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Amherst County, VA
The county was named for Lord Amherst

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Amherst County is one of 95 counties in Virginia.

The county is in the Lynchburg metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 31,981. This was an increase of  .27% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$37,393
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Amherst County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Amherst County was $21,841. This was an increase of 20.5% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 71% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Amherst

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8% of Amherst County residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Amherst County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Amherst County include Amherst Cemetery, Beard Cemetery, Beth Joseph Agudath Sholom Cemetery, Burford Cemetery, Campbell Cemetery, Campbell Cemetery, Carpenter Cemetery, Cash Cemetery, Christian Aid Cemetery, Dodd Cemetery ... View cemeteries

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Communities in Amherst County include Amherst, Madison Heights ... View communities

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School districts in Amherst County include Amherst County Public Schools ... View school districts

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Libraries in Amherst County include Amherst County Public Library, Madison Heights Branch ... View libraries

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Amherst County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Amherst County political report.

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Hotels in Amherst County include Best Value Inn & Suites Lynchburg, Knights Inn

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