Amherst Junction, Wisconsin

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Population in 2014: 375 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +23.0%
Males: 203  (54.2%)
Females: 172  (45.8%)
Median resident age:  36.8 years
Wisconsin median age:  39.4 years

Zip codes: 54407.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $73,453 (it was $44,500 in 2000)
Amherst Junction:

$73,453
WI:

$56,811

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $30,326 (it was $19,261 in 2000)

Amherst Junction village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $192,446 (it was $97,500 in 2000)
Amherst Junction:

$192,446
WI:

$173,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $200,423; Detached houses: $206,917; Mobile homes: $57,315

Median gross rent in 2016: $712.

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  • Races in Amherst Junction, WI (2010)

    Amherst Junction races chart
    • 37599.5%White alone
    • 20.5%Hispanic

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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Amherst Junction: 87.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (33.3%), Polish (28.0%), Norwegian (6.3%), English (5.8%), Irish (2.1%), Swedish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1912

Elevation: 1126 feet

Land area: 1.19 square miles.

Population density: 315 people per square mile   (very low).

Amherst Junction,WI real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Amherst Junction:

  • High school or higher: 97.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Amherst Junction village:

  • Never married: 29.7%
  • Now married: 62.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.9%
  • Divorced: 5.7%



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Amherst Junction, Wisconsin as of March 23, 2019.
The ratio of number of residents in Amherst Junction to the number of sex offenders is 71 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,080 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $3,774 (1.6%)

Amherst Junction satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Appleton, WI (47.4 miles , pop. 70,087).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (96.6 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (199.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Nelsonville, WI (1.3 miles) , Amherst, WI (1.4 miles ), Stockton, WI (2.3 miles ), New Hope, WI (2.4 miles ), Lanark, WI (2.8 miles ), Scandinavia, WI (2.9 miles ), Polonia, WI (2.9 miles ), Iola, WI (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $133,000
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $155,000
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $108,700
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $116,500
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $128,100
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $233,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $150,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.47 N, Longitude: 89.32 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Amherst Junction household income distribution Amherst Junction home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.4%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +35 (+13.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (40%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Material moving occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)

Work and jobs in Amherst Junction: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Amherst Junction, Wisconsin

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Tornado activity:

Amherst Junction-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 27% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/26/1951, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.7 miles away from the Amherst Junction village center killed 6 people and injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/27/1984, a category F4 tornado 38.9 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Amherst Junction-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 209.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 422.8 miles away from Amherst Junction center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 397.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 338.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 190.2 miles away from Amherst Junction center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 370.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Portage County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Amherst Junction:

  • DAVITA - GRAND SEASONS DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; WAUPACA, WI)
  • FMC DIALYSIS - WAUPACA (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; WAUPACA, WI)
  • MINISTRY HC HSPC STEVENS POINT (Hospital, about 13 miles away; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • PORTAGE CTY HLTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • DAVITA - STEVENS POINT DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • MINISTRY ST MICHAELS HOSPITAL OF STEVENS POINT Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • STEVENS POINT CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; STEVENS POINT, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Amherst Junction:

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 14 miles; Stevens Point, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,089)
  • Mid-State Technical College (about 24 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; FT enrollment: 2,128)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 40 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 45 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 5,682)
  • Lawrence University (about 48 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 2,821)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (about 49 miles; Oshkosh, WI; FT enrollment: 10,637)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 60 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 6,069)

Public elementary/middle school in Amherst Junction:

  • TOMORROW RIVER COMMUNITY CHARTER (Location: 10186 COUNTY ROAD MM, Grades: PK-6, Charter school)

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Portage County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 5.2%
(4.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.8 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  74.5%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  10.9%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.5
Wisconsin average:

10.4

Amherst Junction travel time to work - commute Amherst Junction mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Amherst Junction village (based on Portage County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic28,52016
Evangelical Protestant6,39035
Mainline Protestant5,68717
Other3926
None29,030-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Portage County:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Portage County:

3.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 67
Here:

9.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Portage County:

28.1%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.6%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$481$5,7720$0
Other Government Administration 4$1,998$5,9940$0
Totals for Government 5$5,108$12,2590$0

Amherst Junction government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $12,000 ($32.00)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($24.00)
    Fire Protection: $8,000 ($21.33)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($16.00)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($10.67)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($5.33)
    Health Services - Other: $2,000 ($5.33)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($5.33)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $16,000 ($42.67)

Amherst Junction government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $17,000 ($45.33)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($8.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $27,000 ($72.00)
    Highways: $6,000 ($16.00)
    All Other: $1,000 ($2.67)
  • Tax - Property: $18,000 ($48.00)
    NEC: $2,000 ($5.33)

Amherst Junction government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $50,000 ($133.33)

5.29% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,048 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.29%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Wood County, WI  0.61% ($36,297 average AGI)
from Marathon County, WI  0.57% ($27,442)
from Dane County, WI  0.31% ($37,250)


5.84% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,481 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Wood County, WI  0.68% ($29,123 average AGI)
to Marathon County, WI  0.53% ($34,958)
to Dane County, WI  0.44% ($31,868)

Strongest AM radio stations in Amherst Junction:

  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WDUX (800 AM; 5 kW; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: LAIRD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRIG (1390 AM; 10 kW; SCHOFIELD, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WFHR (1320 AM; 5 kW; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN RAPIDS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLBL (930 AM; 5 kW; AUBURNDALE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WFCL (1380 AM; 4 kW; CLINTONVILLE, WI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Amherst Junction:

  • WGLX-FM (103.3 FM; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN RAPIDS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WYTE (96.7 FM; WHITING, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WSPT-FM (97.9 FM; STEVENS POINT, WI; Owner: AMERICUS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WHRM (90.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WWSP (89.9 FM; STEVENS POINT, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS OF UNIV. OF WISCONSIN)
  • WIZD (99.9 FM; RUDOLPH, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC)
  • WIFC (95.5 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WLJY (106.5 FM; MARSHFIELD, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WDEZ (101.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: W R I G, INC.)
  • WYCO (107.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: SEEHAFER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLBL-FM (91.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WXPW (91.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WHITE PINE COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WGNV (88.5 FM; MILLADORE, WI; Owner: EVANGEL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WDUX-FM (92.7 FM; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: LAIRD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Amherst Junction:

  • W24BV (Channel 24; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W60CI (Channel 60; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W16AY (Channel 16; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W18CS (Channel 18; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W40BC (Channel 40; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W62DA (Channel 62; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W66DC (Channel 66; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFXS (Channel 55; WITTENBERG, WI; Owner: DAVIS TELEVISION WAUSAU, LLC)
  • W06BU (Channel 6; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Amherst Junction fatal accident list:

Sep 16, 2007 00:29 AM, Main St, 4th St, Lat: 44.46695, Lon: -89.30938, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Dec 10, 2003 08:35 AM, Us-10, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 5, 1999 03:42 PM, Us-10, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 15, 1985 00:30 AM, Q, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
May 19, 1980 10:20 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 55m180ftTotal length
  • $206,000Total costs
  • 64,751Total average daily traffic
  • 693Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11900-1909
  • 11930-1939
  • 82000-2009
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FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Amherst Junction)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: W9GGN, Licensee ID: L01086746, Grant Date: 12/29/2015, Expiration Date: 02/05/2026, Certifier: Duane A Olson, Registrant: Duane A Olson, 9428 Rainbows End, Amherst Junction, WI 54407-8815
  • Call Sign: WD9GSC, Grant Date: 04/02/1991, Expiration Date: 04/02/2001, Cancellation Date: 04/03/2003, Registrant: David S Wagner, Amherst Junction, WI 54407
  • Call Sign: KB9ZSF, Licensee ID: L00359608, Grant Date: 05/03/2011, Expiration Date: 05/22/2021, Certifier: Philip F Flick, Registrant: Philip F Flick, 10456 Trout Creek Rd, Amherst Junction, WI 54407

Most common first names in Amherst Junction, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Frank879.6 years
James681.8 years
Joseph680.0 years
Clifford482.3 years
Harry481.5 years
Clarence480.3 years
Martin480.7 years
Richard463.2 years
Robert471.5 years
Florence385.7 years
Most common last names in Amherst Junction, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lutz888.1 years
Henke678.2 years
Rustad685.6 years
Sroda685.2 years
Dombrowski570.6 years
Johnson583.6 years
Anderson585.0 years
Ostrowski579.6 years
Larson577.0 years
Hanson589.4 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (88%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Amherst Junction compared to Wisconsin 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 below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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