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Amherst, Texas - Basic Facts

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The City of Amherst had a population of 672 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Amherst, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 672
Daytime Population: Workers 190
Daytime Population: Residents 427
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 617
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 651
Population in Familes 557
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density2 735
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $36,358
Average Household Income $55,137
Per Capita Income $20,314


Total Housing Units 328 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 172 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 89 (27.1%)
Median Home Value $51,961
Average Home Value $73,529


Total Households 239
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 175
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.97% -0.91%
Households -0.94% -1.02%
Families -0.84% -1.05%
Median Household Income   1.06%
Per Capita Income   3.53%

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, 2017 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 # 1143 35th
Population Density # 934 47th
Diversity Index # 102 94th
Median Household Income # 1358 22nd
Per Capita Income # 1187 32nd

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