Amherst is a city in Lamb County, Texas. It has a total area of 0.8 square mile, all of which is land. The settlement was platted in 1923, and the post office opened the next year.
Agriculture, manufacturing and transportation are the major contributors to the local economy. Amherst School is the local public school. The closest hospital is Lamb Healthcare Center, located about 10 miles away, in Littlefield. The cost of living here 25.90% lower than the country average.
This place gets about 19 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation is 44. Snowfall is about 6 inches annually.