Amherst County , Virginia

Amherst County: County in Virginia, United States

About

Amherst County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 32,353 and a population density of 26 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 31,667 inhabitants. Its county seat is Amherst. The county was created 264 years ago in 1757.

Amherst County Quick Facts

Population : 31,667 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Virginia (United States)
Area : 1240 km2
Water as percent of area : 1%
Land as percent of area : 99%
Named for : Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst
Altitude : 863 feet / 263 meters
Capital : Amherst
Establishment : January 01, 1758
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 04:26:21 (26th May 2022)
Density : 26 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -2.17% (2010-2020)
Amherst County locator map
Location of Amherst County on Virginia map.
Amherst County Courthouse image
Amherst County Courthouse
Amherst County Courthouse image

Geography

Amherst County is located at 37°36'17"N 79°8'42"W (37.6047700, -79.1451100). It has 6 neighbors: Nelson County, Appomattox County, Bedford County, Campbell County, Lynchburg and Rockbridge County.

Amherst County map

Amherst County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Amherst County.

City Name Population Title
Amherst 2,182 Town in Virginia, USA

Amherst County has 6 neighbours.

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Amherst County decreased by 2.17% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 32,353 - census
2011 32,154 -0.62% estimation process
2012 32,630 1.46% estimation process
2013 32,317 -0.97% estimation process
2014 32,158 -0.49% estimation process
2015 31,836 -1.01% estimation process
2016 31,887 0.16% estimation process
2017 31,863 -0.08% estimation process
2018 31,684 -0.56% estimation process
2019 31,605 -0.25% estimation process
2020 31,667 0.2% estimation process

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People born in Amherst County (21)

People born in Amherst County, including politician William Barnett, politician and judge William H. Crawford, politician Peter Cartwright, .

List

  • Abraham Jefferson Seay (American judge) he was born in 28/11/1832
  • William Becknell (American politician (1790-1856)) he was born in 01/01/1790
  • Benjamin Taliaferro (politician and American Revolutionary War prisoner (1750-1821)) he was born in 01/01/1750
  • Paulus Powell (American politician) he was born in 01/01/1809
  • Joseph Carrington Cabell (American politician) he was born in 28/12/1778
  • William Cabell Rives (American politician) he was born in 04/05/1793
  • Ada Smith (American politician) she was born in 18/04/1945
  • Cabell R. Berry (Speaker of the Tennessee State Senate) he was born in 04/07/1848
  • Powhatan Ellis (United States federal judge) he was born in 17/01/1790
  • John Floyd (American pioneer) he was born in 01/01/1750
  • Queena Stovall (American artist (1888-1980)) she was born in 20/12/1888
  • Robert S. Rose (American politician) he was born in 24/02/1774
  • Vance Wilkins (American politician) he was born in 12/08/1936
  • Aubrey E. Strode (Member of the Senate of Virginia) he was born in 02/10/1873
  • Wild Bill Claiborne (American football player (1872-1933)) he was born in 11/12/1872
  • Samuel M. Garland he was born in 01/01/1812
  • Earle M. Brown (American politician) he was born in 14/02/1926
  • William Terry (American politician, lawyer, teacher, and soldier (1824-1888)) he was born in 14/08/1824

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