Amherst County, Virginia Population 2020

Amherst County, Virginia's estimated population is 31,272 with a growth rate of -0.63% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Amherst County, Virginia is the 56th largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202031,272-197-0.63%
201931,469-197-0.62%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.63%
County Website
Founded
1761
County Seat
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Amherst County, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White24,60477.17%
Black or African American5,67017.78%
Two or More Races1,1993.76%
Asian1520.48%
American Indian and Alaska Native1230.39%
Some Other Race1120.35%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander220.07%
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Amherst County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2020

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Amherst County, Virginia Median Age

44.3


Total

41.8


Male

45.7


Female

Amherst County, Virginia Adults

There are 25,560 adults, (6,384 of whom are seniors) in Amherst County, Virginia.

Amherst County, Virginia Age Dependency

66.3

Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33

Child Dependency Ratio

Amherst County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

16,524

51.83%

Male

15,358

48.17%

Amherst County, Virginia Households and Families

Amherst County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Amherst County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.7%10.3%
All77.6%22.4%
Non Family68.3%31.7%
Female60.8%39.2%
Male49.4%50.6%

77.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,0442.5677.6
Married6,1863.1289.7
Non Family3,8681.2268.3
Female1,5163.4560.8
Male4743.2149.4

3.12

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

5.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Amherst County, Virginia Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1575.12%
9th to 12th Grade2,1919.70%
High School Graduate8,06235.68%
Some College4,62720.48%
Associates Degree2,2159.80%
Bachelors Degree2,92012.92%
Graduate Degree1,4226.29%
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Amherst County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White17,59415,1833,562
Black3,9103,067524
Multiple Races515503132
Hispanic32727734
Asian15214690
Native American7948
Other Race5041
Islander2222

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 59.21%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,997$40,004$26,726
Less Than High School$22,242$30,759$19,861
High School Grad$26,524$33,060$22,548
Some College$36,027$44,009$28,166
Bachelors Degree$40,995$50,352$37,033
Graduate Degree$50,457$51,677$46,802

$31,997

Average Earnings

$40,004

Average Male

$26,726

Average Female

Amherst County, Virginia Language

Amherst County, Virginia Language by Age

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Amherst County, Virginia Language

96.47% of Amherst County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 3.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.77% of the population.

Amherst County, Virginia Poverty

Amherst County, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White23,3392,83012.13%
Black5,5121,04518.96%
Multiple1,19328023.47%
Hispanic71716523.01%
Other1125448.21%
Asian1461510.27%

13.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.99%

Male Poverty Rate

12.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Amherst County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Amherst County, Virginia is Other, with 48.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Amherst County, Virginia is Asian, with 10.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.40%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.88%
Some College9.89%
High School8.81%
Bachelors or Greater3.55%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed46.82%
Female Unemployed32.57%
Female Employed5.53%
Male Employed5.12%

Amherst County, Virginia Income

Amherst County, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,170$61,676
Families$64,164$73,935
Married Families$73,804-
Non Families$28,422$33,409
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Amherst County, Virginia Marital Status

Amherst County, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.8%

Male Marriage Rate

48.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Amherst County, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Amherst County, Virginia Veterans

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2,524

Number of Veterans

2,340

Male Veterans

184

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,043
First Gulf War394
Second Gulf War258
Korea216
World War II129
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74782
35 to 54637
75+570
55 to 64468
18 to 3467
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,21511.14%
Black2575.44%
2 or More406.78%
Hispanic193.54%
Indian98.82%
Asian31.97%

Amherst County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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9.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Amherst County, Virginia Employment Status

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58.7%

Labor Force Participation

55.1%

Employment Rate

6.1%

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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76.80%

Born in Virginia

98.35%

Native Born

1.65%

Foreign Born

0.72%

Non Citizen

0.93%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.35% of Amherst County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 76.80% having been born in Virginia. 0.72% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

  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