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Amherst is a town in Portage County, in the Stevens Point metro area. [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 44.461N. The longitude is -89.295W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,093 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,435.
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.
29% of Amherst residents report German ancestry, and 8% 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 $19,751, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Amherst residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Amherst, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $296. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $902.
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 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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