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Town Board Meeting Videos

The video of the Town Board meeting from Wednesday March 25, 2020 has been uploaded to the Town website and is now available for viewing. Please click the link below to view this and other Town Board agendas, minutes, and meeting videos.

Erie County, NY Department of Health: Coronavirus Information

NOTICE:

All Town of Amherst Board and Committee meetings (with the exception of the Town Board) will be cancelled for 30 days through April 14, 2020 or until further notice. In addition, Amherst Town Hall at 5583 Main Street is closed to the public and public access will be by appointment only.

  • Town Clerk: 716-631-7021 - 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (until further notice)
  • Assessor: 716-631-7038
  • Building Department: 716-631-7080
  • Planning Department: 716-631-7051
  • Purchasing/Contracts: 716-631-7007
  • Bids: 716-631-7007
  • Human Resources: 716-631-7025

For all other appointment requests, please call 716-631-7013 or 716-631-7032.

Town of Amherst Courts and Village of Williamsville Courts

All non-essential Town and Village of Williamsville court functions have been POSTPONED and all Town and Village Court buildings are CLOSED. Please see this Press Release for details

Bid Openings

Town of Amherst bid openings will be live streamed and recorded. The public will not be allowed to attend bid openings in person. Please see the links below for either the live stream or recordings. All bids are due according to their published times. The bid openings for Tue., March 23, 2020 will begin at 12:30 PM.

Amherst IDA

Amherst Schools & Education

** Cancellations, Postponements, and Contact Information **

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Local Information  /  Amherst History  /  Census Information

The U.S. Census Bureau provides population, housing, and economic data at the national, state, and local levels. Following is an overview of Census products and data available for the Town of Amherst. More information about the Census Bureau and its products are available at: http://www.census.gov/

Decennial Census

The Decennial Census is conducted every ten years and provides population and housing data. Every household in the country receives a decennial census survey form, the Census Bureau follows-up on surveys that are not returned. The following are reports that summarize Decennial Census data for the Town from the 1990, 2000, and 2010 Census.

2010 Census

The following is a link to a general summary of demographic characteristics for Amherst from the 2010 Census.

Additional data from the 2010 Census can be accessed through the Census Bureau's American FactFinder. The following links provide instructions to access profiles with the American FactFinder, and a link the FactFinder.

2000 Census

Following are links to data summaries for the Town from the 2000 Census.

The American Community Survey (ACS)

The American Community Survey (ACS) is a nationwide survey designed to provide communities with demographic information more frequently than the Decennial Census. The ACS was developed by the Census Bureau to replace the decennial census long form. The survey provides detailed demographic, social, economic, and housing characteristics of the population. It differs from the Decennial Census. First, data collection occurs continuously, rather than just once every ten years, resulting in a data “video” rather than a decennial “snapshot.” Second, because the ACS surveys only a sample of the population and not the entire population, it provides data estimates rather than complete counts.

For more information about the American Community Survey, please click here.

The Economic Census

The Economic Census profiles the U.S. economy every five years, from the national to the local level and by detailed industry and business classification. Also related to the Economic Census are the Economic Census of Island Areas and the Survey of Business Owners. Click here for current information about the 2012 Economic Census. http://www.census.gov/econ/census/

Selected Statistics from the 2007 Economic Census

Population Estimates Program

The Population Estimates Program publishes estimated total population for the previous year for cities and towns, metropolitan areas, counties, and states.

The Census Bureau’s estimate of the Town’s population on July 1, 2011 was 122,235 persons.

The Town’s population recorded in 2010 Decennial Census was: 122,366 persons.

The following link provides population estimates for the Town of Amherst from July 1, 2001 through July 1, 2009.

Population Estimates, 2001 - 2009

* Please note that the Town of Amherst is considered a "County Subdivision" of Erie County, New York.

About Amherst

The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2018. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000.

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Town of Amherst ADA Coordinators are Robert McCarthy (Director of Human Resources) and Mark Berke (Commissioner of Buildings).

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The Town of Amherst takes great pride in providing useful, timely and accurate information through its official website. We encourage public participation in our website and ask that you provide your feedback to help us make our site even better. Contact the website administrator at toawebsite@amherst.ny.us.

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  • General Information:
    (716) 631-7000
  • Email:
    toainfo@amherst.ny.us
  • Address:
    Municipal Building (Town Hall)
  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221