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ZIP Code 24521

Primary City:Amherst, VA (View All Cities)
County: Amherst County
Timezone: Eastern (7:32am)
Area code: 434 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:37.6, -79.1
ZIP (~16 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 24521

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 24521. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 24521. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 24521, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Amherst, VA
Unacceptable:
Falconerville

Stats and Demographics for the 24521 ZIP Code

ZIP code 24521 is located in central Virginia and covers a large land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 24521 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is large. There are also a slightly less than average number of single adults and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 24521 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 10,576
Population Density 46 people per sq mi
Housing Units 4,767
Median Home Value $163,100
Land Area 231.60 sq mi
Water Area 1.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 4,211
Median Household Income $43,420

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 44Male Median Age: 43Female Median Age: 45

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male27629439034232123021828035941639640037529122315710259
Female287293332357245234264340361439446386409330232192127173
Total563587722699566464482620720855842786784621455349229232

Gender

 Male 5,129 48%
 Female 5,447 52%
Gender

Race

 White 8,124 76.8%
 Black Or African American 2,077 19.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 70 0.7%
 Asian 28 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 75 0.7%
 Two Or More Races 201 1.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner34227520727777598336102
Renter68161179180116966129
Total102388699907893694397131

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,270 54%
 Single Guardian 677 16%
 Singles 1,076 26%
 Singles With Roommate 188 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 2,918 69%
 Households with Kids 1,293 31%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male5755595956515657748366798775786793644068
Female5458625559526448706762637070797661746753
Total111113121114115103120105144150128142157145157143154138107121

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 24521 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 24521 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1990s. Looking at 24521 real estate data, the median home value of $163,100 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 24521. Rentals in 24521 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 24521 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 10,370 98.1%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 64 0.6%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 107 1.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 35 0.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,050 43%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,271 27%
 Renter Occupied Households 890 19%
 Households Vacant 556 12%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 71 13%
 Rented & Unoccupied 6 1%
 For Sale Only 54 10%
 Sold & Unoccupied 11 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 173 31%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 241 43%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 15 1%
 1 Bedroom 162 16%
 2 Bedroom 381 38%
 3+ Bedroom 444 44%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $43,420 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 24521 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 24521 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 3,207 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,856 21%
 No Earnings 3,572 41%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 3,207 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,856 21%
 No Earnings 3,572 41%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 4,143 94.2%
 Public transportation 19 0.4%
 Taxicab 8 0.2%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 125 2.8%
 Worked at Home 101 2.3%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,068 28%
 High School Graduate 2,050 54%
 Associate's degree 171 5%
 Bachelor's degree 348 9%
 Master's degree 74 2%
 Professional school degree 39 1%
 Doctorate degree 44 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,472 79.3%
 Enrolled in Private School 283 15.2%
 Not Enrolled in School 102 5.5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 24521

ZIP Code 24521 is in the Amherst County Public Schools. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 24521.

Amherst Middle School
165 Gordons Fairground Rd
Amherst, VA 24521
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Amherst County Public Schools
Amherst Elementary
156 Davis St
Amherst, VA 24521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Amherst County Public Schools
Central Elementary
575 Union Hill Rd
Amherst, VA 24521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Amherst County Public Schools
Temperance Elementary
1981 Lowesville Rd
Amherst, VA 24521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Amherst County Public Schools
Amherst County High School
139 Lancer Ln
Amherst, VA 24521
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Amherst County Public Schools

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