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Demographics

People

Total Population2,519
Male Share of the Population51.2%
Female Share of the Population48.8%
Senior Citizens22.7%
Employed Population 16+1,002
Age of the Population49

Families

% of people married43.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.9%
Median Earnings25+$37,083
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,531
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,931

Wealth

Median Family Income$63,261
% Above Poverty Level93.2%
% Below Poverty Level6.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home6.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone31.8%
Median Gross Rent$646
Median House Value$163,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28.2%
English13.8%
German9.2%
Irish6.5%
French Except Basque3.7%
Polish2.1%
African1.1%
Welsh0.8%
Belgian0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Russian0.4%
Scottish0.4%
Italian0.4%
Dutch0.4%
West Indian0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Arab0.2%
Greek0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
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Amherst Almanac

CategoryValue
County Amherst County
Standard Zip Codes24521
Phone Area Codes434
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude37.58
Approximate Longitude-79.05

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)

StationTYE RIVER 1 SE
Distance7.3 miles
Jan Temp24 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 69 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp43 to 70 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches
StationLYNCHBURG MUNICIPAL AP
Distance19.2 miles
Jan Temp25 to 45 F
Apr Temp43 to 68 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip43.3 inches
StationAPPOMATTOX
Distance20.2 miles
Jan Temp24 to 45 F
Apr Temp42 to 68 F
Jul Temp65 to 87 F
Oct Temp43 to 69 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Appomattox2,062$39,881
Buena Vista6,610$42,580
Glasgow1,221$54,063
Lynchburg78,755$51,637

Amherst Public Libraries

Amherst County Public Library
382 SOUTH MAIN STREET
Amherst, Virginia
(434) 946-9389

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Amherst Public Schools

Amherst County High
139 Lancer Lane
ZIP: 24521
(434) 946-2898
High
Total Enrollment 1317
Amherst Elem
156 Davis St
ZIP: 24521
(434) 946-9704
Primary
Total Enrollment 319
Amherst Middle
165 Gordons Fairground Rd
ZIP: 24521
(434) 946-0691
Middle
Total Enrollment 363
Central Elem
575 Union Hill Rd
ZIP: 24521
(434) 946-9700
Primary
Total Enrollment 320
Temperance Elem
1981 Lowesville Rd
ZIP: 24521
(434) 946-2811
Primary
Total Enrollment 96
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