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24521 Zip Code (Amherst, VA) Detailed Profile




City: Amherst, VA (2.11%)
Counties: Amherst County, VA (95.89%), Nelson County, VA (4.11%)
Estimated zip code population in 2017: 10,593
Zip code population in 2010: 10,576
Zip code population in 2000: 9,859

Houses and condos: 4,655
Renter-occupied apartments: 798
% of renters here:

20%
State:

33%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 24521: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 231.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 46 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 24521
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

0.5% ($1,014)
Virginia:

0.8% ($2,194)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $946 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,098 (0.6%)

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Males: 5,503  (52.0%)
Females: 5,089  (48.0%)

For population 25 years and over in 24521:

  • High school or higher: 84.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 24521:

  • Never married: 24.2%
  • Now married: 54.5%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

Zip code 24521 compared to state average:

  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 24521 (2017)
    • 8,00881.2%White
    • 2,07121.0%Black
    • 2072.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1811.8%Two or more races
    • 700.7%American Indian
    • 280.3%Asian
    • 100.1%Some other race
    • 10.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
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Urban population: 656
Rural population: 9,936

Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $193,760
24521:

$193,760
Virginia:

$273,400



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 28 registered sex offenders living in 24521 zip code as of November 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 24521 is 394 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is near the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

47.0 years
Virginia median age:

38.2 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.6 people
Virginia:

2.6 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 24521, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $48,426 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$48,426
State:

$71,192

Salary/wage: $41,311 (reported on 84.1% of returns)
Here:

$41,311
State:

$59,229
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 74.8% for AGIs below $25k, 78.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 76.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 77.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 73.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 33.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,416 (reported on 30.9% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,416
Virginia:

$1,600
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $4,764 (reported on 17.6% of returns)
Here:

$4,764
State:

$6,959
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$8,007 (reported on 12.6% of returns)
Here:

+$8,007
State:

+$16,672
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 12.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,167 (reported on 13.3% of returns)
Here:

+$8,167
State:

+$14,116
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $13,477 (reported on 10.1% of returns)
24521:

$13,477
Virginia:

$16,667
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.8% for AGIs below $25k, 2.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $19,087 (22% of AGI, reported on 28.6% of returns)
Here:

$19,087
State:

$26,596

Here:

21.8% of AGI
State:

20.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.6% for AGIs below $25k, 9.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 11.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $4,566 (reported on 22.0% of returns)
Here:

$4,566
State:

$4,443
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $5,525 (reported on 28.6% of returns)
24521:

$5,525
State:

$9,951
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,278 (reported on 20.1% of returns)
Here:

$2,278
State:

$2,211
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 48.7%
Here:

49%
State:

46%
(% for various income ranges: 42.8% for AGIs below $25k, 49.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 53.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 52.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 57.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 83.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 24521, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $39,627 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$39,627
State:

$56,704

Salary/wage: $35,818 (reported on 86.0% of returns)
Here:

$35,818
State:

$48,441
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 125.8% for AGIs below $10k, 79.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 82.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 83.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 79.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 61.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,582 (reported on 38.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,582
Virginia:

$1,688
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.6% for AGIs below $10k, 2.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $3,560 (reported on 19.8% of returns)
Here:

$3,560
State:

$4,028
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.9% for AGIs below $10k, 1.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$9,636 (reported on 15.5% of returns)
Here:

+$9,636
State:

+$14,375
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $10k, 0.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 12.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$6,878 (reported on 13.3% of returns)
Here:

+$6,878
State:

+$13,342
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -4.1% for AGIs below $10k, 4.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,264 (reported on 2.2% of returns)
24521:

$3,264
Virginia:

$2,943
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total itemized deductions: $15,569 (22% of AGI, reported on 29.1% of returns)
Here:

$15,569
State:

$21,492

Here:

21.6% of AGI
State:

21.0% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 13.2% for AGIs below $10k, 6.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 9.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,615 (5% of AGI, reported on 25.0% of returns)
Here:

$3,615
State:

$3,794

Here:

4.7% of AGI
State:

3.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $10k, 0.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,932 (reported on 75.3% of returns)
24521:

$4,932
State:

$9,537
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.4% for AGIs below $10k, 3.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,842 (reported on 17.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,842
State:

$1,734

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 54.0%
Here:

54%
State:

52%
(% for various income ranges: 46.4% for AGIs below $10k, 55.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 53.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 57.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 55.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 62.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$54,476
Virginia:

$71,535
Amherst, VA (24521) map Nearest zip codes: 24595, 22964, 24574, 24572, 22976, 22967.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

45.9%
Virginia:

49.3%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

5.8%
Virginia:

5.2%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 302
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 3,643


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 67 (63 now married, 3 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 1,795 (957 now married, 831 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 24521 with a mortgage: 1,695 (29 second mortgage, 128 home equity loan, 60 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,448

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,146
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $375

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

13.2%
Whole state:

10.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

4.8%
Whole state:

5.6%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

7.0
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.4
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 24521: Student Commons Courtyard (A), Hockey Field (B), Crawfords Store (C), Dodds Store (D), Brown Mountain Creek Shelter (E), Canodys Store (F), Henleys Store (G), Williams Gymnasium (H), Train Station and Caboose (I), Sweet Briar Museum (J), Sweet Briar House (K), Reid Residence Hall (L), Randolph Residence Hall (M), Prothro Natatorium (N), Prothro Hall (O), Meta Glass Residence Hall (P), Mary Harley Student Health Center (Q), Mary Clark Rogers Garden Cottage (R), Manson Residence Hall (S), Guion Science Center (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 24521 include: Poplar Church (A), Berkley Church (B), Saint Stephens Church (C), Shiloh Church (D), Clifford Baptist Church (E), Coolwell Church (F), El Bethel Church (G), Emmanuel Baptist Church (H), Timothy Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Parr Cemetery (1), Burford Cemetery (2), Christian Aid Cemetery (3), Williams Cemetery (4), Wilson Cemetery (5), Tucker Cemetery (6), Faulconer Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes and reservoirs: Jones Pond (A), Sweetbriar Lake (B), Mays Pond (C), Izaak Walton Pond (D), Shrader Lake (E), Early Lake (F), Thrasher Lake (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Williams Creek (A), Tribulation Creek (B), Taylors Creek (C), Rutledge Creek (D), Rocky Creek (E), Huff Creek (F), Higginbotham Creek (G), Turner Creek (H), Thrashers Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 24521 include: Izaak Walton Park (1), Mount Pleasant Special Management Area (2), Lake Tennis Courts (3), Riding Hunt Course (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 1582010 to 2013
  • 5612000 to 2009
  • 9641990 to 1999
  • 8011980 to 1989
  • 7001970 to 1979
  • 5061960 to 1969
  • 3151950 to 1959
  • 601940 to 1949
  • 5271939 or earlier

Zip code 24521 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Amherst, VA (24521)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Amherst, VA (24521)
  • 19no bedroom
  • 171 bedroom
  • 3752 bedrooms
  • 2,0383 bedrooms
  • 5794 bedrooms
  • 1015+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Amherst, VA (24521)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Amherst, VA (24521)
  • 18no bedroom
  • 1071 bedroom
  • 3062 bedrooms
  • 3303 bedrooms
  • 214 bedrooms
  • 145+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Amherst, VA (24521) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Amherst, VA (24521) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 43no vehicle
  • 5701 vehicle
  • 1,0522 vehicles
  • 8403 vehicles
  • 5654 vehicles
  • 985+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Amherst, VA (24521) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Amherst, VA (24521) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 152no vehicle
  • 2121 vehicle
  • 2832 vehicles
  • 713 vehicles
  • 154 vehicles
  • 815+ vehicles

  • Zip code 24521 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 24521 household income distribution in 2017
  • 336Less than $10,000
  • 218$10,000 to $14,999
  • 176$15,000 to $19,999
  • 148$20,000 to $24,999
  • 257$25,000 to $29,999
  • 165$30,000 to $34,999
  • 181$35,000 to $39,999
  • 130$40,000 to $44,999
  • 182$45,000 to $49,999
  • 279$50,000 to $59,999
  • 491$60,000 to $74,999
  • 470$75,000 to $99,999
  • 542$100,000 to $124,999
  • 112$125,000 to $149,999
  • 139$150,000 to $199,999
  • 63$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 24521

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 24521
  • 41Less than $10,000
  • 26$10,000 to $14,999
  • 6$15,000 to $19,999
  • 4$20,000 to $24,999
  • 13$35,000 to $39,999
  • 5$50,000 to $59,999
  • 111$60,000 to $69,999
  • 89$70,000 to $79,999
  • 111$80,000 to $89,999
  • 56$90,000 to $99,999
  • 226$100,000 to $124,999
  • 394$125,000 to $149,999
  • 349$150,000 to $174,999
  • 293$175,000 to $199,999
  • 495$200,000 to $249,999
  • 263$250,000 to $299,999
  • 248$300,000 to $399,999
  • 216$400,000 to $499,999
  • 79$500,000 to $749,999
  • 25$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 24521

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 24521
  • 13$100 to $149
  • 38$150 to $199
  • 31$200 to $249
  • 3$250 to $299
  • 77$350 to $399
  • 20$400 to $449
  • 84$450 to $499
  • 129$500 to $549
  • 17$550 to $599
  • 37$600 to $649
  • 25$650 to $699
  • 56$700 to $749
  • 7$750 to $799
  • 44$800 to $899
  • 15$1,250 to $1,499
  • 10$1,500 to $1,999
  • 130No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2017: $719.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $712,363.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2017 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $215,382
  • Black or African American householders: $152,421
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $127,194
  • Some other race householders: $172,348
  • Two or more races householders: $187,187
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $169,592

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $193,760
24521:

$193,760
Virginia:

$273,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $137,672 - $269,959

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $228,620
Here:

$228,620
State:

$361,495

Townhouses or other attached units: $178,856
Here:

$178,856
State:

$349,009

In 2-unit structures: $192,926
Here:

$192,926
State:

$281,083

Mobile homes: $104,604
Here:

$104,604
State:

$70,345
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 24521
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,595
  • One, attached: 40
  • Two: 92
  • 3 or 4: 78
  • 5 to 9: 65
  • 10 to 19: 20
  • 20 to 49: 10
  • Mobile homes: 718
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 17

Unemployment: 4.2%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 24521

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 24521
  • 81.4%3,443Drove a car alone
  • 10.6%448Carpooled
  • 0.5%20Ferryboat
  • 0.1%4Motorcycle
  • 1.1%48Walked
  • 2.3%97Other means
  • 3.9%164Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 24521

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 24521
  • 160Less than 5 minutes
  • 2645 to 9 minutes
  • 53210 to 14 minutes
  • 45015 to 19 minutes
  • 55420 to 24 minutes
  • 47925 to 29 minutes
  • 70130 to 34 minutes
  • 16435 to 39 minutes
  • 11940 to 44 minutes
  • 27145 to 59 minutes
  • 24660 to 89 minutes
  • 11190 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 49.7%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 10,386
  • In family households: 8,979 (1,199 male householders, 1,564 female householders)
    2,230 spouses, 3,097 children (2,789 natural, 91 adopted, 219 stepchildren), 259 grandchildren, 43 brothers or sisters, 85 parents, 86 other relatives, 279 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,401 (549 male householders (517 living alone)), 616 female householders (505 living alone)), 233 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 207 (121 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,383 2-persons, 577 3-persons, 514 4-persons, 154 5-persons, 78 6-persons, 56 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,021 1-person, 116 2-persons, 17 3-persons, 10 5-persons

1,491 married couples with children.
384 single-parent households (96 men, 288 women).

95.0% of residents of 24521 zip code speak English at home.
3.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (48% very well, 50% not well, 3% not at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% very well, 23% well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 182 (1.7%)
(61.7% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

1.7%
Whole state:

12.5%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 13%Somalia
  • 8%Honduras
  • 7%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
  • 4%Guatemala
  • 4%Bangladesh
  • 3%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 2%Ireland
Most common first ancestries reported in 24521
  • 25%American
  • 14%English
  • 7%German
  • 5%Irish
  • 2%Scottish
  • 2%Scotch-Irish
  • 2%European
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 352010 or later
  • 482000 to 2009
  • 331990 to 1999
  • 129Before 1990

Zip code 24521 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • AMHERST COUNTY SCHOOLS - AMHERST CO HIGH SCHOOL (139 LANCER LANE in AMHERST, VA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Virginia pollutants databases) - CEDS-30180, AIR PROGRAM
    (Geographic Names Information System)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-0050750
    Business SIC and NAICS classification: ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
    Organizations: AMHERST COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
    Alternative names: AMHERST COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
  • AMHERST COUNTY SCHOOLS - TEMPERANCE ELEMENTARY (1981 LOWESVILLE ROAD in AMHERST, VA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Virginia pollutants databases) - CEDS-30178, AIR PROGRAM
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-0050740
    Business SIC and NAICS classification: ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
    Organizations: AMHERST COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
    Alternative names: TEMPERANCE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
  • BUFFALO AIR HANDLING (467 ZANE SNEAD DRIVE in AMHERST, VA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Virginia pollutants databases) - CEDS-30898, AIR PROGRAM
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC and NAICS classification: AIR-CONDITIONING AND WARM AIR HEATING EQUIPMENT AND COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT
    Alternative names: BUFFALO FORGE CO - AMHERST DIV
  • AMHERST MIDDLE SCHOOL (165 GORDONS FAIRGROUND RD in AMHERST, VA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-0050670
    Business SIC classification: ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
    Organizations: AMHERST COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
    Alternative names: CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, CENTRAL PRIMARY SCHOOL
  • AMHERST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (156 DAVIS STREET in AMHERST, VA)
    AIR MONITORING SITE (Airborne pollution emission tracking)
    (Geographic Names Information System)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-0050790
    Organizations: AMHERST COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
    Alternative names: AMHERST ELEM.
  • CENTRAL ELEM. (575 UNION HILL RD in AMHERST, VA)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-0050770
    Organizations: AMHERST COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • AMHERST CTY DISTRICT (RD 29 MAIN ST in AMHERST, VA)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-03-1986-0404, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    Business SIC classification: ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS; ADMINISTRATION OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
  • APPALACHIAN POWER CO (AMHERST FACILITY in AMHERST, VA)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-03-1988-0491, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
  • AMHERST COUNTY LANDFILL (STATE ROUTE 733 in AMHERST, VA)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: REFUSE SYSTEMS
    Business NAICS classification: SOLID WASTE LANDFILL.
    Organizations: AMHERST COUNTY LANDFILL PERMIT (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: AMHERST COUNTY 733 LANDFILL, AMHERST COUNTY LF
  • AMHERST CO SERVICE AUTHORITY W (ST RT 675 in AMHERST, VA)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: SEWERAGE SYSTEMS
    Alternative names: WESTBRIAR SUBD., WESTBRIAR SUBDIVISION STP
  • AMHERST MIDDLE SCHOOL (575 UNION HILL ROAD in AMHERST, VA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    Business SIC classification: ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
    Alternative names: AMHERST county MIDDLE SCHOOL
  • AMHERST MOTORS INC (RT 29 N in AMHERST, VA)
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business NAICS classification: ALL OTHER MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS.; AUTOMOTIVE BODY, PAINT, AND INTERIOR REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE.
    Organizations: OPERNAME (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , BROCKMAN BARNES L (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • APAC TENNESSEE INCORPORATED - MEMPHIS DI (AMHERST CO RT 29 DOT RIGHT OF in AMHERST, VA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)

Zip code 24521 marital status for males
Zip code 24521 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1.4%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0.9%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 79.6%Electricity
  • 7.9%Wood
  • 5.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%Utility gas
  • 1.0%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 7,343. Population change in the 1990s: +2,516 (+34.3%).

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 7,670
  • Northeast: 735
  • Midwest: 247
  • South: 1,475
  • West: 168

64% of the 24521 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Virginia.

88% of the 24521 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 23% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 4% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Amherst, VA (24521)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 300
Here:

27.4%
Virginia:

10.1%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 23
Here:

4.8%
Virginia:

9.0%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 135
Here:

43.5%
Virginia:

19.8%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Class of Workers in 2017
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 104,364Business and financial operations occupations
  • 59,438Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 59,408Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 56,568Management occupations
  • 53,247Production occupations
  • 52,096Computer and mathematical occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • EPIPHANY CARDIOGRAPHY PRODUCTS (209 BRIARHERST DR in AMHERST, VA; small business)
    $150,475 with Army for Medical and Surgical Instruments, Equipment, and Supplies. Signed on 2005-09-12. Completion date: 2005-11-01.

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Nursing Care Facilities (100-249 employees: 1 establishment, 1-4 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (20-49: 2, 10-19: 1, 1-4: 1)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 107 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 64 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 25 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 10 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters 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

Fatal accident statistics in 2014:

  • Fatal accident count: 5
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 7
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 5
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 8
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 partial tracts)
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 ORIGINATED38$142,13354$165,851322$150,02735$79,98036$124,61828$68,886
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$87,9351$209,01019$148,9113$46,5830$06$72,107
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$137,3389$104,807112$140,43325$57,9507$125,59723$76,597
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$133,5286$133,14244$162,1314$93,3682$197,3553$57,860
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$121,0501$79,27021$168,3761$105,7200$01$89,020
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.00 , 0102.00, 0104.01, 0106.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED11$181,0436$177,018
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$237,0995$167,746
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$233,2900$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$173,940
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.00 , 0102.00, 0104.01, 0106.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 24521
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 24521 - Value
Most common first names in zip code 24521 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 zip code 24521 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 zip code 24521
NameCountNameCount
CVS1McDonald's1
Hardee's1Subaru1
La-Z-Boy1Subway1
Lane Furniture1UPS1
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