Amherst County, Virginia Population 2019

Amherst County, Virginia's estimated population is 31,863 with a growth rate of -0.08% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Amherst County, Virginia is the 54th largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201831,666-197-0.62%
201731,863-26-0.08%
201631,889570.18%
201531,832-326-1.01%
201432,158-158-0.49%
201332,316-312-0.96%
201232,6284791.49%
201132,149-239-0.74%
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
White24,499
Black or African American5,589
Two or More Races1,218
Some Other Race244
Asian178
American Indian and Alaska Native76
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander15

Amherst County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2019

Amherst County, Virginia Median Age

43.9


Total

41.8


Male

45.5


Female

Amherst County, Virginia Adults

There are 25,447 adults, (6,208 of whom are seniors) in Amherst County, Virginia.

Amherst County, Virginia Age Dependency

65.4

Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Amherst County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

16,488

51.82%

Male

15,331

48.18%

Amherst County, Virginia Households and Families

Amherst County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Amherst County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89%11%
All76.9%23.1%
Non Family66.5%33.5%
Male58.6%41.4%
Female58.5%41.5%

76.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,1102.5376.9
Married6,3183.0989
Non Family3,7931.1566.5
Female1,5503.4558.5
Male4493.2958.6

3.09

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Amherst County, Virginia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2265.46%
9th to 12th Grade2,34210.43%
High School Graduate7,73534.45%
Some College4,69620.91%
Associates Degree1,9758.80%
Bachelors Degree2,87912.82%
Graduate Degree1,6007.13%

Amherst County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White17,51815,1083,697
Black3,9042,963561
Multiple Races475465119
Hispanic33015630
Other Race16525
Asian13712457
Native American765415
Islander1515

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 asian people with a rate of 41.61%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,384$38,478$26,762
Less Than High School$21,088$28,443$19,000
High School Grad$26,870$32,178$25,137
Some College$34,971$41,917$26,899
Bachelors Degree$40,909$50,923$35,938
Graduate Degree$46,542$51,292$44,631

$31,384

Average Earnings

$38,478

Average Male

$26,762

Average Female

Amherst County, Virginia Language

Amherst County, Virginia Language by Age

Amherst County, Virginia Language

96.44% of Amherst County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 3.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.92% of the population.

Amherst County, Virginia Poverty

Amherst County, Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White23,5192,77411.79%
Black5,45893317.09%
Multiple1,21323219.13%
Hispanic65720531.20%
Other24411848.36%
Asian1412014.18%
Native761013.16%

13.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.54%

Male Poverty Rate

12.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Amherst County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Amherst County, Virginia is Other, with 48.36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Amherst County, Virginia is White, with 11.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.94%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.56%
Some College9.56%
High School8.79%
Bachelors or Greater3.61%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed40.48%
Female Unemployed26.10%
Male Employed5.35%
Female Employed5.32%

Amherst County, Virginia Income

Amherst County, Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,677$60,887
Families$61,614$72,958
Married Families$71,096$80,790
Non Families$26,066$31,689

Amherst County, Virginia Marital Status

Amherst County, Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.8%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Amherst County, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Amherst County, Virginia Veterans

2,468

Number of Veterans

2,287

Male Veterans

181

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,051
First Gulf War374
Second Gulf War266
Korea194
World War II123

Amherst County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,22411.26%
Black1894.03%
2 or More397.08%
Hispanic244.93%
Indian1215.79%
Asian42.40%

Amherst County, Virginia Veterans by Education

7.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Amherst County, Virginia Employment Status

58.3%

Labor Force Participation

55%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Amherst County, Virginia

  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