Demographics

A balanced combination of residential and business development has made Amherst one of the most successful communities in Upstate New York. This balance affords residents top-notch municipal services and continued investment in community facilities -- such as the  Northtown Center (4 rink ice complex), Buffalo Niagara Heritage Museum, Youth and Senior Centers, Nature View Park (1,200 acres 'forever wild'), and newly acquired Amherst State Park in the Village of Williamsville.

There are several large master-planned residential communities as well as top-ranked schools, convenient shopping, sports and recreation, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, diverse religious denominations and safe streets for our residents. In fact, Amherst has consistently been named one of the top "Safest Cities in America" by Morgan Quitno Press.

The following information provides an overview on Population, Land Use, Income and Education. For additional detail on these elements, please click on the following: Census 2000 Detail

 

Population

Population (Census 2000)    

 %

 Total Population

 116,510

 100.00%

 Female Population

  61,549

 52.80%

 Male Population

 54,961

 47.20%

 

Age

Age 

 Under 15

 21,341

 18.30%

 15 to 19 years

 9,188

 7.90%

 20 to 24 years

 7,924

 6.80%

 25 to 34 years

 12,488

 10.70%

 35 to 44 years

 17,006

 14.60%

 45 to 54 years

 17,104

 14.70%

 55 to 59 years

 6,124

 5.30%

 60 to 64 years

 4,746

 4.10%

 65+ years

 20,589

 17.70%

 Median Age

 39.6

 


Race/Ethnicity

 

 #

 %

 White

 102,866

 88.30%

 African American

 4,544

 3.90%

 Asian Indian

 1,949

 1.67%

 Chinese

 1,919

 1.65%

 Two or More Races

 1,267

 1.09%

 Korean

 1,104

 0.95%

 Other Hispanic or Latino

 636

 0.55%

 Puerto Rican

 590

 0.51%

 Other Asian

 465

 0.40%

 Japanese

 312

 0.27%

 Mexican

 257

 0.22%

 Filipino

 181

 0.16%

 Vietnamese

 149

 0.13%

 American Indian & Alaska Native

 146

 0.13%

 Cuban

 96

 0.08%

 Other Pacific Islander

 23

 0.02%

 Samoan

 3

 0.00%

 Native Hawaiian

 2

 0.00%

 Guamanian or Chamorro

 1

0.00% 


Land Use


 Category

 Acreage

 Percentage

 Agriculture

1,226

 3.6%

 Commercial

1,367

 4.0%

 Industrial

335

 1.0%

 Office

818

 2.4%

 Single Family Residential

10,685

 31.1%

 Low Density Residential

753

 2.2%

 Medium Density Residential

1,054

 3.1%

 Recreation and Open Space

3,678

 10.8%

Public/Semi Public

2,578

 7.5%

 Utilities

515

 1.5%

 Vacant Land

6,484

 18.9%

 Roads, Utilities & Water

4,843

 14.1%



Income Profile

 Aggregate Income

 $3,221,151,970

 Per Capita Income

 $27,647



Household Income Ranges

 Less than $ 10,000

 5.9%

 $ 10,000 - $ 14,999

 5.4%

 $ 15,000 - $ 24,999

 9.5%

 $ 25,000 - $ 34,999

 10.0%

 $ 35,000 - $ 49,999

 14.3%

 $ 50,000 - $ 74,999

 21.0%

 $ 75,000 - $ 99,999

 13.8%

 $ 100,000 - $ 149,999

 12.5%

 $ 150,000 - $ 199,999

 3.9%

 $ 200,000 or more

 3.7%

Median Household Income 

 $55,427

 Number of Households

 45,052




 

  • 80%

    Of New Jobs Created In the Region Have Been Created In Amherst Since 1980

  • $18 Million

    Property Taxes Generated Annually By Current and Past AIDA Projects

  • 48,000 Jobs

    New Jobs Created By Over 300 AIDA Projects