The Town of Amherst had a population of 2,154 as of July 1, 2017.
The primary coordinate point for Amherst is located at latitude 37.5819 and longitude -79.052 in Amherst County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Amherst (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Amherst County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 761 feet.
The Town of Amherst (GNIS ID: 2390702) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Amherst population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Amherst: Amherst Court House, Seven Oaks, The Oaks.
|Daytime Population: Workers||1,672|
|Daytime Population: Residents||1,281|
|Total Daytime Population (TDP)||2,953|
|Ratio TDP/Total Population1||1.37|
|Population in Households||1,715|
|Population in Familes||1,305|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||439|
|Median Household Income||$49,782|
|Average Household Income||$62,792|
|Per Capita Income||$29,040|
|Total Housing Units||1,034 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||533 (51.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||348 (33.7%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||153 (14.8%)|
|Median Home Value||$171,111|
|Average Home Value||$201,222|
|Average Household Size||1.95|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.08%|
|Per Capita Income||1.94%|
The table below compares Amherst to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 261||56th|
|Population Density||# 391||34th|
|Diversity Index||# 308||48th|
|Median Household Income||# 312||48th|
|Per Capita Income||# 231||61st|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.