South Amherst, OH Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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South Amherst, Ohio - Basic Facts

The Village of South Amherst had a population of 1,632 as of July 1, 2017. South Amherst ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for South Amherst is located at latitude 41.3462 and longitude -82.2353 in Lorain County. The formal boundaries for the Village of South Amherst (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Lorain County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 791 feet.

The Village of South Amherst (GNIS ID: 2399840) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of South Amherst is located within Township of New Russia, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lorain County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Amherst population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for South Amherst: Little Whig Hole, Little Whighole, Podunk, South Ridge.

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South Amherst, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,632
Daytime Population: Workers 340
Daytime Population: Residents 844
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,184
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 1,619
Population in Familes 1,383
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density2 660
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $55,240
Average Household Income $67,143
Per Capita Income $26,788


Total Housing Units 693 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 522 (75.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 129 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $153,571
Average Home Value $187,452


Total Households 651
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 484
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.46% -0.21%
Households -0.29% -0.12%
Families -0.61% -0.25%
Median Household Income   3.12%
Per Capita Income   2.99%

South Amherst, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Amherst to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 530 56th
Population Density # 928 24th
Diversity Index # 350 71st
Median Household Income # 457 62nd
Per Capita Income # 452 63rd

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