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Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Amherst is 2,152. Amherst, Virginia is the 7,341st largest city in the US.
The peak population of Amherst was in 2000, when its population was 2,247. In 2000, Amherst was the 6,924th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 7,341st largest city in the US. Amherst is currently 4.2% smaller than it was in 2000.
Amherst has shrunk 4.2% since the year 2000. Amherst, Virginia's growth is below average. 71% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
|7337||Clyde, New York||2,155||-4.7%|
|7344||Fishkill, New York||2,152||23.5%|
|7346||Volga, South Dakota||2,151||47.6%|
|7347||Columbus Grove, Ohio||2,150||-1.9%|
The total voting age population of Amherst, Virginia, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 2,256. The voting age population is 49.4% male and 50.6% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 29.8% of the residents of Amherst are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Amherst are 77.6% White, 20.5% Black, 1.1% Other, 0.7% Two or more races and 0.1% Asian. Additionally, 8.9% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Amherst, 7.4% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 0.0%. On a per-household basis, 0.0% of families are below the poverty line in Amherst.
Among those aged 16 and older, 50.5% of Amherst residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 80.4% of Amherst residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 27.4% have a bachelor's degree and 8.1% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Amherst residents aged 5 and older, 5.4% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 4.9% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.5% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.0% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Amherst is 2.6%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Amherst, 17.8% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Amherst is $50,238.
In Amherst, 69.8% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 30.2% of housing units in Amherst.
Of all the housing units in Amherst, 16.9% of them were build before 1940.
In Amherst, 4.1% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Amherst is $807.
In Amherst, 63.7% of households have an active broadband internet connection.