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Amherst Summary
Amherst is located in Virginia
Latitude: 37.632622
Longitude: -79.100875
Population: 9,859
Area: 221.91 sq. miles
Land: 220.86 sq. miles
Water: 1.05 sq. miles
Population Density: 44.64 people per sq. mile
Elevation: 628.0 feet above sea level
Time Zone: Eastern (GMT -5)
Daylight Savings: Yes
Area Codes: 434
Amherst Details
Amherst Zip Codes

Amherst Demographics

Amherst Gender Distribution

Gender Distribution
GenderNumberPercentVirginia Avg.National Avg.
Male4,83349.02 %49.05 %49.04 %
Female5,02650.98 %50.95 %50.96 %
Males / Female0.96-0.960.96
Total Population9,859100.00 %--
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Amherst Age Distribution

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Age Distribution
Age GroupNumberPercentVirginia Avg.National Avg.
Under 5 years6096.18 %6.53 %6.83 %
5 to 9 years6596.68 %6.99 %7.31 %
10 to 14 years7787.89 %7.01 %7.30 %
15 to 19 years6136.22 %6.84 %7.20 %
20 to 24 years4094.15 %6.79 %6.75 %
25 to 34 years1,19212.09 %14.65 %14.17 %
35 to 44 years1,51015.32 %16.96 %16.01 %
45 to 54 years1,44014.61 %14.12 %13.37 %
55 to 59 years6276.36 %5.06 %4.79 %
60 to 64 years4965.03 %3.86 %3.84 %
65 to 74 years7908.01 %6.11 %6.53 %
75 to 84 years4995.06 %3.85 %4.38 %
85 years and over2372.40 %1.23 %1.50 %
Age StatisticsNumberPercentVirginia Avg.National Avg.
Median age (years)39.3-39.037.7
18 years and over7,41175.17 %75.44 %74.27 %
Male
3,50735.57 %36.49 %35.85 %
Female
3,90439.60 %38.96 %38.42 %
21 years and over7,10372.05 %71.20 %69.92 %
62 years and over1,81018.36 %13.40 %14.65 %
65 years and over1,52615.48 %11.19 %12.42 %
Male
6276.36 %4.56 %5.12 %
Female
8999.12 %6.63 %7.30 %
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Amherst Racial Profile

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Racial Profile Chart
RaceNumberPercentVirginia Avg.National Avg.
One race9,76799.07 %97.98 %97.55 %
White
7,48375.90 %72.33 %75.21 %
Black or African American
2,19522.26 %19.64 %12.26 %
American Indian and Alaska Native
480.49 %0.30 %0.87 %
Asian
170.17 %3.69 %3.59 %
Asian Indian
30.03 %0.69 %0.59 %
Chinese
20.02 %0.52 %0.85 %
Filipino
20.02 %0.67 %0.65 %
Japanese
20.02 %0.13 %0.28 %
Korean
00.00 %0.64 %0.38 %
Vietnamese
70.07 %0.53 %0.39 %
Other Asian
10.01 %0.51 %0.45 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
00.00 %0.06 %0.14 %
Native Hawaiian
00.00 %0.01 %0.05 %
Guamanian or Chamorro
00.00 %0.02 %0.02 %
Samoan
00.00 %0.01 %0.03 %
Other Pacific Islander
00.00 %0.01 %0.04 %
Some other race
240.24 %1.96 %5.48 %
Hispanic StatisticsNumberPercentVirginia Avg.National Avg.
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)860.87 %4.66 %13.70 %
Mexican
450.46 %1.05 %7.24 %
Puerto Rican
80.08 %0.58 %2.46 %
Cuban
30.03 %0.12 %0.44 %
Other Hispanic or Latino
300.30 %2.91 %3.55 %
Not Hispanic or Latino9,77399.13 %95.34 %86.30 %
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Amherst Social Profile

Amherst School Enrollment

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School Enrollment Chart
School EnrollmentNumberPercentVirginia Avg.National Avg.
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school2,404100.00 %--
Nursery school, preschool
2038.44 %6.73 %6.47 %
Kindergarten
833.45 %5.41 %5.43 %
Elementary school (grades 1-8)
1,19849.83 %43.17 %43.92 %
High school (grades 9-12)
59224.63 %20.56 %21.38 %
College or graduate school
32813.64 %24.13 %22.81 %
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Amherst Education Level

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Education Level Chart
Education LevelNumberPercentVirginia Avg.National Avg.
Population 25 years and over6,881100.00 %--
Less than 9th grade
92613.46 %7.25 %7.55 %
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
93813.63 %11.28 %12.05 %
High school graduate (includes equivalency)
2,24232.58 %25.98 %28.63 %
High school or higher
5,01772.91 %81.47 %80.40 %
Some college, no degree
1,25618.25 %20.39 %21.05 %
Associate degree
3725.41 %5.63 %6.32 %
Bachelor's degree
75010.90 %17.90 %15.54 %
Bachelor's degree or higher
1,14716.67 %29.47 %24.40 %
Graduate or professional degree
3975.77 %11.57 %8.86 %
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Amherst Ancestry Distribution

Ancestry Distribution
AncestryNumberPercentVirginia Avg.National Avg.
Total ancestries reported8,689100.00 %--
Arab60.07 %0.62 %0.42 %
Czech390.45 %0.37 %0.59 %
Danish190.22 %0.25 %0.50 %
Dutch840.97 %1.18 %1.58 %
English1,10012.66 %11.65 %8.53 %
French (except Basque)1181.36 %2.12 %2.90 %
French Canadian460.53 %0.57 %0.85 %
German7438.55 %12.24 %14.93 %
Greek50.06 %0.38 %0.40 %
Hungarian50.06 %0.38 %0.49 %
Irish6877.91 %10.28 %10.65 %
Italian1421.63 %3.80 %5.47 %
Lithuanian120.14 %0.19 %0.23 %
Norwegian170.20 %0.69 %1.56 %
Polish540.62 %1.84 %3.12 %
Portuguese40.05 %0.18 %0.41 %
Russian570.66 %0.67 %0.92 %
Scotch-Irish2432.80 %2.34 %1.50 %
Scottish3253.74 %2.27 %1.70 %
Slovak200.23 %0.19 %0.28 %
Subsaharan African480.55 %1.03 %0.62 %
Swedish330.38 %0.75 %1.39 %
Swiss40.05 %0.27 %0.32 %
Ukrainian60.07 %0.22 %0.31 %
United States or American2,40627.69 %11.94 %7.18 %
Welsh220.25 %0.72 %0.61 %
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)00.00 %0.34 %0.65 %
Other ancestries2,44428.13 %32.52 %31.89 %
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Amherst Economy

Amherst Employment

GroupNumberPercentVirginia Avg.National Avg.
Population 16 years and over7,875100.00 %--
Males 16 years and over
3,74747.58 %48.39 %48.32 %
Females 16 years and over
4,12852.42 %51.61 %51.68 %
In labor force
4,87961.96 %66.81 %63.63 %
Males in labor force
2,63954.09 %53.17 %53.52 %
Females in labor force
2,24045.91 %46.83 %46.48 %
Civilian labor force
4,87261.87 %64.44 %63.10 %
Employed
4,66759.26 %61.71 %59.39 %
Unemployed
2052.60 %2.73 %3.71 %
Unemployment level
-4.20 %4.09 %5.84 %
Armed Forces
70.09 %2.37 %0.53 %
Not in labor force
2,99638.04 %33.19 %36.37 %
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Employment Type Chart
Employment TypeNumberPercentVirginia Avg.National Avg.
Private wage and salary workers3,42273.32 %74.66 %78.40 %
Government workers92719.86 %19.59 %14.66 %
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business2946.30 %5.51 %6.64 %
Unpaid family workers240.51 %0.24 %0.31 %
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Amherst Occupations

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Occupation Chart
OccupationNumberPercentVirginia Avg.National Avg.
Management, professional, and related occupations1,29327.71 %38.24 %33.60 %
Service occupations76116.31 %13.72 %14.87 %
Sales and office occupations1,06722.86 %25.45 %26.70 %
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations631.35 %0.48 %0.74 %
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations56312.06 %9.60 %9.47 %
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations92019.71 %12.51 %14.63 %
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Amherst Employment by Industry

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Industry Chart
IndustryNumberPercentVirginia Avg.National Avg.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining1052.25 %1.27 %1.87 %
Construction3617.74 %7.33 %6.80 %
Manufacturing1,00921.62 %11.34 %14.09 %
Wholesale trade1553.32 %2.74 %3.60 %
Retail trade48010.28 %11.41 %11.73 %
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities2916.24 %4.64 %5.19 %
Information591.26 %3.83 %3.08 %
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing1863.99 %6.63 %6.87 %
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services1593.41 %11.59 %9.28 %
Educational, health and social services1,19525.61 %18.35 %19.92 %
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services2074.44 %7.21 %7.86 %
Other services (except public administration)2184.67 %5.38 %4.88 %
Public administration2425.19 %8.27 %4.83 %
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Amherst Income

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Household Income Chart
Household IncomeNumberPercentVirginia Avg.National Avg.
Households3,905100.00 %2,700,034106,788,273
Less than $10,000
41310.58 %7.93 %9.86 %
$10,000 to $14,999
3027.73 %5.26 %6.40 %
$15,000 to $24,999
52113.34 %11.42 %12.89 %
$25,000 to $34,999
52113.34 %12.10 %12.79 %
$35,000 to $49,999
71218.23 %16.47 %16.44 %
$50,000 to $74,999
83321.33 %20.35 %19.30 %
$75,000 to $99,999
3508.96 %11.37 %10.14 %
$100,000 to $149,999
1533.92 %9.44 %7.65 %
$150,000 to $199,999
611.56 %2.96 %2.18 %
$200,000 or more
391.00 %2.69 %2.35 %
Median household income (dollars)$38,564.00-$42,024.41$39,349.33
Average household size2.50-2.502.58
Average income per member of household$15,425.60-$16,824.57$15,252.86
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Amherst Commute

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Commute Chart
TypeNumberPercentVirginia Avg.National Avg.
Workers 16 years and over4,610100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
3,81082.65 %77.14 %75.65 %
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
50610.98 %12.67 %12.23 %
Public transportation (including taxicab)
430.93 %3.57 %4.73 %
Walked
781.69 %2.31 %2.94 %
Other means
521.13 %1.15 %1.20 %
Worked at home
1212.62 %3.16 %3.25 %
Mean travel time to work (minutes)26.7 minutes-29.8 minutes26.3 minutes
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Amherst Housing

Amherst Occupancy

Housing OccupancyNumberPercentVirginia Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units4,259100.00 %2,903,745117,282,697
Occupied housing units
3,86290.68 %92.94 %91.00 %
Owner-occupied housing units
3,06271.89 %63.29 %60.30 %
Renter-occupied housing units
80018.78 %29.66 %30.70 %
Vacant housing units
3979.32 %7.06 %9.00 %
For seasonal or occasional use
651.53 %1.88 %3.06 %
Homeowner vacancy rate2.10 %-1.56 %2.21 %
Rental vacancy rate5.90 %-5.95 %7.86 %
Average household size of owner-occupied unit2.60-2.492.62
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2.11-2.452.45
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Structures

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Structures Chart
Structure TypeNumberPercentVirginia Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units4,269100.00 %--
1-unit, detached
3,27276.65 %62.33 %60.37 %
1-unit, attached
491.15 %9.63 %5.68 %
2 units
601.41 %2.06 %4.29 %
3 or 4 units
1683.94 %3.25 %4.72 %
5 to 9 units
290.68 %5.04 %4.66 %
10 to 19 units
80.19 %5.26 %3.99 %
20 or more units
350.82 %5.92 %8.59 %
Mobile home
64215.04 %6.38 %7.49 %
Boat, RV, van, etc.
60.14 %0.12 %0.22 %
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Amherst Rooms

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Rooms Chart
Rooms per residence unitNumberPercentVirginia Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units4,269100.00 %--
1 room
90.21 %1.17 %2.21 %
2 rooms
420.98 %3.21 %4.88 %
3 rooms
2255.27 %7.07 %10.06 %
4 rooms
61514.41 %14.11 %15.95 %
5 rooms
98623.10 %19.23 %20.92 %
6 rooms
83819.63 %17.71 %18.39 %
7 rooms
75817.76 %13.66 %11.98 %
8 rooms
43610.21 %11.23 %7.99 %
9 or more rooms
3608.43 %12.60 %7.63 %
Median (rooms)5.8-5.75.5
Occupants per roomNumberPercentVirginia Avg.National Avg.
Occupied housing units3,912100.00 %--
1.00 or less
3,83297.96 %89.97 %85.63 %
1.01 to 1.50
681.74 %1.80 %2.83 %
1.51 or more
120.31 %1.18 %2.54 %
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Amherst Household Heating

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Household Heating Pie Chart
Household heating fuel typeNumberPercentVirginia Avg.National Avg.
Utility gas150.35 %31.65 %46.07 %
Bottled, tank, or LP gas2084.87 %4.77 %5.96 %
Electricity2,38955.96 %40.59 %27.62 %
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.67715.86 %12.49 %8.06 %
Coal or coke60.14 %0.19 %0.12 %
Wood57813.54 %2.72 %1.51 %
Solar energy00.00 %0.03 %0.05 %
Other fuel220.52 %0.27 %0.35 %
No fuel used170.40 %0.24 %1.25 %
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Amherst Property Value

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Property Pie Chart
Property TypeNumberPercentVirginia Avg.National Avg.
Specified owner-occupied units2,002100.00 %--
Less than $50,000
1758.74 %6.08 %10.14 %
$50,000 to $99,999
93446.65 %30.64 %30.62 %
$100,000 to $149,999
57528.72 %24.71 %23.60 %
$150,000 to $199,999
22811.39 %15.49 %14.50 %
$200,000 to $299,999
663.30 %13.88 %11.81 %
$300,000 to $499,999
241.20 %7.09 %6.42 %
$500,000 to $999,999
00.00 %1.86 %2.34 %
$1,000,000 or more
00.00 %0.27 %0.56 %
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Amherst Mortgage Status

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Mortgage Payment Pie Chart
Mortgage paymentsNumberPercentVirginia Avg.National Avg.
With a mortgage1,25362.59 %75.14 %69.56 %
Less than $300
311.55 %0.51 %0.50 %
$300 to $499
1768.79 %3.53 %3.97 %
$500 to $699
26313.14 %7.93 %8.97 %
$700 to $999
48924.43 %17.96 %17.28 %
$1,000 to $1,499
25012.49 %23.64 %20.91 %
$1,500 to $1,999
371.85 %12.48 %9.93 %
$2,000 or more
70.35 %9.10 %7.99 %
Not mortgaged74937.41 %24.86 %30.44 %
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Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Mortgage payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentVirginia Avg.National Avg.
Less than 15 percent1,03051.45 %35.49 %36.58 %
15 to 19 percent27813.89 %18.42 %17.40 %
20 to 24 percent26913.44 %15.12 %13.85 %
25 to 29 percent1236.14 %10.02 %9.40 %
30 to 34 percent512.55 %6.24 %6.01 %
35 percent or more20510.24 %14.10 %15.91 %
Not computed462.30 %0.61 %0.85 %
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Amherst Rent Status

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Rent Payment Pie Chart
Rent payment amountNumberPercentVirginia Avg.National Avg.
Specified renter-occupied units717100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Less than $200
11916.60 %4.93 %5.40 %
$200 to $299
8611.99 %4.36 %5.26 %
$300 to $499
23833.19 %18.92 %22.00 %
$500 to $749
12116.88 %30.68 %33.46 %
$750 to $999
111.53 %20.26 %17.03 %
$1,000 to $1,499
172.37 %11.41 %8.60 %
$1,500 or more
00.00 %3.59 %2.89 %
No cash rent
12517.43 %5.83 %5.35 %
Median (dollars)38854.11 %52.63 %44.00 %
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Rent Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Rent payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentVirginia Avg.National Avg.
Less than 15 percent13518.83 %18.17 %18.07 %
15 to 19 percent8211.44 %15.52 %14.26 %
20 to 24 percent10915.20 %13.81 %12.73 %
25 to 29 percent7310.18 %10.91 %10.37 %
30 to 34 percent192.65 %7.58 %7.32 %
35 percent or more16122.45 %26.30 %29.47 %
Not computed13819.25 %7.70 %7.77 %

Amherst Vehicle Usage

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Vehicle Usage Pie Chart
Vehicles per householdNumberPercentVirginia Avg.National Avg.
None2916.82 %7.11 %9.57 %
11,08325.37 %29.38 %31.22 %
21,32831.11 %36.78 %34.76 %
3 or more1,21028.34 %19.67 %15.45 %
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