Amherst, Amherst County, Virginia

Amherst: Town in Virginia, USA

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 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 2,182 inhabitants.

The town was created 216 years ago in 1806.

Quick Facts about Amherst

Population : 2,182 (2020)
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 (216 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−05:00
Local time : 04:41:21 (6th February 2023)
Density : 171 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -2.25% (2010-2020)
Amherst locator map
Location of Amherst on Virginia map.
Amherst VA Historical Society in Fall image
Amherst VA Historical Society in Fall
Amherst VA Historical Society in Fall image

Geography

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

Amherst map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Amherst decreased by 2.25% in 10 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
2020 2,182 0.09% 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, .

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Schools in Amherst

College & universities near Amherst, VA

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

Stations (7)

Amtrak & bus stations near Amherst, VA

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

Post offices near Amherst

Post Office Name City ZIP
Amher Post Office Amherst (VA) 24521

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Distance to Other Cities

Amherst distances to largest Virginia cities