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Where is Amherst County, Virginia?

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Amherst County is a county equivalent area found in Virginia, USA. The county government of Amherst is found in the county seat of Amherst.

With a total 1,240.22 sq. km of land and water area, Amherst County, Virginia is the 2249th largest county equivalent area in the United States. Home to 32,041 people, Amherst County has a total 13995 households earning 44945 on average per year.

Amherst County, Virginia - Quick Facts

FIPS Code 51009
Area Codes 434
Time Zone EST
Major Cities Madison Heights (population: 16,410), Amherst (population: 10,582), Monroe (population: 3,980), Sweet Briar (population: 679), Clifford (population: 99)
Land Area 12,371 sq miles
Water Area 474 sq miles
Household Income $44,945
Housing Units 13,995
Median Home Value $148,700
High School Grads 79% of population
Holders of Bachelors Degrees 17% of population
Retail Spending $9,702 per capita
Food & Accomodation Sales $23,765 per capita

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This page was last updated on June 30, 2016.