Amherst, Virginia

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Population in 2019: 2,180 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.2%
 
Males: 1,084  (49.7%)
Females: 1,096  (50.3%)
Median resident age:

51.9 years
Virginia median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 24521.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $51,750 (it was $33,000 in 2000)
Amherst:

$51,750
VA:

$76,456

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $27,371 (it was $18,457 in 2000)

Amherst town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $177,764 (it was $100,300 in 2000)
Amherst:

$177,764
VA:

$288,800

Median gross rent in 2019: $820.

March 2019 cost of living index in Amherst: 84.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 7.4%
(7.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.5% for Black residents, 66.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Amherst, VA (2019)
    • 1,90269.0%White alone
    • 57220.7%Black alone
    • 2559.2%Hispanic
    • 170.6%Two or more races
    • 30.1%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 28 registered sex offenders living in Amherst, Virginia as of June 13, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Amherst is 91 to 1.


Crime rates in Amherst by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(90.0)
2
(90.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(45.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(45.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(45.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(44.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(45.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(133.5)
1
(45.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(45.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(45.3)
0
(0.0)
4
(182.3)
2
(91.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
5
(222.5)
1
(45.0)
1
(45.4)
5
(225.6)
0
(0.0)
5
(221.4)
5
(223.0)
6
(269.9)
4
(180.5)
1
(45.5)
2
(90.7)
1
(45.4)
1
(45.6)
3
(137.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
18
(801.1)
24
(1,081)
25
(1,135)
20
(902.5)
14
(634.3)
21
(930.0)
21
(936.7)
19
(854.7)
15
(676.9)
9
(409.1)
7
(317.3)
10
(454.3)
7
(319.1)
11
(504.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(90.0)
2
(90.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(132.9)
1
(44.6)
2
(90.0)
1
(45.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(45.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(45.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index74.376.155.865.434.476.656.6132.3115.519.528.138.652.484.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Amherst, VA

Crime rate in Amherst detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.75
Virginia average:

2.27
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Ancestries: American (27.4%), English (12.7%), European (6.3%), Irish (4.9%), Scotch-Irish (3.2%), German (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1910

Elevation: 766 feet

Land area: 4.99 square miles.

Population density: 437 people per square mile   (low).

Amherst, Virginia map

63 residents are foreign born (1.6% Latin America, 0.3% Europe, 0.3% Asia).

This town:

2.3%
Virginia:

12.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $948 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,008 (0.6%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Amherst, VA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Amherst, VA in 2019
Amherst satellite photo by USGS

Amherst tourist attractions:

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.2%
Virginia:

4.6%
Population change in the 1990s: +366 (+19.4%).
Most common industries in Amherst, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (19.3%)
  • Health care (8.0%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Construction (5.7%)
  • Machinery (4.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.3%)
  • Utilities (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (12.6%)
  • Construction (9.1%)
  • Machinery (7.9%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.1%)
  • Utilities (5.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (27.4%)
  • Health care (13.8%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.6%)
  • Personal & laundry services (2.7%)
Most common occupations in Amherst, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.9%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (16.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)

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

Amherst, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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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 significantly above Virginia state average. It is 42% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 65.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 136.1 miles away from Amherst center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 53.8 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 62.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 64.5 miles away from Amherst center
On 8/24/2011 at 00:04:36, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 ML) earthquake occurred 64.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Amherst County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Droughts: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Amherst topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Amherst:

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

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:

  • AMHERST MIDDLE (Students: 455, Location: 165 GORDONS FAIRGROUND RD, Grades: 6-8)
  • TEMPERANCE ELEM (Students: 111, Location: 1981 LOWESVILLE RD, Grades: PK-5)
  • AMHERST ELEM (Location: 156 DAVIS ST, Grades: PK-5)
  • CENTRAL ELEM (Location: 575 UNION HILL RD, Grades: PK-5)
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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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

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

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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Amherst:

Marital status in Amherst, VA
  • Never married: 28.2%
  • Now married: 43.6%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 15.0%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

For population 25 years and over in Amherst:

  • High school or higher: 80.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.7
Virginia average:

12.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Amherst
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Amherst, VA (based on Amherst County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.3%
Virginia:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Amherst:

45.6%
State:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Amherst:

28.7
Virginia:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

18.7%
State:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Amherst:

10.6%
Virginia:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Amherst:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Amherst:

35.7%
Virginia:

33.7%

General health condition:
Amherst:

53.8%
Virginia:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Amherst:

77.9%
State:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Amherst, VA Residents

Amherst government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,360,000 ($623.85)
    Sewerage: $1,036,000 ($475.23)
    Central Staff Services: $720,000 ($330.28)
    Police Protection: $465,000 ($213.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $104,000 ($47.71)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $2,399,000 ($1100.46)
    Police Protection: $43,000 ($19.72)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,133,000 ($519.72)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $211,000 ($96.79)

Amherst government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,057,000 ($484.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $107,000 ($49.08)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $18,000 ($8.26)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $19,000 ($8.72)
    Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($5.05)
    Fines and Forfeits: $8,000 ($3.67)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,260,000 ($577.98)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $36,000 ($16.51)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $459,000 ($210.55)
    Public Utilities Sales: $142,000 ($65.14)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $105,000 ($48.17)
    Other Selective Sales: $76,000 ($34.86)
    Motor Vehicle License: $40,000 ($18.35)

Amherst government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,713,000 ($3079.36)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,278,000 ($2421.10)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,637,000 ($750.92)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $201,000 ($92.20)

Amherst government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,671,000 ($1683.94)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $124,000 ($56.88)

6.14% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,651 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.14%
Virginia average:

9.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lynchburg city, VA  1.81% ($33,722 average AGI)
from Campbell County, VA  1.01% ($29,678)
from Bedford County, VA  0.41% ($51,408)


6.44% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,551 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.44%
Virginia average:

9.76%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lynchburg city, VA  1.74% ($32,589 average AGI)
to Campbell County, VA  0.94% ($32,832)
to Bedford County, VA  0.49% ($55,627)
Businesses in Amherst, VA
NameCountNameCount
CVS1McDonald's1
Hardee's1Subaru1
La-Z-Boy1Subway1
Lane Furniture1UPS1

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.)
Amherst fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

Amherst fatal accident list:

Jun 17, 2019 04:25 PM, Us-29, Lat: 37.564989, Lon: -79.059419, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 16, 2008 11:20 AM, Us- 29 North, Rt 60, Lat: 37.588870, Lon: -79.048860, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 33Number of bridges
  • 289ft / 87.9mTotal length
  • $6,317,000Total costs
  • 250,501Total average daily traffic
  • 16,849Total average daily truck traffic
  • 202,327Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Amherst, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 122000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Amherst, VA
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 in Amherst, VA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Amherst, VA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 76. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 116 took place in 2013, and the least - 25 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Amherst, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (42.5%), and Outside Fires (41.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Amherst, VA
    • 54842.5%Structure Fires
    • 53541.5%Outside Fires
    • 1219.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 846.5%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Amherst, VA
  • 73.6%Electricity
  • 16.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.9%Wood
  • 4.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Amherst, VA
  • 83.9%Electricity
  • 5.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.6%Utility gas
  • 2.6%Wood
  • 1.7%No fuel used


Amherst compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Amherst on our top lists:

  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other noninstitutional group quarters (population 1,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Turkey (population 500+)"
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  • Robert J. Dubiel (1)
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Total of 25 patent applications in 2008-2021.