Amherst Housing Information - Census

IndexAmherstVirginiaNational
Median home price$163,600$248,400$184,700
Median rent asked$646$1,135$949
Avg. people per household2.52.62.6
Owner occupied households73.1%65.8%63.6%
Renter occupied households26.9%34.2%36.4%

Amherst Housing Information - Zillow

IndexAmherstVirginiaNational
Zillow home value index$172,093$247,786$213,146
Year over year appreciation rate1.93%3.34%8.00%
5 year average appreciation rate2.02%3.25%6.57%
10 year average appreciation rate0.53%0.03%1.33%

Did you know?

  • The median home price in Amherst is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The median rent asked in Amherst is 32% lower than the national average.
  • The average number of people per household in Amherst is 4% lower than the national average.
  • The number of owner occupied households in Amherst is 15% higher than the national average.
  • The number of renter occupied households in Amherst is 26% lower than the national average.

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Nearby cities with low home prices

City, StatePopulationHome PriceNational Avg.
Lovingston, VA435$0100%
Shipman, VA341$0100%
Arrington, VA713$127,90031%
Madison Heights, VA10,637$129,00030%
Lynchburg, VA78,755$149,60019%
Amherst, VA2,519$163,60011%

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Montpelier, ID2,519$113,40039%
Southside, AR2,519$102,80044%
Cordes Lakes, AZ2,519$84,50054%
Amboy, IL2,519$87,90052%
Covington, IN2,519$93,00050%
Amherst, VA2,519$163,60011%
Source: The Amherst, VA housing data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and Zillow data.