South Amherst is a village in Lorain County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,581 at the 2020 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.49 square miles (6.45km2), of which 2.47 square miles (6.40km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05km2) is water.
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.
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