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Population (year 2000): 10,769. Estimated population in July 2005: 11,614 (+7.8% change)
Males: 5,418 (50.3%), Females: 5,351 (49.7%)

Median resident age: 38.7 years
Median household income: $89,384 (year 2000)
Median house value: $207,800 (year 2000)

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Races in Amherst:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Chinese (0.7%)

Ancestries: Irish (22.4%), English (21.5%), German (15.4%), Italian (10.5%), French (9.0%), French Canadian (6.5%).

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Elevation: 268 feet

Amherst,

For population 25 years and over in Amherst

  • High school or higher: 96.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 55.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 22.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 29.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Amherst town

  • Never married: 18.0%
  • Now married: 72.6%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 5.4%

5.0% Foreign born (1.9% Europe, 1.5% Asia, 1.1% North America).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NH (12.6 miles Nashua, pop. 86,605).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (52.5 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (216.9 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: NH (2.8 miles Milford, Vernon, NH (4.1 miles Mont NH (7.6 miles Wilton, NH (8.5 miles Hollis, NH (9.0 miles Brookline, NH (9.1 miles Merrimack,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 113 buildings, average cost: $148,600
  • 1997: 85 buildings, average cost: $171,500
  • 1998: 104 buildings, average cost: $159,000
  • 1999: 73 buildings, average cost: $184,900
  • 2000: 79 buildings, average cost: $221,100
  • 2001: 45 buildings, average cost: $219,400
  • 2002: 49 buildings, average cost: $258,200
  • 2003: 68 buildings, average cost: $257,600
  • 2004: 44 buildings, average cost: $252,300
  • 2005: 54 buildings, average cost: $281,700

Latitude: 42.86 N, Longitude: 71.63 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 603

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (22.0%), Educational,health and social services (20.6%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (14.1%), Retail trade (12.7%).


 

Crime in Amherst by Year

Type 2001 2002 2004
Murders 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 1 1 0
    per 100,000 9.3 9.3 0.0
Robberies 0 3 1
    per 100,000 0.0 27.9 9.3
Assaults 0 1 3
    per 100,000 0.0 9.3 27.9
Burglaries 20 6 24
    per 100,000 185.7 55.7 222.9
Thefts 195 178 281
    per 100,000 1810.8 1652.9 2609.3
Auto thefts 5 1 5
    per 100,000 46.4 9.3 46.4
92.9 84.7 132.0


Average climate in Amherst, New Hampshire

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Amherst,

Amherst-area historical tornado activity is above New Hampshire state average. It is 18% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 39.5 miles away from the Amherst city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 10/3/1970, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.4 miles away from the city center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


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Birthplace of: Horace Greeley - (1811-1872).


Hospitals/medical centers near Amherst:
  • CATHOLIC MEDICAL CENTER (about 14 miles; MANCHESTER, NH)
  • SOUTHERN NH MEDICAL CENTER (about 14 miles; NASHUA, NH)
  • ST JOSEPH HOSPITAL (about 14 miles; NASHUA, NH)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Amherst:
  • MANCHESTER (about 15 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; ID: MHT)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 37 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
  • WORCESTER REGIONAL (about 45 miles; WORCESTER, MA; ID: ORH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Amherst:
  • BOIRE FIELD (about 11 miles; NASHUA, NH; ID: ASH)
  • HAWTHORNE-FEATHER AIRPARK (about 23 miles; HILLSBORO, NH; ID: 8B1)
  • FITCHBURG MUNI (about 24 miles; FITCHBURG, MA; ID: FIT)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Amherst:
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE (about 19 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; Full-time enrollment: 3,251)
  • FITCHBURG STATE COLLEGE (about 23 miles; FITCHBURG, MA; FT enrollment: 3,660)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-LOWELL (about 25 miles; LOWELL, MA; FT enrollment: 8,373)
  • BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY (about 31 miles; WALTHAM, MA; FT enrollment: 4,444)
  • MOUNT WACHUSETT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 33 miles; GARDNER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 35 miles; BEDFORD, MA; FT enrollment: 4,501)
  • MERRIMACK COLLEGE (about 38 miles; NORTH ANDOVER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,384)
Public high school in Amherst:
  • SOUHEGAN COOP HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,036; Location: 412 BOSTON POST RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Amherst:
  • AMHERST MIDDLE (Students: 866; Location: CROSS RD; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • HAROLD H WILKINS (Students: 553; Location: BOSTON POST RD; Grades: 01 - 04)
  • CLARK SCHOOL (Students: 276; Location: FOUNDRY ST; Grades: KG - 01)
Private primary/middle schools in Amherst:
  • SUNRISE CHILDREN'S CENTER (Students: 171; Location: PO BOX 370; Grades: PK - KG)
  • SONSHINE INN KDG. & PRESCHOOL (Students: 107; Location: 134 HOLLIS ROAD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • KIDS' INN OF AMHERST (Students: 65; Location: 67 RT 101A; Grades: PK - KG)
  • SUNRISE TOO! (Students: 51; Location: PO BOX 370; Grades: PK - KG)
  • REGIONAL SERVICES ED CENTER SUNRISE CENT (Students: 48; Location: 94 ROUTE 101A; Grades: KG - KG)
Library in Amherst:
  • AMHERST TOWN LIBRARY (Operating income: $584,395; Location: 14 MAIN STREET; 69,092 books; 2,078 audio materials; 1,340 video materials; 227 serial subscriptions)

Amherst compared to New Hampshire state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Amherst:
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGIR (610 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKBR (1250 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: DEVON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSMN (1590 AM; 5 kW; NASHUA, NH; Owner: 1590 BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WDER (1320 AM; 10 kW; DERRY, NH; Owner: BLOUNT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. OF NH)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Amherst:
  • WGIR-FM (101.1 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQLL (96.5 FM; BEDFORD, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WLMW (90.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: KNOWLEDGE FOR LIFE)
  • WZID (95.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WHOB (106.3 FM; NASHUA, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WNNH (99.1 FM; HENNIKER, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WTPL (107.7 FM; HILLSBORO, NH; Owner: CONCORD BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WNHI (93.3 FM; BELMONT, NH; Owner: CONCORD BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • W282AF (104.3 FM; CONCORD, NH; Owner: CONCORD BIBLE FELLOWSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Amherst:
  • WMUR-TV (Channel 9; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: HEARST-ARGYLE PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WNEU (Channel 60; MERRIMACK, NH; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (NH), INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • W33AK (Channel 33; NASHUA, NH; Owner: CENTER B/CING CORPORATION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • WYCN-LP (Channel 13; NASHUA, NH; Owner: CENTER BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • W29AT (Channel 29; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CENTER BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

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