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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 2018, the Town of Amherst has a population of 125,659 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

Amherst is within the (716) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Amherst had an population of 125,659 people. This is an increase of 2.69% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.85% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Amherst had a population of 122,366 people (which is 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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Amherst ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Amherst.

  • Buffalo [Erie County]
  • Cheektowaga [Erie County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheektowaga have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheektowaga
    • Cheektowaga [Erie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of Amherst
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheektowaga
  • Niagara Falls
  • Tonawanda [Erie County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tonawanda have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tonawanda
    • Tonawanda [Erie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west of Amherst
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tonawanda
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hamburg [Erie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamburg
      • Hamburg [Erie County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Amherst
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamburg
    • Niagara Falls [Niagara County]
    • West Seneca [Erie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Seneca have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Seneca
      • West Seneca [Erie County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south of Amherst
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Seneca
    • Lancaster [Erie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lancaster have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster
      • Lancaster [Erie County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Amherst
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
    • Clarence [Erie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarence have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarence
      • Clarence [Erie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Amherst
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarence
    • North Tonawanda [Niagara County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Tonawanda have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Tonawanda
      • North Tonawanda [Niagara County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west of Amherst
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Tonawanda

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Amherst. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Amherst.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Amherst.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Amherst. See our Newspapers 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 ...

Communities in 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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Amherst.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Amherst - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Amherst) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Amherst. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from 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       In this case, the coordinates for Amherst have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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