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Population (year 2000): 116,510. Estimated population in July 2005: 117,272 (+0.7% change)
Males: 54,961 (47.2%), Females: 61,549 (52.8%)

Median resident age: 39.6 years
Median household income: $55,427 (year 2000)
Median house value: $120,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Amherst:

  • White Non-Hispanic (88.4%)
  • Black (3.9%)
  • Asian Indian (1.7%)
  • Chinese (1.6%)
  • Hispanic (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Korean (0.9%)

Ancestries: German (25.6%), Italian (17.8%), Irish (16.5%), Polish (13.0%), English (10.2%), French (3.3%).

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Elevation: 600 feet

Amherst,

For population 25 years and over in Amherst

  • High school or higher: 91.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 47.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 22.6%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Amherst town

  • Never married: 23.6%
  • Now married: 60.7%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 6.6%

9.0% Foreign born (3.6% Asia, 3.3% Europe, 1.3% North America).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NY Buffalo, (6.1 miles pop. 292,648).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (324.9 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: NY Tonawanda, (3.6 miles NY Williamsville, (4.1 miles NY Kenmore, (5.0 miles NY Cheektowaga, (5.4 miles NY Tonawanda, (5.8 miles NY (5.8 miles Sloan,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 130 buildings, average cost: $150,600
  • 1997: 88 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 1998: 125 buildings, average cost: $142,700
  • 1999: 137 buildings, average cost: $150,100
  • 2000: 179 buildings, average cost: $193,100
  • 2001: 250 buildings, average cost: $182,500
  • 2002: 299 buildings, average cost: $183,300
  • 2003: 259 buildings, average cost: $193,500
  • 2004: 194 buildings, average cost: $223,000
  • 2005: 229 buildings, average cost: $199,000

Latitude: 42.98 N, Longitude: 78.80 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 716

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (29.9%), Retail trade (11.5%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (11.0%), Manufacturing (10.6%).


 

Crime in Amherst by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 1 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.0
Rapes 6 4 3 9 5 12
    per 100,000 5.1 3.4 2.6 7.7 4.3 10.3
Robberies 29 26 31 44 40 33
    per 100,000 24.9 22.3 26.6 37.8 34.3 28.3
Assaults 41 44 50 48 74 66
    per 100,000 35.2 37.8 42.9 41.2 63.5 56.6
Burglaries 188 169 171 194 176 179
    per 100,000 161.4 145.1 146.8 166.5 151.1 153.6
Thefts 1,785 1,697 1,645 1,558 1,735 1,554
    per 100,000 1532.1 1456.5 1411.9 1337.2 1489.1 1333.8
Auto thefts 140 131 110 87 66 60
    per 100,000 120.2 112.4 94.4 74.7 56.6 51.5
98.8 93.0 91.9 93.8 100.2 92.2


Average climate in Amherst, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Amherst,

Amherst-area historical tornado activity is slightly below New York state average. It is 70% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/19/1970, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.4 miles away from the Amherst city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/7/1961, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 2.0 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


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Birthplace of: Chris Gadley - College basketball player (Hofstra Flying Dutchmen).


Main business address for: YALE INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS INC (CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY & EQUIP), COLUMBUS MCKINNON CORP (CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY & EQUIP).


Hospitals/medical centers near Amherst:
  • ERIE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (about 4 miles; BUFFALO, NY)
  • SISTERS OF CHARITY HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; BUFFALO, NY)
  • ST JOSEPH INTERCOMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; CHEEKTOWAGA, NY)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Amherst:
  • BUFFALO NIAGARA INTL (about 7 miles; BUFFALO, NY; ID: BUF)
  • NIAGARA FALLS INTL (about 13 miles; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; ID: IAG)
  • CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY/JAMESTOWN (about 65 miles; JAMESTOWN, NY; ID: JHW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Amherst:
  • NORTH BUFFALO SUBURBAN (about 11 miles; LOCKPORT, NY; ID: 0G0)
  • CLARENCE AERODROME (about 12 miles; BUFFALO, NY; ID: D51)
  • BUFFALO AIRFIELD (about 12 miles; BUFFALO, NY; ID: 9G0)

Amtrak stations near Amherst:
  • 8 miles: BUFFALO-DEPEW (DEPEW, 55 DICK RD.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 9 miles: BUFFALO-EXCHANGE STREET (BUFALO, EXCHANGE BTW ELLICOTT & WASHINGTON). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: NIAGARA FALLS (27TH & LOCKPORT RD.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/Universities in Amherst:
  • DAEMEN COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,528; Location: 4380 MAIN ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.daemen.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • BRYANT AND STRATTON BUSINESS INSTITUTE-AMHERST (FT enrollment: 64; Location: 40 Hazelwood Drive; Private, for-profit)
  • ACADEMY OF LEARNING (Location: 3624 SHERIDAN DR; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Amherst:
  • ERIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-NORTH CAMPUS (about 5 miles; WILLIAMSVILLE, NY; Full-time enrollment: 3,464)
  • CANISIUS COLLEGE (about 6 miles; BUFFALO, NY; FT enrollment: 4,002)
  • SUNY COLLEGE AT BUFFALO (about 7 miles; BUFFALO, NY; FT enrollment: 9,287)
  • D'YOUVILLE COLLEGE (about 9 miles; BUFFALO, NY; FT enrollment: 2,033)
  • NIAGARA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 13 miles; SANBORN, NY; FT enrollment: 3,520)
  • ERIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-SOUTH CAMPUS (about 16 miles; ORCHARD PARK, NY; FT enrollment: 2,389)
  • SUNY AT BUFFALO (about 16 miles; BUFFALO, NY; FT enrollment: 21,661)
Public high schools in Amherst:
  • SWEET HOME SHS (Students: 1,246; Location: 1901 SWEET HOME RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • AMHERST CENTRAL HS (Students: 1,004; Location: 4301 MAIN ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Amherst:
  • BUFFALO ACADEMY SACRED HEART (Students: 369; Location: 3860 MAIN STREET; Grades: 9 - 12; Girls only)
  • AMHERST CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 59; Location: 2625 TONAWANDA CREEK ROAD; Grades: KG - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Amherst:
  • SWEET HOME MS (Students: 938; Location: 4150 MAPLE RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • AMHERST MS (Students: 740; Location: 55 KINGS HWY; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WINDERMERE BLVD SCHOOL (Students: 693; Location: 291 WINDERMERE BLVD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SMALLWOOD DRIVE SCHOOL (Students: 688; Location: 300 SMALLWOOD DR; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MAPLEMERE ES (Students: 475; Location: 236 E MAPLEMERE RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WILLOW RIDGE ES (Students: 438; Location: 480 WILLOW RIDGE DR; Grades: KG - 05)
  • HERITAGE HTS ES (Students: 337; Location: 2545 SWEET HOME RD; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Amherst:
  • ST. BENEDICT SCHOOL (Students: 319; Location: 3980 MAIN STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST LEO THE GREAT SCHOOL (Students: 257; Location: 903 SWEET HOME ROAD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CHRIST THE KING ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 240; Location: 2 LAMARCK DRIVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • MARTIN LUTHER CHRN SCHOOL (Students: 170; Location: 1085 EGGERT ROAD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • KADIMAH SCHOOL OF BUFFALO (Students: 161; Location: 621 GETZVILLE RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • JEWISH HERITAGE SCHOOL (Students: 43; Location: 2640 NORTH FOREST ROAD; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Amherst:
  • AMHERST PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,289,005; Location: 350 JOHN JAMES AUDUBON PARKWAY; 245,996 books; 25,204 audio materials; 16,554 video materials; 769 serial subscriptions)

Amherst compared to New York state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Amherst:
  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WUFO (1080 AM; daytime; 1 kW; AMHERST, NY)
  • WECK (1230 AM; 1 kW; CHEEKTOWAGA, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBEN (930 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGR (550 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWWS (1400 AM; 1 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTOR (770 AM; daytime; 9 kW; YOUNGSTOWN, NY; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXRL (1300 AM; 5 kW; LANCASTER, NY; Owner: DOME BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNED (970 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY)
  • WJJL (1440 AM; 5 kW; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: M.J. PHILLIPS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHLD (1270 AM; 5 kW; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMNY (1120 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Amherst:
  • WGRF (96.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBFO (88.7 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WEDG (103.3 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBLK (93.7 FM; DEPEW, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJYE (96.1 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WYRK (106.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • W297AB (107.3 FM; WILLIAMSVILLE, NY; Owner: ADELPHIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
  • W284AP (104.7 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WTSS (102.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WHTT-FM (104.1 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKSE (98.5 FM; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNED-FM (94.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/C ASSOC.)
  • WDCX (99.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WBUF (92.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBNY (91.3 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • W207BB (89.3 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC)
  • WFBF (89.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • W207BG (89.3 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • W201BE (88.1 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Amherst:
  • WNED-TV (Channel 17; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WESTERN NY PUBLIC BROADCASTING ASSOC.)
  • WNLO (Channel 23; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WUTV (Channel 29; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WUTV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WDTB-LP (Channel 39; HAMBURG, NY; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WFHW-LP (Channel 58; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITIZENS TELEVISION SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WBXZ-LP (Channel 56; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WBNF-CA (Channel 15; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WGRZ-TV (Channel 2; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: MULTIMEDIA ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • WKBW-TV (Channel 7; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WKBW-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WIVB-TV (Channel 4; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WNYO-TV (Channel 49; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: NEW YORK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNGS (Channel 67; SPRINGVILLE, NY; Owner: CAROLINE K. POWLEY D/B/A UNICORN/SPRINGVILLE)

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