Amherst, Virginia

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Population in 2013: 2,219 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.4%
 
Males: 1,082  (48.8%)
Females: 1,137  (51.2%)
Median resident age:  51.6 years
Virginia median age:  37.6 years

Zip codes: 24521.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $40,057 (it was $33,000 in 2000)
Amherst:

$40,057
VA:

$62,666

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,423 (it was $18,457 in 2000)

Amherst town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $168,371 (it was $100,300 in 2000)
Amherst:

$168,371
VA:

$239,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $542.

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  • Races in Amherst, VA (2013)

    Amherst races chart
    • 1,82168.8%White alone
    • 64024.2%Black alone
    • 973.7%Two or more races
    • 612.3%Hispanic
    • 100.4%Asian alone
    • 10.04%American Indian alone

Races in Amherst detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Amherst: 86.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (17.0%), United States (15.1%), German (11.7%), Scotch-Irish (7.8%), Irish (5.1%), French (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1910

Elevation: 766 feet

Land area: 4.99 square miles.

Population density: 445 people per square mile   (low).

Amherst,VA real estate house value index trend

Amherst, Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Amherst:

  • High school or higher: 77.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Amherst town:

  • Never married: 33.2%
  • Now married: 44.5%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

70 residents are foreign born (0.5% Africa, 0.5% Europe, 0.4% Latin America, 0.3% Asia).

This town:

2.7%
Virginia:

11.5%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 23 registered sex offenders living in Amherst, Virginia as of September 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Amherst to the number of sex offenders is 97 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $832 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $799 (0.5%)

Amherst satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lynchburg, VA (13.7 miles , pop. 65,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (112.0 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (269.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Madison Heights, VA (3.2 miles ), Arrington, VA (3.3 miles ), Lynchburg, VA (3.7 miles ), Shipman, VA (3.9 miles ), Lovingston, VA (4.0 miles ), Big Island, VA (4.2 miles ), Forest, VA (4.3 miles ), Appomattox, VA (4.4 miles ).

Latitude: 37.58 N, Longitude: 79.05 W

Area code: 434

Amherst household income distribution Amherst home values distribution

Crime rates in Amherst by Year
Type 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000000002
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.090.0
Robberies 100001010100
per 100,000 43.70.00.00.00.045.00.045.10.044.30.00.0
Assaults 562431001000
per 100,000 218.7265.589.2177.5133.545.00.00.045.30.00.00.0
Burglaries 459751150556
per 100,000 175.0221.2401.4310.7222.545.045.4225.60.0221.4223.0269.9
Thefts 392418231824252014212119
per 100,000 1,706.01,061.9802.91,020.9801.11,080.61,134.8902.5634.3930.0936.7854.7
Auto thefts 401102200312
per 100,000 175.00.044.644.40.090.090.80.00.0132.944.690.0
Arson 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 291.9) 157.5115.685.0105.877.479.258.168.135.879.759.0137.7

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Amherst detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.25
Virginia average:

2.27

Amherst tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.4%
Virginia:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +366 (+19.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Amherst: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Amherst, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Amherst, Virginia average temperatures Amherst, Virginia average precipitation Amherst, Virginia humidity Amherst, Virginia wind speed Amherst, Virginia snowfall Amherst, Virginia sunshine Amherst, Virginia clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Amherst-area historical tornado activity is below Virginia state average. It is 57% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1966, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.9 miles away from the Amherst town center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 9/30/1959, a category F3 tornado 40.3 miles away from the town center killed 11 people and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Amherst-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 62.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 270.5 miles away from Amherst center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 280.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 55.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 39.9 miles away from Amherst center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 159.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Amherst County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Droughts: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Amherst topographic map

Birthplace of: Cornelius Clarkson Watts - Politician, Jimmy Walker (basketball) - Basketball player, Lewis F. Payne, Jr. - Politician, William W. Page - Attorney and judge.

Hospitals and medical centers in Amherst:

  • UVA AMHERST DIALYSIS (143 AMBRIAR SHOPPING CENTER)
  • FAIRMONT CROSSING (173 BROCKMAN PARK DRIVE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Amherst:

  • WESTMINSTER-CANTERBURY -LYNCHB (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; LYNCHBURG, VA)
  • CENTRAL VIRGINIA TRAINING CENT (Hospital, about 12 miles away; MADISON HEIGHTS, VA)
  • VA BAP HOSP DIV CEN (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LYNCHBURG, VA)
  • GRACE LODGE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LYNCHBURG, VA)
  • CENTRA HEALTH, INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; LYNCHBURG, VA)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES - LYNCHBURG (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; LYNCHBURG, VA)
  • GUGGENHEIMER DIV GEN MARSHALL LODGE (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; LYNCHBURG, VA)

Airports located in Amherst:

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Amtrak station near Amherst:

  • 14 miles: LYNCHBURG (825 KEMPER ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Amherst:

  • Lynchburg College (about 15 miles; Lynchburg, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,456)
  • Central Virginia Community College (about 17 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,759)
  • Liberty University (about 18 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 61,625)
  • Longwood University (about 41 miles; Farmville, VA; FT enrollment: 4,565)
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College (about 43 miles; Charlottesville, VA; FT enrollment: 3,029)
  • University of Virginia-Main Campus (about 44 miles; Charlottesville, VA; FT enrollment: 22,274)
  • Blue Ridge Community College (about 49 miles; Weyers Cave, VA; FT enrollment: 2,891)

Public high school in Amherst:

Public elementary/middle schools in Amherst:

See full list of schools located in Amherst

Library in Amherst:

  • AMHERST COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $950,922; Location: 382 SOUTH MAIN STREET; 85,609 books; 27,536 e-books; 3,522 audio materials; 5,141 video materials; 6 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 188 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Amherst: Amherst County Sheriffs Office (A), Amherst Fire Department (B), Amherst Rescue Squad (C), Amherst County Public Library (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Amherst: Mount Olive Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Christian Aid Cemetery (1), Amherst Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Williams Creek (A), Tribulation Creek (B), Higginbotham Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Monacan Ancestral Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 2009 Kenmore Road).

Hotel: Amherst Inn (116 Richmond Hwy).

Amherst County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 37.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

37.1
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.64. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.64
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Amherst and their reported violations in the past:

WINTON COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Amherst that have no violations reported:

  • AMHERST, TOWN OF (Population served: 4,998, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.1%
(5.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.2% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  58.8%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.7%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
107 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
64 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Amherst in 2000:

  • 94 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 55 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 50 people in nursing homes

Amherst, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Amherst compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Amherst (2011 data):

  • Bank of the James: Amherst Branch at 164 South Main Street, branch established on 2007/01/25. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $427.0 mil, Deposits: $375.0 mil, headquarters in Lynchburg, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of The James Financial Group, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Amherst Branch at 115 Richmond Hwy, branch established on 1914/01/01. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Amherst - South Main Branch at 258 South Main Street, branch established on 1960/01/04. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • First National Bank: Amherst Branch at 130 South Main Street, branch established on 2006/11/15. Info updated 2011/12/22: Bank assets: $341.9 mil, Deposits: $310.4 mil, headquarters in Altavista, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Pinnacle Bankshares Corporation
  • Carter Bank & Trust: Amherst Branch at 221 Ambriar Plaza, branch established on 2003/12/15. Info updated 2007/02/23: Bank assets: $3,970.4 mil, Deposits: $3,610.0 mil, headquarters in Martinsville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 123 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.0
Virginia average:

12.3

Amherst travel time to work - commute Amherst mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (79%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Amherst town (based on Amherst County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,62438
Mainline Protestant3,52721
Catholic1841
Other41
None19,014-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Amherst County:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Amherst County:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Amherst County:

5.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

3.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.8%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Amherst County:

28.4%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

8.8%
State:

18.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$5,260$31,5601$768
Other Government Administration 1$6,056$72,6720$0
Police Protection - Officers 5$17,136$41,1260$0
Police - Other 0$0 1$112
Sewerage 5$15,050$36,1201$228
Water Supply 5$12,912$30,9891$190
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$224
Totals for Government 18$56,414$37,6095$1,522

Amherst government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $359,000 ($161.78)
    Water Utilities: $342,000 ($154.12)
    Police Protection: $301,000 ($135.65)
    Financial Administration: $260,000 ($117.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $82,000 ($36.95)
    Fire Protection: $16,000 ($7.21)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $415,000 ($187.02)

Amherst government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $468,000 ($210.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $138,000 ($62.19)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($3.61)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $492,000 ($221.72)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $255,000 ($114.92)
    General Support: $12,000 ($5.41)
  • Tax - Property: $132,000 ($59.49)
    Other Selective Sales: $80,000 ($36.05)
    NEC: $80,000 ($36.05)
    Total General Sales: $76,000 ($34.25)
    Public Utilities: $54,000 ($24.34)
    Motor Vehicle License: $49,000 ($22.08)

Amherst government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,364,000 ($614.69)

5.29% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,271 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.29%
Virginia average:

9.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lynchburg city, VA  1.88% ($27,735 average AGI)
from Campbell County, VA  0.70% ($28,169)
from Nelson County, VA  0.34% ($30,200)


5.97% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,439 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.97%
Virginia average:

9.20%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lynchburg city, VA  2.05% ($25,465 average AGI)
to Campbell County, VA  0.81% ($29,227)
to Bedford County, VA  0.35% ($37,976)

Strongest AM radio stations in Amherst:

  • WAMV (1420 AM; 2 kW; AMHERST, VA; Owner: COMMUNITY FIRST BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WKPA (1170 AM; 5 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: SEVEN HILLS MEDIA, INC.)
  • WLLL (930 AM; 10 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: HUBBARD'S ADVERTISING AGENCY, INC.)
  • WLVA (590 AM; 5 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA)
  • WOWZ (1280 AM; 5 kW; APPOMATTOX, VA; Owner: ONECOM, INC.)
  • WBRG (1050 AM; 1 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVGM (1320 AM; 1 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKCI (970 AM; 5 kW; WAYNESBORO, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Amherst:

  • WNRS-FM (89.9 FM; SWEET BRIAR, VA; Owner: SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE)
  • WZZU (97.9 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA L.L.C.)
  • WVBE-FM (100.1 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WYYD (107.9 FM; AMHERST, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJJX (101.7 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W265AS (100.9 FM; CONCORD, VA; Owner: PAUL H. PASSINK)
  • WREL-FM (96.7 FM; BUENA VISTA, VA; Owner: EQUUS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTON-FM (94.3 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: HIGH IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WMRY (103.5 FM; CROZET, VA; Owner: JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • W229AE (93.7 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WCYK-FM (99.7 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W280DB (103.9 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WWMC (90.9 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: LIBERTY UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WVTU (89.3 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WLNI (105.9 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: GARY E. BURNS)
  • WMJA (102.7 FM; APPOMATTOX, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXCF-FM (103.9 FM; CLIFTON FORGE, VA; Owner: IMPACT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRXT (90.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WRVL (88.3 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: LIBERTY UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WBWR (106.9 FM; BEDFORD, VA; Owner: BEDFORD RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Amherst:

  • WWAY (Channel 3; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WTLU-CA (Channel 19; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: LIBERTY UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WSET-TV (Channel 13; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: WSET INCORPORATED)
  • WJPR (Channel 21; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: GRANT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS II, INC.)
  • W80AN (Channel 80; AMHERST, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 57m187ftTotal length
  • $4,510,000Total costs
  • 121,820Total average daily traffic
  • 7,092Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 91970-1979
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Amherst, VA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Amherst)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Amherst, VA)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Amherst)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2290Q , Serial Number: 28-7725192, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 03/03/1977
    Registrant (Individual): James C Eno, 202 Butterfly Ln, Amherst, VA 24521
  • Aircraft: AIRCRAFT MFG & DEVELOPMENT CO CH 2000 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 240AM , Serial Number: 20-1040, Year manufactured: 2004, Airworthiness Date: 08/05/2004
    Registrant (Corporation): Jensen Air Company LLC, 1327 Old Stage Rd, Amherst, VA 24521
  • Aircraft: LOEHLE AVIATION INC SPORT PARASOL (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 DCDI (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 2587T , Serial Number: 10-SP, Year manufactured: 2003, Airworthiness Date: 01/14/2010
    Registrant (Individual): William M Lambdin, 185 Grandmas Hill Rd, Amherst, VA 24521
  • Aircraft: OMF OMF-100-160 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 290MF , Serial Number: 0029, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 11/07/2002
    Registrant (Corporation): Jensen Air Co LLC, 1327 Old Stage Rd, Amherst, VA 24521
  • Aircraft: NORTH WING UUM INC SCOUT X-C (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912UL (80 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 417JN , Serial Number: LS9007, Year manufactured: 2010, Airworthiness Date: 07/02/2010
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, 115 Blue Ridge Ln, Amherst, VA 24521
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-160 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8874D , Serial Number: 22-6048, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 03/12/1958
    Registrant (Partnership): Larry D Saunders, Rt 5 Box 117, Amherst, VA 24521, Other Owners: Thomas F Hall

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$135,6901$188,5906$157,4721$58,7401$97,0201$42,170
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$00$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$02$161,8950$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$01$130,4200$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0102.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$136,310
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2007 2006 2004 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0102.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 104
  • Hazardous Condition: 51
  • Good Intent Call: 11

Incident types - Amherst

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Amherst, VA
Most common first names in Amherst, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William9273.1 years
James8475.7 years
Mary8080.5 years
John6973.5 years
Robert6872.3 years
Virginia3978.1 years
Margaret3878.5 years
George3472.1 years
Charles3269.0 years
Dorothy2873.9 years
Most common last names in Amherst, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Campbell8874.6 years
Mays6773.0 years
Cash5175.2 years
Jones4773.4 years
Martin4773.0 years
Davis4372.6 years
Turner3572.7 years
Brown3579.5 years
Johnson3476.9 years
Rose3471.3 years
Businesses in Amherst, VA
NameCountNameCount
CVS1McDonald's1
Hardee's1Subaru1
La-Z-Boy1Subway1
Lane Furniture1UPS1
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