Amherst County VA Information


Amherst County Subdivisions

Amherst County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 32,776
Daytime Population: Workers 9,210
Daytime Population: Residents 17,652
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 26,862
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 31,275
Population in Familes 25,797
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,501
Population Density2 69
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $48,440
Average Household Income $57,447
Per Capita Income $23,510


Total Housing Units 14,338 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,427 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,292 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,619 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $152,990
Average Home Value $195,760


Total Households 12,719
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 8,814
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.18% 0.18%
Households 0.17% 0.16%
Families 0.03% 0.06%
Median Household Income   0.99%
Per Capita Income   2.15%


Amherst County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Amherst County to the other 133 counties / independent cities and county equivalents 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 55 59th
Population Density # 87 35th
Diversity Index # 72 47th
Median Household Income # 70 48th
Per Capita Income # 89 34th

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