Amherst employment information

IndexAmherstVirginiaNational
Income per capita$21,211$33,958$28,555
Median household income$43,065$64,792$53,482
Median income owner occupied$63,250$80,325$68,142
Median income renter occupied$25,845$41,321$33,219
Median earnings male$27,880$41,629$36,116
Median earnings female$24,718$28,890$25,692
Unemployment rate7.7%4.5%5.8%
Poverty level9.6%11.5%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Amherst is 26% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Amherst is 19% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Amherst is 32% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Amherst is 39% lower than the national average.

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Amherst median earnings by income bracket

Amherst employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.4%0.0%
Manufacturing sector19.4%0.0%
Financial & insurance services1.0%2.2%
Wholesale & retail services14.0%5.1%
Public administration1.7%6.4%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities12.6%0.0%
Education, health & social services23.4%56.3%
Other19.6%18.2%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Forest, VA9,999$71,68534%
Piney Mountain, VA1,446$56,0945%
Madison Heights, VA10,359$40,17725%
Lynchburg, VA77,626$39,39126%
Arrington, VA850$38,56728%
Amherst, VA2,643$43,06519%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
McAdoo, PA2,643$36,59132%
Van, TX2,642$42,56020%
West Union, IA2,642$44,10018%
Jesup, IA2,642$58,2699%
Hartford, AL2,642$24,24555%
Amherst, VA2,643$43,06519%
Source: The Amherst, VA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.