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The location of Town of Amherst









Welcome to Amherst ...

The Town of Amherst is located in Erie County.

The location of Amherst has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, the Town of Amherst has a population of 126,082 people<2> (see below for details).

Amherst is 580 feet [177 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Amherst lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Amherst: (716)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Amherst had a population of 122,366 people (or 13.31% of the total population of Erie County). This makes Amherst the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Amherst represents 0.63% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 15th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 122,366 people, the population of Amherst increased 5.03% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 116,510 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Amherst had an population of 126,082 people. This is an increase of 3.04% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.22% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Amherst.

Communities near Amherst ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Buffalo   [Map]   258,612   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cheektowaga   [Map]   87,018   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Clarence   [Map]   32,548   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hamburg   [Map]   58,651   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lancaster   [Map]   43,477   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Niagara Falls   [Map]   48,460   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Amherst.

Communities Also Named Amherst ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Amherst - it's located in Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Amherst.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Amherst. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Amherst. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Amherst.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Amherst:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Amherst ...

Looking for more information about Amherst? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Amherst? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Amherst, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Amherst.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of New York

About Erie County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Amherst. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Erie County: www.erie.gov/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Amherst.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Amherst - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Amherst) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Amherst. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Amherst

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amherst. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0101, Longitude: -78.7559     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Amherst have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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