Basic information about the Amherst County
The Amherst County is located in the state of Virginia. This county occupies 480 square miles, with 6 square miles being water areas. There are 32.353 inhabitants living in the county according to the 2010 Census. As for the racial makeup of Amherst County citizens, the 3 largest groups are White (76.74%), followed by Black or African American (19%) and Two or More races (2.13%). There are 12.560 households in the county, while 70,01% of them are family households and 29,99% represent non family households. There are 2 cities and towns in Amherst County. The most populated city is Madison Heights CDP and the smallest town or village is Amherst town.