What is the current population of Amherst?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Amherst is 2,180. Amherst, Virginia is the 7,284th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Amherst?

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 7,284th largest city in the US. Amherst is currently 3.0% smaller than it was in 2000.

How quickly is Amherst shrinking?

Amherst has shrunk 2.9% since the year 2000. Amherst, Virginia's growth is about average. 60% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 2,180 7,284
2018 2,185 7,260
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

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
7274 Old Brookville, New York 2,187 0.6%
7275 Chiefland, Florida 2,186 4.8%
7276 Lexington, Oklahoma 2,185 4.7%
7277 Pine Beach, New Jersey 2,184 12.5%
7278 Carlton, Oregon 2,182 44.5%
7279 Ashford, Alabama 2,181 17.8%
7280 Glendale, Ohio 2,181 -0.1%
7281 Marionville, Missouri 2,181 3.0%
7282 Pink, Oklahoma 2,181 20.6%
7283 Tullytown, Pennsylvania 2,181 7.3%
7284 Amherst, Virginia 2,180 -2.9%
7285 Hoschton, Georgia 2,180 98.7%
7286 Earle, Arkansas 2,179 -28.0%
7287 Spring Grove, Pennsylvania 2,178 5.6%
7288 Upper Nyack, New York 2,175 16.6%
7289 Polo, Illinois 2,171 -12.3%
7290 Creston, Ohio 2,170 0.2%
7291 Newkirk, Oklahoma 2,170 -2.8%
7292 Cordova, Alaska 2,169 -11.6%
7293 Wells, Minnesota 2,169 -17.0%
7294 Kearny, Arizona 2,168 -4.1%

Similarly Sized Cities In Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
5153 South Hill 4,349 -4.4%
5292 Tazewell 4,141 -6.8%
5417 Norton 3,981 2.5%
5421 Broadway 3,978 77.8%
5672 Colonial Beach 3,619 12.4%
5775 Clifton Forge 3,494 -18.3%
5840 Altavista 3,406 -0.4%
5901 Blackstone 3,329 -10.2%
5980 West Point 3,257 13.5%
6099 Lebanon 3,147 -4.3%
6334 Wise 2,906 -11.3%
6338 Elkton 2,903 10.2%
6361 Chincoteague 2,875 -33.5%
6378 Grottoes 2,860 31.6%
6490 Windsor 2,758 20.9%
6578 Timberville 2,691 33.4%
6631 Hillsville 2,661 -6.2%
6661 Pearisburg 2,636 -3.6%
6711 Dublin 2,584 14.8%
6957 Tappahannock 2,402 12.5%
7062 Shenandoah 2,331 -0.1%
7170 New Market 2,253 29.7%
7225 Chase City 2,215 -9.5%
7262 Lovettsville 2,198 147.5%
7284 Amherst 2,180 -2.9%
7372 Crewe 2,129 -10.4%
7390 Mount Jackson 2,118 12.1%
7510 Stephens City 2,063 53.1%
7704 Waverly 1,953 -15.1%
7707 Narrows 1,952 -7.9%
7795 Saltville 1,901 -13.6%
7863 Gate City 1,869 -14.5%
7924 Coeburn 1,845 -8.4%
8036 Appomattox 1,794 2.1%
8152 Louisa 1,733 23.4%
8186 Pennington Gap 1,721 -5.5%
8236 Chilhowie 1,702 -6.7%
8296 Haymarket 1,676 83.5%
8312 Stanley 1,673 5.9%
8390 Dayton 1,637 21.3%
8413 Victoria 1,626 -10.3%
8418 Gordonsville 1,624 8.1%
8615 Appalachia 1,533 -16.3%
8745 Warsaw 1,486 8.3%
8853 Rural Retreat 1,448 7.4%
8902 Chatham 1,427 6.8%
8960 Glade Spring 1,406 1.6%
8998 Middletown 1,396 35.5%
9006 Kilmarnock 1,394 1.6%
9054 Exmore 1,372 -3.9%
9198 Honaker 1,318 -12.5%
9304 Clintwood 1,284 -16.7%
9355 Stuart 1,271 -16.8%
9506 Hurt 1,223 -4.8%
9539 Courtland 1,215 -4.1%
9548 Onancock 1,211 -20.4%
9551 Weber City 1,211 -14.4%
9554 Halifax 1,210 -12.6%
9597 Kenbridge 1,197 -10.4%
9625 Gretna 1,190 -7.6%
9672 Bowling Green 1,175 25.6%
9676 Buchanan 1,174 -4.8%
9702 Clarksville 1,166 -11.9%
9927 Glasgow 1,103 5.5%
9939 Brookneal 1,098 -12.7%

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