Amherst County is located in central Virginia. The County Seat is Amherst and the largest city is Amherst. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.countyofamherst.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 32,041 and the 2010 census population was 32,351. The land area is 473.93 square miles and there are 68.3 persons per square mile.
77.5% of the population is White, 18.9% is Black or African American, 2.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.9% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.1% is two or more races. 79.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 17.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $148,700, there are 12,680 households, an average of 2.44 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,580, the median household income is $44,945, and 11.4% of the persons in Amherst County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,673. Retail sales (in $1000) were $311,758, and sales per capita were $9,702. The percentage of black-owned firms is 5.3%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 19.4%.
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