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Amherst, Colorado
Location of the Amherst CDP in Phillips County, Colorado.
Location of the Amherst CDP in Phillips County, Colorado.
Amherst, Colorado is located in the United States
Amherst, Colorado
Amherst, Colorado
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Phillips County
Established About 1887
 • Type unincorporated town
 • Total 0.454 sq mi (1.176 km2)
 • Land 0.454 sq mi (1.176 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.000 km2)
3,697 ft (1,127 m)
 • Total 58
 • Density 128/sq mi (49/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s) 970
GNIS feature Amherst CDP

Amherst is an unincorporated town, a post office, and a census-designated place (CDP) located in and governed by Phillips County, Colorado, United States. The Amherst post office has the ZIP Code 80721. At the United States Census 2010, the population of the Amherst CDP was 58, while the population of the 80721 ZIP Code Tabulation Area was 154 including adjacent areas.


The town of Amherst was established about 1887. The community was named after Amherst, Massachusetts, the native home of a local businessman. The Amherst Post Office opened on February 18, 1888.


Amherst is located at 40°40′55″N 102°09′58″W / 40.68194°N 102.16611°W / 40.68194; -102.16611 (40.681940,-102.166157).


The United States Census Bureau initially defined the Amherst CDP for the United States Census 2010.

Amherst CDP, Colorado
Year Pop. ±%
2010 58 —    
2020 47 −19.0%
Source: United States Census Bureau

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