Amherst, Ohio Population 2022

12,525
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Amherst is a city located in Lorain County Ohio. Amherst has a 2020 population of 12,525. Amherst is currently growing at a rate of 0.82% annually and its population has increased by 4.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,993 in 2010.

The average household income in Amherst is $90,528 with a poverty rate of 6.73%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $777 per month, and the median house value is $166,500. The median age in Amherst is 47.5 years, 44.5 years for males, and 49.8 years for females.

Amherst Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Amherstwas:

  • White: 91.36%
  • Two or more races: 4.80%
  • Asian: 1.80%
  • Black or African American: 1.62%
  • Other race: 0.21%
  • Native American: 0.21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Amherst, Ohio is 12,525 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,525.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 11,993.

Amherst, Ohio Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,14091.36%
Black or African American1971.62%
American Indian and Alaska Native250.21%
Asian2201.80%
Some Other Race260.21%
Two or More Races5854.80%
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Amherst Population by Race

Amherst Population Pyramid 2022

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Amherst Median Age

43.3


Total

38.6


Male

48.2


Female

Amherst Adults

There are 9,521 adults, (2,537 of whom are seniors) in Amherst.

Amherst Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Amherst Sex Ratio

Female

6,019

49.36%

Male

6,174

50.64%

Amherst Population by Age

Amherst Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Amherst Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male96.1%3.9%
Married90.3%9.7%
All82.3%17.7%
Non Family74.3%25.7%
Female52.6%47.4%

82.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Amherst Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,6242.6182.3
Married2,6163.0790.3
Male2075.1196.1
Female4373.0652.6
Non Family1,3641.274.3

3.13

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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Amherst Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade760.86%
9th to 12th Grade2983.37%
High School Graduate2,50028.31%
Some College2,19724.88%
Associates Degree1,14712.99%
Bachelors Degree1,79020.27%
Graduate Degree8239.32%
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Amherst Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Amherst Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Native American252525
Other Race212121
Asian220220204
Black10910961
White7,9267,5582,228
Hispanic33132589
2+ Races24524519

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Amherst Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$46,574$63,750$35,517
Less Than 9th Grade$26,250$$18,500
High School Graduate$25,800$43,992$16,849
Some College$42,820$60,492$31,042
Bachelors Degree$70,554$71,780$50,147
Graduate Degree$67,352$66,776$75,011

$46,574

Average Earnings

$63,750

Average Male

$35,517

Average Female

Amherst Earnings by Educational Attainment

Amherst Language by Age

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Amherst Language

96.11% of Amherst residents speak only English, while 3.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.36% of the population.

Amherst Language

Amherst Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,4017747.44%
Black19110.52%
Other5NaN%
Multiple585325.47%
Hispanic751182.40%

6.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.12%

Male Poverty Rate

8.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Amherst

The race most likely to be in poverty in Amherst is White, with 7.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Amherst is Hispanic, with 2.40% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.25%.

Amherst Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.00%
High School6.97%
Some College8.62%
Bachelors or Greater1.92%

Amherst Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.04%
Male Unemployed7.55%
Female Employed3.63%
Female Unemployed41.34%

Amherst Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Amherst Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$76,402$100,668
Families$93,734$112,235
Married Families$104,638-
Non Families$34,405$69,479
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Income by Household Type

Amherst Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.5%

Male Marriage Rate

53.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Amherst Married by Age and Sex

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Amherst Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Amherst Marital Status by Race

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Amherst Marital Status

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762

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War127
First Gulf War164
Vietnam247
Korea100
World War II

Amherst Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3437
35 to 54211
55 to 64100
65 to 74220
75+194

Amherst Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6607.57%
Black4732.87%
Native American25100.00%
Other Race523.81%
2+ Races257.04%
Hispanic6715.37%

Amherst Veterans by Race

Amherst Veterans by Education

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3.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Amherst Veterans by Education

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62.1%

Labor Force Participation

58.1%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Amherst Employment by Age

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Amherst Employment by Race

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Amherst Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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80.38%

Born in Amherst

96.79%

Native Born

3.21%

Foreign Born

0.48%

Non Citizen

2.73%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.79% of Amherst residents were born in the United States, with 80.38% having been born in Ohio. 0.48% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Amherst Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19302,8440.00%
19402,896520.18%
19503,5426462.03%
19606,7503,2086.66%
19709,9023,1523.91%
198010,6387360.72%
199010,332-306-0.29%
200011,7971,4651.33%
201011,9931960.16%
201111,99410.01%
201211,986-8-0.07%
201312,054680.57%
201412,082280.23%
201512,077-5-0.04%
201612,0770.00%
201712,050-27-0.22%
201812,117670.56%
201912,2191020.84%
202012,3211020.83%
202112,4231020.83%
202212,5251020.82%

Amherst Population by Year