Amherst SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
7
Affordability
8
Diversity
8.5
Safety
9
Amenities
5
Education
6
Commute
8

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Amherst, Virginia Info Snack

Population
2,748
Unemployment
6.8%
Poverty
7.5%
Median Home
$163,600
Median Income
$51,833
Median Rent
$704

Rankings for Amherst in Virginia

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Map Of Amherst, VA

Population over time in Amherst

Year Population % Change
2017 2,748 9.1%
2016 2,519 8.4%
2015 2,323 -12.1%
2014 2,643 1.9%
2013 2,594 8.8%
2012 2,385 -4.9%
2011 2,508 1.5%
2010 2,471 -

Crime in Amherst Per 100k

Crime Amherst VA USA
Violent Crime 45.4 208.2 382.9
Murder 0.0 5.3 5.3
Robbery 45.4 51.1 98.0
Aggravated Assault 0.0 117.9 248.9
Property Crime 545.2 1792.9 2362.0
Burglary 45.4 218.0 430.4
Larceny 454.3 1454.7 1694.0
Car Theft 45.4 120.1 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in Amherst

White
64.2% (1,765)
African American
24.5% (674)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
0.4% (12)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
5.9% (162)
Hispanic
4.9% (135)
Race Amherst VA USA
White 64.2% 62.6% 61.5%
African American 24.5% 18.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 0.4% 6.2% 5.3%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 5.9% 2.9% 2.3%
Hispanic 4.9% 9.0% 17.6%

Household Income For Amherst, Virginia

Less than $10,000
6.2% (17,037)
$10,000 to $14,999
3.5% (9,618)
$15,000 to $24,999
17.0% (46,716)
$25,000 to $34,999
8.8% (24,182)
$35,000 to $49,999
10.2% (28,029)
$50,000 to $74,999
23.9% (65,677)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.2% (33,525)
$100,000 to $149,999
13.1% (35,998)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.0% (10,992)
$200,000 or more
1.2% (3,297)
Income Amherst VA USA
Less than $10,000 6.2% 5.5% 6.7%
$10,000 to $14,999 3.5% 3.8% 4.9%
$15,000 to $24,999 17.0% 7.8% 9.8%
$25,000 to $34,999 8.8% 7.9% 9.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 10.2% 11.7% 13.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 23.9% 17.1% 17.7%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.2% 12.8% 12.3%
$100,000 to $149,999 13.1% 16.4% 14.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.0% 7.8% 5.8%
$200,000 or more 1.2% 9.2% 6.3%

Gender in Amherst

Female
48.6% (1,335)
Male
51.4% (1,412)
Gender Amherst VA USA
Female 48.6% 50.8% 50.8%
Male 51.4% 49.2% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Amherst for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
10.7% (294)
9-12th Grade
10.6% (292)
High School / GED
30.5% (838)
Some College
21.0% (575)
Associate's Degree
2.9% (79)
Bachelor's Degree
18.8% (517)
Master's Degree
4.1% (114)
Professional Degree
0.2% (5)
Doctorate Degree
1.1% (30)
Education Amherst VA USA
< 9th Grade 10.7% 4.5% 8.8%
9-12th Grade 10.6% 6.5% 7.2%
High School / GED 30.5% 24.3% 27.3%
Some College 21.0% 19.7% 20.8%
Associate's Degree 2.9% 7.5% 8.3%
Bachelor's Degree 18.8% 21.5% 19.1%
Master's Degree 4.1% 11.8% 8.4%
Professional Degree 0.2% 2.5% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.1% 1.8% 1.4%

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