Amherst Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Amherst, VA

General Amherst Information

State: Virginia

County: Amherst County

Close cities: Piney River, VA, Madison Heights, VA, Clifford, VA, Gladstone, VA, Monroe, VA, Arrington, VA, Sweet Briar, VA, Amherst, VA

Amherst Population (census data)
Total 2,208 (-1.8% since 2000)
Male 1,012 (45.8%)
Female 1,196 (54.2%)

Population Density: 443 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 83.7 (US Avg is 100)

Amherst Elevation: 766 feet above sea level

Land Area: 4.99 square miles

Median Household Income: $43,095

Zip Codes: 24521.

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Amherst Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (68.3%)
  • Black (29.6%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
Ancestry Information:
  • United States (20.2%)
  • English (14.2%)
  • German (8.0%)
  • Irish (5.4%)
  • Scottish (2.6%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1.7%)
Foriegn Born: 50 people (2.3%)
  • Europe (65.2%)
  • Asia (17.4%)
  • Latin America (17.4%)

Local Amherst Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles
NHL Hockey: Carolina Hurricanes

Amherst School Information

High Schools
Amherst County High (139 Lancer Lane, Amherst, VA, 24521 - Amherst County Public Schools District)
Middle Schools
Amherst Middle School (165 Gordons Fairground Road, Amherst, VA, 24521 - Amherst County Public Schools District)
Elementary Schools
Amherst Elementary (156 Davis Street, Amherst, VA, 24521 - Amherst County Public Schools District)
Central Elementary (575 Union Hill Road, Amherst, VA, 24521 - Amherst County Public Schools District)
Temperance Elementary (1981 Lowesville Road, Amherst, VA, 24521 - Amherst County Public Schools District)

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