Amherst, Ohio

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Population in 2019: 12,219 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.6%
 
Males: 5,941  (48.6%)
Females: 6,278  (51.4%)
Median resident age:

47.8 years
Ohio median age:

39.6 years

Zip codes: 44001, 44053.

Amherst Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2019: $72,093 (it was $53,516 in 2000)
Amherst:

$72,093
OH:

$58,642

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $37,581 (it was $25,565 in 2000)

Amherst city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $179,365 (it was $137,800 in 2000)
Amherst:

$179,365
OH:

$157,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $189,825; detached houses: $195,654; townhouses or other attached units: $161,856; in 2-unit structures: $60,969; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $175,436; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $127,582; mobile homes: $81,622

Median gross rent in 2019: $759.

March 2019 cost of living index in Amherst: 93.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 7.6%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.0% for Black residents, 9.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 44.7% for other race residents, 10.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Amherst, OH (2019)
    • 10,65487.4%White alone
    • 7926.5%Hispanic
    • 3572.9%Two or more races
    • 3142.6%Asian alone
    • 1020.8%Black alone
    • 220.2%American Indian alone

Races in Amherst detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Ohio and other state lists, there were 18 registered sex offenders living in Amherst, Ohio as of March 03, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Amherst is 675 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Amherst by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.5)
1
(8.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(8.4)
3
(25.3)
1
(8.6)
2
(17.1)
1
(8.5)
3
(24.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(16.5)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
6
(50.5)
8
(67.5)
4
(34.2)
4
(34.1)
6
(51.3)
3
(24.9)
3
(24.9)
8
(66.4)
2
(16.5)
5
(41.1)
3
(24.7)
2
(16.5)
2
(16.5)
3
(24.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(8.4)
2
(16.9)
1
(8.6)
2
(17.1)
2
(17.1)
3
(24.9)
1
(8.3)
1
(8.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(24.7)
3
(24.8)
7
(57.9)
1
(8.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
31
(260.8)
47
(396.6)
27
(231.1)
36
(307.2)
25
(213.6)
47
(390.7)
31
(257.7)
39
(323.9)
24
(197.8)
21
(172.5)
21
(172.8)
14
(115.8)
23
(190.1)
20
(164.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
163
(1,371)
178
(1,502)
214
(1,832)
183
(1,562)
225
(1,922)
187
(1,554)
159
(1,322)
177
(1,470)
165
(1,360)
235
(1,931)
164
(1,349)
140
(1,158)
163
(1,347)
123
(1,011)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(8.4)
5
(42.2)
9
(77.0)
7
(59.7)
4
(34.2)
6
(49.9)
10
(83.1)
3
(24.9)
6
(49.5)
2
(16.4)
3
(24.7)
3
(24.8)
1
(8.3)
4
(32.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(16.8)
1
(8.4)
1
(8.6)
1
(8.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.3)
2
(16.6)
2
(16.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.2)
City-Data.com crime index97.3135.1114.4133.1137.3125.986.7105.183.7102.987.066.397.663.6

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Amherst, OH

Crime rate in Amherst detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 29 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
Ohio average:

1.06
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Ancestries: German (20.7%), Italian (8.7%), American (7.0%), Irish (7.0%), Polish (6.3%), Hungarian (5.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 676 feet

Land area: 7.17 square miles.

Population density: 1,705 people per square mile   (low).

Amherst, Ohio map

471 residents are foreign born (1.5% Europe, 1.0% Latin America).

This city:

3.9%
Ohio:

4.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,182 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,586 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lorain, OH (4.5 miles , pop. 68,652).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Cleveland, OH (29.4 miles , pop. 478,403).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (283.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

South Amherst, OH (1.8 miles ),
Lorain, OH (2.1 miles ),
Vermilion, OH (2.5 miles ),
Elyria, OH (2.6 miles ),
Oberlin, OH (2.8 miles ),
Sheffield, OH (2.8 miles ),
Sheffield Lake, OH (3.0 miles ),
Kipton, OH (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 41.40 N, Longitude: 82.23 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Sandstone Capital of the World

Daytime population change due to commuting: +20 (+0.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,418 (25.4%)

Area code: 440

Distribution of median household income in Amherst, OH in 2019
Distribution of house value in Amherst, OH in 2019
Amherst satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2006: 23 buildings, average cost: $240,000
  • 2007: 23 buildings, average cost: $276,500
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $210,400
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $187,700
  • 2010: 26 buildings, average cost: $162,900
  • 2011: 16 buildings, average cost: $204,700
  • 2012: 34 buildings, average cost: $160,100
  • 2013: 14 buildings, average cost: $163,500
  • 2014: 18 buildings, average cost: $183,100
  • 2015: 14 buildings, average cost: $169,300
  • 2016: 11 buildings, average cost: $215,500
  • 2017: 38 buildings, average cost: $146,400
  • 2018: 73 buildings, average cost: $114,900
  • 2019: 69 buildings, average cost: $134,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Amherst, OH residents
Average permit cost in Amherst, OH
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.6%
Ohio:

5.2%
Historical population in Amherst, OH
Historical housing units in Amherst, OH

Population change in the 1990s: +1,158 (+10.9%).
Most common industries in Amherst, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.1%)
  • Construction (5.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
  • Machinery (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (12.1%)
  • Construction (9.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.7%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
  • Machinery (4.0%)
  • Educational services (3.5%)
  • Health care (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.5%)
  • Educational services (13.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.8%)
  • Social assistance (3.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Amherst, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.1%)
  • Top executives (4.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Engineers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Registered nurses (4.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)

Average climate in Amherst, Ohio

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Amherst, Ohio average temperatures Amherst, Ohio average precipitation Amherst, Ohio humidity Amherst, Ohio wind speed Amherst, Ohio snowfall Amherst, Ohio sunshine Amherst, Ohio clear and cloudy days

Amherst, Ohio environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 60.6. This is better than average.

City:

60.6
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.16. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.16
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.02. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.02
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Amherst-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Ohio state average. It is 6% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.8 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 F4 tornado 27.1 miles away from the city center killed 17 people and injured 379 people.

Earthquake activity:

Amherst-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Ohio state average. It is 44% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 95.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 57.0 miles away from Amherst center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 332.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 239.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 126.9 miles away from Amherst center
On 6/10/2019 at 14:50:45, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 44.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lorain County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Amherst topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Amherst:

  • AMHERST HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 254 CLEVELAND AVENUE)
  • AMHERST MANOR (175 N LAKE ST)
  • AMHERST MANOR NURSING HOME (175 N LAKE STREET)
  • GOLDEN ACRES LORAIN CO NURSING (PO BOX 190)
  • FMC - AMHERST DIALYSIS (1168 CLEVELAND AVENUE)

Amtrak station near Amherst:

  • 8 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Amherst:

  • Oberlin College (about 8 miles; Oberlin, OH; Full-time enrollment: 2,795)
  • Lorain County Community College (about 9 miles; Elyria, OH; FT enrollment: 7,690)
  • Baldwin Wallace University (about 20 miles; Berea, OH; FT enrollment: 3,699)
  • Cleveland State University (about 30 miles; Cleveland, OH; FT enrollment: 14,161)
  • Cuyahoga Community College District (about 30 miles; Cleveland, OH; FT enrollment: 20,271)
  • Case Western Reserve University (about 33 miles; Cleveland, OH; FT enrollment: 7,034)
  • John Carroll University (about 37 miles; University Heights, OH; FT enrollment: 3,546)

Public high school in Amherst:

Public elementary/middle schools in Amherst:

Private elementary/middle school in Amherst:

  • ST JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 239, Location: 175 SAINT JOSEPH DR, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Amherst

Library in Amherst:

  • AMHERST PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,238,239; Location: 221 SPRING ST.; 72,125 books; 6,890 audio materials; 6,244 video materials; 13 local licensed databases; 266 state licensed databases; 158 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Good Shepherd Baptist Church 1100 Cleveland Ave. Amherst Please include in the Church listings
  • Amherst Hospital is now called - The Hospital for Orthopaedic & Specialty Services -Thanks added by Bill

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Amherst: Amherst Wastewater Treatment Plant (A), Lifecare Ambulance Service Station 9 (B), Amherst City Hall (C), Amherst Public Library (D), Amherst Fire Department (E), Amherst Cinema (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Amherst Plaza Shopping Center (1), Liberty Bell Shopping Center (2), Milan Avenue Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Amherst include: Saint Peter United Church of Christ (A), Old Stone United Church of Christ (B), Amherst Congregational United Church of Christ (C), Amherst Park Avenue United Methodist Church (D), Saint Paul Lutheran Church (E), Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Church (F), Amherst Church of Christ (G), Westminster Presbyterian Church (H), Faith Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Cleveland Street Cemetery (1), Crownhill Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Amherst include: Neiding Park (1), DePaola Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Country Hearth Inn - Amherst (934 N Leavitt Rd), Days Inn (934 North Leavitt Road), Days Inn Amherst OH (934 North Leavitt Road), Cleveland - Lorain/Amherst (704 N Leavitt Rd).

Birthplace of: Frank Harris Hitchcock - Politician, Jon Pippert - College football player (Toledo Rockets), Matt Barrett - Politician, Thomas Jefferson Boynton - Judge.

Lorain County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Amherst and their reported violations in the past:

AMHERST CITY PWS (Population served: 11,797, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In DEC-31-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-29-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-22-2010)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Ohio:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

72.6%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.0%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Amherst in 2010:

  • 84 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Amherst in 2000:

  • 100 people in nursing homes
  • 17 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Amherst (2011 data):

  • Firstmerit Bank, National Association: Downtown Amherst Branch at 160 Cleveland Street, branch established on 1931/10/01; Leavitt Road Branch at 938 North Leavitt Road, branch established on 1971/03/25. Info updated 2010/05/17: Bank assets: $14,420.6 mil, Deposits: $11,497.6 mil, headquarters in Akron, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 213 total offices, Holding Company: Firstmerit Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Amherst Branch at 2201 Kresge Drive, branch established on 1986/09/02. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • First Place Bank: Cooper Foster Park Road Branch at 1977 Cooper Foster Park Road, branch established on 1998/09/28. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $2,754.5 mil, Deposits: $2,219.6 mil, headquarters in Warren, OH, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 43 total offices
  • The Lorain National Bank: Amherst Branch at 1175 Cleveland Avenue, branch established on 1960/12/30. Info updated 2007/06/05: Bank assets: $1,167.9 mil, Deposits: $993.8 mil, headquarters in Lorain, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices, Holding Company: Lnb Bancorp Inc.
  • Fifth Third Bank: Amhurst Bc at 360 Cleveland Ave, branch established on 1889/01/01. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Lorain: 1180 Park Avenue Branch at 1180 Park Avenue, branch established on 2006/05/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $488.2 mil, Deposits: $383.5 mil, headquarters in Lorain, OH, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 7 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Amherst:

Marital status in Amherst, OH
  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 56.0%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

For population 25 years and over in Amherst:

  • High school or higher: 93.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Ohio average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Amherst
Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhood in Amherst (Amherst, Ohio Neighborhood Map):

Religion statistics for Amherst, OH (based on Lorain County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic73,44327
Evangelical Protestant34,366161
Mainline Protestant20,22168
Black Protestant2,32113
Other1,61015
Orthodox7917
None168,604-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 55
Lorain County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 36
Lorain County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 81
Lorain County:

2.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 156
Here:

5.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.4%
Ohio:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Lorain County:

29.0%
Ohio:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.0%
State:

11.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.5%
Ohio:

49.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Amherst:

49.2%
Ohio:

46.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
Ohio:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Amherst:

20.2%
Ohio:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.3%
Ohio:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Amherst:

6.9
Ohio:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.6%
Ohio:

34.2%

General health condition:
Amherst:

57.6%
Ohio:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.9%
Ohio:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Amherst, OH Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 19$113,927$71,9547$7,999
Sewerage 10$54,715$65,6580$0
Electric Power 8$41,511$62,2670$0
Streets and Highways 7$39,470$67,6630$0
Police - Other 6$24,165$48,3306$3,983
Water Supply 5$25,537$61,2890$0
Other Government Administration 4$17,548$52,64419$17,129
Other and Unallocable 4$19,630$58,8900$0
Financial Administration 3$12,774$51,0962$3,341
Firefighters 1$5,460$65,52031$23,930
Welfare 0$0 2$3,133
Judicial and Legal 0$0 3$13,578
Totals for Government 67$354,737$63,53570$73,094

Amherst government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,277,000 ($104.51)
    Electric Utilities: $332,000 ($27.17)
    Sewerage: $224,000 ($18.33)
    Water Utilities: $149,000 ($12.19)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $133,000 ($10.88)
    Local Fire Protection: $130,000 ($10.64)
    Police Protection: $129,000 ($10.56)
    Central Staff Services: $35,000 ($2.86)
    Parks and Recreation: $28,000 ($2.29)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $11,124,000 ($910.39)
    Police Protection: $3,045,000 ($249.20)
    Water Utilities: $2,258,000 ($184.79)
    Sewerage: $1,955,000 ($160.00)
    Regular Highways: $1,198,000 ($98.04)
    Local Fire Protection: $544,000 ($44.52)
    Central Staff Services: $540,000 ($44.19)
    Financial Administration: $405,000 ($33.15)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $220,000 ($18.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $151,000 ($12.36)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $119,000 ($9.74)
    Public Welfare - Other: $70,000 ($5.73)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($0.74)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $145,000 ($11.87)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $42,000 ($3.44)
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $33,000 ($2.70)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $37,000 ($3.03)
    Sewerage: $25,000 ($2.05)
    Police Protection: $21,000 ($1.72)
    Regular Highways: $17,000 ($1.39)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($0.41)
    Electric Utilities: $3,000 ($0.25)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($0.16)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $1,000 ($0.08)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($0.08)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($0.08)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,508,000 ($450.77)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $25,000 ($2.05)

Amherst government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,468,000 ($201.98)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $172,000 ($14.08)
    Other: $97,000 ($7.94)
    Parks and Recreation: $90,000 ($7.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($1.31)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $84,000 ($6.87)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $232,000 ($18.99)
    Rents: $75,000 ($6.14)
    Sale of Property: $52,000 ($4.26)
    Donations From Private Sources: $30,000 ($2.46)
    Fines and Forfeits: $10,000 ($0.82)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $11,575,000 ($947.30)
    Water Utilities: $2,700,000 ($220.97)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $632,000 ($51.72)
    Other: $584,000 ($47.79)
    General Local Government Support: $191,000 ($15.63)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $4,761,000 ($389.64)
    Property: $1,255,000 ($102.71)
    Corporation Net Income: $624,000 ($51.07)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $212,000 ($17.35)
    Other License: $108,000 ($8.84)
    Motor Vehicle License: $67,000 ($5.48)
    Other Selective Sales: $39,000 ($3.19)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $17,000 ($1.39)

Amherst government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,983,000 ($735.17)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,281,000 ($595.88)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,986,000 ($489.89)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $4,924,000 ($402.98)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,828,000 ($231.44)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,125,000 ($92.07)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,062,000 ($86.91)

Amherst government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,621,000 ($1442.10)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,924,000 ($402.98)

4.64% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($63,131 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.64%
Ohio average:

5.23%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($146 average AGI)
Lorain County:

0.02%
Ohio average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cuyahoga County, OH  2.07% ($73,949 average AGI)
from Erie County, OH  0.26% ($39,044)
from Medina County, OH  0.22% ($48,830)


4.48% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($53,268 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.48%
Ohio average:

5.51%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($233 average AGI)
Lorain County:

0.04%
Ohio average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cuyahoga County, OH  1.58% ($47,363 average AGI)
to Erie County, OH  0.28% ($48,516)
to Medina County, OH  0.22% ($62,545)
Businesses in Amherst, OH
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1McDonald's1
AT&T1Motel 61
Advance Auto Parts1New Balance1
Arby's1Panera Bread3
AutoZone1Popeyes2
Burger King2Rite Aid1
Chevrolet1SAS Shoes1
Chipotle1Starbucks3
Dairy Queen1Taco Bell1
Days Inn1Target1
Dennys1Toyota1
Domino's Pizza1True Value1
FedEx2UPS2
Ford1Volkswagen1
GNC1Wendy's1
KFC1

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)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WOBL (1320 AM; 1 kW; OBERLIN, OH; Owner: WOBL RADIO, INC.)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWMK (1260 AM; 10 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WERE (1300 AM; 5 kW; CLEVELAND, OH)

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.)
  • WMJI (105.7 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WQAL (104.1 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WNZN (89.1 FM; LORAIN, OH; Owner: THE SPANISH CULTURAL NETWORK)
  • WDOK (102.1 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WOBC-FM (91.5 FM; OBERLIN, OH; Owner: OBERLIN COLLEGE STUDENT NETWORK, INC.)
  • WGGN (97.7 FM; CASTALIA, OH; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WKSU-FM (89.7 FM; KENT, OH; Owner: KENT STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WCRF-FM (103.3 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WQMX (94.9 FM; MEDINA, OH; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP, INC)
  • WMMS (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WZIP (88.1 FM; AKRON, OH; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON)
  • WCPN (90.3 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: IDEASTREAM)
  • WONE-FM (97.5 FM; AKRON, OH; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WGAR-FM (99.5 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WZAK (93.1 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)

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)
  • 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.)
  • WMFD-TV (Channel 68; MANSFIELD, OH; Owner: MID-STATE TELEVISION,INC.)
  • WGGN-TV (Channel 52; SANDUSKY, OH; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WEAO (Channel 49; AKRON, OH; Owner: NORTHEASTERN EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION OF OHIO, INC.)
  • WVPX (Channel 23; AKRON, OH; Owner: PAXSON AKRON LICENSE, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Amherst fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 42Number of bridges
  • 417ft / 127mTotal length
  • $209,301,000Total costs
  • 821,897Total average daily traffic
  • 81,667Total average daily truck traffic
  • 973,419Total future (year 2039) average daily traffic
New bridges in Amherst, OH - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 101950-1959
  • 201960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 41990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Amherst, OH
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Amherst)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 123 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Amherst, OH)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 137 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Amherst)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Amherst)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED46$133,67637$138,534174$142,72314$41,0796$91,8531$33,060
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$163,4603$110,17317$104,9452$7,7551$134,7401$28,880
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$117,23912$31,77857$150,24711$15,0062$101,01511$23,169
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$136,8703$145,21024$149,1582$9,7401$278,6300$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$74,9801$92,90010$147,2050$01$18,4400$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0227.00 , 0502.00, 0503.00, 0504.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$160,9922$211,655
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$02$162,665
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$70,9300$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0227.00 , 0502.00, 0503.00, 0504.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Amherst, OH
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Amherst, OH - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 76. The highest number of fire incidents - 103 took place in 2004, and the least - 49 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Amherst, OH When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (41.7%), and Outside Fires (37.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Amherst, OH
    • 50541.7%Structure Fires
    • 45837.8%Outside Fires
    • 21918.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 302.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Amherst, OH

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Amherst, Ohio:

  • Motel 6, 704 N Leavitt Rd, Amherst, Ohio 44001 , Phone: (440) 988-3266, Fax: (440) 988-3283
  • Days Inn, 934 N Leavitt Rd, Amherst, Ohio 44001 , Phone: (440) 985-1428, Fax: (440) 985-1540
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Amherst, Ohio
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Amherst, OH
  • 92.6%Utility gas
  • 5.4%Electricity
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Amherst, OH
  • 77.4%Utility gas
  • 9.8%Electricity
  • 4.0%No fuel used
  • 2.8%Wood
  • 2.4%Other fuel
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Amherst compared to Ohio state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.

Amherst on our top lists:

  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: management of companies and enterprises (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 (44053) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Hungarian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #82 (44053) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Slovak first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
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