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Amherst, Virginia - Basic Facts

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.


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Amherst, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,206
Population in Households 1,731
Population in Familes 1,322
Population in Group Qrtrs 475
Population Density1 450
Diversity Index2 45
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 908
Average Household Size 1.91
Family Households 528
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

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
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $47,542
Average Household Income $59,762
Per Capita Income $27,950
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.18% -0.22%
Households -0.48% -0.27%
Families -0.65% -0.42%
Median Household Income   -1.54%
Per Capita Income   0.68%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Amherst, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 258 57th
Population Density1 # 389 35th
Diversity Index2 # 303 49th
Median Household Income # 312 48th
Per Capita Income # 239 60th

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