A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Town of Amherst, New York
Welcome to Amherst ...
The location of Amherst has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Amherst has a population of 126,081 people<3> (see below for details).
Amherst is 580 feet [177 m] above sea level.<4>.
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 2019 Census Estimates, Amherst had an population of 126,081 people. This is an increase of 3.04% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.21% 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 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 (which had 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.
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.
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 ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
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The official website for Erie County: www.erie.gov/
The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022