Amherst, New Hampshire Population 2024

708

Amherst is a city located in Hillsborough County New Hampshire. Amherst has a 2024 population of 708. Amherst is currently growing at a rate of 1.87% annually and its population has increased by 7.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 656 in 2020.

The average household income in Amherst is $304,728 with a poverty rate of 0%. The median age in Amherst is 39.9 years: 39.6 years for males, and 46.2 years for females.

Amherst Demographics

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

  • White: 92.67%
  • Two or more races: 7.33%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
974.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
7.93% (52)
The current population of Amherst, New Hampshire is 708 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 656.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White63292.67%
Two or more races507.33%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Amherst Population by Race

Amherst Population Pyramid 2024

Amherst Median Age

39.9

Total

39.6

Male

46.2

Female

Amherst Adults

There are 532 adults, (171 of whom are seniors) in Amherst.

Amherst Age Dependency

88.9

Age Dependency Ratio

47.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Amherst Sex Ratio

Female38356.16%
Male29943.84%

Amherst Population by Age

Amherst Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2532.791.38.7
Married1823.2397.82.2
Non Family54072.227.8
Female172.3582.417.6
Male0000

3.11

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

91.3%

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 Grade00%
Associates Degree112.1%
Bachelors Degree8315.84%
Graduate Degree27151.72%
High School Graduate13525.76%
Less Than 9th Grade00%
Some College244.58%

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
White500500333
2+ Races242421
Hispanic111111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 100%.

Amherst Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$104,491$0$26,083
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$0$0$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$103,148$120,532$0
Some College$0$0$0

$103,148

Average Earnings

$120,532

Average Male

$0

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

96.9% of Amherst residents speak only English, while 3.1% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.1% of the population.

Amherst Language

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade0%
High School0%
Some College0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Amherst Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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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$154,688$360,162
Households$144,940$304,728
Married Families$163,250$-999,999,999
Non Families-$88,972

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Amherst Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

66.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

83.4%

Male Marriage Rate

54.6%

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 35-44.

Amherst Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Amherst Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

58

Number of Veterans

38

Male Veterans

20

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam38
First Gulf War21
Second Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Amherst Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7421
55 to 6420
75+17
18 to 340
35 to 540

Amherst Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White5811.6%

Amherst Veterans by Race

Amherst Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

13.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Amherst Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.7%

Labor Force Participation

59.7%

Employment Rate

0%

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

20.67%

Born in Amherst

98.39%

Native Born

1.61%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

1.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.39% of Amherst residents were born in the United States, with 20.67% having been born in New Hampshire. 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
2024708131.87%
2023695131.91%
2022682-92-11.89%
202177411817.99%
2020656-98-13%
2019754456.35%
2018709304.42%
201767991.34%
201667011220.07%
20155586813.88%
2014490-6-1.21%
2013496-155-23.81%
2012651-16-2.4%
2011667548.81%
201061300%

Amherst Population by Year