For population 25 years and over in Amherst:
For population 15 years and over in Amherst village:
2 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,625 (1.7%)
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) , Elm Creek, NE (3.2 miles ), Pleasanton, NE (3.6 miles ), Kearney, NE (3.7 miles ), Sumner, NE (3.8 miles ), Overton, NE (3.9 miles ), Hazard, NE (4.5 miles) .
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 40.84 N, Longitude: 99.27 W
Area code: 308
Unemployment in August 2012:
Population change in the 1990s: +47 (+20.4%).
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
Amherst-area historical tornado activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 177% 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 slightly below Nebraska state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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 the city center
On 11/13/2001 at 01:56:13, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.4 miles away from Amherst center
On 7/18/1990 at 02:47:03, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 49.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/16/2007 at 06:50:31, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, 2.6 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
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: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 4, Snows: 3, Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Alva R. Fitch - Army general.
Hospitals/medical centers near Amherst:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Amherst:
Public high school in Amherst:
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Public elementary/middle school in Amherst:
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 28.7. This is about average. There were 22 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2003 was 12.1. This is about average. There were 5 monitors within city limits.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Amherst and their reported violations in the past:AMHERST, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 301, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 4.2%
(4.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Amherst compared to Nebraska state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Religion statistics for Amherst (based on Buffalo County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.15%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 7
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Number of full-service restaurants: 39
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Amherst government finances in 2002:
8.56% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,159 average adjusted gross income)
0.21% of residents moved from foreign countries ($126 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
8.40% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,925 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total costs: $82,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,120
Total average daily truck traffic: 62
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 1,572
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: