Amherst is located in Amherst County, VA. The population is 2,385, making Amherst the 2nd largest city in Amherst County.
There are 5 public schools in Amherst with an average Homefacts rating of B-. The total crime rate for Amherst is very low , and there are 29 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Amherst is moderate and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Amherst property reports are available for any property address.