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Welcome to Amherst ...
The village 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, Amherst has a population of 1,051 people<2> (see below for details).
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>
Population Details ...
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 (with a count of 964 people).
Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Amherst had an population of 1,051 people. This is an increase of 1.55% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.02% 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 and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.
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 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.
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:
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The official website for Portage County: www.co.portage.wi.us/
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This page was last modified: 15 Jul 2019