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Town of Amherst, Wisconsin

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Welcome to Amherst ...

The Town of Amherst is located in Portage County.

The location of Amherst has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, the Town of Amherst has a population of 1,355 people<2> (see below for details).

Amherst is 1,090 feet [332 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Amherst: (715) & (534)<4>

Population Details ...

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 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 (with a count of 1,435 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Amherst had an population of 1,355 people. This is an increase of 2.26% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.57% 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.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Amherst and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.

Community   2018
Dayton   [Map]   2,700   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Farmington   [Map]   3,894   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hull   [Map]   5,496   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Plover   [Map]   1,649   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Plover   [Map]   13,056   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Sharon   [Map]   2,039   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]

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 another community named Amherst - it's located in New York.

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.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Amherst. If available, we provide a satellite 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. 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.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Amherst.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Amherst - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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 (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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Amherst have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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