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Amherst is a village in Portage County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,035 at the 2010 census. Amherst is at the core of the Tomorrow Valley area.HistoryThe name Amherst was established in 1853 by Adam Uline, after General Amherst of Revolutionary fame and the fact he was native of Amherst, Nova Scotia. The first known settler of Amherst was John F. Hillstrom, who arrived in 1851, while John and A. P. Een follow closely behind, arriving in August, 1852.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.35sqmi, of which, 1.30sqmi of it is land and 0.05sqmi is water.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 1,035 people, 434 households, and 274 families residing in the village. The population density was 796.2PD/sqmi. There were 471 housing units at an average density of 362.3/sqmi. The racial makeup of the village was 97.9% White, 0.3% African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.
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