The Town of Amherst had a population of 2,206 as of July 1, 2016.
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, 2016.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Amherst: Amherst Court House, Seven Oaks, The Oaks.
|Population in Households||1,731|
|Population in Familes||1,322|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||475|
|Average Household Size||1.91|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||1,035 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||556 (53.7%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||352 (34.0%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||127 (12.3%)|
|Median Home Value||$170,357|
|Average Home Value||$199,731|
|Median Household Income||$47,542|
|Average Household Income||$59,762|
|Per Capita Income||$27,950|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||-1.54%|
|Per Capita Income||0.68%|
The table below compares Amherst to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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||# 258||57th|
|Population Density1||# 389||35th|
|Diversity Index2||# 303||49th|
|Median Household Income||# 312||48th|
|Per Capita Income||# 239||60th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.