Zip Code 24521 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameAmherst
Zip Code StateVirginia
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Amherst
Secondary County: Nelson
Area Code434
Current Population:10576
Racial Majority:White 77.67%
Public School Racial Majority:White 69.8%
Unemployment Rate:3.7%
Median Household Income$45865
Average Adjusted Gross Income$54440
School Test Performance:Average
Average Commute Time27.7 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Standard Time
Elevation Range581 - 3412 ft.
Area197 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)37.62841200, -79.07791100

Zip Code 24521 Description

Zip Code 24521 is located in the state of Virginia in the Roanoke metro area. Zip code 24521 is primarily located in Amherst County. Portions of 24521 are also located in Nelson County. The official US Postal Service name for 24521 is AMHERST, Virginia. Portions of zip code 24521 are contained within or border the city limits of Amherst, VA, . The area code for zip code 24521 is 434. 24521 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Virginia.

The current unemployment level in 24521 is 3.7% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 4.6% and is lower than the current state unemployment at 3.8% and lower than the current national unemployment rate at 4.8%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 24521 increased to 10576 from 9859 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 24521 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 24521 public schools is White. 44.5% of students in 24521 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 8190 77.67% 8008 +2%
 Black Or African American 1927 18.28% 2071 -7%
 Hispanic 201 1.91% 207 -3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 41 0.39% 70 -41%
 Asian 8 0.08% 28 -71%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 1 -100%
 Other Race 10 0% 10 -100%
 Two Or More Races 181 1.68% 181 -2%

Zip Code 24521 Race/Ethnicity

 White 69.8%
 Black Or African American 21.2%
 Hispanic 3.1%
 Asian 0.5%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.7%
 Two or More Races 4.7%

Zip Code 24521 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population105769859
Male Population48.50%
Female Population51.50%
Total Households4211
Test Score PerformanceAverage
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$45865
Income Under $50K Per Year54.20%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year33.40%
Income Above $100K Per Year12.40%
24521 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Virginia District 6Ben ClineRepublican
Virginia District 5Denver RigglemanRepublican
Related Maps: Map of All Virginia Congressional Districts

Average Real Estate Asking Price$239828
Average Real Estate Sale Price$160533
Current Unemployment Level 3.7%
Previous Month Unemployment Level3.9%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago5.6%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 7a: 0F to 5F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 7a: 0F to 5F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion 45e - Northern Inner Piedmont
Average First Frost DatesOctober 11 - 20
Average Last Frost DatesApril 11 - 20

Zip Code 24521 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)24263341515964625643342743
Avg Max Temp (°F)45495869768387867970604967
Avg Precip (In.)3.673.
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Lynchburg, VA
CBSA Type24521
CBSA Population249791
Time ZoneEastern Standard Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours