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|People QuickFacts||Amherst County||Virginia|
|Population, 2013 estimate||32,178||8,260,405|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||32,353||8,001,031|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013||-0.5%||3.2%|
|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, 2008-2012||90.9%||84.7%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2008-2012||1.8%||11.1%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2008-2012||2.8%||14.7%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||79.8%||86.9%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||16.7%||34.7%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2008-2012||23.4||27.5|
|Housing units, 2013||13,995||3,412,460|
|Homeownership rate, 2008-2012||75.8%||67.8%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2008-2012||7.9%||21.5%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2008-2012||$151,800||$249,700|
|Persons per household, 2008-2012||2.44||2.59|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2012 dollars), 2008-2012||$22,169||$33,326|
|Median household income, 2008-2012||$45,020||$63,636|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2008-2012||11.7%||11.1%|
|Business QuickFacts||Amherst County||Virginia|
|Private nonfarm establishments, 2012||590||192,7301|
|Private nonfarm employment, 2012||6,448||3,089,2411|
|Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2011-2012||-2.8%||2.0%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, 2012||55||27,278|
|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|