Amherst, WI Population

Population: 1,435. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,423 (-0.8% change)
Males: 743 (51.8%), Females: 692 (48.2%)

Portage County

Zip code: 54406

Median resident age: 39.3 years
Median household income: $50,435
Median house value: $106,000

Races in Amherst:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.0%)
  • Other Asian (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (34.6%), Polish (32.8%), Norwegian (15.1%), Irish (9.3%), English (7.5%), Danish (3.5%).

Elevation: 1050 feet

Land area: 1.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Amherst

  • High school or higher: 86.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 16.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Amherst town

  • Never married: 20.7%
  • Now married: 68.5%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 5.9%

0.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +37 (+2.6%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Amherst:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Amherst:

  • CENTRAL WISCONSIN (about 35 miles; MOSINEE, WI; Abbreviation: CWA)
  • OUTAGAMIE COUNTY REGIONAL (about 55 miles; APPLETON, WI; Abbreviation: ATW)
  • WITTMAN REGIONAL (about 61 miles; OSHKOSH, WI; Abbreviation: OSH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Amherst:

  • STEVENS POINT MUNI (about 17 miles; STEVENS POINT, WI; Abbreviation: STE)
  • CENTRAL COUNTY (about 19 miles; IOLA, WI; Abbreviation: 68C)
  • WILD ROSE IDLEWILD (about 19 miles; WILD ROSE, WI; Abbreviation: W23)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Amherst:

  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STEVENS POINT (about 20 miles; STEVENS POINT, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,083)
  • NORTHCENTRAL TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 44 miles; WAUSAU, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,039)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-OSHKOSH (about 59 miles; OSHKOSH, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,057)
  • FOX VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE AT APPLETON (about 62 miles; APPLETON, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,364)
  • MORAINE PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 72 miles; FOND DU LAC, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,037)
  • SAINT NORBERT COLLEGE (about 84 miles; DE PERE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,031)
  • NORTHEAST WISCONSIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 89 miles; GREEN BAY, WI; Full-time enrollment: 4,198)

Schools

Public high school in Amherst:

  • AMHERST HI (Students: 276; Location: 357 N MAIN ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Amherst:

  • AMHERST EL (Students: 398; Location: 357 N MAIN ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • AMHERST MID (Students: 194; Location: 357 N MAIN ST; Grades: 06 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Amherst:

  • LETTIE W. JENSEN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $38,242; Location: 278 N. MAIN ST.; 17,092 books; 267 audio materials; 692 video materials; 104 serial subscriptions)