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Welcome to Amherst ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Amherst has a population of 1,048 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Amherst.

Amherst is 1,040 feet [317 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Amherst: (715) and (534)<4>

The ZIP code for Amherst: 54406<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Amherst had an population of 1,048 people. This is an increase of 1.26% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.71% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Amherst had a population of 1,035 people. This makes Amherst the county's 14th 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 848th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,035 people, the population of Amherst increased 7.37% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 964 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 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, Texas (2) and Virginia (2).

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]
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    • Stevens Point [Portage County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Amherst
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,949 people
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  • Plover [Portage County]
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    • Plover [Portage County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Amherst
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,252 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plover have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Waupaca [Waupaca County]
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    • Waupaca [Waupaca County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Amherst
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,857 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waupaca have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Weyauwega [Waupaca County]
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    • Weyauwega [Waupaca County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Amherst
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,745 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weyauwega have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Whiting [Portage County]
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      • Whiting [Portage County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Amherst
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,704 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whiting have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Manawa [Waupaca County]
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      • Manawa [Waupaca County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Amherst
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,269 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manawa have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Iola [Waupaca County]
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      • Iola [Waupaca County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Amherst
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,190 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iola have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Plainfield [Waushara County]
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      • Plainfield [Waushara County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Amherst
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 832 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainfield have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wild Rose [Waushara County]
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      • Wild Rose [Waushara County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Amherst
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 651 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wild Rose have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Park Ridge [Portage County]
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      • Park Ridge [Portage County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Amherst
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 496 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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.

Adding Amherst to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Amherst in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Amherst was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Amherst on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Wisconsin (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Amherst on our Genealogy Page.

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Portage County

About Wisconsin

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>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>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).
<5>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 village (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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) 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, 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 AmherstOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amherst. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.4509, Longitude: -89.2847    
<7>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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