Amherst (zip 24521), Virginia 

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Population

10,544

23% Growth

Unemployment Rate

4.5%

Median Income

$45,288

Avg. Home Price

$174,600

Best Places to Live in Amherst (zip 24521), 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.


QUICK FACTS

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

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Amherst (zip 24521) is 4.5% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Negative. Amherst (zip 24521) jobs have decreased by 0.24%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Amherst (zip 24521)'s cost of living is 15.60% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Amherst (zip 24521)'s Cost of Living
POPULATION
Amherst (zip 24521)'s population is 10,544 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 23.19%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 32 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Amherst (zip 24521) is $174,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.15%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Amherst (zip 24521) 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 (zip 24521). Learn More...

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