Amherst Erie County, New York

Amherst: Town in New York, United States

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Location of Amherst on New York map.


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 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 126,082 inhabitants.

The town was created 203 years ago in 1818.


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

20090410 Amherst Central High School image
20090410 Amherst Central High School
20090410 Amherst Central High School image

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Amherst Quick Facts

Population : 126,082 (2019)
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 (203 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−05:00
Local time : 04:27:46 (2nd August 2021)
Density : 2,353 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 2.95% (2010-2019)


The population of Amherst increased by 2.95% in 9 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

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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, you can see a list of people who born in Amherst.


College & universities near Amherst

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

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

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 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
East Amherst 24,914
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
Eggertsville 15,019
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

Distance to Other Cities

Amherst distances to largest New York cities

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