Amherst , Erie County, New York

Town in New York, United States

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Amherst is a city located in the county of Erie in the U.S. state of New York. In the 2010 census it had a population of 122,366 inhabitants and a population density of 2,284 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 126,082 inhabitants.

The city was created 203 years ago in 1818.

The city has a total area of 20.69 square miles (53.58 km2).

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Amherst, NY Quick Facts

Population : 126,082 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : New York
County : Erie County
Phone Area Codes : 716
Area : 53.58 km2
Altitude : 597 feet / 182 meters
Establishment : April 04, 1818 (203 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−05:00
Local time : 09:23:56 (14th April 2021)
Density : 2,353 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 2.95% (2010-2019)

Year Population Method
2010 122,366 census
2011 122,845 estimation process
2012 123,230 estimation process
2013 123,623 estimation process
2014 124,271 estimation process
2015 124,666 estimation process
2016 125,300 estimation process
2017 125,470 estimation process
2018 126,081 estimation process
2019 126,082 estimation process

The population of Amherst increased by 2.95% in 9 years.

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People born in Amherst, NY (8)

Many people were born here, including former football tight end Dan Gronkowski, football player Rob Gronkowski, ice hockey goaltender Thomas McCollum, you can see a list of people who born in Amherst, NY.

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
ROC Louise M. Slaughter Rochester Station 320 Central Avenue RAIL
JMN Jamestown, New York 111 West Third Street BUS

Other cities in Erie County

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City Name Population Title
Buffalo 255,284 County seat city in Erie County, New York, USA
Cheektowaga 85,884 Town in Erie County, New York, United States
Tonawanda 71,675 City in the state of New York, USA
Mount Vernon 67,345 City in Westchester County, New York, United States
West Seneca 45,224 Town in Erie County, New York
Brighton 35,928 Town in Monroe County, New York, USA
Clarence 32,906 Town in Erie County, New York, United States
Grand Island 21,420 Town in New York
Lackawanna 17,720 City in New York, USA
Kenmore 15,020 City in Erie County, New York, United States of America
Depew 15,011 City in Creek County, Oklahoma, United States of America
Elma 11,775 City in New York, United States of America
Lancaster 10,109 Town in Erie County, New York
Hamburg 9,712 Town in Erie County, New York, United States
Ellicott 8,274 City in Chautauqua County, New York, United States of America
Boston 8,077 Town in New York, USA

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Amherst, NY distances to biggest New York cities

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