Virginia Amherst County Public Schools

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Overview for Amherst County, VA
Part of: Lynchburg VA, Metropolitan Area
Map of Amherst County, VAAmherst County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 475.2 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 67.6 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 22.3%. On the 2000 census form, 99.1% of the population reported only one race, with 19.8% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.0% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.51 persons compared to an average family size of 2.95 persons.

In 2005 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $43,268. Per capita income grew by 17.9% between 1994 and 2004 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2005)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2005) 32,134 Covered Employment 9,835
Growth (%) since 1990 12.4% Average wage per job $28,740
Households (2000) 11,941 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 16.3%
Labor Force (persons) (2005) 15,692 Average wage per job $43,268
Unemployment Rate (2005) 3.9 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 4.0%
Per Capita Personal Income (2004) $23,751 Average wage per job $34,592
Median Household Income (2003) $37,465 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2003) 11.1 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 70.6 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 1.3%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 13.1 Average wage per job $27,454
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1. AMELON ELEMENTARY
Address: 132 Amer Court, Madison Heights, VA 24572
Phone: (434) 528-6498
County: Amherst County
Enrollment: 465
Grades: PK-5

2. AMHERST County
Enrollment: HIGH
Address: 139 Lancer Lane, Amherst, VA 24521
Phone: (434) 946-2898
County: Amherst County
Enrollment: 1,488
Grades: 9-12

3. AMHERST ELEMENTARY
Address: 156 Davis St, Amherst, VA 24521
Phone: (434) 946-9704
County: Amherst County
Enrollment: 321
Grades: PK-5

4. AMHERST MIDDLE
Address: 165 Gordons Fairground Rd, Amherst, VA 24521
Phone: (434) 946-0691
County: Amherst County
Enrollment: 425
Grades: 6-8

5. CENTRAL ELEMENTARY
Address: 575 Union Hill Rd, Amherst, VA 24521
Phone: (434) 946-9700
County: Amherst County
Enrollment: 355
Grades: PK-5

6. ELON ELEMENTARY
Address: 147 Younger Dr, Madison Heights, VA 24572
Phone: (434) 528-6496
County: Amherst County
Enrollment: 278
Grades: PK-5

7. MADISON HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY
Address: 287 Learning Ln, Madison Heights, VA 24572
Phone: (434) 846-2151
County: Amherst County
Enrollment: 524
Grades: PK-5

8. MONELISON MIDDLE
Address: 257 Trojan Rd, Madison Heights, VA 24572
Phone: (434) 846-1307
County: Amherst County
Enrollment: 699
Grades: 6-8

9. PLEASANT VIEW ELEMENTARY
Address: 229 Dancing Creek Rd, Monroe, VA 24574
Phone: (434) 528-6492
County: Amherst County
Enrollment: 113
Grades: PK-5

10. TEMPERANCE ELEMENTARY
Address: 1981 Lowesville Rd, Amherst, VA 24521
Phone: (434) 946-2811
County: Amherst County
Enrollment: 103
Grades: PK-5