Amherst is a somewhat small city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 12,219 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Amherst is the 151st largest community in Ohio.
Amherst real estate is some of the most expensive in Ohio, although Amherst house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Amherst is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Amherst is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Amherst who work in sales jobs (12.62%), management occupations (10.89%), and office and administrative support (9.92%).
Amherst is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Amherst’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In terms of college education, Amherst is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.93% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Amherst in 2018 was $36,805, which is wealthy relative to Ohio, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $147,220 for a family of four. However, Amherst contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Amherst home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Amherst residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Amherst include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Amherst is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.