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Demographics Analysis

The people of Amherst Town, Virginia give the community character. This place is unique because of factors such as population size / density, ethnic background, ratio of males to females, and average age.

Population By Sex By Age
(Amherst Town, Virginia)

Male:

Under 5 years : 4

5 to 9 years : 52

10 to 14 years : 85

15 to 17 years : 48

18 and 19 years : 22

20 years : 51

21 years : 17

22 to 24 years : 64

25 to 29 years : 49

30 to 34 years : 28

35 to 39 years : 30

40 to 44 years : 139

45 to 49 years : 72

50 to 54 years : 97

55 to 59 years : 44

60 and 61 years : 13

62 to 64 years : 27

65 and 66 years : 6

67 to 69 years : 34

70 to 74 years : 61

75 to 79 years : 62

80 to 84 years : 18

85 years and over : 17

Female:

Under 5 years : 81

5 to 9 years : 72

10 to 14 years : 68

15 to 17 years : 13

18 and 19 years : 15

20 years : 11

21 years : 3

22 to 24 years : 52

25 to 29 years : 100

30 to 34 years : 58

35 to 39 years : 46

40 to 44 years : 88

45 to 49 years : 149

50 to 54 years : 54

55 to 59 years : 66

60 and 61 years : 15

62 to 64 years : 34

65 and 66 years : 7

67 to 69 years : 40

70 to 74 years : 119

75 to 79 years : 90

80 to 84 years : 64

85 years and over : 107


(updated 2009)



Population By Ancestry
(Amherst Town, Virginia)

Ancestry specified:

Single ancestry : 1,484

Multiple ancestry : 466

Ancestry not specified:

Ancestry unclassified : 76

Ancestry not reported : 366


(updated 2009)



Population By Citizen Status In The United States
(Amherst Town, Virginia)

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 2,299

U.S. citizen, born in Puerto Rico or U.S. Island Areas : 38

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 6

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 49

Not a U.S. citizen : 0


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Amherst Town, Virginia)

Total:

Under 5 years : 85

5 to 17 years : 338

18 to 24 years : 235

25 to 34 years : 235

35 to 44 years : 303

45 to 54 years : 372

55 to 59 years : 110

60 and 61 years : 28

62 to 64 years : 61

65 to 74 years : 267

75 years and over : 358

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 85

5 to 17 years : 248

18 to 24 years : 215

25 to 34 years : 170

35 to 44 years : 243

45 to 54 years : 247

55 to 59 years : 62

60 and 61 years : 22

62 to 64 years : 28

65 to 74 years : 191

75 years and over : 282

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 77

18 to 24 years : 20

25 to 34 years : 65

35 to 44 years : 48

45 to 54 years : 112

55 to 59 years : 44

60 and 61 years : 6

62 to 64 years : 33

65 to 74 years : 63

75 years and over : 38

Native, born outside the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 0

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 0

35 to 44 years : 0

45 to 54 years : 6

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 38

Foreign born:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 13

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 0

35 to 44 years : 12

45 to 54 years : 7

55 to 59 years : 4

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 13

75 years and over : 0


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Sex
(Amherst Town, Virginia)

Born in state of residence:

Male : 729

Female : 1,064

Born in other state in the United States:

Male : 295

Female : 211

Native: born outside the United States:

Male : 0

Female : 44

Foreign born:

Male : 16

Female : 33


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Race
(Amherst Town, Virginia)

Born in state of residence : 1,071

Born in other state in the United States : 421

Native: born outside the United States : 6

Foreign born : 19


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Marital Status
(Amherst Town, Virginia)

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 557

Now married, except separated : 449

Divorced : 206

Separated : 26

Widowed : 280

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 84

Now married, except separated : 227

Divorced : 100

Separated : 0

Widowed : 21

Native: born outside the United States:

Never married : 0

Now married, except separated : 44

Divorced : 0

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0

Foreign born:

Never married : 13

Now married, except separated : 17

Divorced : 6

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0


(updated 2009)



Language Spoken At Home By Ability To Speak English (Population Of 5 Years and Older)
(Amherst Town, Virginia)

Speak only English : 2,265

Spanish or Spanish Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 7

Speak English less than "very well" : 5

German:

Speak English "very well" : 0

Speak English less than "very well" : 6

Gujarati:

Speak English "very well" : 0

Speak English less than "very well" : 11

Vietnamese:

Speak English "very well" : 4

Speak English less than "very well" : 9


(updated 2009)



Ancestries in Amherst Town, Virginia

  • Other Groups: 618   (30.8%)
  • United States Or American: 455   (22.7%)
  • English: 320   (16.0%)
  • German: 179   (8.9%)
  • Irish: 122   (6.1%)
  • Scottish: 58   (2.9%)
  • Scotch-irish: 38   (1.9%)
  • Polish: 34   (1.7%)
  • Russian: 32   (1.6%)
  • French (except Basque): 25   (1.2%)
  • Dutch: 23   (1.1%)
  • Italian: 16   (0.8%)
  • European: 15   (0.7%)
  • Swedish: 14   (0.7%)
  • Lithuanian: 12   (0.6%)
  • Bulgarian: 11   (0.5%)
  • Danish: 9   (0.4%)
  • Ukrainian: 6   (0.3%)
  • Norwegian: 5   (0.2%)
  • Hungarian: 5   (0.2%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 4   (0.2%)
  • British: 3   (0.1%)

(updated 2010)



Total Population In Amherst Town, Virginia is 2,392



(updated 2009)



Male Population in Amherst Town, Virginia: 1,040
Female Population in Amherst Town, Virginia: 1,352


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Amherst Town, Virginia: 43.9
Median Female Resident Age in Amherst Town, Virginia: 47.6


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Virginia is 38


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Amherst Town, Virginia


White


Both sexes

49.8

Male

46.1

Female

53.2

Black or African American


Both sexes

42.8

Male

41.0

Female

43.9

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

46.5

Male

67.5

Female

40.5

Asian


Both sexes

49.0

Male

53.5

Female

49.0

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

0.0

Male

0.0

Female

0.0

Other


Both sexes

21.0

Male

22.5

Female

14.0

Two or More Races


Both sexes

14.8

Male

12.7

Female

15.8

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

32.0

Male

28.5

Female

38.0

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

50.0

Male

46.3

Female

53.4


(updated 2010)



Races in Amherst Town, Virginia


  • White: 1,517
  • African American: 814
  • American Indian: 1
  • Asian: 31
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0
  • Some Other Race: 0
  • Two or More Races: 29



(updated 2013)













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Education Analysis

The amount of education a person receives can deeply affect their lives. The amount of education Amherst Town, Virginia citizens receive, averaged as group, may also affect the community.

Education Level of Population 25 Years and Over in Amherst Town, Virginia

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 3   (0.41%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 3   (0.41%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 10   (1.37%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 46   (6.32%)
  • 9th Grade: 13   (1.79%)
  • 10th Grade: 40   (5.49%)
  • 11th Grade: 34   (4.67%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 20   (2.75%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 222   (30.49%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 19   (2.61%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 126   (17.31%)
  • Associate Degree: 42   (5.77%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 102   (14.01%)
  • Master's Degree: 7   (0.96%)
  • Professional School Degree: 12   (1.65%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 29   (3.98%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 5   (0.55%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 7   (0.77%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 26   (2.87%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 87   (9.6%)
  • 9th Grade: 39   (4.3%)
  • 10th Grade: 34   (3.75%)
  • 11th Grade: 24   (2.65%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 23   (2.54%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 258   (28.48%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 66   (7.28%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 129   (14.24%)
  • Associate Degree: 41   (4.53%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 122   (13.47%)
  • Master's Degree: 35   (3.86%)
  • Professional School Degree: 3   (0.33%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 7   (0.77%)


(updated 2010)





Largest School Agency's In Amherst Town, Virginia

  • Amherst County Public Schools


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: P. O. Box 1257, Amherst, VA 24521, Phone: (434) 946-9387, Students: 4,755 )

Largest Elementary & Middle Schools (Public) In Amherst Town, Virginia

  • Amherst Middle School


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 165 Gordons Fairground Rd, Amherst, VA 24521, Phone: (434) 946-0691, Students: 437 )

  • Amherst Elem.


    ( Grades: K-5, Location: 156 Davis St, Amherst, VA 24521, Phone: (434) 946-9704, Students: 363 )

  • Central Elem.


    ( Grades: K-5, Location: 575 Union Hill Rd, Amherst, VA 24521, Phone: (434) 946-9700, Students: 293 )

  • Temperance Elem.


    ( Grades: KG-5, Location: 1981 Lowesville Rd, Amherst, VA 24521, Phone: (434) 277-5663, Students: 112 )

Largest High Schools (Public) In Amherst Town, Virginia

  • Amherst County High


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 139 Lancer Lane, Amherst, VA 24521, Phone: (434) 946-9391, Students: 1,508 )

Public Libraries (Central) In Amherst Town, Virginia

  • Amherst County Public Library


    382 South Main Street, Amherst, VA 24521

(updated 2012)



Museums Near Amherst Town, Virginia


  • Lorain & West Virginia Railway Foundation Inc


    13118 Vermilion Road, Amherst, OH 44001

  • Loraine County Heritage Inc


    8025 Leavitt Rd, Amherst, OH 44001

  • Mead Art Museum


    Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002

  • Monacan Ancestral Museum


    2009 Kenmore Rd, Amherst, VA 24521

  • Natural History Collections


    611 N Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002
    http://www.umass.edu

  • Ossorio Foundation


    1 Eaton Ct, Amherst, MA 01002

  • Pelham Historical Society


    Pob 2824, Amherst, MA 01002
    http://www.pelhamhs.org

  • Pelham Historical Society Msm


    376 Amherst Rd, Amherst, MA 01002
    http://www.pelhamhs.org

  • Thomas Paine Friends Inc


    185 Middle Street, Amherst, MA 01002

  • Tomorrow River Valley Historical Society


    Po Box 223, Amherst, WI 54406

(updated 2014)



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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to Amherst Town, Virginia affect how people live their lives. Natural features such as oceans, mountains, lakes, plains, and deserts all make a difference in the lives of individuals. The types of housing, heating fuels, and transportation infrastructure are largely influenced by the geography of Amherst Town, Virginia.

Area Features of Amherst Town, Virginia


Cemetery


(1) Amherst Cemetery   (2) Beard Cemetery   (3) Burford Cemetery   (4) Carpenter Cemetery   (5) Harrison Cemetery   (6) Henley Cemetery   (7) Higginbotham Cemetery   (8) Loving Cemetery   (9) Mays Cemetery   (10) Parr Cemetery  

Church


(1) Emmanuel Baptist Church   (2) Ivy Hill Baptist Church   (3) Jerusalem Church   (4) Mount Moriah Church Historical   (5) Mount Pleasant Church   (6) Piney Grove Baptist Church   (7) Saint Mark Baptist Church   (8) Sardis United Methodist Church  

Civil


(1) Amherst County   (2) District 2  

Dam


(1) Buffalo River Dam Number Three   (2) Buffalo River Dam Number Two   (3) Mays Dam  

Gap


(1) Camden Gap   (2) Pedlar Gap  

Locale


(1) Henleys Store  

Populated Place


(1) Fancy Hill   (2) Gidsville   (3) Monitor   (4) Sandidges   (5) Sardis  

Reservoir


(1) Mays Pond   (2) Thrasher Lake  

School


(1) Temperance Elementary School  

Stream


(1) Beaver Creek   (2) Cox Branch   (3) Franklin Creek   (4) Huff Creek   (5) Long Branch   (6) Mill Creek   (7) Muddy Branch   (8) North Fork Thrashers Creek   (9) Puppy Creek   (10) Scott Branch   (11) South Fork Thrashers Creek   (12) Stonehouse Creek   (13) Stonewall Creek   (14) Thrashers Creek   (15) Tribulation Creek  

Summit


(1) Cedar Mountain   (2) Gum Mountain   (3) Jennings Mountain   (4) Mobley Mountain   (5) Mollys Mountain   (6) Mount Pleasant   (7) Pedlar Mountain   (8) Pierce Mountain   (9) Piney Mountain   (10) Richardson Mountain   (11) Scott Mountain  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in Amherst Town, Virginia

24521 (pop. 9,859)


Cities Nearby Amherst Town, Virginia

Madison Heights Cdp, VA  (pop. 11,139) 10.2 Miles
Lovingston District, VA  (pop. 4,846) 12.3 Miles
Stonewall District, VA  (pop. 12,353) 13.2 Miles
Lynchburg City, VA  (pop. 77,157) 13.7 Miles
Massies Mill District, VA  (pop. 2,864) 14.9 Miles
Concord District, VA  (pop. 7,465) 15.9 Miles
Jefferson District, VA  (pop. 21,913) 18.1 Miles
Forest Cdp, VA  (pop. 8,563) 18.5 Miles
Appomattox Town, VA  (pop. 2,171) 19.4 Miles
James River No. 5 District, VA  (pop. 2,175) 19.7 Miles



Area Code(s) in Amherst Town, Virginia

434



Elevation in Amherst Town, Virginia is 659.0 ft. (201.0 meters)





Latitude/Longitude of Amherst Town, Virginia

Lat: 37.576899 N        Long: -79.050424 W



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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Amherst Town, Virginia need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In Virginia

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.25 6.06 4.27 5.31 0.00 6.03
  Total Electric Industry 7.25 6.06 4.27 5.31 0.00 6.03
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.34 6.05 4.23 5.35 0.00 6.09
  Total Electric Industry 7.34 6.05 4.23 5.35 0.00 6.09
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.63 6.23 4.28 5.57 0.00 6.28
  Total Electric Industry 7.63 6.23 4.28 5.57 0.00 6.28
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.57 6.14 4.19 5.56 0.00 6.23
  Total Electric Industry 7.57 6.14 4.19 5.56 0.00 6.23
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.75 5.84 4.16 5.63 0.00 6.20
  Total Electric Industry 7.75 5.84 4.16 5.63 0.00 6.20
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.84 6.07 4.16 5.21 0.00 6.26
  Total Electric Industry 7.84 6.07 4.16 5.21 0.00 6.26
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.60 5.91 3.99 5.26 0.00 6.09
  Total Electric Industry 7.60 5.91 3.99 5.26 0.00 6.09
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.75 5.97 4.00 5.14 0.00 6.14
  Total Electric Industry 7.75 5.97 4.00 5.14 0.00 6.14
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.51 5.61 3.82 4.98 0.00 5.88
  Total Electric Industry 7.51 5.61 3.82 4.98 0.00 5.88
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.48 5.55 3.84 5.00 0.00 5.86
  Total Electric Industry 7.48 5.55 3.84 5.00 0.00 5.86
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.52 5.65 3.90 5.05 0.00 5.94
  Total Electric Industry 7.52 5.65 3.90 5.05 0.00 5.94
2001              
  Delivery-Only Service 2.88 1.72 0.45 1.12 0.00 2.22
  Energy-Only Providers 4.59 4.42 4.52 4.52 0.00 4.53
  Full-Service Providers 7.79 5.85 4.16 5.16 0.00 6.18
  Total Electric Industry 7.79 5.85 4.16 5.16 0.00 6.18
2002              
  Delivery-Only Service 4.22 2.42 1.09 1.22 0.00 2.86
  Energy-Only Providers 4.50 4.33 4.46 4.46 0.00 4.45
  Full-Service Providers 7.79 5.87 4.13 5.14 0.00 6.22
  Total Electric Industry 7.79 5.87 4.13 5.14 0.00 6.23
2003              
  Delivery-Only Service 4.35 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4.35
  Energy-Only Providers 5.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5.50
  Full-Service Providers 7.76 5.74 4.23 0.00 5.46 6.27
  Total Electric Industry 7.76 5.74 4.23 0.00 5.46 6.27
2004              
  Delivery-Only Service 4.32 8.63 0.00 0.00 0.00 4.35
  Energy-Only Providers 6.44 6.47 0.00 0.00 0.00 6.44
  Full-Service Providers 7.99 5.88 4.27 0.00 6.25 6.43
  Total Electric Industry 7.99 5.88 4.27 0.00 6.25 6.43
2005              
  Delivery-Only Service 2.48 4.08 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.49
  Energy-Only Providers 7.55 7.48 0.00 0.00 0.00 7.55
  Full-Service Providers 8.16 6.05 4.46 0.00 6.81 6.64
  Total Electric Industry 8.16 6.05 4.46 0.00 6.81 6.64
2006              
  Delivery-Only Service 2.52 0.64 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.37
  Energy-Only Providers 9.60 9.81 0.00 0.00 0.00 9.73
  Full-Service Providers 8.49 6.21 4.69 0.00 6.81 6.86
  Total Electric Industry 8.49 6.21 4.69 0.00 6.81 6.86

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Amherst Town, Virginia

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 24   (2.8%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 14   (1.6%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 54   (6.2%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 58   (6.7%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 99   (11.4%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 146   (16.8%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 188   (21.6%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 75   (8.6%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 44   (5.1%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 46   (5.3%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 23   (2.6%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 0   (0.0%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 47   (5.4%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 53   (6.1%)


(updated 2010)



Means Of Transportation
(Amherst Town, Virginia)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 845

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 99

In 3-person carpool : 19

In 4-person carpool : 0

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 0

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 0

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 0

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 0

Subway or elevated : 0

Railroad : 0

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 0

Motorcycle : 0

Bicycle : 0

Walked : 14

Other means : 0

Worked at home : 0


(updated 2009)



Travel Time To Work
(Amherst Town, Virginia)

Less than 5 minutes : 69

5 to 9 minutes : 216

10 to 14 minutes : 134

15 to 19 minutes : 54

20 to 24 minutes : 101

25 to 29 minutes : 27

30 to 34 minutes : 138

35 to 39 minutes : 51

40 to 44 minutes : 18

45 to 59 minutes : 54

60 to 89 minutes : 87

90 or more minutes : 28


(updated 2009)



Social Security Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Amherst Town, Virginia)

With Social Security income : 518

No Social Security income : 553


(updated 2009)



Retirement Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Amherst Town, Virginia)

With retirement income : 197

No retirement income : 874


(updated 2009)



Family Income (Annual)
(Amherst Town, Virginia)

Less than $10,000 : 24

$10,000 to $14,999 : 12

$15,000 to $19,999 : 23

$20,000 to $24,999 : 15

$25,000 to $29,999 : 38

$30,000 to $34,999 : 24

$35,000 to $39,999 : 16

$40,000 to $44,999 : 9

$45,000 to $49,999 : 44

$50,000 to $59,999 : 60

$60,000 to $74,999 : 48

$75,000 to $99,999 : 66

$100,000 to $124,999 : 16

$125,000 to $149,999 : 27

$150,000 to $199,999 : 38

$200,000 or more : 10


(updated 2009)



Median Family Income (Annual)
(Amherst Town, Virginia)

Median family income in the past 12 months (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) : $52,206


(updated 2009)



AM Radio Stations Near Amherst Town, Virginia

  • WBRG (1050 AM; 4.0 kW; Lynchburg, VA; Owner: Tri-county Broadcasting, Inc.)
  • WOWZ (1280 AM; 1.0 kW; Appomattox, VA; Owner: Perception Media, Inc.)
  • WVGM (1320 AM; 1.0 kW; Lynchburg, VA; Owner: 3 Daughters Media, Inc.)
  • WBLT (1350 AM; 5.0 kW; Bedford, VA; Owner: 3 Daughters Media, Inc.)
  • WKPA (1390 AM; 4.7 kW; Madison Heights, VA; Owner: Seven Hills Media, Inc.)
  • WREL (1450 AM; 1.0 kW; Lexington, VA; Owner: First Media Radio, Llc)
  • WLVA (580 AM; 0.25 kW; Lynchburg, VA; Owner: Truth Broadcasting Corporation)
  • WLVA (590 AM; 5.0 kW; Lynchburg, VA; Owner: Truth Broadcasting Corporation)
  • WLLL (930 AM; 9.0 kW; Lynchburg, VA; Owner: Hubbard's Advertising Agency, Inc.)

FM Radio Stations Near Amherst Town, Virginia

  • WVBE-FM (100.1 FM; Madison Heights, VA; Owner: Mel Wheeler, Inc.)
  • WSNZ (101.7 FM; Lynchburg, VA; Owner: Capstar Tx Limited Partnership)
  • WJJX (102.7 FM; Madison Heights, VA; Owner: Capstar Tx Limited Partnership)
  • WLNI (105.9 FM; Lynchburg, VA; Owner: Centennial Licensing, Llc)
  • WTTX-FM (107.1 FM; Appomattox, VA; Owner: Positive Alternative Radio, Inc.)
  • WNRS-FM (89.5 FM; Appomattox, VA; Owner: Sweet Briar College)
  • WMRL (89.9 FM; Lexington, VA; Owner: James Madison University Board Of Visitors)
  • WWMC (90.9 FM; Lynchburg, VA; Owner: Liberty University, Inc.)
  • NEW (91.5 FM; Dillwyn, VA; Owner: James Madison University Board Of Visitors)
  • WLUR (91.5 FM; Lexington, VA; Owner: Washington And Lee University)
  • WWEM (91.7 FM; Rustburg, VA; Owner: Educational Media Corporation)
  • NEW (91.9 FM; Rustburg, VA; Owner: Solid Rock Christian Schools)
  • WWZW (96.7 FM; Buena Vista, VA; Owner: First Media Radio, Llc)

(updated 2008)



Occupations in Amherst Town, Virginia

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 147  (29.8%)
  • Service Occupations: 76  (15.4%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 76  (15.4%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 0  (0.0%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 77  (15.6%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 146  (35.4%)
  • Service Occupations: 74  (17.9%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 151  (36.6%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 0  (0.0%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 0  (0.0%)


(updated 2010)





There are 229 Farms In Amherst Town, Virginia


(updated 2008)



Banks In Amherst Town, Virginia

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $1.4b
    Industry Specialization: All Other > $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 6,310

First National Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $357.2k
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 191

Branch Banking And Trust Company - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $183.6m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 1,843

Bank Of The James - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $447.6k
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 11

Carter Bank & Trust - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $4.6m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 123

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Amherst Town, Virginia

  • Lynchburg Regional/Preston Glenn Field


    (about 19.1 miles in Lynchburg, Virginia; Airport Code: LYH)

  • Shenandoah Valley Regional


    (about 48.2 miles in Weyers Cave, Virginia; Airport Code: SHD)

  • Ingalls Field


    (about 50.0 miles in Hot Springs, Virginia; Airport Code: HSP)

  • Charlottesville Albemarle


    (about 50.8 miles in Charlottesville, Virginia; Airport Code: CHO)

  • Roanoke Regional/Woodrum Field


    (about 53.7 miles in Roanoke, Virginia; Airport Code: ROA)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Amherst Town, Virginia

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

81.57%

Carpooled

11.80%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

1.69%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.0%

Motorcycle

0.0%

Bicycle

0.0%

Walked

2.36%

Other Means

0.45%

Worked At Home

2.13%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including Amherst Town, Virginia, is different from the rest based on overall architecture, appearance, occupancy, average housing square footage, average home value, and average home age.





(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Amherst Town, Virginia)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 316

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 26

Female householder, no husband present : 128

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 546

Householder not living alone : 55


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Amherst Town, Virginia)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 0

Male householder and female partner : 20

Female householder and female partner : 0

Female householder and male partner : 38

All other households : 1,013


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Amherst Town, Virginia)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 272

Renter-occupied housing units : 44

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 20

Renter-occupied housing units : 6

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 88

Renter-occupied housing units : 40

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 300

Renter-occupied housing units : 301


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Amherst Town, Virginia)

Less than $10,000 : 131

$10,000 to $14,999 : 160

$15,000 to $19,999 : 69

$20,000 to $24,999 : 97

$25,000 to $29,999 : 85

$30,000 to $34,999 : 56

$35,000 to $39,999 : 32

$40,000 to $44,999 : 23

$45,000 to $49,999 : 66

$50,000 to $59,999 : 94

$60,000 to $74,999 : 93

$75,000 to $99,999 : 66

$100,000 to $124,999 : 16

$125,000 to $149,999 : 23

$150,000 to $199,999 : 50

$200,000 or more : 10


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Amherst Town, Virginia)

Total : 1,101


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Amherst Town, Virginia)

Occupied : 1,071

Vacant : 30


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Amherst Town, Virginia)

Median number of rooms : 6


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Amherst Town, Virginia)

Built 2005 or later : 0

Built 2000 to 2004 : 25

Built 1990 to 1999 : 333

Built 1980 to 1989 : 119

Built 1970 to 1979 : 196

Built 1960 to 1969 : 139

Built 1950 to 1959 : 106

Built 1940 to 1949 : 60

Built 1939 or earlier : 123


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Amherst Town, Virginia)

Utility gas : 12

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 65

Electricity : 855

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 117

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 16

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 0

No fuel used : 6


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Amherst Town, Virginia)

Less than $10,000 : 0

$10,000 to $14,999 : 3

$15,000 to $19,999 : 8

$20,000 to $24,999 : 0

$25,000 to $29,999 : 0

$30,000 to $34,999 : 7

$35,000 to $39,999 : 0

$40,000 to $49,999 : 0

$50,000 to $59,999 : 29

$60,000 to $69,999 : 0

$70,000 to $79,999 : 0

$80,000 to $89,999 : 60

$90,000 to $99,999 : 29

$100,000 to $124,999 : 80

$125,000 to $149,999 : 90

$150,000 to $174,999 : 134

$175,000 to $199,999 : 41

$200,000 to $249,999 : 66

$250,000 to $299,999 : 32

$300,000 to $399,999 : 68

$400,000 to $499,999 : 0

$500,000 to $749,999 : 23

$750,000 to $999,999 : 10

$1,000,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Amherst Town, Virginia)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 24

Home equity loan only : 72

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 4

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 254

Housing units without a mortgage : 326


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Amherst Town, Virginia)

Built 2005 or later :

Built 2000 to 2004 : $142,200

Built 1990 to 1999 : $168,100

Built 1980 to 1989 : $510,900

Built 1970 to 1979 : $126,300

Built 1960 to 1969 : $110,600

Built 1950 to 1959 : $171,700

Built 1940 to 1949 : $121,400

Built 1939 or earlier : $155,300


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Amherst Town, Virginia: 58.8%

Percentage of Family Households in Virginia: 67.0%


(updated 2010)



Population in Group Quarters in Amherst Town, Virginia

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 37.43%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 62.57%


(updated 2010)







Building Permits in Amherst Town, Virginia

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 166 166 $16,421,202
  Two Family 6 12 $600,000
  Three and Four Family 3 9 $510,000
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

175 187 $17,531,202
2000        
  Single Family 93 93 $9,449,272
  Two Family 5 10 $282,000
  Three and Four Family 1 3 $100,000
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

99 106 $9,831,272
2001        
  Single Family 109 109 $12,348,166
  Two Family 9 18 $1,027,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

118 127 $13,375,166
2002        
  Single Family 118 118 $15,486,812
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

118 118 $15,486,812
2003        
  Single Family 107 107 $13,875,106
  Two Family 5 10 $446,000
  Three and Four Family 1 4 $200,000
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

113 121 $14,521,106
2004        
  Single Family 117 117 $19,935,460
  Two Family 2 4 $152,000
  Three and Four Family 1 4 $46,000
  Five or More Family 1 6 $350,000
  Total

121 131 $20,483,460
2005        
  Single Family 124 124 $17,888,771
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

124 124 $17,888,771
2006        
  Single Family 183 183 $29,325,280
  Two Family 6 12 $1,057,648
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

189 195 $30,382,928


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Amherst Town, VA): $33,000
Median Household Income In 2000 (Virginia): $46,677


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Amherst Town): $100,300
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Virginia): $118,800


(updated 2010)



Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Amherst Town): $358
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Virginia): $650


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Amherst Town, Virginia

Utility Gas: 0.0%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 3.8%
Electricity: 70.5%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 21.0%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 3.8%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.9%
No Fuel Used: 0.0%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





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Government Analysis

People run the government through election of representatives and officials. Local governments are important to provide cohesion between individuals who must share public places. Worthwhile laws need to be debated, passed, and then enforced for a community to remain viable. Communities such as Amherst Town, Virginia are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.



Health Care Centers Close To Amherst Town, Virginia

Home Health Solutions


     Address: 1032 Claymont Drive, Lynchburg, Virginia 24502
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 4/3/1997

First Dominion Hm Hlth Care


     Address: 2808 Old Forest Road, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 4/1/1988

Seven Hills Home Health


     Address: 2250 Murrell Rd Bldg B Unit 2, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 8/27/2003

Gentiva Health Services-lynchburg


     Address: 2050 Langhorne Rd, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 3/31/2005

Centra Health Home Health Serv


     Address: 3300 Rivermont Ave, Lynchburg, Virginia 24503
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Private
     Certified Date: 9/29/1983

Hospitals Close To Amherst Town, Virginia

Centra Health


     Address: 1920 Atherholt Road, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Central Virginia Training Center


     Address: Po Box 1098, Lynchburg, Virginia 24505
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Local

Stonewall Jackson Hospital


     Address: 1 Health Circle, Lexington, Virginia 24450
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Bedford Memorial Hospital


     Address: 1613 Oakwood Street Box 688, Bedford, Virginia 24523
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Augusta Medical Center


     Address: 78 Medical Center Drive, Fishersville, Virginia 22939
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Other

Nursing Homes Close To Amherst Town, Virginia

Fairmont Crossing


     Address: 173 Brockman Park Drive, Amherst, Virginia 24521
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 106
     Percent Occupied: 88%

Central Virginia Training Cent


     Address: Po Box 1098, Lynchburg, Virginia 24505
     Ownership: Government - State
     Number of Residents: 84
     Percent Occupied: 81%

Va Bap Hosp Div Cen


     Address: 3300 Rivermont Ave, Lynchburg, Virginia 24503
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 143
     Percent Occupied: 86%

Westminster-canterbury -lynchb


     Address: 501 Ves Rd, Lynchburg, Virginia 24503
     Ownership: Non Profit - Church Related
     Number of Residents: 71
     Percent Occupied: 89%

Avante At Lynchburg


     Address: 2081 Langhorne Road, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 111
     Percent Occupied: 93%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
Amherst Town, Virginia

Name: North Anna
Address: PO Box 402; Mineral, VA 23117-0402
Distance: 70 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Amherst Town, Virginia

    Retired Workers: 1,370
    Disabled Workers: 360
    Widowers Workers: 200
    Spouses Workers: 90
    Children Workers: 200


(updated 2007)



Amherst County, Virginia Presidential Election

  • Kerry & Edwards 38.33%
  • Bush & Cheney 61.11%
  • Other 0.56%



(updated 2004)



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Taxes Analysis

Using tax dollars, government officials keep public places in repair, protect citizens, and provide for important services for the benefit of Amherst Town, Virginia citizens.

Relocation to Amherst County, VA

6.31 % of Amherst County tax filers migrated from different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. Their adjusted gross income average was $33,736

Virginia Average 11.06 %

0.09 % residents relocated from other nations. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $5,900

Virginia Average 0.41 %

Lead counties where tax filers migrated to Amherst County, VA (2005 / 2006) from a different county are as follows:

  • Lynchburg , VA 1.80 % ($29,271 AGI )
  • Campbell County , VA 0.72 % ($29,663 AGI )
  • Nelson County , VA 0.43 % ($29,400 AGI )

Relocation away from Amherst County, VA

6.04 % of Amherst County tax filers migrated to different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $29,160

Virginia Average 10.78 %

10 or fewer residents relocated to other nations

Lead counties where tax filers moved from Amherst County, VA (2005 / 2006) to a different county are as follows:

  • Lynchburg , VA 1.90 % ($24,110 AGI )
  • Campbell County , VA 0.85 % ($27,639 AGI )
  • Bedford County , VA 0.46 % ($36,943 AGI )


(updated 2006)



Income Tax Rates in Virginia

Low Bracket: $3,000 (2.00%)
High Bracket: $17,000 (5.75%)


(updated 2008)



Sales Tax Rates in Virginia

5.00%


(updated 2008)



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Weather Analysis

The enjoyment of the area in which you live is often affected by the weather. Each individual has a different view on what weather patterns will make them most happy. Some people love the seasons, others enjoy warm temperatures throughout the year while others may love the snow. The weather provided for Amherst Town, Virginia is based on over 50 years of data.

























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Crime Analysis

Everyone wants to feel safe. Individuals and families want to remain protected from violent or property crime. The crime data should not be totally relied upon when making a decision on where to live. If you are concerned, visit Amherst Town, Virginia directly or research local government web sites.

Crime in Amherst Town, Virginia

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murder 0 n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0 n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rape 0 n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    per 100,000 0 n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Robbery 1 n/a 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
    per 100,000 44 n/a 0 0 0 0 45 0 45 0 44 0 0
Assault 5 n/a 6 2 4 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
    per 100,000 219 n/a 265 89 178 134 45 0 0 45 0 0 0
Burglary 4 n/a 5 9 7 5 1 1 5 0 5 5 6
    per 100,000 175 n/a 221 401 311 223 45 45 226 0 221 223 270
Larceny Theft 39 n/a 24 18 23 18 24 25 20 14 21 21 19
    per 100,000 1,706 n/a 1,062 803 1,021 801 1,081 1,135 903 634 930 937 855
Vehicle Theft 4 n/a 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 0 3 1 2
    per 100,000 175 n/a 0 45 44 0 90 91 0 0 133 45 90
Arson 0 n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0 n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CityMelt Violent Crime Index
U.S. Average = 40
2 n/a 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CityMelt Property Crime Index
U.S. Average = 277
12 n/a 7 7 8 6 7 7 6 4 7 7 7
CityMelt Crime Index
U.S. Average = 158
7 n/a 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 2 4 3 4


(updated 2013)



Number of Sex Offenders In Virginia

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
13,211 12,152 15,000 4,618 17,110 16,891 18,728 19,137 20,081 20,902


(updated 2014)



Jails in Amherst Town, Virginia


  • Amherst County Jail


    115 Taylor Street, Amherst, VA 24521
    Confined: 71


(updated 2006)



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