Amherst, Wisconsin

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Population in 2019: 1,045 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +8.4%
 
Males: 533  (51.1%)
Females: 512  (48.9%)
Median resident age:

35.2 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.9 years

Zip codes: 54406.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $48,578 (it was $40,125 in 2000)
Amherst:

$48,578
WI:

$64,168

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $30,710 (it was $18,514 in 2000)

Amherst village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $146,192 (it was $90,600 in 2000)
Amherst:

$146,192
WI:

$197,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $213,564; detached houses: $223,946; townhouses or other attached units: $190,521; in 2-unit structures: $161,263; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $317,623; mobile homes: $35,987

Median gross rent in 2019: $706.

March 2019 cost of living index in Amherst: 86.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.8%
(9.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Amherst, Wisconsin as of January 25, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Amherst is 296 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (26.6%), Polish (25.3%), European (7.2%), Norwegian (6.7%), American (6.2%), English (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1899

Elevation: 1050 feet

Land area: 1.17 square miles.

Population density: 897 people per square mile   (low).

Amherst, Wisconsin map

13 residents are foreign born

This village:

1.2%
Wisconsin:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,533 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,038 (1.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Appleton, WI (45.6 miles , pop. 70,087).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (95.3 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (197.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Amherst Junction, WI (1.4 miles ),
Nelsonville, WI (1.8 miles),
Lanark, WI (2.5 miles ),
New Hope, WI (2.6 miles ),
Scandinavia, WI (2.6 miles ),
Stockton, WI (2.7 miles ),
Iola, WI (3.0 miles ),
Farmington, WI (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 44.45 N, Longitude: 89.29 W

Area code: 715

Distribution of median household income in Amherst, WI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Amherst, WI in 2019
Amherst satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $102,700
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $120,800
  • 1999: 9 buildings, average cost: $113,100
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $126,200
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $115,300
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $81,800
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $127,600
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $129,000
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $98,600
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $186,300
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $153,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $141,300
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $170,000
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $173,200
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $135,000
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $251,300
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2019: 11 buildings, average cost: $120,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Amherst, WI residents
Average permit cost in Amherst, WI
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.0%
Wisconsin:

4.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +168 (+21.1%).
Most common industries in Amherst, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (11.6%)
  • Health care (10.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.3%)
  • Construction (5.1%)
  • Truck transportation (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (12.8%)
  • Construction (10.0%)
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Truck transportation (7.6%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.0%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.6%)
  • Educational services (13.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (11.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.4%)
  • Social assistance (6.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Amherst, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.2%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (5.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.0%)

Average climate in Amherst, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Amherst, Wisconsin average temperatures Amherst, Wisconsin average precipitation Amherst, Wisconsin humidity Amherst, Wisconsin wind speed Amherst, Wisconsin snowfall Amherst, Wisconsin sunshine Amherst, Wisconsin clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Amherst-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 28% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/26/1951, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the Amherst village center killed 6 people and injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/27/1984, a category F4 tornado 36.9 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Amherst-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 4% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 207.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 421.2 miles away from Amherst center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 396.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 247.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2010 at 09:59:35, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 176.2 miles away from Amherst center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 421.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Portage County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Amherst topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Amherst:

  • DAVITA - GRAND SEASONS DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; WAUPACA, WI)
  • FMC DIALYSIS - WAUPACA (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; WAUPACA, WI)
  • CRYSTAL RIVER NUR REHAB (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WAUPACA, WI)
  • RECOVER HEALTH OF WISCONSIN INC (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; WAUPACA, WI)
  • RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER, INC Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; WAUPACA, WI)
  • HOSPICE PGM WAUPACA CTY (Hospital, about 13 miles away; WAUPACA, WI)
  • MINISTRY HC HSPC STEVENS POINT (Hospital, about 15 miles away; STEVENS POINT, WI)

Airports located in Amherst:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Amherst:

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 16 miles; Stevens Point, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,089)
  • Mid-State Technical College (about 25 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; FT enrollment: 2,128)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 42 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 43 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 5,682)
  • Lawrence University (about 46 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 2,821)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (about 47 miles; Oshkosh, WI; FT enrollment: 10,637)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 59 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 6,069)

Public high schools in Amherst:

  • AMHERST HIGH (Students: 280, Location: 357 N MAIN ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • CENTRAL WISCONSIN VIRTUAL SCHOOL (Location: 357 N MAIN ST, Grades: 6-12, Charter school)

Public elementary/middle schools in Amherst:

  • AMHERST ELEMENTARY (Location: 357 N MAIN ST, Grades: PK-4)
  • AMHERST MIDDLE (Location: 357 N MAIN ST, Grades: 5-8)
See full list of schools located in Amherst

Library in Amherst:

  • LETTIE W. JENSEN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $32,886; Location: 278 N. MAIN ST.; 21,001 books; 752 audio materials; 1,383 video materials; 28 state licensed databases; 10 other licensed databases; 35 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Amherst and it's surrounding area are infamously known for it's history of supposedly being haunted (ie- The Goat Boy, Calvin's Blood, Boy Scout Lane, The Bloody Bride, etc...). It is said that there are at least one hundred ghosts in every square mile of the county. Many tv shows have come to the area to explore and report on these stories and sightings and there are many sites on the internet about Haunted Wisconsin. Many of the tales have been known by the population for ages and some are even considered legends, deeply rooted into tradition.

Points of interest:

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Cemeteries: Amherst Cemetery (1), Lower Amherst Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Amherst Millpond 90 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Amherst Inn (303 South Main Street).

Birthplace of: Dylan Page - Professional basketball player, Tom Metcalf - Baseball player.

Portage County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

WILD WEST CAMPGROUND & CORRAL (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-16-2007), St Boil Water Order (MAY-16-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-16-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-23-2007), St Public Notif received (MAY-25-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUN-07-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-08-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUN-08-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-08-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-28-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-23-2006), St Boil Water Order (MAY-23-2006), St Public Notif requested (MAY-23-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-23-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-25-2006)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Amherst that have no violations reported:

  • AMHERST WATERWORKS (Address: 160 MILL ST , Population served: 1,058, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TOMORROW RIVER BP (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PETE & SHARONS (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SMOKEY SPUR (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WHITETAIL LANES LLC (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RIVERSIDE BIBLE CAMP MAIN (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NELSONVILLE EVAN LUTHERAN (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ST MARYS OF MOUNT CARMEL (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This village:

2.4 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

63.1%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

6.7%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Banks with branches in Amherst (2011 data):

  • Citizens Bank: Amherst at 128 County Highway Kk, branch established on 1997/01/13. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $9,212.3 mil, Deposits: $7,452.0 mil, headquarters in Flint, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 220 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Republic Bancorp, Inc.
  • The International Bank of Amherst: The International Bank Of Amherst at 103 South Main Street, branch established on 1893/04/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $48.9 mil, Deposits: $41.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Amherst:

Marital status in Amherst, WI
  • Never married: 32.9%
  • Now married: 41.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 19.4%

For population 25 years and over in Amherst:

  • High school or higher: 91.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Wisconsin average:

10.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Amherst
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Amherst, WI (based on Portage County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic28,52016
Evangelical Protestant6,39035
Mainline Protestant5,68717
Other3926
None29,030-
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: 8
Portage County:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Portage County:

3.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 67
Here:

9.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Portage County:

28.1%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.6%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Amherst:

62.2%
Wisconsin:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Amherst:

66.2%
Wisconsin:

46.6%

Average BMI:
Amherst:

27.3
Wisconsin:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Amherst:

13.3%
Wisconsin:

21.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Amherst:

6.9
Wisconsin:

6.8

Overweight people:
Amherst:

29.2%
State:

34.0%

General health condition:
Amherst:

69.9%
Wisconsin:

56.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Amherst:

82.3%
Wisconsin:

78.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Amherst, WI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2018)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 1$5,042$60,5040$0
Water Supply 1$5,042$60,5040$0
Other Government Administration 1$4,281$51,3720$0
Sewerage 1$5,566$66,7920$0
Local Libraries 0$0 4$1,618
Totals for Government 4$19,931$59,7934$1,618

Amherst government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $126,000 ($120.57)
    Libraries: $56,000 ($53.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($3.83)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $309,000 ($295.69)
    Water Utilities: $303,000 ($289.95)
    Local Fire Protection: $93,000 ($89.00)
    Regular Highways: $91,000 ($87.08)
    Central Staff Services: $63,000 ($60.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $48,000 ($45.93)
    Libraries: $37,000 ($35.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000 ($30.62)
    Police Protection: $14,000 ($13.40)
    General - Other: $14,000 ($13.40)
    Financial Administration: $13,000 ($12.44)
    Natural Resources - Other: $7,000 ($6.70)
    General Public Buildings: $6,000 ($5.74)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $5,000 ($4.78)
    Health - Other: $2,000 ($1.91)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($0.96)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $42,000 ($40.19)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $680,000 ($650.72)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($6.70)

Amherst government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $298,000 ($285.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $46,000 ($44.02)
    Other: $1,000 ($0.96)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $26,000 ($24.88)
    Donations From Private Sources: $22,000 ($21.05)
    Rents: $3,000 ($2.87)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($0.96)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($0.96)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $181,000 ($173.21)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $305,000 ($291.87)
    General Local Government Support: $138,000 ($132.06)
    Highways: $43,000 ($41.15)
    Education: $24,000 ($22.97)
  • Tax - Property: $448,000 ($428.71)
    Other: $8,000 ($7.66)
    Other License: $5,000 ($4.78)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $3,000 ($2.87)

Amherst government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,932,000 ($1848.80)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,506,000 ($1441.15)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $774,000 ($740.67)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $348,000 ($333.01)

5.49% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,033 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.49%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Wood County, WI  0.92% ($40,185 average AGI)
from Marathon County, WI  0.65% ($53,335)
from Waupaca County, WI  0.34% ($30,667)


6.32% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,062 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.32%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Wood County, WI  0.95% ($38,967 average AGI)
to Marathon County, WI  0.70% ($46,945)
to Waupaca County, WI  0.37% ($44,571)

Businesses in Amherst, WI

  • MasterBrand Cabinets: 2
  • Subway: 1
  • UPS: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Amherst:

  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WDUX (800 AM; 5 kW; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: LAIRD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRIG (1390 AM; 10 kW; SCHOFIELD, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WFHR (1320 AM; 5 kW; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN RAPIDS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WFCL (1380 AM; 4 kW; CLINTONVILLE, WI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLBL (930 AM; 5 kW; AUBURNDALE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTAQ (1360 AM; 10 kW; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Amherst:

  • WGLX-FM (103.3 FM; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN RAPIDS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WYTE (96.7 FM; WHITING, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WHRM (90.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WIZD (99.9 FM; RUDOLPH, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC)
  • WIFC (95.5 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WLJY (106.5 FM; MARSHFIELD, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WDEZ (101.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: W R I G, INC.)
  • WSPT-FM (97.9 FM; STEVENS POINT, WI; Owner: AMERICUS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WDUX-FM (92.7 FM; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: LAIRD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WWSP (89.9 FM; STEVENS POINT, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS OF UNIV. OF WISCONSIN)
  • WYCO (107.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: SEEHAFER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAPL-FM (105.7 FM; APPLETON, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLBL-FM (91.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WXPW (91.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WHITE PINE COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WGNV (88.5 FM; MILLADORE, WI; Owner: EVANGEL MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Amherst:

  • W24BV (Channel 24; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W60CI (Channel 60; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W16AY (Channel 16; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W18CS (Channel 18; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W40BC (Channel 40; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W62DA (Channel 62; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W66DC (Channel 66; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFXS (Channel 55; WITTENBERG, WI; Owner: DAVIS TELEVISION WAUSAU, LLC)
  • W06BU (Channel 6; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Amherst fatal accident list:

Sep 16, 2010 05:39 AM, V, Lat: 44.446772, Lon: -89.284708, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 11, 2003 07:39 PM, Us-10, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 28, 1994 02:47 PM, B, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 177ft / 54.2mTotal length
  • $238,000Total costs
  • 86,178Total average daily traffic
  • 1,934Total average daily truck traffic
  • 127,371Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Amherst, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 142000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Amherst, WI

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Clinton Ct Watertank (Lat: 44.449278 Lon: -89.292278), Type: Tank, Structure height: 46 m, Call Sign: WNSG301,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.025 MHz, Grant Date: 02/26/2015, Expiration Date: 05/22/2025, Registrant: Northway Communications Inc, 105 E Oak St, Wausau, WI 54401, Phone: (715) 842-0841, Fax: (715) 848-1413, Email:
  • Main St (Lat: 44.452472 Lon: -89.289000), Call Sign: KVC594, Licensee ID: L00115168,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.655 MHz, Grant Date: 12/10/1997, Expiration Date: 02/03/2003, Cancellation Date: 05/11/2003, Registrant: Alvin J Lund, 218 High St, Waupaca, WI 54981, Phone: (715) 258-3897
  • 357 N. Main Street (Lat: 44.455194 Lon: -89.284944), Type: Mast, Structure height: 6.1 m, Overall height: 7.6 m, Call Sign: WQJP221,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.3200 MHz, Grant Date: 02/11/2019, Expiration Date: 11/13/2028, Certifier: Pete Sippel, Registrant: Primex, Inc., 965 Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (262) 249-2344
  • AMHERST, Lat: 44.416667 Lon: -89.333333, Call Sign: WQRA474, Licensee ID: L00005656,
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.512 MHz, 467.212 MHz, Grant Date: 04/04/2013, Expiration Date: 04/04/2023, Certifier: Paul M Blum, Registrant: Wisconsin Public Service Corporation, 600 N. Adams Street, Green Bay, WI 54307, Phone: (920) 617-5166, Email:
  • Lat: 44.436944 Lon: -89.275833, Call Sign: WQVM259,
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.625 MHz, Grant Date: 03/25/2015, Expiration Date: 03/25/2025, Certifier: Jason Blenker, Registrant: Northway Communications Inc., 105 East Oak Street, Wausau, WI 54401, Phone: (715) 842-0841, Fax: (715) 848-1413, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: BEECH 95 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2783Y, N2783Y, N-2783Y, Serial Number: TD-154, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 07/03/1958, Certificate Issue Date: 08/23/1995
    Registrant (Individual): Bert E Glodowski, 4095 Town Line Rd, Amherst, WI 54406
  • Aircraft: BLENKER PETER A TITAN TORNADO I (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4438B, N4438B, N-4438B, Serial Number: T97503COHK0286, Year manufactured: 1998, Airworthiness Date: 06/04/1998, Certificate Issue Date: 06/29/1998
    Registrant (Individual): Peter A Blenker, 500 Lorry St, Amherst, WI 54406
  • Aircraft: BLENKER PETER A QUICKSILVER SPORT II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 SERIES (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 5626S, N5626S, N-5626S, Serial Number: 267, Year manufactured: 1992, Airworthiness Date: 01/09/2008, Certificate Issue Date: 10/10/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Peter A Blenker, Po Box 40, Amherst, WI 54406
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5968D, N5968D, N-5968D, Serial Number: 22-4633, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 11/26/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 04/07/2015
    Registrant (LLC): Blenker Leasing Company LLC, Po Box 40, Amherst, WI 54406
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6407R, N6407R, N-6407R, Serial Number: 28-21586, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 03/30/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 03/05/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Steven F Kubisiak, 9052 Fox Rd, Amherst, WI 54406
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-301 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 71 mph), Engine: P&W R1340 SERIES (600 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4442S, N4442S, N-4442S, Serial Number: 301-0102, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 10/27/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 05/15/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Michael A Sullivan, 9143 Fountain Grove Rd, Amherst, WI 54406
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 02/14/2018

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 12. The highest number of reported fires - 27 took place in 2002, and the least - 0 in 2006. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Amherst, WI When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (43.5%), and Outside Fires (38.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Amherst, WI
    • 9043.5%Structure Fires
    • 8038.6%Outside Fires
    • 3115.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 62.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Amherst, WI
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Amherst, WI
  • 85.8%Utility gas
  • 9.4%Electricity
  • 2.6%Wood
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Amherst, WI
  • 56.6%Utility gas
  • 36.5%Electricity
  • 2.1%Other fuel
  • 1.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.6%Wood
  • 1.6%No fuel used


Amherst compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.

Amherst on our top lists:

  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other South Central Asia (population 500+)"
There are 8 pilots and 5 other airmen in this city.
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