Amherst Hampshire County, Massachusetts

Amherst: Town in Massachusetts

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Location of Amherst on Massachusetts map.

About

Amherst is a town located in the county of Hampshire in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Its population at the 2010 census was 37,819 and a population density of 1,360 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 40,643 inhabitants.

The town was created 318 years ago in 1702.

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Downtown Amherst 6
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Geography

Amherst is located at 42°22'2"N 72°31'7"W (42.3672300, -72.5185200).

Amherst map

Amherst Quick Facts

Population : 40,643 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Massachusetts (United States)
County : Hampshire County
Postal code : 01002
Area : 27.8 km2
Altitude : 295 feet / 90 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1703 (318 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−05:00
Local time : 08:21:51 (26th October 2021)
Density : 1,462 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 6.95% (2010-2020)

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  • Kanegasaki (1993 )

Demographics

The population of Amherst increased by 6.95% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2000 34,874 -
2010 37,819 7.79% census
2011 39,052 3.16% estimation process
2012 39,016 -0.09% estimation process
2013 39,670 1.65% estimation process
2014 39,781 0.28% estimation process
2015 39,887 0.27% estimation process
2016 40,011 0.31% estimation process
2017 39,492 -1.31% estimation process
2018 39,757 0.67% estimation process
2019 39,924 0.42% estimation process
2020 40,643 1.77% estimation process

Amherst zip code is 01002. County name: Hampshire, County fips: 25015

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People born in Amherst (58)

People born in Amherst, including politician Gideon Lee, actress Julie McNiven, ornithologist Margaret Morse Nice, you can see a list of people who born in Amherst.

  • Ifeoma Dieke (Scottish association football player) she was born in 25/02/1981
  • Helen Hunt Jackson (novelist, poet, writer, activist) she was born in 15/10/1830
  • George Lessey (actor, film director) he was born in 08/06/1875
  • Michael E. Mann (American physicist and climatologist) he was born in 28/12/1965
  • J Mascis (American musician) he was born in 10/12/1965
  • Jamila Wideman (American basketball player) she was born in 16/10/1975
  • Silas Wright (American politician (1795-1847)) he was born in 24/05/1795
  • Bertram Boltwood (American geologist) he was born in 27/07/1870
  • Stuart Symington (American politician (1901-1988)) he was born in 26/06/1901
  • Jair Lynch (gymnast) he was born in 02/10/1971
  • Carl S. Ehrlich (American archaeologist) he was born in 01/01/1956
  • Chester Ashley (American politician (1790-1848)) he was born in 01/06/1790
  • Ebenezer Mattoon (American politician (1755-1843)) he was born in 19/08/1755
  • Ebon Moss-Bachrach (American actor) he was born in 19/03/1977
  • Edward Dickinson (American politician (1803-1874)) he was born in 01/01/1803
  • Solomon Strong (American politician (1780-1850)) he was born in 02/03/1780
  • Orra White Hitchcock (American botanical artist (1796-1863)) she was born in 08/03/1796
  • Jonathan Hamblen he was born in 26/11/1975

Schools in Amherst

College & universities near Amherst, MA

Code Name City ZIP
164465 Amherst College Amherst (MA) 01002-5000

Stations (28)

Amtrak & bus stations near Amherst, MA

Code Name Address Type
AMM Amherst, Massachusetts 13 Railroad St. RAIL
NHT Union Station 170 Pleasant Street RAIL
GFD John W. Olver Transit Center 12 Olive Street RAIL
SPG Springfield Union Station 66 Lyman St. RAIL
WNL Windsor Locks South Main St at Stanton Road RAIL

Post offices near Amherst

Post Office Name City ZIP
North Pleasan Post Office Amherst (MA) 01002

Other places with the same name (10)

Other cities in Hampshire County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Hampshire County , MA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Northampton 28,362 County seat of Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States
Amherst Center 19,065 Census-designated place in Hampshire County, Massachusetts
South Hadley 17,539 City in Massachusetts
Easthampton 15,750 City in Massachusetts, United States of America
Belchertown 15,103 City in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Ware 9,897 Town in Massachusetts, United States
North Amherst 6,819 Census-designated place in Hampshire County, Massachusetts
Granby 6,262 Town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States
Southampton 6,162 Human settlement in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Hadley 5,327 Town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States
South Amherst 4,994 Village in the United States
Hatfield 3,243 Town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States
Williamsburg 2,462 Town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States
Huntington 2,159 Town in Massachusetts
Westhampton 1,630 Town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States
Pelham 1,305 City in Massachusetts

Distance to Other Cities

Amherst distances to largest Massachusetts cities