Amherst Amherst County, Virginia

Amherst: Town in Virginia, USA

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Location of Amherst on Virginia map.

About

Amherst is a town located in the county of Amherst in the U.S. state of Virginia. Its population at the 2010 census was 2,231 and a population density of 175 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 2,180 inhabitants.

The town was created 214 years ago in 1806.

Geography

Amherst is located at 37°35'7"N 79°3'5"W (37.5851400, -79.0514100).

Amherst VA Historical Society in Fall image
Amherst VA Historical Society in Fall

Weather

Amherst forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. more

Amherst VA Historical Society in Fall image

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Amherst Quick Facts

Population : 2,180 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Virginia (United States)
County : Amherst County
Postal code : 24521
Phone Area Codes : 434
Area : 12.73 km2
Altitude : 761 feet / 232 meters
Capital city : Amherst is capital of Amherst County
Establishment : January 01, 1807 (214 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−05:00
Local time : 17:51:51 (27th July 2021)
Density : 171 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : -2.34% (2010-2019)
Weather : 92℉ Mostly Sunny 7-days weather

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Amherst decreased by 2.34% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 2,231 - census
2011 2,213 -0.81% estimation process
2012 2,222 0.41% estimation process
2013 2,206 -0.73% estimation process
2014 2,197 -0.41% estimation process
2015 2,202 0.23% estimation process
2016 2,195 -0.32% estimation process
2017 2,197 0.09% estimation process
2018 2,187 -0.46% estimation process
2019 2,180 -0.32% estimation process

Amherst zip code is 24521. County name: Amherst, County fips: 51009

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People born in Amherst (9)

People born in Amherst, including politician Lewis Franklin Payne, Jr., basketball player Jimmy Walker, stage actor Black Herman, you can see a list of people who born in Amherst.

Schools

College & universities near Amherst

Code Name City ZIP
233718 Sweet Briar College Sweet Briar (VA) 24595-9998

Stations (7)

Amtrak & bus stations near Amherst

Code Name Address Type
LYH Kemper Street station 825 Kemper St RAIL
STA Staunton station 1 Middlebrook Avenue RAIL
CVS Charlottesville Union Station 810 West Main St RAIL
CLF Clifton Forge 400 Ridgeway Street RAIL
RNK Roanoke 710 Williamson Road NE BUS

Other places with the same name (10)

Other cities in Amherst County

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

City Name Population Title
Madison Heights 11,285

Distance to Other Cities

Amherst distances to largest Virginia cities

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