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Welcome to Amherst ...
The city of Amherst is located in Lorain County.
The location of Amherst has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
The pronunciation of Amherst: AM-herst<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Amherst has a population of 12,088 people<3> (see below for details).
Amherst is 680 feet [207 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Amherst lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Amherst is located in the (440) area code.
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Amherst had a population of 12,021 people. This makes Amherst the county's 6th most populous community.
The population of Amherst represents 0.1% of the total population of Ohio (which has 11,536,504 people), making it the state's 147th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 12,021 people, the population of Amherst increased 1.9% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 11,797 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Amherst had an population of 12,088 people. This is an increase of 0.56% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.47% 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 starting from Amherst and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.
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 that there are 24 communities that are also named Amherst - they are located in Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kansas (2), Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York (2), North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Virginia (2) and 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.
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Websites 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.
In addition to the Tourism page for Amherst, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Amherst.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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The official website for Lorain County: www.loraincounty.us
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This page was last modified: 17 Jan 2019