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Amherst, New Hampshire - Basic Facts

The Amherst Census Designated Place had a population of 616 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Amherst is located at latitude 42.8615 and longitude -71.6254 in Hillsborough County. The formal boundaries for the Amherst Census Designated Place 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Amherst: Souhegan West.

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Amherst, NH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Amherst, NH Housing Affordability Index is 173
State of New Hampshire Housing Affordability Index is 107
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Amherst, NH Wealth Index is 263
State of New Hampshire Wealth Index is 122
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 616
Population in Households 616
Population in Familes 562
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 848
Diversity Index1 12
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $127,575
Average Household Income $155,729
Per Capita Income $57,703
Wealth Index3 263

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 259 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 222 (85.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 ( 8.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $389,333
Housing Affordability Index2 173
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 245
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 200
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.05% 0.19%
Households 0.18% 0.32%
Families 0.79% 0.2%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   2.18%

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, 2019 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 # 77 22nd
Population Density # 44 56th
Diversity Index # 50 49th
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 2 99th

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