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|People QuickFacts||Amherst County||Virginia|
|Population, 2014 estimate||32,041||8,326,289|
|Population, 2013 estimate||32,193||8,270,345|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||32,351||8,001,023|
|Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014||-1.0%||4.1%|
|Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013||-0.5%||3.4%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2013||5.1%||6.2%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013||20.1%||22.6%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013||18.2%||13.4%|
|Female persons, percent, 2013||52.3%||50.8%|
|White alone, percent, 2013 (a)||77.5%||70.8%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2013 (a)||18.9%||19.7%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.9%||0.5%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.5%||6.1%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013 (a)||Z||0.1%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2013||2.1%||2.7%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 (b)||2.1%||8.6%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013||75.8%||63.6%|
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013||90.1%||84.7%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013||1.8%||11.3%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013||3.0%||14.9%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||79.1%||87.5%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||17.4%||35.2%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013||23.1||27.7|
|Housing units, 2013||13,995||3,412,460|
|Homeownership rate, 2009-2013||74.1%||67.3%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013||8.3%||21.7%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013||$148,700||$244,600|
|Persons per household, 2009-2013||2.44||2.60|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013||$22,580||$33,493|
|Median household income, 2009-2013||$44,945||$63,907|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013||11.4%||11.3%|
|Business QuickFacts||Amherst County||Virginia|
|Private nonfarm establishments, 2013||588||193,9071|
|Private nonfarm employment, 2013||6,347||3,131,7231|
|Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2012-2013||-1.6%||1.4%1|
|Nonemployer establishments, 2012||1,551||529,636|
|Total number of firms, 2007||2,673||638,643|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007||5.3%||9.9%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.5%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||7.0%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.1%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||4.5%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007||19.4%||30.1%|
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)||554,193||92,417,797|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)||161,888||60,513,396|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)||311,758||105,663,299|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007||$9,702||$13,687|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)||23,765||15,340,483|
|Building permits, 2013||67||31,944|
|Geography QuickFacts||Amherst County||Virginia|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||473.93||39,490.09|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||68.3||202.6|
|Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area||Lynchburg, VA Metro Area|