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Amherst County, Virginia Facts

Facts
State Virginia
Land area 473.9 square miles
Population Density 68.3 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 32,178
Population change -0.5%
Under 5 years of age 5.1%
Under 18 20.1%
65 and over 18.2%
Females 52.3%
White 77.5
Hispanic or Latino of any race 2.1
Asian 0.5%
Two or more races 2.1%
Black or African American 18.9%
Native American 0.9%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 79%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 17.4%
Veterans 2,551
Households and Housing
Households 12,680
Persons per household 2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more 90.1%
Median household income $44,945
The per capita income $22,580
Live below the poverty line. 11.4%
housing units 13,995
Multi-unit structures 8%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $148,700
Residents owning their homes. 74.1%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 2,673
Women-owned firms 19.4%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 5.3%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $311,758
Retail sales per capita $9,702
Manufacturers shipments $554,193
Merchant wholesaler sales $161,888