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Living In Amherst, VA

Amherst, Virginia is a small town with a population of approximately 2,000. Young adults aged 15-24 can expect to fit right in, as they make up an above-average percentage of the population, while young professionals are less well-represented. The majority of residents own their homes in Amherst, and 27% of residents rent. Renters in the town benefit from a relatively low average rent of $722 a month, which is $563 a month less than the state average.

Amherst has a relatively large concentration of residents older than 25 who have earned a high school degree or equivalent (24%) compared to the national average. Furthermore, 14% have a Bachelor's degree and 4% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree. Many Amherst residents work in one of three industries: education, healthcare, and manufacturing. Together, these industries make up 21% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 7% of the town's population works in sales, making it the top profession in the town. Amherst workers earn an average annual income of around $64K, less than the state average. Amherst's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.

Amherst residents have an average commute of about 22 minutes, outperforming the Virginia average of about 30 minutes. Many residents (29%) drive their car or truck to work, while public transportation is not used. Not many residents (3%) walk to work, though the number exceeds the national average.


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