South Amherst, Ohio

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South Amherst, Ohio

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High Points

South Amherst strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Ohio):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% South Amherst Public Transportation Use
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% South Amherst Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% South Amherst People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of South Amherst, Ohio

Comparing South Amherst to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Ohio (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Age of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 4
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Racial Diversity 5 5
Senior Citizens 4 5
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
Median Family Income 8 7
College Educated Adults 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Short Commute Times 7 6
Working at Home 6 7
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 4
Housing Recently Built 3 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
Affordability of Rents 3 3
People Living Alone 2 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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South Amherst Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles W of Elyria, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 30 miles W of Cleveland, Ohio
County Lorain
Standard Zip Codes 44001
Phone Area Codes 440
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.355
Longitude -82.253

South Amherst Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Distance 19.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches
Distance 24.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 56 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 46 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
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South Amherst Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,863 100%
Male 913 49%
Female 950 51%
Under 18 498 26.7%
18+ 1,365 73.3%
65+ 260 14%
Median Age 39.2
Average Family Size 3.11
White 1,820 97.7%
African-American 6 0.3%
Asian 4 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.3%
Other 13 0.7%
Mixed Race 14 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 36 1.9%

Estimated South Amherst Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,800
Growth -63
Growth % -3.4%

South Amherst Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 20.8%
Irish 13.1%
English 12.5%
US/American 8.8%
Polish 8.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.7%
Italian 6.1%
Hungarian 4.4%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Scottish 1.8%
Swiss 1.7%
Dutch 1.6%
Slovak 1.1%
Welsh 0.9%
French Canadian 0.8%
Swedish 0.7%
Russian 0.7%
Czech 0.6%
Finnish 0.5%
Norwegian 0.4%
Danish 0.3%
European 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Slovene 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, South Amherst, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Brownhelm (44001)
Henrietta (44001)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
South Amherst 1,863 $50,313
Amherst 11,797 $57,990
Elyria 55,953 $45,846
Kipton 265 $44,375
Lorain 68,652 $39,454
Oberlin 8,195 $59,358
Vermilion 10,927 $57,311
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