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Lynchburg, Virginia - Basic Facts

Lynchburg is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Lynchburg.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Lynchburg (city) County at latitude 37.4138 and longitude -79.1423. Lynchburg (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 630 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Lynchburg (see map) encompass a land area of 49.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0.52 sq. miles.

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

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Lynchburg, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 78,015
Population in Households 67,719
Population in Familes 49,226
Population in Group Qrtrs 10,296
Population Density1 1,588
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 29,557
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 16,888
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 33,234 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,998 (45.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,559 (43.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,677 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $147,847
Average Home Value $181,921


Median Household Income $37,387
Average Household Income $55,263
Per Capita Income $22,796
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.75% 0.85%
Households 0.88% 0.99%
Families 0.74% 0.89%
Median Household Income   2.77%
Per Capita Income   3.21%
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, 2014 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 # 165 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 206 65th
Median Household Income # 434 27th
Per Capita Income # 320 46th

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