Amherst County, Virginia Population 2018

Amherst County, Virginia's estimated population is 31,594 with a growth rate of -1.27% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Amherst County, Virginia is the 55th largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201731,594-405-1.27%
201631,9993321.05%
201631,667290.09%
201531,638-401-1.25%
201432,039-117-0.36%
201332,156-280-0.86%
201232,4363261.02%
201132,110-278-0.86%
201032,3883,81013.33%
199028,578-544-1.87%
198029,1223,05011.70%
197026,0723,11913.59%
196022,9532,62112.89%
195020,332590.29%
194020,2731,2536.59%
193019,020-751-3.80%
192019,7718394.43%
191018,9321,0685.98%
190017,8643131.78%
189017,551-1,158-6.19%
188018,7093,80925.56%
187014,9001,1588.43%
186013,7421,0438.21%
185012,6991230.98%
184012,5765054.18%
183012,0711,64815.81%
182010,423-125-1.19%
181010,548-6,253-37.22%
180016,8013,09822.61%
179013,7030.00%

Amherst County, Virginia Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White24,609
Black or African American5,717
Two or More Races1,090
Some Other Race267
Asian185
American Indian and Alaska Native117
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander14

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Amherst County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Amherst County, Virginia Median Age

43.9


Total

42.7


Male

44.9


Female

Amherst County, Virginia Adults

There are 25,567 adults, (6,048 of which are seniors) in Amherst County, Virginia.

Amherst County, Virginia Age Dependency

63.9

Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33

Child Dependency Ratio

Amherst County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

16,653

52.04%

Male

15,346

47.96%

Amherst County, Virginia Households and Families

Amherst County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Amherst County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.1%12.9%
All76.7%23.3%
Non Family68%32%
Female61.2%38.8%
Male60.1%39.9%

76.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Amherst County, Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,3062.5176.7
Married6,3973.0387.1
Non Family3,7471.1668
Female1,7233.2761.2
Male4393.3360.1

3.01

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Amherst County, Virginia Households

Amherst County, Virginia Education

Amherst County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3025.79%
9th to 12th Grade2,57911.46%
High School Graduate7,85234.91%
Some College4,58920.40%
Associates Degree1,9268.56%
Bachelors Degree2,74212.19%
Graduate Degree1,5056.69%

Amherst County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White17,51614,9163,511
Black3,9652,954537
Multiple Races433385108
Hispanic35714729
Other Race19541
Asian13712050
Native American845912
Islander88

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 36.50%.

Amherst County, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,539$35,863$26,731
Less Than High School$20,313$23,988$18,401
High School Grad$26,796$31,034$25,504
Some College$31,652$41,349$26,713
Bachelors Degree$39,654$53,182$35,928
Graduate Degree$51,055$53,622$50,091

$30,539

Average Earnings

$35,863

Average Male

$26,731

Average Female

Amherst County, Virginia Language

Amherst County, Virginia Language by Age

Amherst County, Virginia Language

96.05% of Amherst County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 3.95% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.31% of the population.

Amherst County, Virginia Poverty

Amherst County, Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White23,6622,83611.99%
Black5,6071,10319.67%
Hispanic65020932.15%
Multiple1,06919217.96%
Other26714052.43%
Asian1474429.93%
Native1171714.53%

14.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.91%

Male Poverty Rate

13.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Amherst County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Amherst County, Virginia is Other, with 52.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Amherst County, Virginia is White, with 11.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.86%.

Amherst County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.86%
Some College9.74%
High School8.57%
Bachelors or Greater3.76%

Amherst County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed40.91%
Female Unemployed28.14%
Male Employed6.13%
Female Employed6.10%

Amherst County, Virginia Income

Amherst County, Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$47,002$58,401
Families$58,404$68,991
Married Families$68,470$75,895
Non Families$25,311$30,451

Amherst County, Virginia Marital Status

Amherst County, Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.9%

Male Marriage Rate

48.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Amherst County, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

Amherst County, Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Amherst County, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Amherst County, Virginia Veterans

Amherst County, Virginia Veterans by War

2,542

Number of Veterans

2,390

Male Veterans

152

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,159
First Gulf War274
Second Gulf War241
Korea180
World War II142

Amherst County, Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74742
35 to 54591
55 to 64571
75+556
18 to 3482

Amherst County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,29411.57%
Black2074.37%
2 or More234.60%
Hispanic194.00%
Indian1112.22%
Asian74.14%

Amherst County, Virginia Veterans by Education

6.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Amherst County, Virginia Employment Status

Amherst County, Virginia Employment by Age

58.7%

Labor Force Participation

55.4%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Amherst County, Virginia Employment by Race

Amherst County, Virginia Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Amherst County, Virginia

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Amherst22312205-26-1.17%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990