In 2017, Amherst County, VA had a population of 31.8k people with a median age of 43.9 and a median household income of $49,677. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Amherst County, VA declined from 31,999 to 31,819, a -0.563% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,002 to $49,677, a 5.69% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Amherst County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (75.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (17.6%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (3.82%), White (Hispanic) (1.48%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (0.767%). N/A% of the people in Amherst County, VA speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Amherst County, VA are Sweet Briar College (109 degrees awarded in 2017).
The median property value in Amherst County, VA is $151,500, and the homeownership rate is 76.9%. Most people in Amherst County, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Amherst County, VA is 2 cars per household.