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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 2012: $115,680 (it was $89,384 in 2000)
Amherst:

$115,680
NH:

$63,280
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $47,622

Amherst town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $366,758 (it was $205,100 in 2000)
Amherst:

$366,758
NH:

$236,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $481,788; Detached houses: $498,252; Townhouses or other attached units: $314,258; In 2-unit structures: $302,876; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $224,045; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $149,363; Mobile homes: $106,604

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  • White alone - 10,580 (94.5%)
  • Hispanic - 218 (1.9%)
  • Asian alone - 188 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 139 (1.2%)
  • Black alone - 49 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 14 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 9 (0.08%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 4 (0.04%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Amherst: 248.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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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).

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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

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%

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

This town:  5.0%
New Hampshire:  5.1%



According to our research of New Hampshire and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Amherst, New Hampshire as of December 28, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Amherst to the number of sex offenders is 11,928 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Amherst town:  2.3% ($4,670)
New Hampshire:  2.3% ($2,946)
Amherst satellite photo by USGS

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+: New York, NY (190.6 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.85 N, Longitude: 71.61 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 603

Amherst household income distribution Amherst home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Amherst by Year
Type 2001 2002 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00000000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.08.40.00.0
Rapes 11010210003
per 100,000 9.19.00.08.60.016.98.50.00.00.026.7
Robberies 03131411120
per 100,000 0.027.08.725.78.633.88.58.48.417.80.0
Assaults 013382110561
per 100,000 0.09.026.025.768.616.98.583.942.053.58.9
Burglaries 206242616271426303018
per 100,000 182.354.0208.4223.0137.2228.1118.4218.2252.0267.5160.0
Thefts 195178281280189128187169148242201
per 100,000 1777.11602.02439.72401.61621.21081.41580.91418.51243.42157.61786.5
Auto thefts 515312432411
per 100,000 45.69.043.425.7102.933.825.416.833.68.98.9
Arson 21156030122
per 100,000 18.29.08.742.951.50.025.40.08.417.817.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 296.8) 98.489.0128.2138.6102.892.487.896.3101.6126.5110.6

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 17 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.42
New Hampshire average:

2.18

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Amherst, New Hampshire accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.1%
New Hampshire:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Computer and electronic products (13%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Machinery (4%)
  • Radio, TV, and computer stores (4%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Computer and electronic products (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Top executives (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Engineers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Amherst-area historical tornado activity is above New Hampshire state average. It is 3% greater 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 slightly above New Hampshire state average. It is 66% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 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 Amherst center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 92.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/6/1992 at 15:38:04, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 32.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 80.6 miles away from Amherst center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 46.2 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 Hillsborough County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 11, Snows: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Amherst topographic map

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.


Hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Amherst, NH

Local government website: www.town.amherst.nh.us

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Amherst:

  • Hesser College (about 11 miles; Manchester, NH; Full-time enrollment: 2,870)
  • Southern New Hampshire University (about 15 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell (about 21 miles; Lowell, MA; FT enrollment: 8,432)
  • Fitchburg State College (about 21 miles; Fitchburg, MA; FT enrollment: 3,820)
  • NHTI-Concord's Community College (about 26 miles; Concord, NH; FT enrollment: 2,162)
  • Northern Essex Community College (about 29 miles; Haverhill, MA; FT enrollment: 2,865)
  • Middlesex Community College (about 31 miles; Bedford, MA; FT enrollment: 4,209)

Public high schools in Amherst:

Private high schools in Amherst:

  • THE RSEC ACADEMY (Students: 50; Location: 31 OLD NASHUA RD; Grades: 7 - 12)
  • THE SUMMIT SCHOOL (Students: 27; Location: 31 OLD NASHUA RD; Grades: 9 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Amherst:

Private elementary/middle schools in Amherst:

  • SUNRISE CHILDREN'S CENTER (Students: 188; Location: 94 RTE 101A; Grades: PK - KG)
  • SONSHINE INN KINDERGARTEN & PRESCHOOL (Students: 69; Location: 134 HOLLIS RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • KIDS' INN OF AMHERST (Students: 50; Location: 67 RTE 101A; Grades: UG - UG)
  • COUNTRY VILLAGE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 45; Location: 2 OVERLOOK DR; Grades: PK - 3)
See full list of schools located in Amherst, map of school districts: AMHERST SCHOOL DISTRICT, SOUHEGAN COOPERATIVE SCHOOL DISTRICT

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)

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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).

 
Hillsborough County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM2.5 CO  PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 28.8. This is about average.
City:

28.8
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.44. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

3.44
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 9.74. This is about average. There were 22 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.74
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 28.7. This is about average. There were 22 monitors within city limits.
City:

28.7
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.17. This is about average. There were 5 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.17
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.284. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.284
U.S.:

0.334
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 13.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

13.5
U.S.:

22.1

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

PONEMAH GREEN (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between DEC-03-2003 and JAN-23-2004, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-07-2004), St Compliance achieved (JAN-23-2004)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

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%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Amherst, NH

Amherst compared to New Hampshire state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black 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 above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (63%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Amherst town (based on Hillsborough County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.14%
Here58.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristJewishGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaEpiscopal Church
Adherents78.3%3.7%2.7%2.2%1.9%
Congregations23.3%11.1%2.1%2.1%4.2%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USALDS (Mormon) ChurchSalvation ArmyOther
Adherents1.7%1.0%0.9%0.7%6.9%
Congregations5.3%5.8%3.7%1.1%41.3%
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: 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%

6.74% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($49,627 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.74%
New Hampshire average:

7.57%

0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($429 average AGI)
Hillsborough County:

0.12%
New Hampshire average:

0.13%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Middlesex County, MA  1.22% ($59,399 average AGI)
from Rockingham County, NH  1.07% ($42,544)
from Merrimack County, NH  0.76% ($37,923)


6.91% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($50,293 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.91%
New Hampshire average:

7.49%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($527 average AGI)
Hillsborough County:

0.09%
New Hampshire average:

0.08%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Rockingham County, NH  0.96% ($50,299 average AGI)
to Merrimack County, NH  0.92% ($46,209)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.62% ($45,934)

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 (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Amherst fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 29
Total length: 57 meters (187ft)
Total costs: $62,500,000
Total average daily traffic: 159,470
Total average daily truck traffic: 9,484

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 3
  • 1960-1969: 9
  • 1970-1979: 6
  • 1980-1989: 5
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 1
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:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 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-State Police Division, 33 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301, Phone: (603) 223-8321, 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:
  • Tank, 415 Feet West 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: KNAD253
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.460 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/04/2004, Expiration Date: 04/27/2014, Certifier: Gary Macguire
    Registrant: Ewa 2012111405, 17750 Creamery Rd Suite B-10, Emmitsburg, MD 21727, Phone: (880) 000-0000, Fax: (717) 337-9157, Email:
  • POLICE STATION, 175 Amherst Street (Lat: 42.863972 Lon: -71.622306), Type: Tower, Structure height: 21 m, Overall height: 24 m, Call Sign: WQAM840
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.247 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/06/2004, Expiration Date: 07/06/2014, Certifier: Bruce W Berry
    Registrant: Fcca, 4045 Jockey Street, Charlton, NY 12019, Phone: (518) 399-6755, Fax: (518) 399-6755, Email:
  • TANK, 415 Feet West 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: WQAP357
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.220 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/14/2004, Expiration Date: 07/14/2014, Certifier: John De Silva
    Registrant: Ewa 2012111404, 17750 Creamery Rd Suite B-10, Emmitsburg, MD 21727, Phone: (800) 482-8282, Fax: (717) 337-9157, 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:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 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: 01/27/2009, Expiration Date: 03/21/2019
    Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street, Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4282, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 58
  • Hazardous Condition: 46
  • Service Call: 26
  • Good Intent Call: 16

Incident types - Amherst


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Amherst, NH
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
Browse common businesses in Amherst, NH

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