Latest Data (2017)
Population 2,199
Nationwide Rank 7231

Quick Facts

Amherst, Virginia is the 7,231st largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Amherst, Virginia is a town.

Amherst, Virginia is currently 2.1% smaller than it was in 2000, the year of its peak recorded population.

Amherst, Virginia's growth is about average. 56% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
7221 Lewistown, Illinois 2,207 -12.3%
7222 Old Brookville, New York 2,207 1.6%
7223 Dyer, Tennessee 2,206 -8.1%
7224 Ferdinand, Indiana 2,205 -3.2%
7225 Lakin, Kansas 2,205 -4.5%
7226 Munising, Michigan 2,205 -12.5%
7227 Royal City, Washington 2,205 19.9%
7228 Penndel, Pennsylvania 2,202 -9.0%
7229 Windham, Ohio 2,202 -21.2%
7230 Willamina, Oregon 2,200 19.3%
7231 Amherst, Virginia 2,199 -2.1%
7232 Graceville, Florida 2,199 -8.2%
7233 Adamsville, Tennessee 2,198 10.6%
7234 Waldport, Oregon 2,198 9.0%
7235 Upper Nyack, New York 2,197 17.8%
7236 Creston, Ohio 2,195 1.4%
7237 Wells, Minnesota 2,195 -16.0%
7238 Elmwood Place, Ohio 2,194 -17.7%
7239 Kershaw, South Carolina 2,193 34.7%
7240 Sewall's Point, Florida 2,193 12.4%
7241 Haverhill, Florida 2,191 47.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
5094 South Hill 4,377 -3.8%
5125 Berryville 4,338 44.5%
5197 Tazewell 4,240 -4.6%
5415 Norton 3,936 1.4%
5454 Broadway 3,880 73.4%
5680 Colonial Beach 3,579 11.2%
5697 Clifton Forge 3,565 -16.6%
5804 Altavista 3,422 0.0%
5832 Blackstone 3,396 -8.4%
5909 West Point 3,312 15.4%
6007 Lebanon 3,214 -2.3%
6225 Wise 2,998 -8.5%
6336 Chincoteague 2,888 -33.2%
6374 Elkton 2,844 7.9%
6427 Grottoes 2,795 28.6%
6534 Windsor 2,716 19.0%
6610 Pearisburg 2,661 -2.7%
6618 Hillsville 2,654 -6.4%
6623 Dublin 2,649 17.7%
6627 Timberville 2,645 31.2%
6899 Tappahannock 2,421 13.3%
7040 Shenandoah 2,323 -0.4%
7181 New Market 2,237 28.8%
7185 Chase City 2,234 -8.7%
7231 Amherst 2,199 -2.1%
7275 Crewe 2,171 -8.7%
7419 Mount Jackson 2,093 10.8%
7492 Lovettsville 2,054 131.3%
7603 Stephens City 1,999 48.4%
7607 Waverly 1,997 -13.2%
7674 Narrows 1,960 -7.5%
7713 Saltville 1,942 -11.8%
7780 Gate City 1,907 -12.8%
7787 Coeburn 1,901 -5.7%
8047 Appomattox 1,778 1.2%
8115 Pennington Gap 1,749 -4.0%
8170 Chilhowie 1,729 -5.3%
8200 Haymarket 1,715 87.8%
8315 Louisa 1,663 18.4%
8332 Stanley 1,655 4.8%
8355 Victoria 1,642 -9.4%
8447 Dayton 1,606 19.0%
8480 Gordonsville 1,591 5.9%
8481 Appalachia 1,590 -13.2%
8734 Warsaw 1,485 8.2%
8796 Rural Retreat 1,462 8.4%
8854 Chatham 1,439 7.7%
8876 Glade Spring 1,429 3.3%
8912 Kilmarnock 1,416 3.2%
8982 Exmore 1,396 -2.2%
9030 Stuart 1,379 -9.8%
9097 Honaker 1,356 -10.0%
9109 Middletown 1,353 31.3%
9170 Clintwood 1,327 -13.9%
9439 Hurt 1,243 -3.2%
9458 Weber City 1,235 -12.7%
9481 Halifax 1,227 -11.4%
9491 Courtland 1,224 -3.4%
9497 Onancock 1,223 -19.6%
9526 Gretna 1,213 -5.8%
9558 Kenbridge 1,206 -9.7%
9630 Clarksville 1,183 -10.6%
9679 Buchanan 1,169 -5.2%
9688 Bowling Green 1,166 24.7%
9898 Glasgow 1,107 5.9%
9906 Brookneal 1,103 -12.3%

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 2,199 7,231
2016 2,205 7,208
2015 2,210 7,185
2014 2,206 7,187
2013 2,219 7,169
2012 2,225 7,145
2011 2,218 7,153
2010 2,231 7,118
2009 2,203 7,115
2008 2,205 7,097
2007 2,193 7,104
2006 2,198 7,082
2005 2,199 7,071
2004 2,203 7,047
2003 2,214 7,017
2002 2,221 6,990
2001 2,243 6,940
2000 2,247 6,924
1990 1,879 7,161