Amherst is a city in Lorain County, Ohio. It falls within the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor Metro Area, and has a total area of 7.2 square miles. 0.14% of the area is water, and the rest is land. The town was established in early nineteenth century, by Jacob Shupe. He built a number of industries here.
The local economy is driven by a Nordson factory that manufactures various products, as well as KTM-Sportmotorcycle America's Corporate office. Growth has been steady for the past century, leading to an increase in population and opening of stores such as Target. The New Indian Ridge Museum is located here, which includes the founder's house. Amherst Hospital on Cleveland Avenue is the local hospital. Amherst City Hall and the Amherst Public Library are the local attractions. Shopping destinations include the Milan Avenue Shopping Center, the Amherst Plaza Shopping Center and the Liberty Bell Shopping Center. The cost of living here is 0.50% higher than the country average.
This place gets about 35 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation is 128. Snowfall is about 40 inches annually.