NY

National Population : 333,590,059
New York State Population : 18,700,215

About Amherst, NY

Amherst, NY is located in Erie County in the state of New York.

The total City Population for Amherst is about 113,588 with about 906 people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 124,952.

The Average Home Value is $156,840.00, which is roughly 41% lower than the Average Home Value of $267,700.00 for the state of New York, and roughly 17% lower than the National Average of $188,692.00.

The Median Income Per Household is about $56,737.80, which is roughly 18% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $68,931.00 for the state of New York, and roughly 1% lower than the National Average of $57,518.00.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Amherst is about 3.2%.

New York is ranked #2 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 85.46 out of 100.

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Voting

Erie County voted Democratic in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 26.07% between the winner and runner up.

Voting Results by Party

Democratic: 56.04%
Republican: 41.43%
Other: 1.19%
Libertarian: 0.93%
Green: 0.42%


Nearby Locations

W Amherst, NY (2.11 mi.)
West Amherst, NY (2.11 mi.)
Buffalo, NY (3.12 mi.)
Amherst, NY (3.12 mi.)
East Amherst, NY (3.13 mi.)
Swormville, NY (3.13 mi.)
Snyder, NY (4.35 mi.)
Eggertsville, NY (4.35 mi.)
N Tonawanda, NY (4.50 mi.)

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s) : 14068, 14221, 14226, 14228, 14261
Latitude : 43.029188
Longitude : -78.766594
TimeZone : Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving : Yes
Region : Northeast
Average Elevation : 575 ft.
Area Code(s) : 716

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household : 2.17
Male Population Estimate : 48.45%
Female Population Estimate : 54.15%
Median Age : 36.9
Male Median Age : 34.8
Female Median Age : 38.7

White Population Estimate : 87.64%
Black Population Estimate : 6.78%
Hispanic Population Estimate : 2.40%
Asian Population Estimate : 8.78%
Hawaiian Population Estimate : 0.07%
Indian Population Estimate : 0.52%
Other Population Estimate : 0.83%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Amherst specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Erie County: About 6 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Erie County: About 428 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Erie County is about 36% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 33% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.