Amherst, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Amherst, Texas - Basic Facts

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The City of Amherst had a population of 702 as of July 1, 2016. Amherst ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Amherst is located at latitude 34.012 and longitude -102.4148 in Lamb County. The formal boundaries for the City of Amherst (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lamb County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3,652 feet.

The City of Amherst (GNIS ID: 2409699) 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.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Amherst is located within Sudan-Amherst Division of Lamb 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, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 702
Population in Households 682
Population in Familes 583
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density1 768
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 251
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 184
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 321 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 181 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 70 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 (21.8%)
Median Home Value $45,707
Average Home Value $70,580


Median Household Income $35,287
Average Household Income $49,699
Per Capita Income $18,363
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.43% -0.55%
Households -0.32% -0.48%
Families -0.17% -0.55%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   2.09%
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, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Amherst to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas 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 # 1128 36th
Population Density1 # 895 49th
Diversity Index2 # 106 94th
Median Household Income # 1342 23rd
Per Capita Income # 1282 27th

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