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Population in 2010: 122,366. Population change since 2000: +5.0%
 

Males: 57,941  (47.4%)
Females: 64,425  (52.6%)

Median resident age:  40.2 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 14221.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $72,585 (it was $55,427 in 2000)
Amherst:

$72,585
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $37,306

Amherst town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $167,869 (it was $116,400 in 2000)
Amherst:

$167,869
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $172,941; Detached houses: $179,543; Townhouses or other attached units: $150,640; In 2-unit structures: $133,909; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $109,578; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $115,614; Mobile homes: $140,081
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Amherst races chart
  • White alone - 100,778 (82.4%)
  • Asian alone - 9,643 (7.9%)
  • Black alone - 6,765 (5.5%)
  • Hispanic - 2,870 (2.3%)
  • Two or more races - 1,929 (1.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 196 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 159 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 26 (0.02%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Amherst: 171.6 (very high, U.S. average is 100)


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

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1818

Elevation: 600 feet

Land area: 53.2 square miles.

Population density: 2,298 people per square mile 
 
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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 (commute): 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%

10,511 residents are foreign born (3.6% Asia, 3.3% Europe, 1.3% North America).

This town:  9.0%
New York:  22.6%



According to our research of New York and other state lists there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Amherst, New York as of December 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Amherst to the number of sex offenders is 8,887 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Amherst town:  3.2% ($3,771)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)
Amherst satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Buffalo, NY (7.6 miles , pop. 292,648).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (279.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: University at Buffalo, NY (1.2 miles ), Williamsville, NY (1.6 miles ), Eggertsville, NY (1.7 miles ), Harris Hill, NY (2.2 miles ), Cheektowaga, NY (2.4 miles ), Kenmore, NY (2.4 miles ), Tonawanda, NY (2.4 miles ), Clarence, NY (2.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 132 buildings, average cost: $248,900
  • 2007: 134 buildings, average cost: $244,700
  • 2008: 77 buildings, average cost: $279,500
  • 2009: 83 buildings, average cost: $223,700
  • 2010: 106 buildings, average cost: $250,400
  • 2011: 65 buildings, average cost: $315,700
  • 2012: 55 buildings, average cost: $282,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.99 N, Longitude: 78.76 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 716

Amherst household income distribution Amherst home values distribution

Crime rates in Amherst (2001):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 3 rapes (2.7 per 100,000)
  • 31 robberies (27.9 per 100,000)
  • 50 assaults (45.0 per 100,000)
  • 171 burglaries (153.8 per 100,000)
  • 1,645 thefts (1479.7 per 100,000)
  • 110 auto thefts (98.9 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 101.4 (higher means more crime, US average = 330.8)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 153 (153 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.30
New York average:

3.23

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Amherst, New York accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.9%
New York:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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Average climate in Amherst, New York

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Tornado activity:

Amherst-area historical tornado activity is slightly below New York state average. It is 65% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/19/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.6 miles away from the Amherst town center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/7/1961, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 0.9 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Amherst-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above New York state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/26/1999 at 22:33:01, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 8.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 50.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/12/1994 at 10:43:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 47.4 miles away from Amherst center
On 12/25/1998 at 13:30:26, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 11.2 mi) earthquake occurred 71.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/25/1995 at 14:22:32, a magnitude 3.0 (2.6 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 3.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/4/2004 at 23:55:26, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MW, 3.0 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 54.7 miles away from Amherst center
On 7/19/2007 at 17:07:58, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Erie County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Snowstorms: 5, Snow: 1, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Amherst topographic map

Birthplace of: Rob Gronkowski - Football tight end, Dan Gronkowski - Player of football, Thomas McCollum - Ice hockey goaltender, Andrew Orpik - Ice hockey player, Chris Gadley - College basketball player (Hofstra Flying Dutchmen), Hugh B. Scott - Judge, Phil DeSimone - Ice hockey player, Shane Sims - Ice hockey player.

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Amherst:

  • SUBURBAN DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 1542 MAPLE ROAD)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH CARE AMHERST (Home Health Center, 1127 WEHRLE DRIVE, SUITE 50)
  • ASPIRE OF WESTERN NEW YORK, INC. (Hospital, 73 PEPPERTREE DR)
  • AUTISTIC SERVICES, INC. (Hospital, 80 ACACIA DR)
  • ELDERWOOD HEALTH CARE AT WEDGEWOOD (Nursing Home, 4459 BAILEY AVE)

Political contributions by individuals in Amherst, NY

Amtrak stations near Amherst:

  • 7 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.
  • 10 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.
  • 16 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.

Local government website: www.amherst.ny.us

Colleges/Universities in Amherst:

  • Daemen College (Full-time enrollment: 2,015; Location: 4380 Main St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.daemen.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Bryant and Stratton College-Amherst Campus (FT enrollment: 287; Location: Audubon Business Centre, 40 Hazelwood Drive; Private, for-profit; Website: www.bryantstratton.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Amherst:

  • University at Buffalo (about 4 miles; Buffalo, NY; Full-time enrollment: 24,102)
  • Medaille College (about 7 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 2,594)
  • Canisius College (about 7 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 3,849)
  • SUNY College at Buffalo (about 8 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 9,410)
  • D'Youville College (about 10 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 2,265)
  • Erie Community College (about 10 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 9,949)
  • Niagara County Community College (about 12 miles; Sanborn, NY; FT enrollment: 4,647)

Public high schools in Amherst:

Private high schools in Amherst:

  • BUFFALO ACADEMY OF THE SACRED HEART (Students: 379; Location: 3860 MAIN ST; Grades: 9 - 12; Girls only)
  • AMHERST CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 50; Location: 2625 TONAWANDA CREEK RD; Grades: 1 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Amherst:

Private elementary/middle schools in Amherst:

  • ST LEO THE GREAT SCHOOL (Students: 213; Location: 903 SWEET HOME RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • KADIMAH SCHOOL OF BUFFALO (Students: 133; Location: 1085 EGGERT RD; Grades: PK - 8)
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Library in Amherst:

  • AMHERST PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,500,313; Location: 350 JOHN JAMES AUDUBON PARKWAY; 264,298 books; 30,594 audio materials; 38,287 video materials; 58 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 549 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • the Kadimah Private school bought the Martin luther king school. They are located where the martin luther king school use to be address. MARTIN LUTHER CHRN SCHOOL (Students: 0; Location: 1085 EGGERT ROAD; Grades: default) KADIMAH SCHOOL OF BUFFALO (Students: 161; Location: 1085 EGGERT ROAD; Grades: PK - 8-Great School! added by bb

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Notable locations in Amherst: Buffalo Country Club (A), Westwood Country Club (B), Williamsville Toll Plaza (C), Transit Valley Country Club (D), Glen Oak Golf Course (E), Amherst Town Wastewater Treatment Plant 16 (F), Park Country Club (G), Badding Brothers Farm (H), Beechwood Home (I), Mary Lou Rath Child Care Center (J), Spring Student Center (K), Kittinger Hall (L), Gleasner Hall (M), Bretschger Hall (N), Daemen Hall (O), Charles L And Gloria B Lumsden Gymnasium (P), Canavan Hall (Q), Serra Hall (R), Rosary Hall (S), Schenck Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Northtown Plaza Shopping Center (1), Boulevard Mall Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Amherst include: Saint John Marons Church (A), Saint Pauls Church (B), Saint Pius the X Church (C), Saint Theodore Orthodox Church (D), Saint John Lutheran Church (E), Trinity Lutheran Church (F), Kingdom Hall (G), All Saints Episcopal Church (H), Amherst Alliance Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Michaels Cemetery (1), Skinnersville Cemetery (2), White Chapel Memorial Cemetery (3), Saint Pauls Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Got Creek (A), Ransom Creek (B), Black Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Amherst include: Royal Playground (1), Garnett Playground (2), Ellicott Island Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Comfort Inn University (1 Flint Road) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

 
Erie County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.4. This is about average.
City:

32.4
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.275. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.275
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.75. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.75
U.S.:

2.43
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 28.7. This is about average. There were 22 monitors within city limits.
City:

28.7
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.53. This is about average. There were 5 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.53
U.S.:

9.59
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2003 was 0.00542. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00542
U.S.:

0.05378

Drinking water stations with addresses in Amherst that have no violations reported:

  • DJ S CAMPGROUND (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SYCAMORE RESERVATION (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater_under_infl_of_surface_water)

Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  61.0%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.3%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

6.4%
Whole state:

14.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.0%
Whole state:

7.4%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Amherst, NY

People in group quarters in Amherst in 2010:

  • 6,532 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,354 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 320 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 87 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 49 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Amherst in 2000:

  • 4,817 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,714 people in nursing homes
  • 424 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 156 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 105 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 71 people in other group homes
  • 52 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 26 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 19 people in religious group quarters
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally ill

Amherst compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Amherst (2011 data):

  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: 8 branches. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • KeyBank National Association: Sheridan-Harlem Ii Branch, Tops Maple Road Branch, South Campus Branch, Northtown Branch. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: University Plaza/Tops Branch, Creekside, Northtown Branch, Maple Road-Amherst/Tops Branch. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • First Niagara Bank, National Association: West Amherst Branch at 3105 Niagara Falls Boulevard, branch established on 2006/12/04; Amherst Branch at 1531 Niagara Falls Blvd., branch established on 2000/01/03. Info updated 2011/06/09: Bank assets: $32,750.6 mil, Deposits: $19,595.4 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 351 total offices, Holding Company: First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.
  • Citibank, National Association: Buffalo Branch at 4224 Ridge Lea Road, branch established on 1989/06/12; Hopkins & Klein Branch at 804 Hopkins Road, branch established on 2011/08/29. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • HSBC Bank USA, National Association: Audubon Branch at 665 North French Road, branch established on 1986/08/15; Northtown Plaza Branch at 3051 Sheridan Drive, branch established on 1953/07/01. Info updated 2010/11/30: Bank assets: $206,009.7 mil, Deposits: $149,026.8 mil, headquarters in Mc Lean, VA, positive income, 474 total offices, Holding Company: Hsbc Holdings Plc
  • Evans Bank, National Association: Amherst Office Branch at 3388 Sheridan Drive, branch established on 2002/12/02. Info updated 2009/07/27: Bank assets: $730.9 mil, Deposits: $618.8 mil, headquarters in Angola, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Evans Bancorp, Inc.
  • Northwest Savings Bank: Amherst Branch at 3150 Sheridan Drive, branch established on 2004/05/24. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $7,975.9 mil, Deposits: $5,985.6 mil, headquarters in Warren, PA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 172 total offices
  • Five Star Bank: Amherst Branch at 5491 Sheridan Drive, branch established on 2005/02/22. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,329.4 mil, Deposits: $1,941.7 mil, headquarters in Warsaw, NY, positive income, 50 total offices, Holding Company: Financial Institutions, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Amherst, New York:

  • Hotel Indigo-Buffalo/Amherst, 10 Flint Rd, Amherst, NY 14226 , Phone: (716) 689-4414, Fax: (716) 689-4382
  • Holiday Inn Buffalo Amherst, 1881 Niagara FLS Blvd, Amherst, NY 14228 , Phone: (716) 691-8181, Fax: (716) 691-4965
  • Red Roof Inn #104, 42 Flint Rd, Amherst, NY 14226 , Phone: (716) 689-7474, Fax: (716) 689-2051
  • University Inn And Conference Center, 2401 North FRST Rd, Amherst, NY 14226 , Phone: (716) 636-7500
  • Motel 6, 4400 Maple Rd, Amherst, NY 14226 , Phone: (716) 834-2231
  • Homewood Suites Amherst, 1138 Millersport Hwy, Amherst, NY 14226 , Phone: (716) 833-2277, Fax: (716) 833-9599
  • Candlewood Suites, 20 Flint Rd, Amherst, NY 14228 , Phone: (716) 688-2100, Fax: (716) 688-4100
  • Staybridge Suites Buffalo-Amherst, 1290 Sweet Home Rd, Amherst, NY 14228 , Phone: (716) 276-8750, Fax: (716) 276-8751
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Amherst, New York

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (91%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Amherst town (based on Erie County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.38%
Here74.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist Church The Wesleyan Church
Adherents77.0%2.8%2.7%2.6%2.0%
Congregations26.1%2.8%6.7%8.6%1.6%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents1.8%1.7%1.6%1.4%6.4%
Congregations6.8%6.8%5.6%4.2%30.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 236
Erie County:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 125
Erie County:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 228
Erie County:

2.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 740
Here:

8.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.8%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Erie County:

26.9%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.4%
State:

15.6%

2.75% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,341 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.75%
New York average:

5.41%

0.18% of residents moved from foreign countries ($879 average AGI)
Erie County:

0.18%
New York average:

0.24%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Niagara County, NY  0.48% ($37,162 average AGI)
from Monroe County, NY  0.13% ($35,945)
from Cattaraugus County, NY  0.10% ($27,241)


3.75% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,044 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.75%
New York average:

6.26%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($549 average AGI)
Erie County:

0.06%
New York average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Niagara County, NY  0.52% ($38,108 average AGI)
to Monroe County, NY  0.14% ($34,817)
to Cattaraugus County, NY  0.10% ($30,478)

Strongest AM radio stations in Amherst:

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

Strongest FM radio stations in Amherst:

  • WBFO (88.7 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WGRF (96.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • WTSS (102.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • W284AP (104.7 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WKSE (98.5 FM; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WHTT-FM (104.1 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W297AB (107.3 FM; WILLIAMSVILLE, NY; Owner: ADELPHIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
  • 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)
  • WFBF (89.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • W207BG (89.3 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • W207BB (89.3 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC)
  • WNSA (107.7 FM; WETHERSFIELD TWNSHP, NY; Owner: ADELPHIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
  • WLOF (101.7 FM; ATTICA, NY; Owner: HOLY FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS, 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)
  • WBNF-CA (Channel 15; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WGRZ-TV (Channel 2; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: MULTIMEDIA ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • WKBW-TV (Channel 7; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WKBW-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WNYO-TV (Channel 49; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: NEW YORK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WIVB-TV (Channel 4; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPXJ-TV (Channel 51; BATAVIA, NY; Owner: PAXSON BUFFALO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WNGS (Channel 67; SPRINGVILLE, NY; Owner: CAROLINE K. POWLEY D/B/A UNICORN/SPRINGVILLE)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Amherst fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 141
Total length: 799 meters (2,621ft)
Total costs: $216,914,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,905,080
Total average daily truck traffic: 148,210

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 22
  • 1960-1969: 20
  • 1970-1979: 7
  • 1980-1989: 67
  • 1990-1999: 13
  • 2000-2009: 6
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Amherst, NY


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7
  • Kathryn M Wheeler, 1220 New Rd (Lat: 43.069750 Lon: -78.733111), Type: 47.2, Overall height: 46 m
    Registrant: 7163217088, , 133 CALKINS ROAD
  • Kathryn M Wheeler, 1220 New Rd (Lat: 43.069750 Lon: -78.733111), Type: 47.2, Overall height: 46 m
    Registrant: 7163217088, , 133 CALKINS ROAD
  • Holly E Groschner, 1220 New Rd (Lat: 43.069750 Lon: -78.733111), Type: 47.2, Overall height: 46 m
    Registrant: 7244162000, , 2000 CORPORATE DRIVE
  • CHRISTINE A VERRE, 1220 New Rd (Lat: 43.069750 Lon: -78.733111), Type: 47.2, Overall height: 46 m
    Registrant: 7244162516, Monica.Gambino@crowncastle.Com, 2000 CORPORATE DRIVE
  • Cicily Wallace, 350-500 John James Audubon Parkway (Lat: 43.017472 Lon: -78.778722), Type: 38.4, Structure height: 36029 m, Overall height: 37.7 m
    Registrant: 7707971074, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #1509 GASA5REG
  • Sharon Yeager, 350-500 John James Audubon Parkway (Lat: 43.017472 Lon: -78.778722), Type: 38.4, Structure height: 36029 m, Overall height: 37.7 m
    Registrant: 7707971074, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #1509 GASA5REG
  • New Rd (Lat: 43.070000 Lon: -78.730833), Type: 48.5, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 7167770276, , 1050 PITTSFORD VICTOR RD

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Amherst, NY)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

111 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Amherst)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Amherst)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 140
  • Hazardous Condition: 211
  • Service Call: 12
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - Amherst


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Amherst, NY
Businesses in Amherst, NY
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1La-Z-Boy2
AT&T3Lane Bryant1
Abercrombie & Fitch1LensCrafters1
Abercrombie Kids1Lowe's1
Aeropostale1Macy's1
American Eagle Outfitters2Marriott1
Ann Taylor1Maurices1
Arby's2McDonald's3
Ashley Furniture1Men's Wearhouse1
Avenue1Motel 61
Bally Total Fitness1Motherhood Maternity1
Banana Republic1New York & Co1
Bath & Body Works1Nike12
Blockbuster3OfficeMax2
Brookstone1Old Country Buffet1
Budget Car Rental1Old Navy1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Olive Garden1
Burger King1Outback1
Burlington Coat Factory1Outback Steakhouse1
CVS2Pac Sun1
Catherines1Panera Bread2
Charlotte Russe1Papa John's Pizza1
Chipotle1Payless3
Chuck E. Cheese's1PetSmart1
Cold Stone Creamery2Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack2
DHL1Ramada1
Dennys1Raymour & Flanigan1
Domino's Pizza1Red Lobster2
DressBarn1Red Robin1
Dunkin Donuts5Red Roof Inn1
Ethan Allen1Rite Aid3
Extended Stay America1Rodeway Inn1
Famous Footwear1Sears2
Fashion Bug1Sephora1
FedEx14Sleep Inn1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Spencer Gifts1
Foot Locker1Sprint Nextel3
GNC4Starbucks5
GameStop2Subway7
Gap1T-Mobile6
Goodwill1T.G.I. Driday's1
Gymboree1T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block2Taco Bell2
Holiday Inn3Target1
Hollister Co.1The Room Place1
Home Depot1Tim Hortons12
Hot Topic1Toys"R"Us1
Houlihan's1U-Haul2
IHOP1UPS5
JCPenney1Value City Furniture1
Jimmy John's1Vans2
Jones New York3Verizon Wireless2
Journeys1Victoria's Secret1
Just Tires1Walgreens3
KFC2Walmart1
Kohl's1Wendy's2
Kroger1YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Amherst, NY


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  • #83 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #15 (14221) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most beauty salons in 2005"
  • #51 (14221) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most offices of physicians in 2005"
  • #73 (14221) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most finance and insurance companies in 2005"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
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