The City of Amherst had a population of 12,139 as of July 1, 2016. Amherst ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Amherst is located at latitude 41.4053 and longitude -82.2317 in Lorain County. The formal boundaries for the City of Amherst (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Lorain County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 689 feet.
The City of Amherst (GNIS ID: 1086498) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Amherst population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Amherst: Amherst Corners, Amherstville, Amhurst, Four Corners, North Amherst, Plato.
|Population in Households||11,979|
|Population in Familes||10,056|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||160|
|Average Household Size||2.45|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||5,209 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||4,000 (76.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||895 (17.2%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||313 ( 6.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$161,129|
|Average Home Value||$174,300|
|Median Household Income||$60,849|
|Average Household Income||$78,460|
|Per Capita Income||$32,326|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||3.26%|
|Per Capita Income||2.11%|
The table below compares Amherst to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 153||87th|
|Population Density1||# 372||69th|
|Diversity Index2||# 275||77th|
|Median Household Income||# 241||80th|
|Per Capita Income||# 168||86th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Ohio Census Data Comparison Tool.