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South Amherst, Ohio
Village
Houses on Buckeye Street
Houses on Buckeye Street
Location of South Amherst, Ohio
Location of South Amherst, Ohio
Location of South Amherst in Lorain County
Location of South Amherst in Lorain County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Lorain
Townships Amherst, New Russia
Area
 • Total 2.43 sq mi (6.28 km2)
 • Land 2.41 sq mi (6.23 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation
794 ft (242 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,688
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,675
 • Density 695.89/sq mi (268.65/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
44001
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-73040
GNIS feature ID 1065346

South Amherst is a village in Lorain County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,688 at the 2010 census.

Geography

South Amherst is located at 41°21′22″N 82°14′28″W / 41.356229°N 82.241097°W / 41.356229; -82.241097.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.49 square miles (6.45 km2), of which 2.47 square miles (6.40 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 944
1930 914 −3.2%
1940 847 −7.3%
1950 1,020 20.4%
1960 1,657 62.5%
1970 2,913 75.8%
1980 1,848 −36.6%
1990 1,765 −4.5%
2000 1,863 5.6%
2010 1,688 −9.4%
2019 (est.) 1,675 −0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,688 people, 665 households, and 506 families living in the village. The population density was 683.4 inhabitants per square mile (263.9/km2). There were 693 housing units at an average density of 280.6 per square mile (108.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.2% White, 0.4% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population.

There were 665 households, of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.9% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the village was 46.1 years. 20.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.4% were from 25 to 44; 34.4% were from 45 to 64; and 17.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.

Education

South Amherst previously had its own high school, but following a merger in 1988, it currently is served by Firelands Local School District.

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