Amherst County, Virginia Population 2021

Amherst County, Virginia's estimated population is 31,447 with a growth rate of -0.25% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Amherst County, Virginia is the 55th largest county in Virginia. The 2010 Population was 32,387 and has seen a growth of -2.90% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202131,447-79-0.25%
202031,526-79-0.25%
201931,605-79-0.25%
201831,684-179-0.56%
201731,863-24-0.08%
201631,887510.16%
201531,836-322-1.00%
201432,158-159-0.49%
201332,317-313-0.96%
201232,6304761.48%
201132,154-233-0.72%
201032,3873,80913.33%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.25%
County Website
Founded
1761
County Seat
2010 Population
32,387
Growth Since 2010
-2.90%
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Amherst County, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White24,38176.73%
Black or African American5,70917.97%
Two or More Races1,0063.17%
Some Other Race2860.90%
American Indian and Alaska Native2120.67%
Asian1620.51%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander190.06%
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Amherst County, Virginia Population by Race

Amherst County, Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Amherst County, Virginia Median Age

44.8


Total

41.9


Male

45.7


Female

Amherst County, Virginia Adults

There are 25,538 adults, (6,532 of whom are seniors) in Amherst County, Virginia.

Amherst County, Virginia Age Dependency

67.2

Age Dependency Ratio

34.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Amherst County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

16,485

51.88%

Male

15,290

48.12%

Amherst County, Virginia Population by Age

Amherst County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Amherst County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.6%10.4%
All77.1%22.9%
Female65.8%34.2%
Non Family64.8%35.2%
Male54.4%45.6%

77.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Amherst County, Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,1602.5277.1
Married6,2223.0789.6
Non Family3,8591.264.8
Female1,4783.3565.8
Male6013.3154.4

3.07

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

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Amherst County, Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2015.29%
9th to 12th Grade2,0639.08%
High School Graduate8,17635.98%
Some College4,50319.82%
Associates Degree2,44110.74%
Bachelors Degree2,92412.87%
Graduate Degree1,4156.23%
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Amherst County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Amherst County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White17,65115,3243,657
Black4,0173,175450
Hispanic38031353
2+ Races34834871
Native American162125
Asian155155108
Other Race6464
Islander1919

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 69.68%.

Amherst County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,375$41,222$30,798
Less Than 9th Grade$24,511$30,833$21,013
High School Graduate$27,271$31,445$24,869
Some College$40,440$50,822$31,743
Bachelors Degree$46,673$55,801$41,382
Graduate Degree$51,646$47,386$53,274

$35,375

Average Earnings

$41,222

Average Male

$30,798

Average Female

Amherst County, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Amherst County, Virginia Language by Age

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Amherst County, Virginia Language

97.16% of Amherst County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 2.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.46% of the population.

Amherst County, Virginia Language

Amherst County, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White23,1612,64611.42%
Black5,5611,12220.18%
Multiple99929729.73%
Hispanic71020629.01%
Asian1564025.64%
Native2122511.79%
Other284227.75%

13.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.75%

Male Poverty Rate

13.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Amherst County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Amherst County, Virginia is Multiple, with 29.73% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Amherst County, Virginia is Other, with 7.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.24%.

Amherst County, Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.90%
High School10.04%
Some College7.89%
Bachelors or Greater4.35%

Amherst County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed50.19%
Male Unemployed35.96%
Female Employed6.62%
Male Employed5.00%

Amherst County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Amherst County, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,888$66,613
Families$70,552$80,706
Married Families$80,703$91,910
Non Families$27,813$34,126
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Income by Household Type

Amherst County, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.0%

Male Marriage Rate

48.2%

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 Marital Status

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2,565

Number of Veterans

2,405

Male Veterans

160

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,020
First Gulf War461
Second Gulf War368
Korea196
World War II94

Amherst County, Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74835
35 to 54621
75+555
55 to 64414
18 to 34140

Amherst County, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,16510.95%
Black3396.91%
2+ Races369.33%
Native American2212.09%
Asian31.94%

Amherst County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Amherst County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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7.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

Amherst County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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58.5%

Labor Force Participation

55.1%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Amherst County, Virginia Employment by Age

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Amherst County, Virginia Employment by Race

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Amherst County, Virginia Employment by Education

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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75.80%

Born in Amherst County, Virginia

98.21%

Native Born

1.79%

Foreign Born

0.83%

Non Citizen

0.97%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.21% of Amherst County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 75.80% having been born in Virginia. 0.83% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Amherst County, Virginia Place of Birth

  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

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