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Amherst is a township in Lorain County, in the Cleveland-Elyria metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Ohio named Amherst. For links to other places called Amherst, OH, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Amherst is 41.381N. The longitude is -82.218W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 738 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 7,598.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Amherst demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lorain County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 44053 ZIP code.
21% of Amherst residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Amherst ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Amherst was $21,633, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Amherst residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Amherst, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $436. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,150.
Lorain County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Amherst political report.
The average commute time for Amherst workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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