Amherst, VA 24521 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 24521: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Amherst, VA 24521

Not Acceptable, USPS
Falconerville, VA 24521

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Amherst County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.573, Longitude -79.058
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 24521 has segments in 2 Counties / Independent Cities (Amherst, Nelson).

  • Businesses Addresses: 310
  • PO Box Addresses: 627
  • Residential Addresses: 3,776
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 3,776

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Amherst, VA 24521 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 11,285
Daytime Population: Workers 3,763
Daytime Population: Residents 6,149
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,912
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 10,308
Population in Familes 8,491
Population in Group Qrtrs 977
Population Density2 47
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $50,298
Average Household Income $61,172
Per Capita Income $26,027


Total Housing Units 4,965 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,262 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,034 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 669 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $173,265
Average Home Value $225,912


Total Households 4,296
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 2,960
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 0.23% 0.23%
Households 0.24% 0.22%
Families 0.1% 0.11%
Median Household Income   1.13%
Per Capita Income   2.2%

Amherst, VA 24521 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 24521 to the other 870 ZIP Codes 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 # 230 74th
Population Density # 581 33rd
Diversity Index # 404 54th
Median Household Income # 467 46th
Per Capita Income # 446 49th

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