Lynchburg, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lynchburg, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Lynchburg had a population of 80,219 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

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

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Lynchburg, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 80,219
Population in Households 69,923
Population in Familes 50,849
Population in Group Qrtrs 10,296
Population Density1 1,633
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 30,411
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 17,307
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 34,113 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,530 (45.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,881 (43.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,702 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $145,069
Average Home Value $186,613


Median Household Income $38,394
Average Household Income $56,198
Per Capita Income $22,937
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.96% 0.95%
Households 1.06% 1.07%
Families 0.9% 0.95%
Median Household Income   -0.42%
Per Capita Income   0.64%
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 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 161 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 211 65th
Median Household Income # 445 25th
Per Capita Income # 372 37th

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