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People

Total Population 2,323
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 23.8%
Employed Population 16+ 941
Age of the Population 49

Families

% of people married 41.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,784
% Above Poverty Level 94.2%
% Below Poverty Level 5.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 30.6%
Median Gross Rent $616
Median House Value $161,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.9%
US/American 0%
English 14.6%
Irish 6.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Amherst Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles N of Lynchburg, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 127 miles N of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Amherst
Metro Area Lynchburg
Standard Zip Codes 24521
Phone Area Codes 434
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.585
Longitude -79.051

Amherst Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station TYE RIVER 1 SE
Distance 7.3 miles
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
Distance 19.2 miles
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
Station APPOMATTOX
Distance 20.2 miles
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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Appomattox 2,124 $29,375
Buena Vista 6,666 $34,087
Glasgow 1,362 $50,119
Lynchburg 78,158 $51,128

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Amherst County Public Library
382 SOUTH MAIN STREET
Amherst, Virginia
(434) 946-9388
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139 LANCER LANE
434-946-9391
Serves 1,398 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.9

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