Amherst, New York 

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Population

125,967

+3.4% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

5.1%

Median Income

$68,106

Median Home Price

$218,100

Median Age

40.1

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.3 / 3.5

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Amherst, New York

Large city complex - Western New York at eastern end of Lake Erie. August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Amherst, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Amherst, NY Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Pleasant summers
Nearby recreation
Arts and culture
Cons
Some unattractive areas
Winter snow
Economy


What Bert Has To Say About Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls Metro Area

New York’s second largest city is a major port and “rust belt” manufacturing center, although its industries are in various stages of decline. Heavy lake-effect snows make Buffalo one of the snowiest metropolitan areas in the country. Downtown is unremarkable but clean and improving, although there are many gritty areas around the city. But lake effects bring notably pleasant weather in spring, summer, and early fall, and there is a strong assortment of cultural amenities, historic districts, and architectural highlights with few crowds.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: New York
County: Erie County
Metro Area: Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
City: Amherst
Zip Codes: 14221 14226 14228 14051 14068
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 706 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Amherst is 5.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Amherst jobs have increased by 1.0%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Amherst's cost of living is 2.6% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Amherst's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Erie county remained strongly Democratic, 56.5% to 41.7%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Amherst's population is 125,967 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 3.4%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Amherst is Real Estate: $218,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.3%.

SCHOOLS
Amherst public schools spend $15,847 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.9 students per teacher in Amherst. More Education



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Housing Market in Amherst

It's a good time to buy in Amherst. Home Appreciation is up 9.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Amherst is $218,100.

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Reviews for Amherst   8 Reviews
Good place to live - 3/4/2021
Safe and friendly town. You are 20 minutes away from anywhere in... Read More

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Safe - 5/26/2010
Amherst is a safe suburban area where you can live without having to worry about the crime that may occur in Buffalo and in parts of any city in the United... Read More

Transportation - 9/23/2008
Really glad I found this site as, I haven't found it easy to find honest data on crime rate in our cities. Thanx for the service, Ada... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN AMHERST, NEW YORK
14221 14226 14228 14051 14068

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