Amherst, TX 79312 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 79312: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Amherst, TX 79312

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Lamb County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.016, Longitude -102.417
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 35
  • PO Box Addresses: 246
  • Residential Addresses: 112
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 112

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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Amherst, TX 79312 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 948
Population in Households 920
Population in Familes 787
Population in Group Qrtrs 28
Population Density2 8
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $36,022
Average Household Income $54,366
Per Capita Income $19,597


Total Housing Units 454 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 233 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 100 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 121 (26.7%)
Median Home Value $58,468
Average Home Value $82,618


Total Households 333
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 243
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 -0.54% -0.71%
Households -0.6% -0.79%
Families -0.68% -0.75%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   3.12%

Amherst, TX 79312 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 79312 to the other 1,862 ZIP Codes 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 # 1483 20th
Population Density # 1553 17th
Diversity Index # 228 88th
Median Household Income # 1655 11th
Per Capita Income # 1533 18th

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