Amherst, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Amherst, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The Village of Amherst had a population of 248 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Amherst is located at latitude 40.8384 and longitude -99.2695 in Buffalo County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Amherst (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Buffalo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,352 feet.

The Village of Amherst (GNIS ID: 2397957) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Amherst is located within Township of Grant (historical), a minor civil division (MCD) of Buffalo 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, 2016.


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Amherst, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 248
Population in Households 248
Population in Familes 206
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,136
Diversity Index2 12
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 108
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 74
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 114 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 85 (74.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $117,857
Average Home Value $140,588
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,500
Average Household Income $64,758
Per Capita Income $26,686
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.08%
Households 0.0% 0.18%
Families 1.36% 0.27%
Median Household Income   3.25%
Per Capita Income   2.69%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Amherst, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Amherst to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 315 46th
Population Density1 # 190 67th
Diversity Index2 # 278 52nd
Median Household Income # 242 58th
Per Capita Income # 306 47th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nebraska Census Data Comparison Tool.