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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Amherst: Souhegan West.
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.|
|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 in Households||616|
|Population in Familes||562|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||0|
|Median Household Income||$127,575|
|Average Household Income||$155,729|
|Per Capita Income||$57,703|
|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|
|Average Household Size||2.51|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.04%|
|Per Capita Income||2.18%|
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.
|Total Population||# 77||22nd|
|Population Density||# 44||56th|
|Diversity Index||# 50||49th|
|Median Household Income||# 1||100th|
|Per Capita Income||# 2||99th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Hampshire Census Data Comparison Tool.