Amherst, Nebraska Population 2024

197

Amherst is a city located in Buffalo County Nebraska. Amherst has a 2024 population of 197. Amherst is currently declining at a rate of -0.51% annually and its population has decreased by -1.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 199 in 2020.

The average household income in Amherst is $65,444 with a poverty rate of 3.24%. The median age in Amherst is 36 years: 30.5 years for males, and 43.4 years for females.

Amherst Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Amherst was:

  • White: 97.98%
  • Two or more races: 1.21%
  • Native American: 0.81%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
902.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.01% (-2)
The current population of Amherst, Nebraska is 197 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 199.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White24297.98%
Two or more races31.21%
Native American20.81%
Black or African American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Amherst Population by Race

Amherst Population Pyramid 2024

Amherst Median Age

36

Total

30.5

Male

43.4

Female

Amherst Adults

There are 167 adults, (54 of whom are seniors) in Amherst.

Amherst Age Dependency

118.6

Age Dependency Ratio

47.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

70.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Amherst Sex Ratio

Female10542.51%
Male14257.49%

Amherst Population by Age

Amherst Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All942.6376.623.4
Married583.2975.924.1
Non Family291.0779.320.7
Female73.5771.428.6
Male0000

3.32

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

76.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Amherst Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade63.82%
Associates Degree1912.1%
Bachelors Degree3421.66%
Graduate Degree2515.92%
High School Graduate3723.57%
Less Than 9th Grade00%
Some College3622.93%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Amherst Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Amherst Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White15414856
Hispanic333
2+ Races222

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

Amherst Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$52,083$75,625$44,500
Graduate Degree$44,464$0$0
High School Graduate$26,786$33,438$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$43,958$43,929$44,000
Some College$47,750$0$48,250

$43,958

Average Earnings

$43,929

Average Male

$44,000

Average Female

Amherst Earnings by Educational Attainment

Amherst Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Amherst Language

98.28% of Amherst residents speak only English, while 1.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.29% of the population.

Amherst Language

Amherst Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White24183.32%

3.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.11%

Male Poverty Rate

4.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Amherst

The race most likely to be in poverty in Amherst is White, with 3.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Amherst is White, with 3.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.07%.

Amherst Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade50%
Some College5.45%
High School5.41%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Amherst Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Amherst Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Amherst Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$70,250$74,603
Households$63,929$65,444
Married Families$72,000$-999,999,999
Non Families$40,625$44,910

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Amherst Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

67.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

70.9%

Male Marriage Rate

63.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Amherst Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Amherst Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Amherst Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Amherst Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

11

Number of Veterans

11

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam9
Second Gulf War1
First Gulf War1
Korea0
World War II0

Amherst Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 748
55 to 643
18 to 340
35 to 540
75+0

Amherst Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White116.75%

Amherst Veterans by Race

Amherst Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Amherst Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.3%

Labor Force Participation

54.6%

Employment Rate

9.5%

Unemployment Rate

Amherst Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Amherst Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Amherst Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

76.11%

Born in Amherst

99.6%

Native Born

0.4%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0.4%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.6% of Amherst residents were born in the United States, with 76.11% having been born in Nebraska. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Amherst Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029195-1-0.51%
202819600%
202719600%
2026196-1-0.51%
202519700%
2024197-1-0.51%
202319800%
2022198-1-0.5%
202119900%
2020199-54-21.34%
2019253-1-0.39%
201825431.2%
201725131.21%
201624810.4%
2015247-3-1.2%
2014250-3-1.19%
201325300%
201225331.2%
201125020.81%
201024800%

Amherst Population by Year