Amherst, Erie County, New York

Amherst: Town in New York, United States


Amherst is a town located in the county of Erie in the U.S. state of New York. Its population at the 2010 census was 122,366 and a population density of 2,284 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 120,809 inhabitants.

The town was created 204 years ago in 1818.

Quick Facts about Amherst

Population : 120,809 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New York (United States)
County : Erie County
Phone Area Codes : 716
Area : 53.58 km2
Altitude : 597 feet / 182, 185 meters
Establishment : April 04, 1818 (204 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−05:00
Local time : 11:53:47 (5th February 2023)
Density : 2,255 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -1.29% (2010-2020)
Amherst locator map
Location of Amherst on New York map.
20090410 Amherst Central High School image
20090410 Amherst Central High School
20090410 Amherst Central High School image


Amherst is located at 42°58'42"N 78°47'59"W (42.9783900, -78.7997600).

Amherst map


According to census records, the population of Amherst decreased by 1.29% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 122,366 - census
2011 122,845 0.39% estimation process
2012 123,230 0.31% estimation process
2013 123,623 0.32% estimation process
2014 124,271 0.52% estimation process
2015 124,666 0.32% estimation process
2016 125,300 0.51% estimation process
2017 125,470 0.14% estimation process
2018 126,081 0.48% estimation process
2019 126,082 0% estimation process
2020 120,809 -4.36% estimation process

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People born in Amherst (8)

People born in Amherst, including former football tight end Dan Gronkowski, football player Rob Gronkowski, ice hockey goaltender Thomas McCollum, .


  • Hugh B. Scott (American judge) he was born in 01/01/1949
  • Jeffrey Gundlach (American banker) he was born in 30/10/1959
  • Anita Alvarez (American synchronized swimmer) she was born in 02/12/1996
  • Jaylen Morris (American professional basketball player) he was born in 19/09/1995
  • Chris Rogerson (American composer) he was born in 01/01/1988

Schools in Amherst

College & universities near Amherst, NY

Code Name City ZIP
190725 Daemen College Amherst (NY) 14226-3592
457837 The Salon Professional Academy-Tonawanda Tonawanda (NY) 14150
196088 University at Buffalo Buffalo (NY) 14260-1660
441618 Leon Studio One School of Beauty Knowledge Williamsville (NY) 14221
189705 Canisius College Buffalo (NY) 14208-1098

Stations (7)

Amtrak & bus stations near Amherst, NY

Code Name Address Type
BUF Buffalo–Depew station 55 Dick Road RAIL
BFX Buffalo–Exchange Street 75 Exchange Street RAIL
NFL Niagara Falls Station and Customhouse Interpretive Center 27th St. and Lockport Rd. RAIL
DUK Dunkirk, New York 411 Central Ave. BUS
FDN Fredonia, New York 1 State University of New York BUS

Post offices near Amherst

Post Office Name City ZIP
Amher Post Office Buffalo (NY) 14226
Central Park Post Office Buffalo (NY) 14215
Hiler Post Office Buffalo (NY) 14223
Williamsvill Post Office Buffalo (NY) 14221
Getzvill Post Office Getzville (NY) 14068

Other places with the same name (10)

Other cities in Erie County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Erie County , NY. (more)

City Name Population Title
Buffalo 254,479 County seat city in Erie County, New York, USA
Cheektowaga 85,452 Town in Erie County, New York, United States
Mount Vernon 66,775 City in Westchester County, New York, United States
Hamburg 58,800 Town in Erie County, New York, United States
West Seneca 45,117 Town in Erie County, New York
Brighton 35,776 Town in Monroe County, New York, USA
Clarence 33,026 Town in Erie County, New York, United States
Grand Island 21,767 Town in New York
Lackawanna 17,632 City in New York, USA
Kenmore 14,947 City in Erie County, New York, United States of America
Depew 14,940 City in Creek County, Oklahoma, United States of America
Tonawanda 14,755 City in the state of New York, USA
Elma 11,752 City in New York, United States of America
Lancaster 10,064 Town in Erie County, New York
Alden 9,911 City in Freeborn County, Minnesota, United States of America
Ellicott 8,223 City in Chautauqua County, New York, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Amherst distances to largest New York cities