For population 25 years and over in Amherst:
For population 15 years and over in Amherst town:
541 residents are foreign born (1.9% Europe, 1.5% Asia, 1.1% North America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
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 ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.85 N, Longitude: 71.61 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 603
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Amherst detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 18 (17 officers).
Work and jobs in Amherst: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Amherst, New Hampshire
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
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.
Local government website: www.town.amherst.nh.us
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Amherst:
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Private high schools in Amherst:
Public elementary/middle schools in Amherst:
See full list of schools located in Amherst, map of school districts: AMHERST SCHOOL DISTRICT, SOUHEGAN COOPERATIVE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Private elementary/middle schools in Amherst:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
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.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 9.74. This is about average. There were 22 monitors within city limits.
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 2010 was 8.17. This is about average. There were 5 monitors within city limits.
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.
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.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Amherst and their reported violations in the past:PONEMAH GREEN (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
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Amherst compared to New Hampshire state average:
Banks with branches in Amherst (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Amherst (based on Hillsborough County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.14%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 73
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 66
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 107
Number of full-service restaurants: 330
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Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
6.74% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($49,627 average adjusted gross income)
0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($429 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.91% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($50,293 average adjusted gross income)
0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($527 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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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: 29See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Amherst, NH
Total length: 57 meters (187ft)
Total costs: $62,500,000
Total average daily traffic: 159,470
Total average daily truck traffic: 9,484
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
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
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:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Amherst, NH
Total of 389 patent applications in 2008-2014.