Amherst, Wisconsin Population 2024

1,120

Amherst is a city located in Portage County Wisconsin. Amherst has a 2024 population of 1,120. Amherst is currently declining at a rate of -0.09% annually and its population has decreased by -0.36% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,124 in 2020.

The average household income in Amherst is $71,019 with a poverty rate of 9.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Amherst is 44.5 years, 41.5 years for males, and 45.3 years for females.

Amherst Demographics

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

  • White: 98.28%
  • Native American: 0.81%
  • Black or African American: 0.3%
  • Other race: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
874.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.36% (-4)
The current population of Amherst, Wisconsin is 1,120 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,124.

Amherst, Wisconsin Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White97198.28%
Native American80.81%
Black or African American30.3%
Other race30.3%
Two or more races20.2%
Asian10.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Native American

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Amherst Population by Race

Amherst Population Pyramid 2024

Amherst Median Age

44.5

Total

41.5

Male

45.3

Female

Amherst Adults

There are 780 adults, (210 of whom are seniors) in Amherst.

Amherst Age Dependency

73.3

Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Amherst Sex Ratio

Female48749.29%
Male50150.71%

Amherst Population by Age

Amherst Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4782.076436
Married2202.5992.37.7
Non Family1991.1828.671.4
Female383.0884.215.8
Male213.1966.733.3

2.58

Average Family Size

2.07

Average Household Size

64.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Amherst Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade101.49%
9th to 12th Grade355.21%
High School Graduate20029.76%
Some College11416.96%
Associates Degree13419.94%
Bachelors Degree12318.3%
Graduate Degree568.33%

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
White654616174
Hispanic1473
Black222
2+ Races220
Asian100

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

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

Amherst Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$38,750$47,292$34,018
Less Than 9th Grade$27,083$33,036$0
High School Graduate$30,417$33,036$26,705
Some College$45,469$53,750$38,125
Bachelors Degree$41,875$48,438$32,500
Graduate Degree$94,712$125,938$94,038

$38,750

Average Earnings

$47,292

Average Male

$34,018

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

100% of Amherst residents speak only English, while 0% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0% of the population.

Amherst Language

Amherst Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White941929.78%
Hispanic4249.52%
Asian11100%

9.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.59%

Male Poverty Rate

13.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Amherst

The race most likely to be in poverty in Amherst is Asian, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Amherst is Hispanic, with 9.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.45%.

Amherst Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.78%
High School9%
Bachelors or Greater6.15%
Some College2.82%

Amherst Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Female Employed9.84%
Male Employed6%
Male 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
Households$53,625$71,019
Families$75,250$92,764
Married Families$78,125$-999,999,999
Non Families$24,779$37,771

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Amherst Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.1%

Male Marriage Rate

43.0%

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 Over 65, 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

50

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War22
Vietnam16
First Gulf War13
Korea0
World War II0

Amherst Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5418
65 to 7416
18 to 3413
55 to 647
75+4

Amherst Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White567.25%
Black2100%

Amherst Veterans by Race

Amherst Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

12.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Amherst Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63%

Labor Force Participation

60.9%

Employment Rate

3.3%

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

81.88%

Born in Amherst

98.58%

Native Born

1.42%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

1.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.58% of Amherst residents were born in the United States, with 81.88% having been born in Wisconsin. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Amherst Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,115-1-0.09%
20281,116-1-0.09%
20271,117-1-0.09%
20261,118-1-0.09%
20251,119-1-0.09%
20241,120-1-0.09%
20231,121-1-0.09%
20221,12210.09%
20211,121-3-0.27%
20201,124767.25%
20191,048-1-0.1%
20181,04930.29%
20171,04610.1%
20161,04560.58%
20151,039-5-0.48%
20141,04480.77%
20131,036-3-0.29%
20121,03920.19%
20111,037-1-0.1%
20101,03800%

Amherst Population by Year