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Amherst is a village in Portage County, in the Stevens Point metro area.
The community was named after Gen. Jeffery Amherst
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Amherst. For links to other places called Amherst, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Amherst is 44.450N. The longitude is -89.284W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,050 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 971.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Amherst demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Portage County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 54406 ZIP code.
32% of Amherst residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Amherst ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Amherst was $18,514, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Amherst residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Amherst, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $384. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $870.
Libraries in Amherst include Lettie W. Jensen Public Library ... View libraries
Portage County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Amherst political report.
The average commute time for Amherst workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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