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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 2018, Amherst has a population of 12,148 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 within the boundaries of the (440) area code.

Websites for Amherst ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.loraincountychamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Amherst, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Amherst had an population of 12,148 people. This is an increase of 1.06% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.98% since the 2000 Census).

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 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 (with a count of 11,797 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Amherst ...

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

  • Elyria [Lorain County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elyria have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elyria
    • Elyria [Lorain County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Amherst
    • Estimated population for 2018: 53,881 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elyria
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elyria
  • North Ridgeville [Lorain County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Ridgeville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Ridgeville
    • North Ridgeville [Lorain County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Amherst
    • Estimated population for 2018: 33,889 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Ridgeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Ridgeville
  • Westlake [Cuyahoga County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westlake have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westlake
    • Westlake [Cuyahoga County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Amherst
    • Estimated population for 2018: 32,233 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westlake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westlake
  • North Olmsted [Cuyahoga County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Olmsted have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Olmsted
    • North Olmsted [Cuyahoga County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Amherst
    • Estimated population for 2018: 31,591 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Olmsted
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Olmsted
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Avon Lake [Lorain County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avon Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avon Lake
      • Avon Lake [Lorain County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Amherst
      • Estimated population for 2018: 24,391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Avon Lake
    • Avon [Lorain County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avon have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avon
      • Avon [Lorain County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Amherst
      • Estimated population for 2018: 23,263 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Avon
    • Rocky River [Cuyahoga County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky River have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky River
      • Rocky River [Cuyahoga County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Amherst
      • Estimated population for 2018: 20,135 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocky River
    • Berea [Cuyahoga County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berea have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berea
      • Berea [Cuyahoga County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Amherst
      • Estimated population for 2018: 18,655 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berea
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berea
    • Fairview Park [Cuyahoga County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview Park have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview Park
      • Fairview Park [Cuyahoga County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Amherst
      • Estimated population for 2018: 16,284 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairview Park
    • Bay Village [Cuyahoga County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay Village
      • Bay Village [Cuyahoga County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Amherst
      • Estimated population for 2018: 15,295 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay Village
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bay Village

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. Our list includes 5 papers. 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.

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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About Lorain County

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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 Lorain County: www.loraincounty.us

The official website for State of Ohio: https://ohio.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>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Amherst. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Amherst.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Amherst - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 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, 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: 41.3995, Longitude: -82.2196       In this case, the coordinates for Amherst have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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