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 (Census 2000)                                                                                                                     Land Use

Total Population

     116,510

   100.00%

 

Category

      Acreage

Percentage

 

Female Population

       61,549

     52.80%

 

Agriculture

         1,226

     3.6%

 

Male Population

       54,961

     47.20%

 

Commercial

         1,367

     4.0%

 

 

 

 

 

Industrial

            335

     1.0%

 

Age

 

 

 

Office

            818

     2.4%

 

Under 15

       21,341

     18.30%

 

Single Family Residential

       10,685

   31.1%

 

15 to 19 years

         9,188

       7.90%

 

Low Density Residential

            753

     2.2%

 

20 to 24 years

         7,924

       6.80%

 

Medium Density Residential

         1,054

     3.1%

 

25 to 34 years

       12,488

     10.70%

 

Recreation and Open Space

         3,678

   10.8%

 

35 to 44 years

       17,006

     14.60%

 

Public/Semi Public

         2,578

     7.5%

 

45 to 54 years

       17,104

     14.70%

 

Utilities

            515

     1.5%

 

55 to 59 years

         6,124

       5.30%

 

Vacant Land

         6,484

   18.9%

 

60 to 64 years

         4,746

       4.10%

 

Roads, Utilities & Water

         4,843

   14.1%

 

65+ years

       20,589

     17.70%

 

 

 

 

 

Median Age

          39.6

 

 

Income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income Profile


 

 

Race/Ethnicity

 

 

 

Aggregate Income

$3,221,151,970

 

 

White

     102,866

     88.30%

 

Per Capita Income

            $27,647

 

 

African American

         4,544

      3.90%

 

 

 

 

 

Asian Indian

         1,949

      1.67%

 

Household Income Ranges

 

 

 

Chinese

         1,919

      1.65%

 

Less than $ 10,000

    5.9%

 

 

Two or More Races

         1,267

      1.09%

 

$ 10,000 - $ 14,999

    5.4%

 

 

Korean

         1,104

      0.95%

 

$ 15,000 - $ 24,999

    9.5%

 

 

Other Hispanic or Latino

            636

      0.55%

 

$ 25,000 - $ 34,999

  10.0%

 

 

Puerto Rican

            590

      0.51%

 

$ 35,000 - $ 49,999

  14.3%

 

 

Other Asian

            465

      0.40%

 

$ 50,000 - $ 74,999

  21.0%

 

 

Japanese

            312

      0.27%

 

$ 75,000 - $ 99,999

  13.8%

 

 

Mexican

            257

      0.22%

 

$ 100,000 - $ 149,999

  12.5%

 

 

Filipino

            181

      0.16%

 

$ 150,000 - $ 199,999

    3.9%

 

 

Vietnamese

            149

      0.13%

 

$ 200,000 or more

    3.7%

 

 

American Indian & Alaska Native

            146

      0.13%

 

 

 

 

 

Cuban

              96

      0.08%

 

Median Household Income

$55,427

 

 

Other Pacific Islander

              23

      0.02%

 

Number of Households

  45,052

 

 

Samoan

                3

      0.00%

 

 

 

 

 

Native Hawaiian

                2

      0.00%

 

 

 

 

 

Guamanian or Chamorro

                1

      0.00%

 

 

 

 

 


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 (Census 2000)                                                                                                                     Land Use

Total Population

     116,510

   100.00%

 

Category

      Acreage

Percentage

 

Female Population

       61,549

     52.80%

 

Agriculture

         1,226

     3.6%

 

Male Population

       54,961

     47.20%

 

Commercial

         1,367

     4.0%

 

 

 

 

 

Industrial

            335

     1.0%

 

Age

 

 

 

Office

            818

     2.4%

 

Under 15

       21,341

     18.30%

 

Single Family Residential

       10,685

   31.1%

 

15 to 19 years

         9,188

       7.90%

 

Low Density Residential

            753

     2.2%

 

20 to 24 years

         7,924

       6.80%

 

Medium Density Residential

         1,054

     3.1%

 

25 to 34 years

       12,488

     10.70%

 

Recreation and Open Space

         3,678

   10.8%

 

35 to 44 years

       17,006

     14.60%

 

Public/Semi Public

         2,578

     7.5%

 

45 to 54 years

       17,104

     14.70%

 

Utilities

            515

     1.5%

 

55 to 59 years

         6,124

       5.30%

 

Vacant Land

         6,484

   18.9%

 

60 to 64 years

         4,746

       4.10%

 

Roads, Utilities & Water

         4,843

   14.1%

 

65+ years

       20,589

     17.70%

 

 

 

 

 

Median Age

          39.6

 

 

Income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income Profile


 

 

Race/Ethnicity

 

 

 

Aggregate Income

$3,221,151,970

 

 

White

     102,866

     88.30%

 

Per Capita Income

            $27,647

 

 

African American

         4,544

      3.90%

 

 

 

 

 

Asian Indian

         1,949

      1.67%

 

Household Income Ranges

 

 

 

Chinese

         1,919

      1.65%

 

Less than $ 10,000

    5.9%

 

 

Two or More Races

         1,267

      1.09%

 

$ 10,000 - $ 14,999

    5.4%

 

 

Korean

         1,104

      0.95%

 

$ 15,000 - $ 24,999

    9.5%

 

 

Other Hispanic or Latino

            636

      0.55%

 

$ 25,000 - $ 34,999

  10.0%

 

 

Puerto Rican

            590

      0.51%

 

$ 35,000 - $ 49,999

  14.3%

 

 

Other Asian

            465

      0.40%

 

$ 50,000 - $ 74,999

  21.0%

 

 

Japanese

            312

      0.27%

 

$ 75,000 - $ 99,999

  13.8%

 

 

Mexican

            257

      0.22%

 

$ 100,000 - $ 149,999

  12.5%

 

 

Filipino

            181

      0.16%

 

$ 150,000 - $ 199,999

    3.9%

 

 

Vietnamese

            149

      0.13%

 

$ 200,000 or more

    3.7%

 

 

American Indian & Alaska Native

            146

      0.13%

 

 

 

 

 

Cuban

              96

      0.08%

 

Median Household Income

$55,427

 

 

Other Pacific Islander

              23

      0.02%

 

Number of Households

  45,052

 

 

Samoan

                3

      0.00%

 

 

 

 

 

Native Hawaiian

                2

      0.00%

 

 

 

 

 

Guamanian or Chamorro

                1

      0.00%