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Population (year 2000): 11,797. Estimated population in July 2005: 11,872 (+0.6% change)
Males: 5,660 (48.0%), Females: 6,137 (52.0%)

Lorain County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 40.2 years
Median household income: $53,516 (year 2000)
Median house value: $139,100 (year 2000)

Amherst, OH residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Amherst:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.0%)
  • Hispanic (2.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Other race (0.8%)
  • Black (0.5%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (30.5%), English (15.1%), Irish (14.8%), Polish (13.2%), Italian (9.3%), Hungarian (6.0%).Ohio

Elevation: 676 feet

Land area: 7.2 square miles

Amherst,

For population 25 years and over in Amherst

  • High school or higher: 88.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Amherst city

  • Never married: 17.8%
  • Now married: 66.4%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

2.1% Foreign born (1.4% Europe, 0.3% Asia, 0.2% North America, 0.2% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,158 (+10.9%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: OH Lorain, (5.2 miles HouseValueQuotes.com )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: OH Cleveland, (38.7 miles www.HudExchange.com )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (375.9 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Amherst, OH (3.2 miles South OH Lorain, (5.2 miles OH Oberlin, (7.7 miles OH Vermilion, (8.2 miles OH Elyria, (8.8 miles OH (10.4 miles Sheffield, OH (10.6 miles Kipton, Lake, OH (10.6 miles Sheffield


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1997: 52 buildings, average cost: $156,900
  • 1998: 51 buildings, average cost: $171,500
  • 1999: 90 buildings, average cost: $204,300
  • 2000: 59 buildings, average cost: $205,900
  • 2001: 62 buildings, average cost: $211,700
  • 2002: 60 buildings, average cost: $196,200
  • 2003: 77 buildings, average cost: $219,300
  • 2004: 61 buildings, average cost: $207,300
  • 2005: 40 buildings, average cost: $239,600

Latitude: 41.40 N, Longitude: 82.23 W

Area code: 440

Amherst, Ohio business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (24.9%), Educational,health and social services (21.5%), Retail trade (12.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -628 (-5.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,142 (20.3%)

Crime in Amherst (2003):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 2 robberies (17.0 per 100,000)
  • 6 assaults (51.1 per 100,000)
  • 34 burglaries (289.8 per 100,000)
  • 171 thefts (1457.4 per 100,000)
  • 0 auto thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 93.4 (higher means more crime, US average = 321.8)

Crime in Amherst (2004):
  • 1 murder (8.5 per 100,000)
  • 3 rapes (25.5 per 100,000)
  • 7 robberies (59.5 per 100,000)
  • 1 assault (8.5 per 100,000)
  • 31 burglaries (263.6 per 100,000)
  • 152 thefts (1292.3 per 100,000)
  • 2 auto thefts (17.0 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 109.4 (higher means more crime, US average = 315.1)

Average climate in Amherst, Ohio

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Amherst,

Amherst-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Ohio state average. It is 10% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.9 miles away from the Amherst city center killed 18 people and injured 200 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/8/1953, a category 4 tornado 35.5 miles away from the city center killed 17 people and injured 379 people.

Birthplace of: Jon Pippert - College football player (Toledo Rockets).


Hospital/medical center in Amherst:
  • AMHERST HOSPITAL (254 CLEVELAND AVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Amherst:
  • COMMUNITY HEALTH PARTNERS OF OH-WEST (about 3 miles; LORAIN, OH)
  • SPECIALTY HOSPITAL OF LORAIN (about 6 miles; LORAIN, OH)
  • ALLEN MEDICAL CENTER (about 8 miles; OBERLIN, OH)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Amherst:
  • LORAIN COUNTY REGIONAL (about 7 miles; LORAIN/ELYRIA, OH; ID: LPR)
  • CLEVELAND-HOPKINS INTL (about 28 miles; CLEVELAND, OH; ID: CLE)
  • BURKE LAKEFRONT (about 39 miles; CLEVELAND, OH; ID: BKL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Amherst:
  • ELYRIA (about 11 miles; ELYRIA, OH; ID: 1G1)
  • WAKEMAN (about 13 miles; WAKEMAN, OH; ID: I64)
  • HARLAN AIRFIELD (about 17 miles; LAGRANGE, OH; ID: 92D)

Amtrak station near Amherst:
  • 10 miles: ELYRIA (410 E. RIVER RD.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 1 $3,897 $46,764 32 $14,291
Parks and Recreation 0 $0   3 $1,583
Solid Waste Management 5 $19,023 $45,655 0 $0
Financial Administration 3 $8,661 $34,644 4 $6,277
Judicial and Legal 0 $0   3 $8,409
Sewerage 3 $11,783 $47,132 0 $0
Streets and Highways 8 $28,955 $43,432 0 $0
Welfare 3 $6,567 $26,268 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 19 $78,287 $49,444 7 $4,459
Police - Other 5 $13,961 $33,506 3 $2,641
Other and Unallocable 2 $5,770 $34,620 13 $8,781
Electric Power 8 $34,299 $51,448 0 $0
Water Supply 4 $14,382 $43,146 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1 $2,555 $30,660 0 $0
Other Government Administration 2 $7,018 $42,108 11 $10,109
Totals for Government 64 $235,158 $44,092 76 $56,550
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Amherst:
  • OBERLIN COLLEGE (about 8 miles; OBERLIN, OH; Full-time enrollment: 2,899)
  • LORAIN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 9 miles; ELYRIA, OH; FT enrollment: 4,008)
  • BALDWIN-WALLACE COLLEGE (about 26 miles; BEREA, OH; FT enrollment: 3,849)
  • ASHLAND UNIVERSITY (about 38 miles; ASHLAND, OH; FT enrollment: 4,404)
  • CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY (about 39 miles; CLEVELAND, OH; FT enrollment: 11,000)
  • CUYAHOGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (about 39 miles; CLEVELAND, OH; FT enrollment: 10,927)
  • CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY (about 44 miles; CLEVELAND, OH; FT enrollment: 7,729)
Public high school in Amherst:
  • MARION L STEELE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,336; Location: 450 WASHINGTON ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Amherst:
  • AMHERST JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 703; Location: 548 MILAN AVE; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • WALTER G. NORD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 651; Location: 501 LINCOLN ST; Grades: 05 - 06)
  • POWERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 599; Location: 401 WASHINGTON ST; Grades: 02 - 03)
  • SHUPE ELEMENTARY (Students: 583; Location: 600 SHUPE AVE; Grades: PK - 01)
  • JOSIAH HARRIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 317; Location: 393 S LAKE ST; Grades: 04 - 04)
Private primary/middle school in Amherst:
  • ST JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 289; Location: 175 ST JOSEPH DRIVE; Grades: KG - 7)
Library in Amherst:
  • AMHERST PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,169,637; Location: 221 SPRING ST.; 57,187 books; 2,078 audio materials; 4,052 video materials; 143 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Amherst: Amherst City Hall (A), Amherst Public Library (B).

Shopping Centers: Milan Avenue Shopping Center (1), Amherst Plaza Shopping Center (2), Liberty Bell Shopping Center (3).

Churches in Amherst include: Amherst Church of Christ (A), Amherst Congregational United Church of Christ (B), Amherst Park Avenue United Methodist Church (C), Old Stone United Church of Christ (D), Faith Church (E), Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Church (F), Saint Paul Lutheran Church (G), Saint Peter United Church of Christ (H).

Cemeteries: Cleveland Street Cemetery (1), Crownhill Cemetery (2).

Parks in Amherst include: Neiding Park (1), DePaola Park (2).

Post office: (A).  


Amherst compared to Ohio state average:
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Amherst:
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHK (1220 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJTB (1040 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NORTH RIDGEVILLE, OH; Owner: TAYLOR BROADCASTING CO)
  • WDLW (1380 AM; 1 kW; LORAIN, OH)
  • WOBL (1320 AM; 1 kW; OBERLIN, OH; Owner: WOBL RADIO, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WWMK (1260 AM; 10 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Amherst:
  • WCLV (104.9 FM; LORAIN, OH; Owner: RADIO SEAWAY, INC.)
  • WNWV (107.3 FM; ELYRIA, OH; Owner: ELYRIA-LORAIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WOBC-FM (91.5 FM; OBERLIN, OH; Owner: OBERLIN COLLEGE STUDENT NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMJI (105.7 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WQAL (104.1 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNZN (89.1 FM; LORAIN, OH; Owner: THE SPANISH CULTURAL NETWORK)
  • WMVX (106.5 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKFM (96.1 FM; HURON, OH; Owner: ELYRIA-LORAIN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNCX (98.5 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OF CLEVELAND INC.)
  • WDOK (102.1 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBWC (88.3 FM; BEREA, OH; Owner: BALDWIN-WALLACE COLLEGE)
TV broadcast stations around Amherst:
  • WKYC-TV (Channel 3; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: WKYC-TV, INC.)
  • WEWS-TV (Channel 5; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOIO (Channel 19; SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WBNX-TV (Channel 55; AKRON, OH; Owner: WINSTON BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WQHS-TV (Channel 61; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: UNIVISION CLEVELAND LLC)
  • WMFD-TV (Channel 68; MANSFIELD, OH; Owner: MID-STATE TELEVISION,INC.)
  • W35AX (Channel 35; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: MEDIA-COM TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WUAB (Channel 43; LORAIN, OH; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WVIZ (Channel 25; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: IDEASTREAM)
  • WJW (Channel 8; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: WJW LICENSE, INC.)
  • WRAP-CA (Channel 32; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)

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