Amherst is located in Erie County, New York. According to the United States Census the town had a population of 122, 366 in 2010. Amherst is home to the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, the University at Buffalo Stadium and much more. The weather in Amherst can get quite chilly in the winter. Bennett Heating & Cooling provides furnace repairs for the Amherst area. It is important to make sure you are warm for the long winter.