Amherst, OH Profile: Facts & Data


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Amherst, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Amherst had a population of 12,492 as of July 1, 2018. 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 41.3978 and longitude -82.2224 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Amherst: Amherst Corners, Amherstville, Amhurst, Four Corners, North Amherst, Plato.

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Amherst, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 12,492
Population in Households 12,326
Population in Familes 10,371
Population in Group Qrtrs 166
Population Density2 1,769
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $64,171
Average Household Income $81,706
Per Capita Income $33,398


Total Housing Units 5,331 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,178 (78.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 828 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 325 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $166,215
Average Home Value $186,204


Total Households 5,006
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 3,488
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.47% 0.59%
Households 0.58% 0.65%
Families 0.09% 0.51%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   3.06%

Amherst, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Amherst to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 151 88th
Population Density # 354 71st
Diversity Index # 269 78th
Median Household Income # 268 78th
Per Capita Income # 198 84th

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