Amherst is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 2,187, it is the 92nd largest city in Virginia and the 7272nd largest city in the United States. Amherst is currently growing at a rate of 0.05% annually but its population has decreased by -1.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,231 in 2010. Amherst reached it's highest population of 2,232 in 2010. Spanning over 5 miles, Amherst has a population density of 446 people per square mile.
The average household income in Amherst is $56,718 with a poverty rate of 7.32%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $746 per month, and the median house value is $160,300. The median age in Amherst is 43.8 years, 41 years for males, and 48.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.4 males.