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Amherst County, Virginia

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Population:

  • Total Population: 31,894
  • Males: 15,227
  • Females: 16,667

Ethnicity:

  • White: 24,635
  • Black/African American: 6,145
  • Hispanic: 446
  • Native American/Eskimo: 227
  • Asian: 94
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 0
  • Other: 65
  • 2 or more: 282

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (29,225)
  2. Spanish (510)
  3. German (85)
  4. French (70)
  5. Japanese (30)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 388

  1. Mexico (105)
  2. Philippines (36)
  3. Bolivia (31)
  4. Germany (28)
  5. United Kingdom (25)
  6. Brazil (25)
  7. Japan (23)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Southern Baptist Convention (5,727)
  2. United Methodist Church, The (3,045)
  3. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (678)
  4. Christian Churches and Churches of Christ (544)
  5. Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (482)

Migrant Health Clinics

    Disabilities:

    • Total Reported: 11,538
    • Sensory: 1,094
    • Physical: 3,033
    • Mental: 1,487
    • Self-care: 929
    • Go outside home: 2,119
    • Employment: 2,871

    Grandparents as caregivers

    Grandparents as caregivers: 324

    Heating fuel:

    • Total Reported: 11,941
    • Utility gas: 159
    • Bottled or LP gas: 520
    • Electricity: 7,655
    • Fuel oil, kerosene: 2,293
    • Coal or Coke: 6
    • Wood: 1,247
    • Solar Energy: 0
    • Other fuel: 37
    • No fuel used: 24

    Vehicles available:

    • Total Reported: 21,370
    • No vehicle: 1,169
    • 1 or more vehicle: 20,201

    Education Attainment:

    • No School: 915
    • No High School: 2,360
    • Some High School: 2,990
    • High School: 7,108
    • Some College: 4,073
    • Associate's Degree: 1,065
    • College Degree: 1,876
    • Master's Degree: 625
    • Professional Degree: 144
    • Doctoral Degree: 137

    Household Phones:

    • Households Reporting: 11,941
    • Owners with phone: 9,180
    • Owners without phone: 147
    • Renters with phone: 2,460
    • Renters without phone: 154

    10 closest counties:

    1. Lynchburg city, Virginia
    2. Buena Vista city, Virginia
    3. Nelson County, Virginia
    4. Lexington city, Virginia
    5. Rockbridge County, Virginia
    6. Campbell County, Virginia
    7. Appomattox County, Virginia
    8. Bedford city, Virginia
    9. Bedford County, Virginia
    10. Waynesboro city, Virginia

    Data Detail

    Zip Codes in county:

    24521, 24533, 24572, 24574, 24595

    Licensed Broadcast Media Outlets:

    • WNRS-FM (89.9 FM) SWEET BRIAR, VA
    • WAMV (1420 AM) AMHERST, VA
    • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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