Amherst strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Virginia):
Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Women
Comparing Amherst to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Virginia (State):
Ratings range from (lowest) to (highest).
|Age of the Population|
|Well-Paid Single Women|
|Female Share of the Population|
|Well-Paid Single Men|
|Children Under 5 Years Old|
|Male Share of the Population|
|Portion of People Married|
|Average Household Size|
|College Educated Adults|
|Median Family Income|
|People in Middle Class or Better|
|People Above Poverty|
|Public Transportation Use|
|Short Commute Times|
|Working at Home|
|Walking and Biking to Work|
|People Living Alone|
|Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals|
|Affordability of Rents|
|Affordability of Property Taxes|
|Housing Recently Built|
|Seasonal and Vacation Housing|
|Low Property Crime|
|Low Violent Crime|
|Nearest Medium City||16 miles N of Lynchburg, Virginia (center to center)|
|Nearest Large City||127 miles N of Raleigh, North Carolina|
|Standard Zip Codes||24521|
|Phone Area Codes||434|
|Time Zone||Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)|
|Daylight Savings||The city observes Daylight Saving Time.|
Nearest Weather StationsNotes:
|Station||TYE RIVER 1 SE|
|Jan Temp||24 to 46 F|
|Apr Temp||42 to 69 F|
|Jul Temp||64 to 87 F|
|Oct Temp||43 to 70 F|
|Annual Precip||45.9 inches|
|Station||LYNCHBURG MUNICIPAL AP|
|Jan Temp||25 to 45 F|
|Apr Temp||43 to 68 F|
|Jul Temp||64 to 86 F|
|Oct Temp||44 to 68 F|
|Annual Precip||43.3 inches|
|Jan Temp||24 to 45 F|
|Apr Temp||42 to 68 F|
|Jul Temp||65 to 87 F|
|Oct Temp||43 to 69 F|
|Annual Precip||45.8 inches|
|Average Family Size||2.84|
|American Indian & Alaskan||7||0.3%|
|Hispanic (included in categories above)||23||1%|
|Est. 2005 Population||2,225|
(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)
|Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)||32.4%|
|French (except Basque)||1%|
According to the US Postal Service, Amherst, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:Falconerville (24521)
Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.
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AMHERST COUNTY HIGH
139 LANCER LANE
Serves 1,398 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.9
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|City, State||Similarity||1 Person Houses||65+||College Grads||Commute Minutes||Family Income||Kids 0-4||Non White||Pop.||Poverty||Prop. Crime||Seasonal Housing||Viol. Crime|
|1. Warsaw, Virginia||87.2||43.7%||29.5%||15.6%||20||$44,167||3.1%||32.4%||1,375||16.8%||20.4||0.6%||1.5|
|2. Greenville, Kentucky||84.9||34%||24.4%||12.9%||20||$35,571||5.6%||10.1%||4,398||19%||2.3||0.4%||0.2|
|3. Fayette, Missouri||83.8||32.3%||18.1%||24.8%||21||$35,694||4.5%||20.8%||2,793||15.6%||7.9||0.5%||1.1|
|4. Chatham, Virginia||82.4||38%||20.8%||33.1%||21||$50,391||4.9%||28.5%||1,338||12.3%||9||0.7%||0.8|
|5. Tecumseh, Nebraska||82||33.5%||25%||16.6%||19||$42,337||5.6%||13.6%||1,716||11.9%||18.7||0.4%||1.8|
|6. Springhill, Louisiana||79.3||30.8%||21.6%||12.5%||19||$35,540||6.2%||26.5%||5,439||20.2%||22.1||0.5%||0.4|
|7. Bridgeport, Nebraska||74.4||33.7%||18.9%||13.3%||19||$37,813||6.5%||9.3%||1,594||12%||14.4||0.8%||0.6|
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