Amherst, CO

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2021 Population
252
63.6% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2021 Median Age
22.7
2.25% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
5.95%
29.5% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$88,050

About

In 2021, Amherst, CO had a population of 252 people with a median age of 22.7 and a median household income of $88,050. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Amherst, CO grew from 154 to 252, a 63.6% increase and its median household income N/A from N/A to $88,050, a N/A% N/A.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Amherst, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (72.2%), Other (Hispanic) (27.8%), White (Hispanic) (0%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0%), and Black or African American (Hispanic) (0%).

None of the households in Amherst, CO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

84.9% of the residents in Amherst, CO are U.S. citizens.

Most people in Amherst, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26 minutes. The average car ownership in Amherst, CO was 0 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Amherst, CO is home to a population of 252 people, from which 84.9% are citizens. As of 2021, 15.1% of Amherst, CO residents were born outside of the country (38 people).

In 2021, there were 2.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (182 people) in Amherst, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 70 Other (Hispanic) and 0 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

84.9%
2021 Citizenship
100%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 84.9% of Amherst, CO residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Amherst, CO was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Amherst, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    182 ± 164
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    70 ± 95
  3. White (Hispanic)
    0 ± 13
27.8%
Hispanic Population
70 people

In 2021, there were 2.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (182 people) in Amherst, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 70 Other (Hispanic) and 0 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

27.8% of the people in Amherst, CO are hispanic (70 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Amherst, CO as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

15.1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
38 people

As of 2021, 15.1% of Amherst, CO residents (38 people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Amherst, CO was 0%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    8 ± 18
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    0 ± 23
  3. Vietnam
    0 ± 23

Amherst, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), NaNy times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Amherst, CO employs 140 people. The largest industries in Amherst, CO are Wholesale Trade (55 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (25 people), and Retail Trade (15 people), and the highest paying industries are Total ($14,833).

Occupations

140
2021 Value
± 113
137%
1 Year growth
± 72.8%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Amherst, CO grew at a rate of 137%, from 59 employees to 140 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Amherst, CO, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (57 people), Material Moving Occupations (23 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (15 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Amherst, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

140
2021 Value
± 113
137%
1 Year growth
± 72.8%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Amherst, CO grew at a rate of 137%, from 59 employees to 140 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Amherst, CO, are Wholesale Trade (55 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (25 people), and Retail Trade (15 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Amherst, CO, though some of these residents may live in Amherst, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,600
Median earning men ± $17,761
$12,344
Median earning women ± $1,627

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The industries with the best median earnings for women in N/A are N/A.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Colorado.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $23.8B
  2. $17.7B
  3. $15.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $23.8B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($17.7B) and Machinery ($15.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Colorado products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$207B
2020 Value in Colorado
$434B
Projected 2050 Value in Colorado
110% growth

In 2020, total outbound Colorado trade was $207B. This is expected to increase 110% to $434B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Colorado trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $9.69B
  2. $8.1B
  3. $8.09B

In 2020, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $9.69B, followed by Texas with $8.1B and Wyoming and $8.09B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Colorado shares with each state (excluding itself).

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flagCivics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Colorado went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 55% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.6%).

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing the state of Colorado. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Colorado

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Michael Bennet
Senator from Colorado3
Assumed office on January 21, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Ken Salazar, who had become Secretary of the Interior.
John Hickenlooper
Senator from Colorado2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing Colorado.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Colorado over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Colorado

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Colorado have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.83% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.785% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were Bachelors Degree (1.12M), Some college (999k), and High School or Equivalent (988k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

People in Amherst, CO have an average commute time of 26 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Amherst, CO is lower than the national average, with an average of 0 cars per household.

Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the places in Amherst, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$88,050
Median Household Income
± $73,421
57
Number of Households
± 66

In 2021, the median household income of the 57 households in Amherst, CO N/A $88,050 from the previous year's value of N/A.

The following chart displays the households in Amherst, CO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Amherst, CO is from Colorado.
0.465
2021 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.467
2020 Wage GINI in Colorado

In 2021, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.465 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.376% decline from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Colorado across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (85.7%)
  2. Carpooled (8.57%)
  3. Other (5.71%)

In 2021, 85.7% of workers in Amherst, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.57%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (5.71%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

26 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Amherst, CO have a shorter commute time (26 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Amherst, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

0 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Amherst, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Amherst, CO have 0 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.95% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Amherst, CO (15 out of 252 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males < 5 and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Amherst, CO is White, followed by Black and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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95.2% of the population of Amherst, CO has health coverage, with 48.4% on employee plans, 5.95% on Medicaid, 0% on Medicare, 40.9% on non-group plans, and 0% on military or VA plans.

Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 30.6% under 18 years, 44.4% between 18 and 34 years, 25% between 35 and 64 years, and 0% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

4.76%
Uninsured
48.4%
Employer Coverage
5.95%
Medicaid
0%
Medicare
40.9%
Non-Group
0%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Amherst, CO grew by 4.76% from 4.55% to 4.76%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Amherst, CO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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