Amherst County

Amherst County, Virginia

153 Washington St
Amherst, VA 24521
Phone: (434) 946-9400
Fax: (434) 946-9370

In west-central VA, north of Lynchburg; organized 1761 from Albemarle County. Name Origin: For Lord Jeffery Amherst (1717-97), commander of British forces in North America during the French and Indian Wars

Area (sq mi):: 478.78 (land 475.18; water 3.60) Population per square mile: 67.60
Population 2005: 32,134 State rank: 54 Population change: 2000-20005 0.80%; 1990-2000 11.60% Population 2000: 31,894 (White 77.30%; Black or African American 19.80%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.40%; Other 2.10%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 38.00
Income 2000: per capita $16,952; median household $37,393; Population below poverty level: 10.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,957-$22,055
Unemployment (2004): 4.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 23.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 53.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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14 decision reinstated the conviction of an Amherst County man that had been reversed by the Court of Appeals.
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In south central Virginia, the partnership between Amherst County Public Schools and Sweet Briar College, located in Amherst County, grew out of a need for trained, high quality mentors for novice teachers and student teachers as well as a desire for sustained professional development for veteran teachers.
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RB Antoine Womack, Hampton Phoebus Camm Jackson, Amherst County Darryl Smith, Hampton PK Kai Cornwell, Newport News Warwick WR Ahmad Hawkins, Hampton David Martin, Norfolk Norview TE Nate Krill, McLean Billy Baber, Crozet Western Albermarle OL Josh Lawson, Dale City Gar-Field DB Devon Simmons, Highland Springs Bhawoh Jue, Chantilly.
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