Amherst Information

Amherst Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Amherst, NY

General Amherst Information

State: New York

County: Erie County

Close cities: West Seneca, NY, Williamsville, NY, Cheektowaga, NY, Getzville, NY, North Tonawanda, NY, Brighton, NY, Tonawanda, NY, Bowmansville, NY, Walden, NY, East Amherst, NY, Lancaster, NY, Kenmore, NY, Sloan, NY, Buffalo, NY, Rapids, NY, Depew, NY

Amherst Population (census data)
Total 115,581 (-0.3% since 2000)
Male 54,522 (47.2%)
Female 61,059 (52.8%)

Population Density: 2,171 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 86.6 (US Avg is 100)

Amherst Elevation: 600 feet above sea level

Land Area: 53.2 square miles

Median Household Income: $64,781

Zip Codes: 14221, 14228, 14261, 14260, 14226, and 14051.

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Amherst Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (88.4%)
  • Black (3.9%)
  • Asian Indian (1.7%)
  • Chinese (1.6%)
  • Hispanic (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Korean (0.9%)
Ancestry Information:
  • German (25.6%)
  • Italian (17.8%)
  • Irish (16.5%)
  • Polish (13.0%)
  • English (10.2%)
  • French (3.3%)
Foriegn Born: 10,511 people (9.1%)
  • Asia (43.9%)
  • Europe (40.2%)
  • North America (15.9%)

Local Amherst Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Mets
NFL Football: Buffalo Bills
NHL Hockey: Buffalo Sabres

Amherst School Information

High Schools
Amherst Central High School (4301 Main Street, Amherst, NY, 14226 - Amherst Central School District District)
Sweet Home Senior High School (1901 Sweet Home Road, Amherst, NY, 14228 - Sweet Home Central School District District)
Middle Schools
Amherst Middle School (55 Kings Highway, Amherst, NY, 14226 - Amherst Central School District District)
Sweet Home Middle School (4150 Maple Road, Amherst, NY, 14226 - Sweet Home Central School District District)
Elementary Schools
Heritage Heights Elementary School (2545 Sweet Home Road, Amherst, NY, 14228 - Sweet Home Central School District District)
Maplemere Elementary School (236 East Maplemere Road, Amherst, NY, 14221 - Sweet Home Central School District District)
Willow Ridge Elementary School (480 Willow Ridge Drive, Amherst, NY, 14228 - Sweet Home Central School District District)
Other/Private Schools
Smallwood Drive School (300 Smallwood Drive, Amherst, NY, 14226 - Amherst Central School District District)
Windermere Boulevard School (291 Windermere Boulevard, Amherst, NY, 14226 - Amherst Central School District District)

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