Amherst is located close to the center of Wisconsin. Amherst is part of Portage County. Amherst has 1.30 square miles of land area and 0.05 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Amherst population is 1,180, which has grown 22.41% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 6.73% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Amherst median household income is $39,292 in 2010-2014 and has has shrunk by 2.08% since 2000. The income growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 20.43% and is much lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Amherst median house value is $129,600 in 2010-2014 and has shrunk by -41.02% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 47.86% and is lower than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Amherst is better than the state average in quality. The Amherst area code is 715.