Amherst, Virginia

Population 2,385

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.

Cities near Amherst include Madison Heights, Arrington and Gladstone.

Amherst Neighborhood Report

Schools

School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 22.5%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 54.5%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 22.9%

Crime Rate

69.11% Lower than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 0
  • Violent Crimes: 138
  • Robbery: 0
  • Burglary: 138
  • Property Crime: 643
  • Larceny Theft: 505

Registered Offenders

87.99% Higher than national avg.
  • 29 offenders in Amherst
  • 121.59 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

76 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 0
  • Registered Polluters: 1
  • Superfunds: 2
  • Tanks & Spills: 73

Unemployment

Moderate 5.4%
  • Virginia unemployment average: 5.4%
  • National unemployment average: 6.2%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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5 Public Schools view public schools

Summary
There are 5 K-12 public schools in Amherst, VA and 0 private schools. Homefacts rates Amherst's schools as Above average, with an overall B- rating.

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29 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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  • Good news! No Drug lab found in Amherst, VA

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Property Report Overview

Average Listing Price
$217,900 compared to May 2020
Median Sales Price
No Data

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
    15.1%
  • Rented
    22.9%
  • Owned
    62.1%

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $660
  • 1 Bedroom: $815
  • 2 Bedrooms: $960
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,235
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,495

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Environmental Hazards

76 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (214/215)
    Amherst, VA has 99.53% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 2 COUNTY
    Amherst, VA is a yellow zone.
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  • UV Index HIGH 5.3 Average
    Amherst, VA is a high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Weather

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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 33.65°
  • February 38.53°
  • March 47.65°
  • April 57.23°
  • May 64.94°
  • June 72.8°
  • July 76.6°
  • August 75.95°
  • September 68.2°
  • October 57.15°
  • November 46.32°
  • December 38.4°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Amherst, VA

Earthquakes
Amherst, VA has a low risk of earthquakes.
Hurricanes
Amherst, VA has no risk of hurricanes.
Hail
Amherst, VA has a moderate risk of hail storms.
Tornadoes
Amherst, VA has a very low risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Amherst, VA: $50,703

Unemployment

Unemployment in Amherst is 5.4%. It is lower than the state and national averages, 5.4% and 6.2% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 42.17%
White Collar - 57.83%

Politics

State Representatives

  • Gov. Terry McAuliffe
  • Sen. Tim Kaine
  • Sen. Mark R. Warner

City Representatives

  • Bob Goodlatte

Neighborhood Info

1 Airport view all

Nearest Major Airports

4 FCC Towers view all

0 Hospitals view all

  • No hospitals found in Amherst, VA

1 Library view all

2 Police Stations view all

1 Retirement Home view all

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