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Amherst is a town in Hancock County.
One tradition says the community was named for Amherst, MA; another says it was named for Amherst, NH
The latitude of Amherst is 44.833N. The longitude is -68.364W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 581 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 230.
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13% of Amherst residents report German ancestry, and 19% 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 $16,548, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Amherst residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Amherst, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $175. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $564.
The average commute time for Amherst workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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