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: 248
  • Residential Addresses: 109
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 109

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

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Amherst, TX 79312 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 989
Daytime Population: Workers 215
Daytime Population: Residents 633
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 848
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 960
Population in Familes 820
Population in Group Qrtrs 29
Population Density2 6
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $36,780
Average Household Income $57,339
Per Capita Income $20,914


Total Housing Units 496 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 254 (51.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 98 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 144 (29.0%)
Median Home Value $54,487
Average Home Value $76,181


Total Households 352
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 258
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 -0.78% -0.8%
Households -0.76% -0.81%
Families -0.78% -0.95%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   3.59%

Amherst, TX 79312 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 79312 to the other 1,848 ZIP Codes 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 # 1467 21st
Population Density # 1595 14th
Diversity Index # 220 88th
Median Household Income # 1601 13th
Per Capita Income # 1432 23rd

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