Amherst Hillsborough County, New Hampshire

Amherst: Town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States

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Location of Amherst on New Hampshire map.


Amherst is a town located in the county of Hillsborough in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. Its population at the 2010 census was 11,201 and a population density of 125 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 11,418 inhabitants.

The town was created 261 years ago in 1759.

Amherst NH Common  2006 image
Amherst NH Common 2006
Amherst NH Common  2006 image


Amherst is located at 42°51'41"N 71°37'31"W (42.8614700, -71.6253500).

Amherst map


Amherst forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. West wind 5 to 10 mph. more

Amherst Quick Facts

Population : 11,418 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New Hampshire (United States)
County : Hillsborough County
Postal code : 03031
Phone Area Codes : 603
Area : 89.9 km2
Altitude : 259 feet / 79 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1760 (261 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−05:00
Local time : 01:32:09 (18th October 2021)
Density : 127 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 1.9% (2010-2020)
Weather : 55℉ Mostly Sunny 7-days weather


The population of Amherst increased by 1.9% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 11,201 - census
2011 11,244 0.38% estimation process
2012 11,272 0.25% estimation process
2013 11,274 0.02% estimation process
2014 11,299 0.22% estimation process
2015 11,295 -0.04% estimation process
2016 11,317 0.19% estimation process
2017 11,313 -0.04% estimation process
2018 11,310 -0.03% estimation process
2019 11,393 0.73% estimation process
2020 11,418 0.22% estimation process

Amherst zip code is 03031. County name: Hillsborough, County fips: 33011

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People born in Amherst (15)

People born in Amherst, including politician John S. Barry, politician and publisher Horace Greeley, politician Charles Humphrey Atherton, you can see a list of people who born in Amherst.

  • Jedediah K. Smith (American politician (1770-1828)) he was born in 07/11/1770
  • Asa Dodge Smith (President of Dartmouth College) he was born in 21/09/1804
  • Ainsworth Blunt (American missionary) he was born in 22/02/1800
  • Charles G. Atherton (American politician) he was born in 04/07/1804
  • Frank Selee (American baseball manager) he was born in 26/10/1859
  • Peter Bragdon (American politician)
  • Samuel Luther Dana (American chemist) he was born in 11/07/1795
  • Walter Prince (American baseball player) he was born in 09/05/1861
  • Moses Billings (American painter) he was born in 15/01/1809
  • Dennis Olson (American mixed martial arts fighter) he was born in 20/03/1986
  • Anna Kendrick Pierce (American political wife, mother of president Franklin Pierce) she was born in 30/10/1768
  • John Ellenwood (American politician) he was born in 15/09/1777

Schools in Amherst

College & universities near Amherst, NH

Code Name City ZIP
183141 Nashua Community College Nashua (NH) 03063-1026

Stations (32)

Amtrak & bus stations near Amherst, NH

Code Name Address Type
NSH Nashua, NH 8 North Southwood Drive BUS
MHT Manchester, New Hampshire 119 Canal St. BUS
CNH Concord, New Hampshire 30 Stickney Ave. BUS
HHL Haverhill station Washington Street at Railroad Square RAIL
WOB Anderson Regional Transportation Center 100 Atlantic Ave. RAIL

Post offices near Amherst

Post Office Name City ZIP
Amher Post Office Amherst (NH) 03031

Other places with the same name (10)

Other cities in Hillsborough County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Hillsborough County , NH. (more)

City Name Population Title
Manchester 112,546 City in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
City of Manchester 109,565 City in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
Nashua 89,167 City in New Hampshire
Merrimack 27,452 River in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, United States
Hudson 25,620 Town in New Hampshire
Bedford 22,957 City in New Hampshire, USA
Goffstown 18,136 Town in New Hampshire, United States
Milford 16,515 Town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States
Pelham 14,306 City in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States of America
Weare 9,100 Town in New Hampshire, United States
Litchfield 8,658 Town in Connecticut, United States
Hollis 8,123 Town in Oklahoma
Peterborough 6,743 Town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States of America
New Boston 5,941 City in Texas, United States
Brookline 5,495 Town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States
New Ipswich 5,429 Town in New Hampshire

Distance to Other Cities

Amherst distances to largest New Hampshire cities