The Town of Amherst had a population of 2,152 as of July 1, 2018.
The primary coordinate point for Amherst is located at latitude 37.5851 and longitude -79.0514 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Amherst: Amherst Court House, Seven Oaks, The Oaks.
|Population in Households||1,760|
|Population in Familes||1,352|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||392|
|Median Household Income||$52,719|
|Average Household Income||$67,358|
|Per Capita Income||$30,858|
|Total Housing Units||1,034 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||588 (56.9%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||310 (30.0%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||136 (13.2%)|
|Median Home Value||$177,740|
|Average Home Value||$210,495|
|Average Household Size||1.96|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.34%|
|Per Capita Income||2.81%|
The table below compares Amherst to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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||# 259||56th|
|Population Density||# 392||34th|
|Diversity Index||# 308||48th|
|Median Household Income||# 277||53rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 220||63rd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.