Amherst, TX Profile: Facts & Data


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Amherst, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Amherst had a population of 689 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Amherst, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 689
Population in Households 669
Population in Familes 572
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density2 753
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $35,602
Average Household Income $52,179
Per Capita Income $19,083


Total Housing Units 321 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 170 (53.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 73 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 78 (24.3%)
Median Home Value $55,233
Average Home Value $78,846


Total Households 243
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 178
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.55% -0.68%
Households -0.63% -0.75%
Families -0.53% -0.8%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   3.21%

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, 2018 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 # 1142 35th
Population Density # 931 47th
Diversity Index # 104 94th
Median Household Income # 1410 19th
Per Capita Income # 1303 26th

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