Amherst, Colorado

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Population in 2010: 58.
Males: 26  (45.6%)
Females: 32  (54.4%)
Median resident age:

23.0 years
Colorado median age:

37.1 years

Zip code: 80721

Estimated median household income in 2019: $54,547
Amherst:

$54,547
CO:

$77,127

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $28,453

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $182,185
Amherst:

$182,185
CO:

$394,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $205,160; detached houses: $216,344; mobile homes: $18,530
March 2019 cost of living index in Amherst: 90.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.1%
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According to our research of Colorado and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Amherst, Colorado as of August 03, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Amherst is 49 to 1.


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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3688 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greeley, CO (135.7 miles , pop. 76,930).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Aurora, CO (155.4 miles , pop. 276,393).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (621.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Venango, NE (2.9 miles),
Holyoke, CO (3.2 miles ),
Lamar, NE (3.5 miles),
Table Land, CO (3.6 miles ),
Paoli, CO (4.1 miles),
Julesburg, CO (4.7 miles ),
Ovid, CO (4.7 miles ),
Haxtun, CO (4.9 miles )

Latitude: 40.68 N, Longitude: 102.17 W

Distribution of median household income in Amherst, CO in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.5%
Colorado:

6.2%

Tornado activity:

Amherst-area historical tornado activity is above Colorado state average. It is 3% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/27/1960, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.8 miles away from the Amherst place center killed 2 people and injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/2/1991, a category F3 tornado 18.2 miles away from the place center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Amherst-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 470% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 508.3 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 212.2 miles away from Amherst center
On 8/23/2011 at 05:46:18, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 285.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/22/2019 at 08:50:24, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 177.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 408.4 miles away from Amherst center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 638.5 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Phillips County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Amherst:

  • MELISSA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; HOLYOKE, CO)
  • PRAIRIE VISTA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; HOLYOKE, CO)
  • REGENT PARK NURSING AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; HOLYOKE, CO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Amherst:

  • University of Northern Colorado (about 135 miles; Greeley, CO; Full-time enrollment: 11,469)
  • Aims Community College (about 138 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 3,598)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 140 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins (about 154 miles; Fort Collins, CO; FT enrollment: 25,099)
  • Chadron State College (about 155 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • Community College of Aurora (about 155 miles; Aurora, CO; FT enrollment: 4,730)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 161 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Amherst Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Phillips County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

3.0 people
Colorado:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

84.2%
Whole state:

63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.3%
Whole state:

6.5%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Amherst:

Marital status in Amherst, CO
  • Never married: 48.6%
  • Now married: 51.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Amherst:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.0%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
Colorado average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Amherst, CO (based on Phillips County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,40113
Catholic6133
Mainline Protestant5692
None1,859-
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: 2
Phillips County:

4.48 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Phillips County:

4.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

11.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.6%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Phillips County:

19.6%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.0%
State:

9.6%

Strongest AM radio stations in Amherst:

  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOGA (930 AM; 5 kW; OGALLALA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KRDZ (1440 AM; 5 kW; WRAY, CO; Owner: MEDIA LOGIC, LLC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KJLT (970 AM; 5 kW; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: TRI-STATE B/CING ASSOC., INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGAB (650 AM; 9 kW; ORCHARD VALLEY, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Amherst:

  • KADL (102.9 FM; IMPERIAL, NE; Owner: IMPERIAL MEDIA ASSOCIATION)
  • K206BD (89.1 FM; JULESBURG, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Amherst:

  • K35AB (Channel 35; JULESBURG, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • K41AB (Channel 41; JULESBURG, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • K31AB (Channel 31; JULESBURG, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • K39AC (Channel 39; JULESBURG, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • K43BY (Channel 43; JULESBURG, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • K15FD (Channel 15; HOLYOKE, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • K17EU (Channel 17; HOLYOKE, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • K19EG (Channel 19; HOLYOKE, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • K21FF (Channel 21; HOLYOKE, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • K25GZ (Channel 25; HOLYOKE, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • K16ET (Channel 16; PLEASANT VALLEY, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • K20GK (Channel 20; PLEASANT VALLEY, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • K30GO (Channel 30; PLEASANT VALLEY, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • K14KL (Channel 14; PLEASANT VALLEY, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • K18GM (Channel 18; PLEASANT VALLEY, CO; Owner: REGION 1 TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 3 Miles South 4 Miles East (Lat: 40.608333 Lon: -102.039361), Call Sign: KMF381,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.035 MHz, Grant Date: 01/23/2013, Expiration Date: 03/18/2023, Registrant: Prairie States Communicaitons, 60 N Hwy 61, Imperial, NE 69033, Phone: (308) 882-4694, Email:
  • 7 Mi E Us 6 4 Mi N 2 Mi E Of Holyoke (Lat: 40.651389 Lon: -102.093528), Call Sign: KNEF526,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.490 MHz, Grant Date: 11/20/1997, Expiration Date: 12/11/2002, Cancellation Date: 03/16/2003, Registrant: Russell Krueger, 55880 Cr 30 Box 30, Amherst, CO 80721, Phone: (970) 854-3562
  • Star Route Box 14 (Lat: 40.705556 Lon: -102.188806), Call Sign: KNHC463, Licensee ID: L00710924,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.325 MHz, Grant Date: 07/03/2003, Expiration Date: 07/29/2013, Cancellation Date: 09/28/2013, Registrant: Joe Crowder, 49037 County Rd 38, Amherst, CO 80721, Phone: (303) 854-4121
  • 12 Mi Ne Holyoke Star Route (Lat: 40.652778 Lon: -102.111583), Call Sign: KXJ818,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.885 MHz, Grant Date: 05/28/1999, Expiration Date: 07/31/2004, Cancellation Date: 10/02/2004, Registrant: Krueger Enterprises, 59095 Cr 32, Amherst, CO 80721, Phone: (303) 854-4157
  • 1 Mi N & 1 1/2 Mi E Of Amherst Co (Lat: 40.693056 Lon: -102.150472), Call Sign: WRZ970,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.355 MHz, Grant Date: 03/30/2015, Expiration Date: 05/07/2025, Registrant: Scholl Oil, Holyoke, CO 80734, Phone: (970) 854-3300, Fax: (970) 854-3304, Email:
  • Amherst Sub (Lat: 40.705000 Lon: -102.132139), Call Sign: WNFL608, Licensee ID: L00025549,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.203 MHz, Grant Date: 04/20/1998, Expiration Date: 06/29/2003, Cancellation Date: 05/28/2002, Registrant: Highline Electric Association, Holyoke, CO 80734, Phone: (303) 854-2236

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • AMHERST, Sw 1/4 Of Sec Trn9 (Lat: 40.720278 Lon: -102.298806), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WPJD815,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6172.50 MHz, 6715.62 MHz, 6177.50 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 6815.00 MHz, 6845.00 MHz... (+5 more), Grant Date: 02/23/2021, Expiration Date: 02/01/2031, Certifier: Francis J Dirico, Registrant: Ne Colorado Cellular, Inc., 1220 West Platte Ave, Fort Morgan, CO 80701, Phone: (970) 867-6767, Fax: (970) 867-3589, Email:
  • Amherst Coop Alpha, Lat: 40.681583 Lon: -102.164722, Type: Silo, Structure height: 36.6 m, Overall height: 37.6 m, Call Sign: WQLW210,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 05/08/2010, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2020, Certifier: Vince Kropp, Registrant: Pc Telcorp, Inc., 240 S. Interocean Ave., Holyoke, CO 80734, Phone: (970) 854-2201, Fax: (970) 854-2268, Email:
  • Amherst Coop Beta, Lat: 40.681583 Lon: -102.164722, Type: Silo, Structure height: 36.6 m, Overall height: 37.6 m, Call Sign: WQLW210,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 05/08/2010, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2020, Certifier: Vince Kropp, Registrant: Pc Telcorp, Inc., 240 S. Interocean Ave., Holyoke, CO 80734, Phone: (970) 854-2201, Fax: (970) 854-2268, Email:
  • Amherst Coop Gamma, Lat: 40.681583 Lon: -102.164722, Type: Silo, Structure height: 36.6 m, Overall height: 37.6 m, Call Sign: WQLW210,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 05/08/2010, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2020, Certifier: Vince Kropp, Registrant: Pc Telcorp, Inc., 240 S. Interocean Ave., Holyoke, CO 80734, Phone: (970) 854-2201, Fax: (970) 854-2268, Email:
  • EAST AMHERST, 36991 Cr 65 (Lat: 40.700500 Lon: -102.051944), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQSU466,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/18/2013, Expiration Date: 11/18/2023, Certifier: Thomas W Burnett, Registrant: Ne Colorado Cellular, Inc., 1224 West Platte Ave, Fort Morgan, CO 80701, Phone: (970) 542-3667, Fax: (970) 867-3589, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB0DJM, Grant Date: 02/02/1993, Expiration Date: 02/02/2003, Cancellation Date: 02/03/2005, Registrant: Maury S Kramer, Amherst, CO 80721
  • Call Sign: WB0SHT, Licensee ID: L00214259, Grant Date: 03/01/2021, Expiration Date: 05/29/2030, Certifier: Donald B Voigt, Registrant: Donald B Voigt, 45322 County Road 38, Amherst, CO 80721

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1163Y, N1163Y, N-1163Y, Serial Number: 15059563, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 04/05/1962, Certificate Issue Date: 04/24/2000
    Registrant (Individual): Jerry O From, 40833 County Road 61, Amherst, CO 80721

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Amherst, CO
  • 69.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 31.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Amherst, CO
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Amherst compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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