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Amherst is a village in Buffalo County, in the Kearney metro area.
The community was named for the college in MA
The latitude of Amherst is 40.768N. The longitude is -99.269W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,356 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 279.
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52% of Amherst residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 $15,754, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% 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 $325. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $646.
Buffalo 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 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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