Amherst, Virginia 

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Population

2,210

108% Growth

Unemployment Rate

4.5%

Median Income

$43,065

Avg. Home Price

$174,700

Best Places to Live in Amherst, Virginia

Small city - West-central Virginia along James River, 50 miles east of Roanoke
Pros
-Historic interest
-Cost of living
-Low crime rates
Cons
-Growth and sprawl
-Air service
-Arts & culture

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What Bert Has To Say About Lynchburg Metro Area

Lynchburg is a small Virginia city with an Old South feel and views of the Blue Ridge and Appalachian mountains. Downtown is a mix of old and new, and the city is known for the historic districts of refined homes on the surrounding hilltops. Five of these districts are included in the National Register of Historic Districts. Additionally, five small colleges give a minor college-town feel. The area has a few good museums and modest entertainment assets. Mountains to the west and Smith Mountain Lake to the south offer above average outdoor recreation.


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Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Virginia
County: Amherst County
Metro Area: Lynchburg Metro Area
City: Amherst
Zip Codes: 24521
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 648 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Amherst is 4.5% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Negative. Amherst jobs have decreased by 0.24%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Amherst's cost of living is 4.30% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Amherst's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Amherst's population is 2,210 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 108.49%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 39 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Amherst is $174,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 1.76%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Amherst public schools spend $10,301 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 12.3 students per teacher in Amherst. Learn More...

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