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Amherst is a town in Hillsborough County, in the Manchester-Nashua metro area.
The community was named for Lord Jeffrey Amherst, British commander in the French and Indian War
The latitude of Amherst is 42.861N. The longitude is -71.625W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 259 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 10,769.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Amherst demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hillsborough County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Nashua area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 03055 ZIP code.
12% of Amherst residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Amherst ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Amherst was $35,531, compared with $21,587 nationally.
56% of Amherst residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Amherst include Amherst Village Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Amherst, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $858. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,733.
Libraries in Amherst include Amherst Town Library ... View libraries
Hillsborough County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Amherst political report.
The average commute time for Amherst workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Amherst between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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