Amherst, VA


Most expensive Amherst neighborhoods

Amherst profile

Living in Amherst

Amherst is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 2,210 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Amherst is the 201st largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Amherst is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Amherst is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Amherst who work in teaching (14.79%), office and administrative support (13.98%), and management occupations (8.75%).

Overall, Amherst’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

As is often the case in a small town, Amherst doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The population of Amherst overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Amherst, 23.39% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Amherst in 2010 was $21,211, which is lower middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $84,844 for a family of four. However, Amherst contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Amherst is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Amherst home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Amherst residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Amherst include German, Scots-Irish, Irish, and French .

The most common language spoken in Amherst is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.

Real Estate in Popular Amherst Neighborhoods

Popular Real Estate Near Amherst VA

Zip Codes in Amherst, VA