Amherst, Nebraska

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Population in 2013: 247 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.8%
 
Males: 116  (47.3%)
Females: 131  (52.7%)
Median resident age:  40.3 years
Nebraska median age:  42.2 years

Zip codes: 68812.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,002 (it was $39,545 in 2000)
Amherst:

$48,002
NE:

$50,723
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,443 (it was $15,754 in 2000)

Amherst village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $87,390 (it was $59,200 in 2000)
Amherst:

$87,390
NE:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $89,397; Detached houses: $95,617; Mobile homes: $41,500

Median gross rent in 2012: $530.

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Amherst races chart
  • White alone - 240 (96.8%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (2.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.4%)

Races in Amherst detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Amherst: 76.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (54.9%), Irish (12.8%), United States (8.3%), English (3.8%), Czech (2.1%), Polish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2235 feet

Land area: 0.22 square miles.

Population density: 1,126 people per square mile   (low).

Amherst,NE real estate house value index trend

Amherst, Nebraska map

For population 25 years and over in Amherst:

  • High school or higher: 92.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Amherst village:

  • Never married: 20.7%
  • Now married: 67.6%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 5.4%

2 residents are foreign born

This village:  0.7%
Nebraska:  6.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,154 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,578 (2.3%)

Amherst satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (135.8 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (572.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Riverdale, NE (2.6 miles ), Miller, NE (3.0 miles) , Odessa, NE (3.1 miles) , Elm Creek, NE (3.2 miles ), Glenwood, NE (3.4 miles ), Pleasanton, NE (3.6 miles ), Kearney, NE (3.7 miles ), Sumner, NE (3.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $41,000
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $48,300
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $84,500
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $110,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $30,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $30,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 40.84 N, Longitude: 99.27 W

Area code: 308

Amherst household income distribution Amherst home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.0%
Nebraska:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +47 (+20.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Electricians (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)

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

Average climate in Amherst, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Amherst-area historical tornado activity is near Nebraska state average. It is 86% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/6/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.7 miles away from the Amherst village center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/6/1993, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.5 miles away from the village center .

Earthquake activity:

Amherst-area historical earthquake activity is near Nebraska state average. It is 56% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 632.8 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 342.9 miles away from Amherst center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 134.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 233.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/20/2002 at 04:29:40, a magnitude 3.5 (3.3 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 57.3 miles away from Amherst center
On 5/25/2003 at 07:32:33, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 202.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Buffalo County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 4, Snows: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Amherst topographic map

Birthplace of: Alva R. Fitch - Army general.

Hospitals and medical centers near Amherst:

  • EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN GSS HOME CARE OF CENTRAL NE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; KEARNEY, NE)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - ST JOHNS (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; KEARNEY, NE)
  • MOTHER HULL HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; KEARNEY, NE)
  • MT CARMEL HOME- KEENS MEMORIAL (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; KEARNEY, NE)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - ST LUKE'S VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; KEARNEY, NE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Amherst:

  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 14 miles; Kearney, NE; Full-time enrollment: 6,047)
  • Central Community College (about 48 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • Northeast Community College (about 129 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 135 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 136 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 8,728)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 138 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 139 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)

Public high school in Amherst:

Public elementary/middle school in Amherst:

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Notable location: Amherst Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Buffalo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Amherst and their reported violations in the past:

AMHERST, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 301, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-22-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-22-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-17-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-18-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-18-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-05-2013)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 2.3%
(2.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.3 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  63.0%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  5.6%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Amherst compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (69%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Amherst village (based on Buffalo County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.15%
Here: 63.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of God
Adherents33.5%19.2%13.5%8.4%4.1%
Congregations12.7%20.6%12.7%3.2%4.8%
NameEvangelical Free Church of AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA) Charismatic Churches IndependentAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents3.2%2.2%1.9%1.9%12.2%
Congregations3.2%1.6%1.6%1.6%38.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Buffalo County:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Buffalo County:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Buffalo County:

6.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 39
Here:

8.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.3%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Buffalo County:

28.4%
Nebraska:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.3%
State:

12.9%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$6,604
Totals for Government 0$0 8$6,604

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $14,000 ($56.68)
    Water Utilities: $13,000 ($52.63)
    Central Staff Services: $10,000 ($40.49)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($32.39)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($16.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($16.19)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($8.10)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $180,000 ($728.74)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $26,000 ($105.26)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $71,000 ($287.45)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($4.05)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $51,000 ($206.48)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($12.15)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $23,000 ($93.12)
    All Other: $7,000 ($28.34)
    General Support: $1,000 ($4.05)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $49,000 ($198.38)
    Property: $25,000 ($101.21)
    NEC: $25,000 ($101.21)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $141,000 ($570.85)

7.55% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,423 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.55%
Nebraska average:

6.38%

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 Lancaster County, NE  0.61% ($36,755 average AGI)
from Dawson County, NE  0.54% ($38,957)
from Hall County, NE  0.47% ($28,695)


7.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,734 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.07%
Nebraska average:

6.57%

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 Lancaster County, NE  0.84% ($27,264 average AGI)
to Douglas County, NE  0.58% ($27,586)
to Hall County, NE  0.48% ($29,402)

Strongest AM radio stations in Amherst:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KKPR (1460 AM; 5 kW; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • KGFW (1340 AM; 1 kW; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRGI (1430 AM; 5 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KJLT (970 AM; 5 kW; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: TRI-STATE B/CING ASSOC., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Amherst:

  • KRNY (102.3 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • K209CF (89.7 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KQKY (105.9 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KROR (101.5 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: ETERNAL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KLIQ (94.5 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KRVN-FM (93.1 FM; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KLNE-FM (88.7 FM; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • K260AF (99.9 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: GRACE UNIVERSITY)
  • KKPR-FM (98.9 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • KRGI-FM (96.5 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KSYZ-FM (107.7 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: NEUHOFF BROADCASTING-GRAND ISLAND, I)
  • KLPR (91.3 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA @ KEARNEY)

TV broadcast stations around Amherst:

  • KHGI-TV (Channel 13; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF CENTRAL NEBRASKA, A CALIFORNIA LP)
  • KLNE-TV (Channel 3; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KGIN (Channel 11; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: KOLN/KGIN LICENSE, INC.)
  • KTVG (Channel 17; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KHAS-TV (Channel 5; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: GREATER NEBRASKA TELEVISION, INC.)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total costs: $108,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,210
Total average daily truck traffic: 67
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 1,572

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 16710 295th Rd (Lat: 40.961694 Lon: -99.240306), Call Sign: WQKZ989
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/09/2009, Expiration Date: 11/09/2019, Certifier: Ryan Trampe
    Registrant: Platte Valley Communications Of Kearney, 2215 Ave I, Kearney, NE 68848, Phone: (308) 237-9512, Fax: (308) 236-5728, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
Most common first names in Amherst, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William678.5 years
John583.5 years
Ethel583.8 years
Raymond481.8 years
Carl476.8 years
Henry476.2 years
George484.7 years
Minnie488.5 years
Arthur471.2 years
Fred484.5 years
Most common last names in Amherst, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Pfeiffer873.8 years
Fisher674.3 years
Jones677.5 years
Maul682.3 years
Wuehler679.0 years
Jameson582.2 years
Hemmann575.2 years
Harmoney578.6 years
Trampe580.4 years
Abels487.0 years
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