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Amherst, New Hampshire - Basic Facts

The Amherst Census Designated Place had a population of 618 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Amherst is located at latitude 42.8636 and longitude -71.6238 in Hillsborough County. The formal boundaries for the Amherst Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hillsborough County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 262 feet.

The Amherst Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629710) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Amherst Census Designated Place is located within Town of Amherst, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hillsborough County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Amherst population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Amherst: Souhegan West.

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Amherst, NH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 618
Population in Households 618
Population in Familes 565
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 851
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 245
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 201
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 259 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 225 (86.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 ( 8.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $383,333
Average Home Value $446,987


Median Household Income $119,594
Average Household Income $155,640
Per Capita Income $57,208
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.13% 0.39%
Households 0.26% 0.4%
Families 1.25% 0.39%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Amherst, NH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Amherst to the other 97 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Hampshire by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 76 23rd
Population Density1 # 43 57th
Diversity Index2 # 57 42nd
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

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