Amherst is a city located in Amherst County Virginia. It is also the county seat of Amherst County. With a 2020 population of 2,166, it is the 92nd largest city in Virginia and the 7326th largest city in the United States . Amherst is currently declining at a rate of -0.32% annually and its population has decreased by -2.91% 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 442 people per square mile.
The average household income in Amherst is $57,948 with a poverty rate of 7.41%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $807 per month, and the median house value is $168,100. The median age in Amherst is 51.5 years, 48 years for males, and 59.1 years for females.