Amherst, Wisconsin

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Population in 2014: 1,043 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.2%
 
Males: 533  (51.1%)
Females: 510  (48.9%)
Median resident age:  32.7 years
Wisconsin median age:  39.4 years

Zip codes: 54406.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $41,669 (it was $40,125 in 2000)
Amherst:

$41,669
WI:

$56,811

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $22,461 (it was $18,514 in 2000)

Amherst village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $135,502 (it was $90,600 in 2000)
Amherst:

$135,502
WI:

$173,200

Median gross rent in 2016: $672.

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  • Races in Amherst, WI (2010)

    Amherst races chart
    • 1,00096.6%White alone
    • 262.5%Hispanic
    • 40.4%Two or more races
    • 30.3%Black alone
    • 20.2%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Amherst: 88.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Polish (24.8%), German (24.6%), Irish (10.6%), American (7.6%), Norwegian (7.1%), Finnish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1899

Elevation: 1050 feet

Land area: 1.17 square miles.

Population density: 895 people per square mile   (low).

Amherst,WI real estate house value index trend

Amherst, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Amherst:

  • High school or higher: 87.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Amherst village:

  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 48.1%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 17.4%

13 residents are foreign born

This village:

1.1%
Wisconsin:

4.8%



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Amherst, Wisconsin as of November 14, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Amherst to the number of sex offenders is 169 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,382 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,275 (1.7%)

Amherst satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.45 N, Longitude: 89.29 W

Area code: 715

Amherst household income distribution Amherst home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.4%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +168 (+21.1%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Finance and insurance (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Amherst: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Amherst, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 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, Depth: 8.9 mi, 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 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 340.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 188.9 miles away from Amherst center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 368.8 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 (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Amherst topographic map

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

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.

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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).

Portage County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 19.4%
(20.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Wisconsin average:

10.4

Amherst travel time to work - commute Amherst mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Amherst village (based on Portage County data)

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:

49.8%
Wisconsin:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Amherst:

47.6%
Wisconsin:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Amherst:

28.9
Wisconsin:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Amherst:

19.8%
Wisconsin:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Amherst:

9.2%
Wisconsin:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Amherst:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Amherst:

34.4%
Wisconsin:

33.9%

General health condition:
Amherst:

57.8%
Wisconsin:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Amherst:

78.5%
Wisconsin:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Amherst, WI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$7,957$95,4840$0
Streets and Highways 1$11,307$135,6840$0
Sewerage 1$9,137$109,6440$0
Water Supply 1$6,361$76,3320$0
Local Libraries 0$0 4$2,119
Totals for Government 4$34,762$104,2864$2,119

Amherst government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $203,000 ($194.63)
    Regular Highways: $94,000 ($90.12)
    Parks & Recreation: $13,000 ($12.46)
    Natural Resources - Other: $7,000 ($6.71)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $204,000 ($195.59)
    Water Utilities: $129,000 ($123.68)
    Regular Highways: $65,000 ($62.32)
    Central Staff Services: $51,000 ($48.90)
    Fire Protection: $49,000 ($46.98)
    Libraries: $43,000 ($41.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $31,000 ($29.72)
    Parks & Recreation: $17,000 ($16.30)
    General - Other: $13,000 ($12.46)
    Natural Resources - Other: $11,000 ($10.55)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($6.71)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($4.79)
    Health Services - Other: $5,000 ($4.79)
    Police Protection: $4,000 ($3.84)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $4,000 ($3.84)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($2.88)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $83,000 ($79.58)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $170,000 ($162.99)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $15,000 ($14.38)

Amherst government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $257,000 ($246.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $31,000 ($29.72)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($0.96)
    All Other: $1,000 ($0.96)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,000 ($3.84)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $36,000 ($34.52)
    General Revenue, NEC: $22,000 ($21.09)
    Special Assessments: $18,000 ($17.26)
    Rents: $1,000 ($0.96)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $102,000 ($97.79)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $165,000 ($158.20)
    Highways: $27,000 ($25.89)
    All Other: $1,000 ($0.96)
  • Tax - Property: $120,000 ($115.05)
    NEC: $19,000 ($18.22)

Amherst government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $246,000 ($235.86)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,375,000 ($1318.31)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $203,000 ($194.63)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $431,000 ($413.23)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $35,000 ($33.56)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,096,000 ($1050.81)
    Water Utilities: $198,000 ($189.84)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $51,000 ($48.90)
    Water Utilities: $13,000 ($12.46)

Amherst government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $700,000 ($671.14)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $64,000 ($61.36)

5.29% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,048 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.29%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Wood County, WI  0.61% ($36,297 average AGI)
from Marathon County, WI  0.57% ($27,442)
from Dane County, WI  0.31% ($37,250)


5.84% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,481 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Wood County, WI  0.68% ($29,123 average AGI)
to Marathon County, WI  0.53% ($34,958)
to Dane County, WI  0.44% ($31,868)

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: 44.44677, Lon: -89.28471, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken 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
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 20m66ftTotal length
  • 10,705Total average daily traffic
  • 345Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Main St (Lat: 44.452472 Lon: -89.289000), Call Sign: KVC594, Licensee ID: L00115168
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.655 MHzGrant Date: 12/10/1997, Expiration Date: 02/03/2003, Cancellation Date: 05/11/2003Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 11/13/2008, Expiration Date: 11/13/2018, Certifier: Pete SippelRegistrant: Primex Wireless, 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 MHzGrant Date: 04/04/2013, Expiration Date: 04/04/2023, Certifier: Paul M BlumRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 03/25/2015, Expiration Date: 03/25/2025, Certifier: Jason BlenkerRegistrant: Northway Communications Inc., 105 East Oak Street, Wausau, WI 54401, Phone: (715) 842-0841, Fax: (715) 848-1413, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • AMHERST, 4495 Mill Road (Lat: 44.447417 Lon: -89.313972), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 107 m, Overall height: 114.3 m, Call Sign: WPSQ977
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz, 6845.00 MHzGrant Date: 06/21/2011, Expiration Date: 07/16/2021, Certifier: Kenneth R MeyersRegistrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • AMHERST, 0.8 Miles Se Of St. Patrick's Chruch (Lat: 44.359167 Lon: -89.330806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQKZ791
    Assigned Frequencies: 10935.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHzGrant Date: 11/05/2009, Expiration Date: 11/05/2019, Certifier: Kevin P KlugeRegistrant: Spiralight Networks, LLC, 130 East Walnut Street Suite 509, Green Bay, WI 54301, Phone: (920) 227-8258, Fax: (920) 884-0836, Email:
  • HWY 54, 9803 Hwy 54 (Highway 54 - 196432439) (Lat: 44.351944 Lon: -89.292861), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 58.2 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQQT902
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHzGrant Date: 03/01/2013, Expiration Date: 03/01/2023, Cancellation Date: 12/03/2014, Certifier: Michael P GogginRegistrant: Lake Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • ML15AL240, 4495 Mill Road (Lat: 44.447417 Lon: -89.313972), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 107 m, Overall height: 114.3 m, Call Sign: WQRF271
    Assigned Frequencies: 10875.0 MHz, 10875.0 MHz, 10875.0 MHzGrant Date: 04/30/2013, Expiration Date: 04/30/2023, Certifier: Kyle B EntzRegistrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

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  • 120 Hwy B Near #7205 10th St (Lat: 44.551611 Lon: -89.424278), Structure height: 21.9 m, Call Sign: KNKG801
    Assigned Frequencies: 849.405 MHz, 894.405 MHzGrant Date: 12/21/1990, Expiration Date: 11/04/2003, Cancellation Date: 01/16/2003Registrant: Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P., 1333 New Hampshire Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 887-4000, Fax: (202) 887-4288, Email:
  • 371 Mckinley Street (Lat: 44.451639 Lon: -89.280389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 56.4 m, Call Sign: KNKG804
    Assigned Frequencies: 849.405 MHz, 894.405 MHzGrant Date: 01/12/2006, Expiration Date: 05/13/2010, Cancellation Date: 01/15/2009Registrant: Verizon Corporation, 1300 I Street N.W., Suite 400 West, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 515-2537, Fax: (202) 336-7866, Email:
  • 120 Hwy B Near 7205 10th St - 7225 Site D, 10th St Town Of Sharon (Lat: 44.551611 Lon: -89.424278), Type: Bant, Structure height: 21.9 m, Call Sign: WPYZ281
    Assigned Frequencies: 849.405 MHz, 894.405 MHzGrant Date: 06/18/2004, Expiration Date: 11/30/2004, Cancellation Date: 04/15/2006, Certifier: Brent KovarRegistrant: Sandler, Reiff And Young, 50th St. Se Suite 300, Washington D. C., DC 20003, Phone: (202) 479-1111, Fax: (202) 479-1115, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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

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)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (67%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0%)

Businesses in Amherst, WI

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

Amherst compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.

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