In 2020, Amherst County, VA had a population of 31.8k people with a median age of 44.9 and a median household income of $57,368. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Amherst County, VA grew from 31,775 to 31,782, a 0.022% increase and its median household income grew from $52,888 to $57,368, a 8.47% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Amherst County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (74.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (18.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.77%), White (Hispanic) (1.81%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.765%).
None of the households in Amherst County, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
99.3% of the residents in Amherst County, VA are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Amherst County, VA are Sweet Briar College (114 degrees awarded in 2020).
In 2020, the median property value in Amherst County, VA was $159,900, and the homeownership rate was 77.4%.
Most people in Amherst County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29 minutes. The average car ownership in Amherst County, VA was 2 cars per household.
Amherst County, VA borders Appomattox County, VA, Bedford County, VA, Campbell County, VA, Nelson County, VA, Rockbridge County, VA, and Lynchburg city, VA.