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Amherst, New Hampshire - Basic Facts

The Amherst Census Designated Place had a population of 618 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Amherst: Souhegan West.

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Amherst, NH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 618
Daytime Population: Workers 534
Daytime Population: Residents 272
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 806
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.30
Population in Households 618
Population in Familes 564
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 851
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $126,958
Average Household Income $163,096
Per Capita Income $59,944


Total Housing Units 259 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 223 (86.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 ( 7.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $377,174
Average Home Value $434,152


Total Households 244
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 199
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.11% 0.26%
Households 0.17% 0.33%
Families 0.94% 0.3%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

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, 2017 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 Density # 42 58th
Diversity Index # 55 44th
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

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