaca
    • Waupaca [Waupaca County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Amherst
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,969 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waupaca
  • Hull [Portage County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hull have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hull
    • Hull [Portage County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Amherst
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,511 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hull
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Farmington [Waupaca County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmington
      • Farmington [Waupaca County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,861 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmington
    • Stockton [Portage County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stockton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stockton
      • Stockton [Portage County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,005 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stockton
    • Dayton [Waupaca County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayton
      • Dayton [Waupaca County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,692 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
    • Sharon [Portage County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharon
      • Sharon [Portage County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,044 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon
    • Whiting [Portage County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whiting have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whiting
      • Whiting [Portage County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,705 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whiting
    • Plover [Portage County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plover
      • Plover [Portage County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,662 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plover

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. See our Newspapers Page for Amherst.

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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 Portage County: www.co.portage.wi.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Portage, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Amherst.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Amherst - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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: 44.4616, Longitude: -89.2951       In this case, the coordinates for Amherst have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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