Amherst, Virginia Population 2020

2,187
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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.

Amherst Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Amherst was:

  • White: 72.48%
  • Black or African American: 23.36%
  • Two or more races: 2.72%
  • Other race: 1.09%
  • Asian: 0.35%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Amherst, Virginia is 2,187, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,185.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,231.

Amherst, Virginia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,86272.48%
Black or African American60023.36%
Two or More Races702.72%
Some Other Race281.09%
Asian90.35%
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Amherst Population Pyramid 2020

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Amherst Median Age

43.8


Total

41


Male

48.3


Female

Amherst Adults

There are 2,049 adults, (670 of whom are seniors) in Amherst.

Amherst Age Dependency

86.3

Age Dependency Ratio

48.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Amherst Sex Ratio

Female

1,335

51.97%

Male

1,234

48.03%

Amherst Households and Families

Amherst Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Amherst Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married89.9%10.1%
All73.6%26.4%
Non Family64.4%35.6%
Female47.6%52.4%

73.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,0492.2873.6
Married4472.9389.9
Non Family4351.1164.4
Female1473.7847.6
Male202.35100

3.05

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

1.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Amherst Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1467.59%
9th to 12th Grade1809.36%
High School Graduate65434.01%
Some College35418.41%
Associates Degree542.81%
Bachelors Degree39820.70%
Graduate Degree1377.12%
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Amherst Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,2921,149498
Black45829328
Hispanic130124
Multiple Races3422
Other Race2828
Asian999

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,341$37,036$29,306
Less Than High School$22,195$22,043$
High School Grad$23,315$35,284$20,806
Some College$36,228$41,154$35,703
Bachelors Degree$41,250$51,667$36,667
Graduate Degree$46,719$$46,250

$31,341

Average Earnings

$37,036

Average Male

$29,306

Average Female

Amherst Language

Amherst Language by Age

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Amherst Language

92.34% of Amherst residents speak only English, while 7.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.17% of the population.

Amherst Poverty

Amherst Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,5961167.27%
Black508469.06%
Multiple701318.57%

7.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.99%

Male Poverty Rate

4.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Amherst

The race most likely to be in poverty in Amherst is Multiple, with 18.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Amherst is White, with 7.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.47%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.02%
Some College11.11%
High School8.85%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
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Name Poverty
Female Employed7.19%
Male Employed2.59%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Amherst Income

Amherst Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,461$56,718
Families$69,500$75,543
Married Families$77,891-
Non Families$22,679$29,483
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Amherst Marital Status

Amherst Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.9%

Male Marriage Rate

48.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Amherst Married by Age and Sex

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Amherst 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 45-54.

Amherst Marital Status by Race

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Amherst Veterans

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255

Number of Veterans

215

Male Veterans

40

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam107
Second Gulf War51
First Gulf War38
Korea28
World War II26
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Age Group Veterans
75+71
35 to 5468
55 to 6458
65 to 7441
18 to 3417
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Name Veterans % of Total
White23715.90%
Black183.70%

Amherst Veterans by Education

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9.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Amherst Employment Status

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52.5%

Labor Force Participation

48.6%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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75.94%

Born in Virginia

97.90%

Native Born

2.10%

Foreign Born

0.66%

Non Citizen

1.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.90% of Amherst residents were born in the United States, with 75.94% having been born in Virginia. 0.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,18710.05%
20192,18610.05%
20182,185-12-0.55%
20172,19710.05%
20162,196-6-0.27%
20152,20250.23%
20142,197-11-0.50%
20132,208-15-0.67%
20122,223100.45%
20112,213-19-0.85%
20102,2320.00%