Amherst, New Hampshire

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Population in 2010: 11,201.
Population change since 2000: +4.0%
 
Males: 5,514  (49.2%)
Females: 5,687  (50.8%)
Median resident age:

44.4 years
New Hampshire median age:

43.9 years

Zip codes: 03031.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $140,020 (it was $89,384 in 2000)
Amherst:

$140,020
NH:

$77,933

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $58,911 (it was $35,531 in 2000)

Amherst town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $443,954 (it was $205,100 in 2000)
Amherst:

$443,954
NH:

$281,400

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $306,692; detached houses: $328,486; townhouses or other attached units: $218,663; in 2-unit structures: $264,757; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $428,241; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $199,185; mobile homes: $93,763
March 2019 cost of living index in Amherst: 129.3 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Amherst, NH (2010)
    • 10,58094.5%White alone
    • 2181.9%Hispanic
    • 1881.7%Asian alone
    • 1391.2%Two or more races
    • 490.4%Black alone
    • 140.1%American Indian alone
    • 90.08%Other race alone
    • 40.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of New Hampshire and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Amherst, New Hampshire as of October 28, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Amherst is 5,601 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Amherst by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.9)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(16.9)
1
(8.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(26.7)
2
(17.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(17.7)
1
(8.9)
4
(35.6)
3
(26.7)
2
(17.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(8.6)
4
(33.8)
1
(8.5)
1
(8.4)
1
(8.4)
2
(17.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(17.7)
1
(8.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(68.6)
2
(16.9)
1
(8.5)
10
(83.9)
5
(42.0)
6
(53.5)
1
(8.9)
5
(44.3)
6
(53.2)
3
(26.6)
2
(17.7)
1
(8.9)
2
(17.8)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
16
(137.2)
27
(228.1)
14
(118.4)
26
(218.2)
30
(252.0)
30
(267.5)
18
(160.0)
25
(221.7)
17
(150.8)
10
(88.6)
16
(141.9)
12
(106.7)
5
(44.5)
12
(105.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
189
(1,621)
128
(1,081)
187
(1,581)
169
(1,418)
148
(1,243)
242
(2,158)
201
(1,787)
264
(2,342)
171
(1,517)
172
(1,525)
115
(1,020)
85
(755.6)
119
(1,059)
95
(837.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
12
(102.9)
4
(33.8)
3
(25.4)
2
(16.8)
4
(33.6)
1
(8.9)
1
(8.9)
1
(8.9)
1
(8.9)
4
(35.5)
1
(8.9)
4
(35.6)
3
(26.7)
1
(8.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
6
(51.5)
0
(0.0)
3
(25.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.4)
2
(17.8)
2
(17.8)
1
(8.9)
2
(17.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.9)
1
(8.8)
City-Data.com crime index99.089.084.592.797.8121.8106.5133.0105.692.262.170.890.458.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Amherst, NH

Crime rate in Amherst detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 20 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.67
New Hampshire average:

2.05
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Ancestries: Irish (22.4%), English (21.5%), German (15.4%), Italian (10.5%), French (9.0%), French Canadian (6.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1760

Elevation: 268 feet

Land area: 34.3 square miles.

Population density: 327 people per square mile   (very low).

Amherst, New Hampshire map

541 residents are foreign born (1.9% Europe, 1.5% Asia, 1.1% North America).

This town:

5.0%
New Hampshire:

4.4%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Amherst town:

2.3% ($4,670)
New Hampshire:

2.3% ($2,946)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Nashua, NH (9.7 miles , pop. 86,605).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (45.4 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (181.4 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Milford, NH (1.7 miles ),
Mont Vernon, NH (2.1 miles ),
Merrimack, NH (2.2 miles ),
East Merrimack, NH (2.4 miles ),
Wilton, NH (2.5 miles ),
Bedford, NH (2.7 miles ),
Litchfield, NH (2.8 miles ),
Hollis, NH (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 42.85 N, Longitude: 71.61 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 603

Distribution of median household income in Amherst, NH in 2019
Amherst satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 47 buildings, average cost: $207,000
  • 2007: 45 buildings, average cost: $226,900
  • 2008: 31 buildings, average cost: $212,600
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $225,300
  • 2010: 15 buildings, average cost: $214,600
  • 2011: 12 buildings, average cost: $219,600
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $227,100
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $281,500
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $309,600
  • 2015: 5 buildings, average cost: $309,600
  • 2016: 6 buildings, average cost: $309,600
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $309,600
  • 2018: 27 buildings, average cost: $266,000
  • 2019: 26 buildings, average cost: $266,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Amherst, NH residents
Average permit cost in Amherst, NH
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.1%
New Hampshire:

3.5%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Amherst, NH
Historical housing units in Amherst, NH
Most common industries in Amherst, NH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (12.3%)
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Computer & electronic products (9.7%)
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
  • Construction (3.9%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (14.3%)
  • Computer & electronic products (13.4%)
  • Construction (6.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
  • Machinery (3.7%)
  • Radio, TV, computer stores (3.6%)
  • Educational services (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.7%)
  • Health care (16.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.8%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.7%)
  • Social assistance (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Amherst, NH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Computer specialists (7.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Engineers (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Top executives (4.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (10.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.0%)
  • Top executives (6.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Engineers (6.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.4%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.6%)
  • Registered nurses (6.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (3.7%)

Average climate in Amherst, New Hampshire

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Amherst, New Hampshire average temperatures Amherst, New Hampshire average precipitation Amherst, New Hampshire humidity Amherst, New Hampshire wind speed Amherst, New Hampshire snowfall Amherst, New Hampshire sunshine Amherst, New Hampshire clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 61.7. This is better than average.

City:

61.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.166. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.166
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 3.18. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.18
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.823. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.823
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 4.70. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.70
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Amherst-area historical tornado activity is above New Hampshire state average. It is 30% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 38.6 miles away from the Amherst town 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 F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.2 miles away from the town center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Amherst-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Hampshire state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 155.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 157.0 miles away from Amherst center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 44.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 154.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 70.3 miles away from Amherst center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 48.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hillsborough County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 13, Floods: 11, Winter Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Snows: 3, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Amherst topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Amherst:

  • ELM'S NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (THE) (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; MILFORD, NH)
  • ST JOSEPH HOME AND HOSPICE CARE (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; MILFORD, NH)
  • CRESTWOOD CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; MILFORD, NH)
  • LAUREL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BEDFORD, NH)
  • BEACON HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 10 miles away; NASHUA, NH)
  • RIDGEWOOD CENTER, GENESIS HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BEDFORD, NH)
  • HEALTHY AT HOME (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; NASHUA, NH)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Amherst:

  • Saint Anselm College (about 11 miles; Manchester, NH; Full-time enrollment: 2,059)
  • Mount Washington College (about 11 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 2,187)
  • Southern New Hampshire University (about 15 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 16,552)
  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell (about 21 miles; Lowell, MA; FT enrollment: 12,341)
  • Fitchburg State University (about 21 miles; Fitchburg, MA; FT enrollment: 5,010)
  • Franklin Pierce University (about 24 miles; Rindge, NH; FT enrollment: 2,139)
  • NHTI-Concord's Community College (about 26 miles; Concord, NH; FT enrollment: 2,865)

Public high school in Amherst:

Private high schools in Amherst:

  • THE RSEC ACADEMY (Students: 42, Location: 31 OLD NASHUA RD, Grades: 5-12)
  • THE SUMMIT SCHOOL (Students: 18, Location: 31 OLD NASHUA RD STE 1, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Amherst:

  • AMHERST MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 833, Location: CROSS RD., Grades: 5-8)
  • CLARK-WILKINS SCHOOL (Location: 80 BOSTON POST RD., Grades: PK-4)

Private elementary/middle school in Amherst:

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Library in Amherst:

  • AMHERST TOWN LIBRARY (Operating income: $810,201; Location: 14 MAIN STREET; 56,797 books; 3,656 audio materials; 2,146 video materials; 19 local licensed databases; 22 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 192 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Amherst: Amherst Emergency Medical Services (A), Amherst Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (B), Amherst Town Library (C), Amherst Town Hall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Amherst include: First Baptist Church (A), The Congregational Church of Amherst (B), Saint Lukes Anglican Church (C), Messiah Lutheran Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Meadow View Cemetery (1), Town Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Ceasars Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Party Vision Entertainment (Arcades & Amusements; 27 Hickory Dr).

Birthplace of: Horace Greeley - (1811-1872), Charles G. Atherton - Politician, Frank Selee - Baseball manager, John S. Barry - Politician, Peter Bragdon - Politician, Walter Prince - Baseball player.

Hillsborough 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:

INDIAN POINT ASSOCIATION (Serves ME, Population served: 180, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-11-2013), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-11-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-19-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-25-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-08-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-26-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-14-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-22-2007), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-22-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-26-2011), St Intentional no-action (SEP-15-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-10-2007), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-10-2007), St Public Notif received (OCT-01-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-26-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-31-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-31-2005), St Public Notif received (2 times from JUN-27-2005 to JUN-27-2005), St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAR-16-2007 to AUG-26-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
FREEDOM VILLAGE CONDOS (Population served: 165, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • OCCT/SOWT Study/Recommendation - In JUL-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-18-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-13-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-27-2013)
  • OCCT/SOWT Study/Recommendation - In JUN-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-02-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-02-2010), St Public Notif received (DEC-06-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-18-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - In MAR-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-08-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-08-2010), St Formal NOV issued (APR-21-2010), St Public Notif received (DEC-06-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-18-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
PONEMAH GREEN (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between OCT-01-2010 and NOV-01-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-05-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-05-2011), St Public Notif received (FEB-18-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-22-2011)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-05-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-05-2011), St Public Notif received (FEB-18-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
BRIARWOOD TOWNHOUSES (Serves MA, Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-12-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-12-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-12-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-12-2006)
Average household size:
This town:

2.8 people
New Hampshire:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

81.8%
Whole state:

66.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

3.8%
Whole state:

8.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.9%
Whole state:

6.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.3%
Whole state:

2.8%

Banks with branches in Amherst (2011 data):

  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Amherst Branch at Meeting Place, Route 101, branch established on 1978/11/13; Amherst Wal-Mart Branch at 85 Route 101a, branch established on 2000/04/26. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • TD Bank, National Association: Route 101a Branch at 40 Route 101a, branch established on 1890/01/01. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • The First Colebrook Bank: Amherst Branch at 69 Route 101a, branch established on 2004/08/02. Info updated 2012/03/13: Bank assets: $238.7 mil, Deposits: $207.7 mil, headquarters in Colebrook, NH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: First Colebrook Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Amherst:

Marital status in Amherst, NH
  • Never married: 18.0%
  • Now married: 72.6%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 5.4%

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 (commute): 29.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
New Hampshire average:

10.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Amherst, NH (based on Hillsborough County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic124,99340
Evangelical Protestant20,588103
Mainline Protestant17,79460
Other7,36535
Orthodox2,9907
Black Protestant-1
None226,991-
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: 73
Hillsborough County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 66
Hillsborough County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 107
Hillsborough County:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 330
Here:

8.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.70 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.9%
New Hampshire:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Hillsborough County:

24.5%
New Hampshire:

24.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.1%
State:

15.9%

6.20% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($61,925 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
New Hampshire average:

6.87%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($496 average AGI)
Hillsborough County:

0.03%
New Hampshire average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Middlesex County, MA  1.08% ($68,044 average AGI)
from Rockingham County, NH  1.06% ($54,619)
from Merrimack County, NH  0.65% ($50,238)


6.14% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($64,356 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.14%
New Hampshire average:

6.70%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($924 average AGI)
Hillsborough County:

0.11%
New Hampshire average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Rockingham County, NH  1.03% ($68,726 average AGI)
to Merrimack County, NH  0.78% ($53,749)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.59% ($65,122)
Businesses in Amherst, NH
NameCountNameCount
Bed Bath & Beyond1Penske1
Decora Cabinetry4Staples1
Dunkin Donuts2Subway1
FedEx3T-Mobile1
GameStop1T.G.I. Driday's1
KFC1Taco Bell1
Lowe's1True Value1
MasterBrand Cabinets6UPS4
Nike2Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Amherst:

  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WGIR (610 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSMN (1590 AM; 5 kW; NASHUA, NH; Owner: 1590 BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WDER (1320 AM; 10 kW; DERRY, NH; Owner: BLOUNT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. OF NH)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKBR (1250 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: DEVON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)

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.)
  • WTPL (107.7 FM; HILLSBORO, NH; Owner: CONCORD BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WNNH (99.1 FM; HENNIKER, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WVPR (89.5 FM; WINDSOR, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WXRV (92.5 FM; HAVERHILL, MA; Owner: BEANPOT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W227AM (93.3 FM; ANDOVER, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WNHI (93.3 FM; BELMONT, NH; Owner: CONCORD BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • 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.)

TV broadcast stations around Amherst:

  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
  • WMUR-TV (Channel 9; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: HEARST-ARGYLE PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNEU (Channel 60; MERRIMACK, NH; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (NH), INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • 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)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Amherst fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 131ft / 40.4mTotal length
  • $56,556,000Total costs
  • 150,270Total average daily traffic
  • 8,899Total average daily truck traffic
  • 187,426Total future (year 2038) average daily traffic
New bridges in Amherst, NH - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 81960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Amherst, NH

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Amherst)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • Police Dept 175 Amherst St (Lat: 42.863972 Lon: -71.622306), Call Sign: KWQ703,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.475 MHz, 156.090 MHz, Grant Date: 05/03/2012, Expiration Date: 07/08/2022, Registrant: Nh Dept. Of Safety/Emergency Services And Communications, 33 Hazen Dr (Mailing), Concord, NH 03305, Phone: (603) 528-7541, Fax: (603) 271-6629, Email:
  • 175 Amherst Street (Lat: 42.865056 Lon: -71.615639), Type: Tower, Structure height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WDB258,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.650 MHz, Grant Date: 10/18/2002, Expiration Date: 11/17/2012, Cancellation Date: 02/01/2012, Registrant: Hillsborough County Sheriff, 329 Mast Raod, Goffstown, NH 03045, Phone: (603) 627-0168, Fax: (603) 627-5634, Email:
  • VRS channel, Lat: 42.897306 Lon: -71.616194, Call Sign: KNAD253,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.902 MHz, Grant Date: 02/11/2014, Expiration Date: 04/27/2024, Certifier: Gary Macguire, Registrant: 2-Way Communications Service, Inc., 23 River Road, Newington, NH 03801-2832, Phone: (603) 431-6288, Fax: (603) 431-4832, Email:
  • VRS channel, Lat: 42.867028 Lon: -71.625083, Call Sign: WQAP357,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.890 MHz, 154.890 MHz, Grant Date: 05/21/2014, Expiration Date: 07/14/2024, Certifier: John De Silva, Registrant: 2-Way Communications Service, Inc., 23 River Road, Newington, NH 03801-2832, Phone: (603) 431-6288, Fax: (603) 431-4832, Email:
  • 415 Feet West Of Hertzka Drive, Access Road To Tank (Lat: 42.810722 Lon: -71.595639), Type: Tank, Structure height: 32 m, Overall height: 38.1 m, Call Sign: WQQQ861,
    Assigned Frequencies: 4952.50 MHz, Grant Date: 02/13/2013, Expiration Date: 02/13/2023, Certifier: Mark R Boynton, Registrant: 2-Way Communications Service. Inc., 23 River Road, Newington, NH 03801-2832, Phone: (603) 431-6288, Fax: (603) 431-4832, Email:
  • Lat: 42.858361 Lon: -71.609139, Call Sign: WQRJ961,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.412 MHz, 467.412 MHz, 461.762 MHz, 466.762 MHz, 462.437 MHz, Grant Date: 06/03/2013, Expiration Date: 06/03/2023, Certifier: Ryan Lane, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:
  • Lat: 42.864861 Lon: -71.627222, Call Sign: WQTS833,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.337 MHz, 467.337 MHz, 462.387 MHz, 467.387 MHz, 467.437 MHz, Grant Date: 04/04/2014, Expiration Date: 04/04/2024, Certifier: Jim Miner, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • AMHERST, Amherst Substation (Lat: 42.808972 Lon: -71.592278), Type: Building, Structure height: 46.6 m, Call Sign: WNEX380,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6755.00 MHz, Grant Date: 02/09/2019, Expiration Date: 03/21/2029, Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • Pennichuck Tower, 415 Ft W Of Hertzka Drive, Access Road To Tank (Lat: 42.810750 Lon: -71.595667), Type: Tank, Structure height: 32 m, Overall height: 38.1 m, Call Sign: WQSK996,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 22475.0 MHz, 18015.0 MHz, 18115.0 MHz... (+4 more), Grant Date: 10/23/2013, Expiration Date: 10/23/2023, Certifier: Mark Boynton, Registrant: 2-Way Communications Service, Inc., 23 River Road, Newington, NH 03801-2832, Phone: (603) 431-6288, Fax: (603) 431-4832, Email:
  • Amherst Police Fire, 175 Amherst St (Lat: 42.864944 Lon: -71.615722), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 21 m, Overall height: 24 m, Call Sign: WQSK997,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19675.0 MHz, 19675.0 MHz, 19675.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/23/2013, Expiration Date: 10/23/2023, Certifier: Mark Boynton, Registrant: 2-Way Communications Service, Inc., 23 River Road, Newington, NH 03801-2832, Phone: (603) 431-6288, Fax: (603) 431-4832, Email:
  • AMHERST WATE, Hertzka Dr, 0.25 Miles South Of Old Nashua Road (Lat: 42.810750 Lon: -71.595667), Type: Tank, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WRDC607,
    Assigned Frequencies: 18065.0 MHz, 18065.0 MHz, 18065.0 MHz, 18065.0 MHz, 18065.0 MHz, 18065.0 MHz, 18065.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/27/2019, Expiration Date: 03/27/2029, Certifier: Michael J Edmonds, Registrant: Beltronics, 240 Main Dunstable Rd, Nashua, NH 03062, Phone: (603) 402-4144, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

164 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Amherst)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

16 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Amherst)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 37. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 58 took place in 2006, and the least - 8 in 2018. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Amherst, NH When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (55.8%), and Outside Fires (30.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Amherst, NH
    • 32955.8%Structure Fires
    • 17830.2%Outside Fires
    • 6611.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 172.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Amherst, NH
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Amherst, NH
  • 64.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 24.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.6%Utility gas
  • 3.5%Electricity
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Amherst, NH
  • 51.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 25.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.9%Utility gas
  • 7.7%Electricity
  • 2.2%Wood


Amherst compared to New Hampshire state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Amherst on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: special education teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: radio, tv, and computer stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: engineers (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: computer and electronic products (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: computer specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: other healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: operations specialties managers except financial managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: music stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: computer and electronic products (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: drugs, sundries, and chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: electronic shopping and mail-order houses (population 5,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: radio, tv, and computer stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: book stores and news dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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