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Demographics Analysis

The people of Amherst County, 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 County, Virginia)

Male:

Under 5 years : 890

5 to 9 years : 796

10 to 14 years : 1,058

15 to 17 years : 589

18 and 19 years : 347

20 years : 261

21 years : 77

22 to 24 years : 585

25 to 29 years : 995

30 to 34 years : 737

35 to 39 years : 785

40 to 44 years : 1,035

45 to 49 years : 1,199

50 to 54 years : 1,246

55 to 59 years : 1,112

60 and 61 years : 423

62 to 64 years : 739

65 and 66 years : 538

67 to 69 years : 363

70 to 74 years : 535

75 to 79 years : 749

80 to 84 years : 198

85 years and over : 180

Female:

Under 5 years : 787

5 to 9 years : 890

10 to 14 years : 974

15 to 17 years : 610

18 and 19 years : 616

20 years : 311

21 years : 291

22 to 24 years : 551

25 to 29 years : 798

30 to 34 years : 793

35 to 39 years : 839

40 to 44 years : 1,211

45 to 49 years : 1,244

50 to 54 years : 1,340

55 to 59 years : 1,169

60 and 61 years : 467

62 to 64 years : 796

65 and 66 years : 447

67 to 69 years : 509

70 to 74 years : 733

75 to 79 years : 512

80 to 84 years : 428

85 years and over : 486


(updated 2013)



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

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 31,355

U.S. citizen, born in Puerto Rico or U.S. Island Areas : 0

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 67

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 390

Not a U.S. citizen : 427


(updated 2013)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Amherst County, Virginia)

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 1,585

5 to 17 years : 4,514

18 to 24 years : 2,127

25 to 34 years : 2,408

35 to 44 years : 3,016

45 to 54 years : 3,398

55 to 59 years : 1,429

60 and 61 years : 682

62 to 64 years : 1,025

65 to 74 years : 2,177

75 years and over : 1,773

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 92

5 to 17 years : 358

18 to 24 years : 860

25 to 34 years : 758

35 to 44 years : 733

45 to 54 years : 1,286

55 to 59 years : 764

60 and 61 years : 202

62 to 64 years : 510

65 to 74 years : 936

75 years and over : 722

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 : 32

45 to 54 years : 24

55 to 59 years : 11

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 0

Foreign born:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 45

18 to 24 years : 52

25 to 34 years : 157

35 to 44 years : 89

45 to 54 years : 321

55 to 59 years : 77

60 and 61 years : 6

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 12

75 years and over : 58


(updated 2013)



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

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 5,723

Now married, except separated : 9,786

Divorced : 1,869

Separated : 431

Widowed : 1,362

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 1,859

Now married, except separated : 3,444

Divorced : 833

Separated : 157

Widowed : 541

Native; born outside the United States:

Never married : 0

Now married, except separated : 43

Divorced : 11

Separated : 0

Widowed : 13

Foreign born:

Never married : 241

Now married, except separated : 398

Divorced : 6

Separated : 0

Widowed : 127


(updated 2013)



Place Of Birth By Individual Income
(Amherst County, Virginia)

Born in state of residence:

No income : 2,367

With income:

$1 to $9,999 or loss : 3,257

$10,000 to $14,999 : 2,032

$15,000 to $24,999 : 3,042

$25,000 to $34,999 : 2,541

$35,000 to $49,999 : 2,903

$50,000 to $64,999 : 1,457

$65,000 to $74,999 : 350

$75,000 or more : 1,222

Born in other state in the United States:

No income : 532

With income:

$1 to $9,999 or loss : 1,523

$10,000 to $14,999 : 440

$15,000 to $24,999 : 1,532

$25,000 to $34,999 : 673

$35,000 to $49,999 : 935

$50,000 to $64,999 : 507

$65,000 to $74,999 : 172

$75,000 or more : 520

Native; born outside the United States:

No income : 0

With income:

$1 to $9,999 or loss : 32

$10,000 to $14,999 : 11

$15,000 to $24,999 : 0

$25,000 to $34,999 : 0

$35,000 to $49,999 : 0

$50,000 to $64,999 : 13

$65,000 to $74,999 : 11

$75,000 or more : 0

Foreign born:

No income : 159

With income:

$1 to $9,999 or loss : 293

$10,000 to $14,999 : 31

$15,000 to $24,999 : 44

$25,000 to $34,999 : 115

$35,000 to $49,999 : 83

$50,000 to $64,999 : 19

$65,000 to $74,999 : 3

$75,000 or more : 25


(updated 2013)



Population Under 18 Years By Age
(Amherst County, Virginia)

Under 3 years : 858

3 and 4 years : 819

5 years : 434

6 to 8 years : 948

9 to 11 years : 1,079

12 to 14 years : 1,254

15 to 17 years : 1,199


(updated 2013)



Household Income
(Amherst County, Virginia)

Less than $10,000 : 1,056

$10,000 to $14,999 : 659

$15,000 to $19,999 : 947

$20,000 to $24,999 : 884

$25,000 to $29,999 : 860

$30,000 to $34,999 : 517

$35,000 to $39,999 : 561

$40,000 to $44,999 : 655

$45,000 to $49,999 : 453

$50,000 to $59,999 : 1,331

$60,000 to $74,999 : 1,191

$75,000 to $99,999 : 1,856

$100,000 to $124,999 : 904

$125,000 to $149,999 : 454

$150,000 to $199,999 : 288

$200,000 or more : 126


(updated 2013)





Total Population In Amherst County, Virginia is 32,239



(updated 2013)



Male Population in Amherst County, Virginia: 15,437
Female Population in Amherst County, Virginia: 16,802


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Amherst County, Virginia: 42.9
Median Female Resident Age in Amherst County, Virginia: 44.2


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Virginia is 38


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Amherst County, Virginia


White


Both sexes

43.0

Male

42.7

Female

43.3

Black or African American


Both sexes

41.2

Male

38.6

Female

43.5

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

45.0

Male

44.3

Female

46.1

Asian


Both sexes

34.0

Male

32.8

Female

34.5

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

42.5

Male

43.5

Female

17.5

Other


Both sexes

23.3

Male

25.3

Female

20.5

Two or More Races


Both sexes

17.1

Male

15.4

Female

18.3

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

23.7

Male

24.6

Female

22.6

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

43.3

Male

43.0

Female

43.6


(updated 2010)



Health Insurance Coverage Status By Sex By Age
(Amherst County, Virginia)

Male:

Under 6 years:

With health insurance coverage : 956

No health insurance coverage : 85

6 to 17 years:

With health insurance coverage : 2,036

No health insurance coverage : 256

18 to 24 years:

With health insurance coverage : 899

No health insurance coverage : 361

25 to 34 years:

With health insurance coverage : 1,131

No health insurance coverage : 581

35 to 44 years:

With health insurance coverage : 1,288

No health insurance coverage : 511

45 to 54 years:

With health insurance coverage : 1,786

No health insurance coverage : 650

55 to 64 years:

With health insurance coverage : 1,970

No health insurance coverage : 304

65 to 74 years:

With health insurance coverage : 1,430

No health insurance coverage : 0

75 years and over:

With health insurance coverage : 1,089

No health insurance coverage : 0

Female:

Under 6 years:

With health insurance coverage : 1,053

No health insurance coverage : 17

6 to 17 years:

With health insurance coverage : 1,992

No health insurance coverage : 199

18 to 24 years:

With health insurance coverage : 1,651

No health insurance coverage : 118

25 to 34 years:

With health insurance coverage : 1,324

No health insurance coverage : 267

35 to 44 years:

With health insurance coverage : 1,529

No health insurance coverage : 521

45 to 54 years:

With health insurance coverage : 2,284

No health insurance coverage : 300

55 to 64 years:

With health insurance coverage : 2,294

No health insurance coverage : 138

65 to 74 years:

With health insurance coverage : 1,672

No health insurance coverage : 0

75 years and over:

With health insurance coverage : 1,366

No health insurance coverage : 0


(updated 2013)



Employer-Based Health Insurance By Sex By Age
(Amherst County, Virginia)

Male:

Under 6 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 681

No employer-based health insurance : 360

6 to 17 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 1,393

No employer-based health insurance : 899

18 to 24 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 643

No employer-based health insurance : 617

25 to 34 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 910

No employer-based health insurance : 802

35 to 44 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 1,172

No employer-based health insurance : 627

45 to 54 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 1,402

No employer-based health insurance : 1,034

55 to 64 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 1,308

No employer-based health insurance : 966

65 to 74 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 492

No employer-based health insurance : 938

75 years and over:

With employer-based health insurance : 368

No employer-based health insurance : 721

Female:

Under 6 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 518

No employer-based health insurance : 552

6 to 17 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 1,270

No employer-based health insurance : 921

18 to 24 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 1,073

No employer-based health insurance : 696

25 to 34 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 968

No employer-based health insurance : 623

35 to 44 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 1,213

No employer-based health insurance : 837

45 to 54 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 1,841

No employer-based health insurance : 743

55 to 64 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 1,723

No employer-based health insurance : 709

65 to 74 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 599

No employer-based health insurance : 1,073

75 years and over:

With employer-based health insurance : 420

No employer-based health insurance : 946


(updated 2013)



Place Of Birth By Nativity
(Amherst County, Virginia)

Native:

Born in state of residence : 24,134

Born in other state in the United States : 7,221

Born outside the United States:

Puerto Rico : 0

U.S. Island Areas or born abroad of American parent(s) : 67

Foreign born : 817


(updated 2013)



Medicare Coverage By Sex By Age
(Amherst County, Virginia)

Male:

Under 18 years:

With Medicare coverage : 0

No Medicare coverage : 3,333

18 to 64 years:

With Medicare coverage : 641

No Medicare coverage : 8,840

65 years and over:

With Medicare coverage : 2,519

No Medicare coverage : 0

Female:

Under 18 years:

With Medicare coverage : 42

No Medicare coverage : 3,219

18 to 64 years:

With Medicare coverage : 440

No Medicare coverage : 9,986

65 years and over:

With Medicare coverage : 3,002

No Medicare coverage : 36


(updated 2013)



Races in Amherst County, Virginia


  • White: 24,645
  • African American: 5,913
  • American Indian: 324
  • Asian: 258
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 35
  • Some Other Race: 342
  • Two or More Races: 722



(updated 2013)



The population density in Amherst County, Virginia is 68 people per square mile.


(updated 2010)



Foreign Born Residents in Amherst County, Virginia

Amherst County: 388
         Asia: 18.8%
         Europe: 30.2%
         Latin America: 46.1%

Virginia: 570,279
         Asia: 41.3%
         Europe: 15.2%
         Latin America: 33.3%


(updated 2010)



The daytime population change in Amherst County, Virginia due to commuting is -4,185 (-12.9%).


(updated 2010)



Marriage Population in Amherst County, Virginia

Male:

 

Never Married

11.99%

Now Married:

 

Married, Spouse Present

26.51%

Married, Spouse Absent:

 

Separated

1.42%

Other

1.63%

Widowed

1.43%

Divorced

3.76%

Female:

 

Never Married

12.80%

Now Married:

 

Married, Spouse Present

26.71%

Married, Spouse Absent:

 

Separated

1.16%

Other

1.93%

Widowed

6.06%

Divorced

4.59%

(updated 2010)



Urban/Rural Population in Amherst County, Virginia

Urban:

 

Inside Urbanized Areas

36.94%

Inside Urban Clusters

0.0%

Rural:

 

Farm

1.39%

Nonfarm

61.67%

(updated 2010)



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Education Analysis

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

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

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 503   (4.99%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 144   (1.43%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 290   (2.88%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 849   (8.43%)
  • 9th Grade: 363   (3.6%)
  • 10th Grade: 486   (4.82%)
  • 11th Grade: 358   (3.55%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 237   (2.35%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 3,282   (32.58%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 698   (6.93%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 1,183   (11.74%)
  • Associate Degree: 445   (4.42%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 858   (8.52%)
  • Master's Degree: 246   (2.44%)
  • Professional School Degree: 44   (0.44%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 87   (0.86%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 412   (3.67%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 120   (1.07%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 161   (1.43%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 796   (7.09%)
  • 9th Grade: 291   (2.59%)
  • 10th Grade: 503   (4.48%)
  • 11th Grade: 342   (3.05%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 410   (3.65%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 3,826   (34.1%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 812   (7.24%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 1,380   (12.3%)
  • Associate Degree: 620   (5.53%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 1,018   (9.07%)
  • Master's Degree: 379   (3.38%)
  • Professional School Degree: 100   (0.89%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 50   (0.45%)


(updated 2010)



School Enrollment in Amherst County, Virginia

Male:


  • Enrolled In Nursery School, Preschool: 247 (1.7%)
  • Enrolled In Kindergarten: 145 (1.0%)
  • Enrolled In Grade 1 To Grade 4: 873 (5.9%)
  • Enrolled In Grade 5 To Grade 8: 940 (6.4%)
  • Enrolled In Grade 9 To Grade 12: 934 (6.3%)
  • Enrolled In College, Undergraduate Years: 375 (2.5%)
  • Enrolled In Graduate Or Professional School: 23 (0.2%)
  • Not Enrolled In School: 11,216 (76.0%)

Female:


  • Enrolled In Nursery School, Preschool: 225 (1.4%)
  • Enrolled In Kindergarten: 134 (0.8%)
  • Enrolled In Grade 1 To Grade 4: 900 (5.6%)
  • Enrolled In Grade 5 To Grade 8: 800 (4.9%)
  • Enrolled In Grade 9 To Grade 12: 883 (5.5%)
  • Enrolled In College, Undergraduate Years: 1,303 (8.0%)
  • Enrolled In Graduate Or Professional School: 56 (0.3%)
  • Not Enrolled In School: 11,896 (73.4%)

(updated 2010)



School Enrollment By Age
(Amherst County, Virginia)

Enrolled in public school:

3 and 4 years : 381

5 to 9 years : 1,277

10 to 14 years : 1,890

15 to 17 years : 1,007

18 and 19 years : 351

20 to 24 years : 231

25 to 34 years : 101

35 years and over : 396

Enrolled in private school:

3 and 4 years : 80

5 to 9 years : 206

10 to 14 years : 142

15 to 17 years : 192

18 and 19 years : 291

20 to 24 years : 439

25 to 34 years : 138

35 years and over : 89

Not enrolled in school:

3 and 4 years : 358

5 to 9 years : 203

10 to 14 years : 0

15 to 17 years : 0

18 and 19 years : 321

20 to 24 years : 1,406

25 to 34 years : 3,084

35 years and over : 18,798


(updated 2013)



Largest School Agency's In Amherst County, 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 County, Virginia

  • Monelison Middle


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 257 Trojan Rd, Madison Heights, VA 24572, Phone: (434) 846-1307, Students: 662 )

  • Amelon Elem.


    ( Grades: K-5, Location: 132 Amer Court, Madison Heights, VA 24572, Phone: (434) 929-3425, Students: 486 )

  • Madison Heights Elem.


    ( Grades: K-5, Location: 287 Learning Ln, Madison Heights, VA 24572, Phone: (434) 846-2151, Students: 478 )

  • 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 )

  • Elon Elem.


    ( Grades: K-5, Location: 147 Younger Dr, Madison Heights, VA 24572, Phone: (434) 384-1255, Students: 290 )

  • Pleasant View Elem.


    ( Grades: K-5, Location: 229 Dancing Creek Rd, Monroe, VA 24574, Phone: (434) 922-7333, Students: 126 )

  • Temperance Elem.


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

Largest High Schools (Public) In Amherst County, Virginia

  • Amherst County High


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

Largest Universities & Colleges In Amherst County, Virginia

  • Sweet Briar College


    ( 4-year, Private not-for-profit, Student Population: 815; Location: 34 Chapel Drive, Sweet Briar, VA 24595, Web: http://www.sbc.edu )

Largest Schools (Private) In Amherst County, Virginia

  • Temple Christian School


    ( Grades: K-10, Location: Po Box 970, Madison Heights, VA 24572, Phone: (434) 846-0024, Students: 293 )

  • Fellowship Christian Academy


    ( Grades: 4-12, Location: 380 Colony Road, Madison Heights, VA 24572, Phone: (434) 528-0325, Students: 20 )

  • Sweet Briar College Campus School


    ( Grades: K-K, Location: 8 Elijah Road, Sweet Briar, VA 24595, Phone: (434) 381-6182, Students: 10 )

Academic Libraries In Amherst County, Virginia

(updated 2005)

Public Libraries (Branch) In Amherst County, Virginia

  • Madison Heights Library


    200 River James Shopping Center, Madison Heights, VA 24572

(updated 2012)

Public Libraries (Central) In Amherst County, Virginia

  • Amherst County Public Library


    382 South Main Street, Amherst, VA 24521

(updated 2012)



Museums Near Amherst County, Virginia


  • Amherst County Historical Museum


    110 Taylor Street, Amherst, VA 24521

  • Friends Of Historic Amherst Railroad Station Inc


    Po Box 766, Amherst, VA 24521

  • Monacan Ancestral Museum


    2009 Kenmore Rd, Amherst, VA 24521

  • Monacan Indian Nation Inc


    Po Box 1136, Madison Heights, VA 24572

  • Sweet Briar College Art Gallery


    Anne Gary Pannell Center, Sweet Briar, VA 24595
    http://www.artgallery.sbc.edu

  • Winton Manor House Preservation Society


    Po Box 144, Clifford, VA 24533

(updated 2014)



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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to Amherst County, 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 County, Virginia.

Area Features of Amherst County, Virginia


Airport


(1) Timberdoodle Airport  

Bridge


(1) Ninemile Bridge   (2) Sixth Street Bridge  

Building


(1) Amherst County Public Library   (2) Amherst County Sheriffs Office   (3) Amherst Life Saving And First Aid Crew   (4) Amherst Volunteer Fire Department   (5) Anne Gary Pannell Center   (6) Babcock Fine Arts Center   (7) Benedict Building   (8) Boxwood Alumnae House   (9) Carl Grammer Hall   (10) Carson Dormitory   (11) Carson Residence Hall   (12) Central Virginia Training Center   (13) Cochran Library   (14) Dew Residence Hall   (15) Dorothy J Sales Building   (16) Elston Inn And Conference Center   (17) Fergus Reid Hall   (18) Fletcher Building   (19) Fletcher Hall   (20) Graduate Student Housing   (21) Grammer Residence Hall   (22) Gray Dormitory   (23) Guion Science Center   (24) Jones Memorial Library   (25) Lynchburg Fire Department Station 4 Birch Street   (26) Madison Heights Library   (27) Manson Hall   (28) Manson Residence Hall   (29) Mary Clark Rogers Garden Cottage   (30) Mary Harley Student Health Center   (31) Mary Helen Cochran Library   (32) Meta Glass Residence Hall   (33) Miller-claytor House   (34) Monelison Volunteer Fire Department   (35) Monelison Volunteer Fire Department Station 2   (36) Monelison Volunteer Rescue Squad   (37) Pedlar Volunteer Fire And Rescue   (38) Prothro Hall   (39) Prothro Natatorium   (40) Randolph Hall   (41) Randolph Residence Hall   (42) Reid Residence Hall   (43) Rivermont   (44) Sweet Briar House   (45) Sweet Briar Museum   (46) Train Station And Caboose   (47) Williams Gymnasium  

Cemetery


(1) Amherst Cemetery   (2) Beard Cemetery   (3) Beth Joseph Agudath Sholom Cemetery   (4) Burford Cemetery   (5) Campbell Cemetery   (6) Carpenter Cemetery   (7) Cash Cemetery   (8) Christian Aid Cemetery   (9) Dodd Cemetery   (10) Faulconer Cemetery   (11) Gatewood Cemetery   (12) Grant Cemetery   (13) Harrison Cemetery   (14) Henley Cemetery   (15) Hicks Cemetery   (16) Higginbotham Cemetery   (17) Holy Cross Cemetery   (18) Hudson Cemetery   (19) Lone Pine Cemetery   (20) Loving Cemetery   (21) Mays Cemetery   (22) Mcivor Cemetery   (23) Mead Cemetery   (24) Morriss Cemetery   (25) New Hope Cemetery   (26) Parr Cemetery   (27) Roberts Cemetery   (28) Saint Pauls Cemetery   (29) Watts Cemetery   (30) Williams Cemetery   (31) Wilson Cemetery  

Census


(1) Madison Heights Census Designated Place  

Church


(1) Bailey Chapel   (2) Baptist Christian Center   (3) Bayley Church   (4) Berkley Church   (5) Bethany Church   (6) Bethlehem Church Historical   (7) Beulah Church   (8) Bolling Hill Church Historical   (9) C Street Baptist Church   (10) Centenary Church   (11) Clifford Baptist Church   (12) Coolwell Church   (13) Corner Stone Baptist Church   (14) Ebenezer Baptist Church   (15) El Bethel Church   (16) Emmanuel Baptist Church   (17) Emmanuel Episcopal Church   (18) Fairmont Baptist Church   (19) Fellowship Bibleway Church   (20) First Baptist Church Of Coolwell   (21) Holy Ghost Revival Center   (22) Indian Mission   (23) Ivy Hill Baptist Church   (24) Jerusalem Church   (25) Little Bethel Church   (26) Lovingston Baptist Church   (27) Madison Heights Baptist Church   (28) Madison Heights United Methodist Church   (29) Midway Baptist Church   (30) Mount Carmel Baptist Church   (31) Mount Carmel Church   (32) Mount Moriah Church Historical   (33) Mount Olive Baptist Church   (34) Mount Pleasant Church   (35) Mount Sinai Baptist Church   (36) Mount Tabor Church   (37) New Prospect Baptist Church   (38) Northminister Church   (39) Oakdale Baptist Church   (40) Piney Grove Baptist Church   (41) Piney Hill Baptist Church   (42) Pleasant Chapel Historical   (43) Pleasant Grove Church   (44) Poplar Church   (45) Randolph Memorial Baptist Church   (46) Rivermont Avenue Baptist Church   (47) Rivermont Baptist Church   (48) Saint George Greek Orthodox Church   (49) Saint Mark Baptist Church   (50) Saint Marks Church   (51) Saint Pauls Episcopal Mission   (52) Saint Peters Baptist Church   (53) Sandy Bottom Chapel   (54) Sardis United Methodist Church   (55) Scott Zion Baptist Church   (56) Shady Glenn Church   (57) Shiloh Church   (58) Smyrna Church   (59) Spencer Church Historical   (60) Sunrise Church   (61) Thornton Church   (62) Timothy Baptist Church   (63) Union Hill Baptist Church   (64) Wesleyan Church  

Civil


(1) Amherst County   (2) District 1   (3) District 2   (4) District 3   (5) District 4   (6) District 5   (7) Town Of Amherst  

Dam


(1) Buffalo River Dam Number Three   (2) Buffalo River Dam Number Two   (3) Burruss Dam   (4) Early Dam   (5) Elon Water Works Dam   (6) Izaak Walton Dam   (7) Mays Dam   (8) Pedlar River Dam   (9) Pleasantview Hunt Club Dam   (10) Scots Mill Dam   (11) Sweetbriar College Lower Dam   (12) Sweetbriar College Upper Dam   (13) Wennings Dam   (14) Winton Country Club Dam  

Gap


(1) Camden Gap   (2) Crawford Gap   (3) Peavine Gap   (4) Pedlar Gap   (5) Slaty Gap   (6) Weir Gap  

Hospital


(1) Lynchburg Training School And Hospital  

Island


(1) Buzzard Islands   (2) Daniel Island   (3) Treasure Island   (4) Woodruff Island  

Lake


(1) Jones Pond  

Locale


(1) Amelon Square Shopping Center   (2) Canodys Store   (3) Crawfords Store   (4) Dancing Creek Overlook   (5) Dodds Store   (6) Henleys Store   (7) Hicks Store   (8) Hockey Field   (9) Knoll   (10) Middle Otter Creek Overlook   (11) Otter Creek Flats Overlook   (12) Riverside Plaza Shopping Center   (13) Seminole Hunt Club   (14) Seminole Shopping Center   (15) Student Commons Courtyard   (16) Upper Otter Creek Overlook   (17) White Oak Plats Overlook  

Park


(1) Civitan Park   (2) Daniels Hill Historic District   (3) Daniels Hill Recreation Center   (4) Izaak Walton Park   (5) Lake Tennis Courts   (6) Point Of Honor Monument   (7) Riding Hunt Course   (8) Riverside Park  

Pillar


(1) Lynchburg Boulder  

Populated Place


(1) Agricola   (2) Allwood   (3) Amherst   (4) Angelo   (5) Beverlytown   (6) Brandywine   (7) Brightwell Mill   (8) Browntown   (9) Buffalo Hill   (10) City Gomingo   (11) Clifford   (12) Colony   (13) Coolwell   (14) Daniels Hill   (15) Edgewood   (16) Fancy Hill   (17) Faulconerville   (18) Five Forks   (19) Forks Of Buffalo   (20) Galts Mill   (21) Gidsville   (22) Glenwood   (23) Great Oaks   (24) Holiday Acres   (25) Ivanhoe Forest   (26) Joshua Falls   (27) Lakeview   (28) Lamont Acres   (29) Madison Heights   (30) Magruder Hills   (31) Martins Shop   (32) Martins Store   (33) Meadowview Hills   (34) Melwood Manor   (35) Merry Moor   (36) Monitor   (37) Monroe   (38) Montrose Heights   (39) Naola   (40) New Glasgow   (41) Old Stage Run   (42) Pedlar Mills   (43) Pera   (44) Pleasant View   (45) Prices Store   (46) Rivermont   (47) Ruritan   (48) Sandidges   (49) Sandusky Park   (50) Sandy Bottom   (51) Sardis   (52) Stapleton   (53) Sweet Briar Station   (54) Union Hill   (55) Viking Fiord   (56) West Bethel   (57) West Briar   (58) Williamsburg Manor   (59) Willow   (60) Winesap   (61) Wright Shop  

Post Office


(1) Madison Heights Post Office  

Reservoir


(1) Early Lake   (2) Elon Water Works Reservoir   (3) Izaak Walton Pond   (4) Lynchburg Reservoir   (5) Mays Pond   (6) Pleasantview Hunt Club Pond   (7) Schrader Lake   (8) Shrader Lake   (9) Sweetbriar Lake   (10) Thrasher Lake   (11) Woody Lake  

Ridge


(1) Buckhorn Ridge   (2) Buffalo Spur  

School


(1) Amelon Elementary School   (2) Amherst County High School   (3) Amherst Elementary School   (4) Amherst Middle School   (5) Amherst Training School   (6) Armstrong School   (7) Cedar Knob School Historical   (8) Central Elementary School   (9) Central High School   (10) City Gomingo School Historical   (11) Father Judge Mission Seminary   (12) Garland-rodes Elementary School   (13) James River Elementary School   (14) Laurel Regional Special Education Center   (15) Lovingston School   (16) Madison Heights Elementary School   (17) Middle Learning Center   (18) Monelison Middle School   (19) Monroe Educational Center   (20) Moss Rock School   (21) Mount Airy School   (22) Mount Sinai School Historical   (23) Oak Grove School Historical   (24) Pleasant Grove School Historical   (25) Pleasant View Elementary School   (26) Puppy Creek School Historical   (27) Rocky Seat School Historical   (28) Ruffner School Historical   (29) Saint Pauls Mission School   (30) Saint Peters School Historical   (31) Scott Zion School Historical   (32) Seven Hills School   (33) Sweet Briar College   (34) Temperance Elementary School   (35) Temple Christian School   (36) Turnertown School Historical   (37) Watts School   (38) White Rock Public School Historical  

Stream


(1) Beaver Creek   (2) Beck Creek   (3) Blackwater Creek   (4) Browns Creek   (5) Buck Branch   (6) Camp Creek   (7) Carter Branch   (8) Cedar Creek   (9) Childress Creek   (10) Cove Creek   (11) Cox Branch   (12) Crawford Creek   (13) Dancing Creek   (14) Davies Branch   (15) Devils Branch   (16) Enchanted Creek   (17) Falling Rock Creek   (18) Forest Creek   (19) Franklin Creek   (20) Graham Creek   (21) Harris Creek   (22) Higginbotham Creek   (23) Horsley Creek   (24) Huff Creek   (25) Jacks Branch   (26) Joshua Creek   (27) Juniper Creek   (28) Little Cedar Creek   (29) Little Dancing Creek   (30) Little Irish Creek   (31) Little Maple Creek   (32) Long Branch   (33) Love Lady Creek   (34) Middle Branch Rocky Creek   (35) Middle Fork Stovall Creek   (36) Mill Creek   (37) Miller Creek   (38) Mud Creek   (39) Muddy Branch   (40) Muddy Creek   (41) North Fork Buffalo River   (42) North Fork Stovall Creek   (43) North Fork Thrashers Creek   (44) Partridge Creek   (45) Pryor Creek   (46) Puppy Creek   (47) Rutledge Creek   (48) Sally Creek   (49) Scott Branch   (50) Skulking Branch   (51) Slippery Branch   (52) South Fork Buffalo River   (53) South Fork Horsley Creek   (54) South Fork Stovall Creek   (55) South Fork Thrashers Creek   (56) Stonehouse Creek   (57) Stonewall Creek   (58) Stovall Creek   (59) Thomas Creek   (60) Thrashers Creek   (61) Tribulation Creek   (62) Turner Creek   (63) Williams Creek   (64) Williams Run  

Summit


(1) Banks Mountain   (2) Bear Mountain   (3) Big Piney Mountain   (4) Burks Mountain   (5) Cedar Mountain   (6) Chestnut Mountain   (7) Galts Mill Mountain   (8) Geddes Mountain   (9) Glenn Mountain   (10) Gum Mountain   (11) Gun Mountain   (12) High Peak   (13) Jennings Mountain   (14) Kentucky Mountain   (15) Lookout Point   (16) Love Lady Mountain   (17) Miners Mountain   (18) Mobley Mountain   (19) Mollys Mountain   (20) Mount Pleasant   (21) Panther Mountain   (22) Paul Mountain   (23) Pedlar Mountain   (24) Pierce Mountain   (25) Piney Mountain   (26) Pond Mountain   (27) Richardson Mountain   (28) Round Mountain   (29) Scott Mountain   (30) Shady Mountain   (31) Stinnett Mountain   (32) Strode Mountain   (33) Sut Mountain   (34) Tobacco Row Mountain   (35) Turkey Mountain   (36) Turner Mountain  

Tower


(1) Wamv-am Amherst   (2) Wbrg-am Lynchburg   (3) Wjjs-am Lynchburg   (4) Wmxq-fm Lynchburg   (5) Wudz-fm Sweet Briar   (6) Wvzn-am Lynchburg   (7) Wxyu-fm Lynchburg   (8) Wzst-fm Appomattox  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in Amherst County, Virginia

24572 (pop. 16,765) 24521 (pop. 9,859) 24574 (pop. 3,687)
24595 (pop. 860) 24533 (pop. 89)  


Counties Nearby Amherst County, Virginia

Lynchburg City, VA  (pop. 77,157) 12.9 Miles
Buena Vista City, VA  (pop. 6,285) 15.2 Miles
Nelson County, VA  (pop. 15,204) 20.4 Miles
Lexington City, VA  (pop. 6,909) 21.3 Miles
Rockbridge County, VA  (pop. 22,393) 21.9 Miles
Appomattox County, VA  (pop. 14,218) 23.5 Miles
Campbell County, VA  (pop. 55,161) 25.3 Miles
Bedford City, VA  (pop. 6,291) 27.3 Miles
Bedford County, VA  (pop. 69,584) 29.8 Miles
Buckingham County, VA  (pop. 15,932) 33.8 Miles



Area Code(s) in Amherst County, Virginia

434



Elevation in Amherst County, Virginia is 938.0 ft. (286.0 meters)



Land Area in Amherst County, Virginia: 473.9 Sq. Miles
Water Area in Amherst County, Virginia: 4.9 Sq. Miles



Latitude/Longitude of Amherst County, Virginia

Lat: 37.589316 N        Long: -79.142722 W



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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Amherst County, 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 County, Virginia

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 373   (2.6%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 506   (3.6%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 772   (5.5%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 1,487   (10.6%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 1,612   (11.4%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 2,036   (14.4%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 2,315   (16.4%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 1,391   (9.9%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 589   (4.2%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 600   (4.3%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 144   (1.0%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 43   (0.3%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 1,153   (8.2%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 1,073   (7.6%)


(updated 2010)



Household Size By Vehicles Available
(Amherst County, Virginia)

1-person household:

No vehicle available : 460

1 vehicle available : 2,082

2 vehicles available : 841

3 vehicles available : 152

4 or more vehicles available : 142

2-person household:

No vehicle available : 188

1 vehicle available : 708

2 vehicles available : 2,080

3 vehicles available : 1,374

4 or more vehicles available : 452

3-person household:

No vehicle available : 67

1 vehicle available : 402

2 vehicles available : 686

3 vehicles available : 628

4 or more vehicles available : 224

4-or-more-person household:

No vehicle available : 0

1 vehicle available : 146

2 vehicles available : 896

3 vehicles available : 768

4 or more vehicles available : 446


(updated 2013)



Household Size By Number Of Workers In Household
(Amherst County, Virginia)

1-person household:

No workers : 2,130

1 worker : 1,547

2-person household:

No workers : 1,582

1 worker : 1,467

2 workers : 1,753

3-person household:

No workers : 298

1 worker : 798

2 workers : 577

3 workers : 334

4-or-more-person household:

No workers : 43

1 worker : 702

2 workers : 1,303

3 or more workers : 208


(updated 2013)



Travel Time To Work
(Amherst County, Virginia)

Less than 5 minutes : 559

5 to 9 minutes : 1,309

10 to 14 minutes : 1,724

15 to 19 minutes : 2,565

20 to 24 minutes : 2,349

25 to 29 minutes : 1,056

30 to 34 minutes : 2,324

35 to 39 minutes : 545

40 to 44 minutes : 351

45 to 59 minutes : 738

60 to 89 minutes : 310

90 or more minutes : 360


(updated 2013)



Occupations in Amherst County, Virginia

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 1,310  (17.3%)
  • Service Occupations: 828  (10.9%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 1,184  (15.6%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 146  (1.9%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 1,707  (22.5%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 2,338  (33.1%)
  • Service Occupations: 1,392  (19.7%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 2,576  (36.5%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 70  (1.0%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 49  (0.7%)


(updated 2010)



Most Common Industries in Amherst County, Virginia

Male:

 

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing And Hunting, And Mining:

 

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing And Hunting

1.33%

Mining

0.14%

Construction

7.35%

Manufacturing

16.35%

Wholesale Trade

2.94%

Retail Trade

5.24%

Transportation And Warehousing, And Utilities:

 

Transportation And Warehousing

3.02%

Utilities

1.57%

Information

0.75%

Finance, Insurance, Real Estate And Rental And Leasing:

 

Finance And Insurance

0.90%

Real Estate And Rental And Leasing

0.45%

Professional, Scientific, Management, Administrative, And Waste Management Services:

 

Professional, Scientific, And Technical Services

0.96%

Management Of Companies And Enterprises

0.0%

Administrative And Support And Waste Management Services

1.34%

Educational, Health And Social Services:

 

Educational Services

2.43%

Health Care And Social Assistance

1.35%

Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation And Food Services:

 

Arts, Entertainment, And Recreation

0.09%

Accommodation And Food Services

1.61%

Other Services (except Public Administration)

1.95%

Public Administration

2.02%

Female:

 

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing And Hunting, And Mining:

 

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing And Hunting

0.27%

Mining

0.0%

Construction

0.62%

Manufacturing

5.50%

Wholesale Trade

1.11%

Retail Trade

6.38%

Transportation And Warehousing, And Utilities:

 

Transportation And Warehousing

0.71%

Utilities

0.18%

Information

0.80%

Finance, Insurance, Real Estate And Rental And Leasing:

 

Finance And Insurance

3.46%

Real Estate And Rental And Leasing

0.59%

Professional, Scientific, Management, Administrative, And Waste Management Services:

 

Professional, Scientific, And Technical Services

1.07%

Management Of Companies And Enterprises

0.0%

Administrative And Support And Waste Management Services

0.70%

Educational, Health And Social Services:

 

Educational Services

9.15%

Health Care And Social Assistance

10.65%

Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation And Food Services:

 

Arts, Entertainment, And Recreation

0.50%

Accommodation And Food Services

2.54%

Other Services (except Public Administration)

2.36%

Public Administration

1.61%


(updated 2010)



Employment Rate In Amherst County, Virginia

Employed: 15,239
Unemployed: 493



Minority Owned Firms of 100 or More in
Amherst County, Virginia

  • Total Black-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total American Indian-and Alaska Native-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Asian-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Hispanic-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Native Hawaiian-and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total women-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 26.2%
  • Other: 73.8%



Water Usage In Amherst County, Virginia

Ground Water

 
Fresh 0.00 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 0.00 Mgal/d
 

Surface Water

 
Fresh 19.18 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 19.18 Mgal/d





There are 407 Farms In Amherst County, Virginia


(updated 2008)



Banks In Amherst County, Virginia

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $2.8b
    Industry Specialization: All Other > $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 6,310

Branch Banking And Trust Company - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $367.2m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 1,843

Bank Of The James - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $895.2k
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 11

Carter Bank & Trust - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $9.3m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 123

First National Bank - 1 Branches


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

Suntrust Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $178.3m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 1,514

Woodforest National Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $4.1m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 763

(updated 2014)



Salary Income in Amherst County, Virginia (1999)

With Wage Or Salary Income

76.53%

No Wage Or Salary Income

23.47%

(updated 2010)



Self-Employment Income in Amherst County, Virginia (1999)

With Self-employment Income

8.98%

No Self-employment Income

91.02%

(updated 2010)



Airports Near Amherst County, Virginia

  • Lynchburg Regional/Preston Glenn Field


    (about 18.4 miles in Lynchburg, Virginia; Airport Code: LYH)

  • Ingalls Field


    (about 45.3 miles in Hot Springs, Virginia; Airport Code: HSP)

  • Shenandoah Valley Regional


    (about 48.5 miles in Weyers Cave, Virginia; Airport Code: SHD)

  • Roanoke Regional/Woodrum Field


    (about 49.2 miles in Roanoke, Virginia; Airport Code: ROA)

  • Charlottesville Albemarle


    (about 53.6 miles in Charlottesville, Virginia; Airport Code: CHO)

  • William M Tuck


    (about 63.0 miles in Scottsburg, Virginia; Airport Code: SBV)

  • Gordonsville Municipal


    (about 66.1 miles in Montpelier Station, Virginia; Airport Code: GVE)

  • Danville Regional


    (about 71.0 miles in Ringgold, Virginia; Airport Code: DAN)

  • Greenbrier Valley


    (about 71.1 miles in Lewisburg, West Virginia; Airport Code: LWB)

  • Virginia Tech/Montgomery Executive


    (about 74.2 miles in Blacksburg, Virginia; Airport Code: BCB)

  • Orange County


    (about 75.0 miles in Madison Mills, Virginia; Airport Code: QOR)

  • Blue Ridge


    (about 81.9 miles in Spencer, Virginia; Airport Code: QCX)

  • New River Valley


    (about 89.9 miles in Fairlawn, Virginia; Airport Code: PSK)

  • Person County


    (about 90.6 miles in Timberlake, North Carolina; Airport Code: TDF)

  • Henderson Oxford


    (about 91.3 miles in Stovall, North Carolina; Airport Code: NC6)

  • Hanover County Municipal


    (about 93.7 miles in Glen Allen, Virginia; Airport Code: VA5)

  • Culpeper Regional


    (about 95.2 miles in Brandy Station, Virginia; Airport Code: CJR)

  • Grant County


    (about 97.1 miles in Arthur, West Virginia; Airport Code: PGC)

  • Elkins-Randolph County-Jennings Randolph Field


    (about 97.8 miles in Elkins, West Virginia; Airport Code: EKN)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Amherst County, Virginia

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

79.49%

Carpooled

11.99%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

0.65%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.04%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.08%

Motorcycle

0.0%

Bicycle

0.0%

Walked

4.07%

Other Means

1.22%

Worked At Home

2.46%



(updated 2010)



Most Common Occupations in Amherst County, Virginia

Male:

 

Management, Professional, And Related Occupations:

 

Management, Business, And Financial Operations Occupations:

 

Management Occupations, Except Farmers And Farm Managers

3.16%

Farmers And Farm Managers

0.36%

Business And Financial Operations Occupations:

 

Business Operations Specialists

0.51%

Financial Specialists

0.21%

Professional And Related Occupations:

 

Computer And Mathematical Occupations

0.53%

Architecture And Engineering Occupations:

 

Architects, Surveyors, Cartographers, And Engineers

1.23%

Drafters, Engineering, And Mapping Technicians

0.59%

Life, Physical, And Social Science Occupations

0.05%

Community And Social Services Occupations

0.62%

Legal Occupations

0.06%

Education, Training, And Library Occupations

1.02%

Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media Occupations

0.38%

Healthcare Practitioners And Technical Occupations:

 

Health Diagnosing And Treating Practitioners And Technical Occupations

0.15%

Health Technologists And Technicians

0.08%

Service Occupations:

 

Healthcare Support Occupations

0.16%

Protective Service Occupations:

 

Fire Fighting, Prevention, And Law Enforcement Workers, Including Supervisors

1.18%

Other Protective Service Workers, Including Supervisors

0.67%

Food Preparation And Serving Related Occupations

1.33%

Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance Occupations

1.80%

Personal Care And Service Occupations

0.52%

Sales And Office Occupations:

 

Sales And Related Occupations

3.95%

Office And Administrative Support Occupations

4.14%

Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations

1.00%

Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations:

 

Construction And Extraction Occupations:

 

Supervisors, Construction And Extraction Workers

0.51%

Construction Trades Workers

5.82%

Extraction Workers

0.13%

Installation, Maintenance, And Repair Occupations

5.20%

Production, Transportation, And Material Moving Occupations:

 

Production Occupations

10.70%

Transportation And Material Moving Occupations:

 

Supervisors, Transportation And Material Moving Workers

0.12%

Aircraft And Traffic Control Occupations

0.0%

Motor Vehicle Operators

3.14%

Rail, Water And Other Transportation Occupations

0.31%

Material Moving Workers

2.17%

Female:

 

Management, Professional, And Related Occupations:

 

Management, Business, And Financial Operations Occupations:

 

Management Occupations, Except Farmers And Farm Managers

2.21%

Farmers And Farm Managers

0.05%

Business And Financial Operations Occupations:

 

Business Operations Specialists

0.93%

Financial Specialists

0.84%

Professional And Related Occupations:

 

Computer And Mathematical Occupations

0.51%

Architecture And Engineering Occupations:

 

Architects, Surveyors, Cartographers, And Engineers

0.23%

Drafters, Engineering, And Mapping Technicians

0.11%

Life, Physical, And Social Science Occupations

0.13%

Community And Social Services Occupations

1.18%

Legal Occupations

0.17%

Education, Training, And Library Occupations

6.04%

Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media Occupations

0.59%

Healthcare Practitioners And Technical Occupations:

 

Health Diagnosing And Treating Practitioners And Technical Occupations

2.02%

Health Technologists And Technicians

0.97%

Service Occupations:

 

Healthcare Support Occupations

2.69%

Protective Service Occupations:

 

Fire Fighting, Prevention, And Law Enforcement Workers, Including Supervisors

0.12%

Other Protective Service Workers, Including Supervisors

0.31%

Food Preparation And Serving Related Occupations

2.82%

Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance Occupations

1.41%

Personal Care And Service Occupations

2.17%

Sales And Office Occupations:

 

Sales And Related Occupations

5.38%

Office And Administrative Support Occupations

12.22%

Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations

0.48%

Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations:

 

Construction And Extraction Occupations:

 

Supervisors, Construction And Extraction Workers

0.0%

Construction Trades Workers

0.05%

Extraction Workers

0.0%

Installation, Maintenance, And Repair Occupations

0.29%

Production, Transportation, And Material Moving Occupations:

 

Production Occupations

3.25%

Transportation And Material Moving Occupations:

 

Supervisors, Transportation And Material Moving Workers

0.04%

Aircraft And Traffic Control Occupations

0.0%

Motor Vehicle Operators

0.62%

Rail, Water And Other Transportation Occupations

0.0%

Material Moving Workers

0.39%


(updated 2010)



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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including Amherst County, 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 By Tenure
(Amherst County, Virginia)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 5,509

Renter-occupied housing units : 913

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 315

Renter-occupied housing units : 133

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,151

Renter-occupied housing units : 531

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 2,772

Renter-occupied housing units : 1,418


(updated 2013)



Mortgage Status By Age of Householder
(Amherst County, Virginia)

Housing units with a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 719

Householder 35 to 44 years : 1,107

Householder 45 to 54 years : 1,567

Householder 55 to 59 years : 627

Householder 60 to 64 years : 691

Householder 65 to 74 years : 991

Householder 75 years and over : 468

Housing units without a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 155

Householder 35 to 44 years : 237

Householder 45 to 54 years : 357

Householder 55 to 59 years : 452

Householder 60 to 64 years : 408

Householder 65 to 74 years : 856

Householder 75 years and over : 1,112


(updated 2013)



Gross Rent As A Percentage Of Household Income
(Amherst County, Virginia)

Less than 10.0 percent : 180

10.0 to 14.9 percent : 408

15.0 to 19.9 percent : 536

20.0 to 24.9 percent : 234

25.0 to 29.9 percent : 126

30.0 to 34.9 percent : 239

35.0 to 39.9 percent : 81

40.0 to 49.9 percent : 151

50.0 percent or more : 594

Not computed : 446


(updated 2013)



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

Built 2010 or later : $154,000

Built 2000 to 2009 : $183,800

Built 1990 to 1999 : $133,900

Built 1980 to 1989 : $160,200

Built 1970 to 1979 : $154,300

Built 1960 to 1969 : $145,000

Built 1950 to 1959 : $126,500

Built 1940 to 1949 : $131,400

Built 1939 or earlier : $120,200


(updated 2013)



Housing Occupancy in Amherst County, Virginia

Occupied

92.15%

Vacant

7.85%

(updated 2010)



Vacant Housing Units in Amherst County, Virginia

Owner Occupied

78.11%

Renter Occupied

21.89%

(updated 2010)



Percentage of Family Households in Amherst County, Virginia: 70.0%

Percentage of Family Households in Virginia: 67.0%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Amherst County, 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 County, VA): $37,393
Median Household Income In 2000 (Virginia): $46,677


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Amherst County): $87,600
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Virginia): $118,800


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Amherst County, Virginia

Utility Gas: 1.3%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 4.4%
Electricity: 64.1%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 19.2%
Coal Or Coke: 0.1%
Wood: 10.4%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.3%
No Fuel Used: 0.2%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)



Population in Group Quarters in Amherst County, Virginia

Institutionalized population

38.75%

Correctional facilities for adults

31.79%

Federal detention centers

0.0%

Federal prisons

0.0%

State prisons

27.63%

Local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

4.16%

Correctional residential facilities

0.0%

Military disciplinary barracks and jails

0.0%

Juvenile facilities

0.0%

Group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

0.0%

Residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

0.0%

Correctional facilities intended for juveniles

0.0%

Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities

6.96%

Other institutional facilities

0.0%

Mental (Psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals

0.0%

Hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere

0.0%

In-patient hospice facilities

0.0%

Military treatment facilities with assigned patients

0.0%

Residential schools for people with disabilities

0.0%

Noninstitutionalized population

61.25%

College/University student housing

35.89%

Military quarters

0.0%

Military barracks and dormitories (non-disciplinary)

0.0%

Military ships

0.0%

Other noninstitutional facilities

25.36%

Emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

0.0%

Group homes intended for adults

1.69%

Residential treatment centers for adults

0.0%

Maritime/merchant vessels

0.0%

Workers' group living quarters and Job Corps centers

23.67%

Other noninstitutional facilities

0.0%


(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Amherst County, Virginia

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 31.79%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 6.96%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 35.89%
  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 25.36%


(updated 2010)



Workers who live and work in Amherst County, Virginia: 1,591 (4.9%)


(updated 2010)



Average Household Size in Amherst County, Virginia: 2.45
Average Household Size in Virginia: 2.54


(updated 2010)



Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Amherst County): $427
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Virginia): $650
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Amherst County): $584


(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 County, Virginia are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.



Health Care Centers Close To Amherst County, 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 County, 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

Western State Hospital


     Address: 1301 Richmond Avenue, Staunton, Virginia 24402
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - State

Nursing Homes Close To Amherst County, Virginia

Fairmont Crossing


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

Lynchburg Hlth & Rehab Cntr


     Address: 5615 Seminole Avenue, Lynchburg, Virginia 24502
     Ownership: For Profit - Partnership
     Number of Residents: 178
     Percent Occupied: 99%

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%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
Amherst County, Virginia

Name: North Anna
Address: PO Box 402; Mineral, VA 23117-0402
Distance: 74 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Amherst County, Virginia

    Retired Workers: 4,185
    Disabled Workers: 1,130
    Widowers Workers: 580
    Spouses Workers: 265
    Children Workers: 560


(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 County, 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 )
  • Bedford County , VA 0.27 % ($36,935 AGI )
  • Appomattox County , VA 0.15 % ($23,941 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 )
  • Nelson County , VA 0.26 % ($29,067 AGI )
  • Appomattox County , VA 0.16 % ($32,389 AGI )
  • Albemarle County , VA 0.11 % ($29,462 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 County, Virginia is based on over 50 years of data.

Tornado Information For Amherst County, Virginia


On 07/09/1990, a tornado touched down 5.08 miles from the center of Amherst County, Virginia. The tornado was rated a category 0 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $500 to $5,000.

On 06/09/1995, a tornado touched down 15.18 miles from the center of Amherst County, Virginia. The tornado was rated a category 0 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $5,000 to $50,000.

On 09/17/2004, a tornado touched down 18.62 miles from the center of Amherst County, Virginia. The tornado was rated a category 1 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities.

On 09/17/2004, a tornado touched down 20.63 miles from the center of Amherst County, Virginia. The tornado was rated a category 1 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities.

On 06/16/1966, a tornado touched down 20.97 miles from the center of Amherst County, Virginia. The tornado was rated a category 3 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $500 to $5,000.



Storms In Amherst County, Virginia

  Fatalities Injuries Property
Damage
Crop
Damage
Dust Devil        
03/06/2000, 01:30 pm 0 0 $3K --
         
Flooding        
03/02/2007, 09:00 am 0 0 $1K --
09/06/1996, 05:15 am 0 0 $250K --
06/28/1995, 07:50 am 0 0 $15K $10K
06/22/1995, 08:40 pm 0 0 $500K $25K
08/17/1994, 12:00 pm 0 0 $1K --
01/01/1905, 12:00 am 0 0 $10K --
         
Lightning        
08/10/2003, 07:55 pm 0 0 $5K --
08/11/2001, 01:00 pm 0 1 -- --
06/22/2001, 06:00 pm 0 0 $15K --
06/21/2001, 07:15 pm 0 0 $50K --
         
Thunderstorm Wind        
07/10/2007, 12:00 am 0 0 $4K --
06/28/2007, 12:00 am 0 0 $1K --
06/25/2007, 12:00 am 0 0 $1K --
07/30/2006, 03:25 pm 0 0 $8K --
04/07/2006, 06:38 pm 0 0 $10K --
04/07/2006, 06:30 pm 0 0 $15K --
05/21/2004, 09:05 pm 0 0 $4K --
08/17/2003, 02:45 pm 0 0 $1K --
08/12/2001, 02:30 pm 0 0 $10K --
08/13/1999, 08:30 pm 0 0 $1K --
05/18/1995, 12:27 pm 0 0 $120 --
05/18/1995, 12:22 pm 0 0 $20 --
09/08/1993, 04:45 pm 0 0 $1K --
01/01/1904, 12:00 am 0 0 $1K --
         





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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 County, Virginia directly or research local government web sites.

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 County, Virginia


  • Amherst County Jail


    115 Taylor Street, Amherst, VA 24521
    Confined: 71


(updated 2006)



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