Amherst, OH

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Living in Amherst

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.

Amherst is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).

Because of many things, Amherst is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Amherst really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Amherst perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

The overall education level of Amherst is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 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.