Lynchburg, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lynchburg, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Lynchburg had a population of 78,629 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Lynchburg is located at latitude 37.399 and longitude -79.1955 in Lynchburg (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lynchburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 49.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0.52 sq. miles. Lynchburg (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 630 feet.

The City of Lynchburg (GNIS ID: 1498429) has a C7 Census Class Code which indicates an incorporated place that is independent of any county. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lynchburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lynchburg: Campbell Court House, Lynchs Ferry, Lynchs Warehouse.

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Lynchburg, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 78,629
Population in Households 68,331
Population in Familes 49,719
Population in Group Qrtrs 10,298
Population Density1 1,601
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 29,812
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 16,976
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 33,530 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,967 (44.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,845 (44.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,718 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $160,982
Average Home Value $193,579


Median Household Income $37,146
Average Household Income $57,639
Per Capita Income $23,699
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.76% 0.87%
Households 0.88% 1.01%
Families 0.7% 0.89%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.3%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Lynchburg, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lynchburg to the other 591 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 12 98th
Population Density1 # 164 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 206 65th
Median Household Income # 432 27th
Per Capita Income # 321 46th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.