Lynchburg, VA 24502 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 24502: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lynchburg, VA 24502

Acceptable Alternative
Timberlake, VA 24502

Not Acceptable, USPS
Fort Hill, VA 24502

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,698
  • Single Family Addresses: 16,798
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,432
  • County: Lynchburg City County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.36, Longitude -79.219
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 24502 has segments in 3 Counties / Independent Cities (Bedford, Campbell, Lynchburg City).

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Lynchburg, VA 24502 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 48,162
Population in Households 41,713
Population in Familes 30,683
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,449
Population Density1 1,661
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 17,901
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 10,573
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 19,547 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,185 (52.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,716 (39.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,646 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $157,140
Average Home Value $171,190


Median Household Income $44,787
Average Household Income $56,174
Per Capita Income $22,137
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.15% 0.98%
Households 1.23% 1.07%
Families 1.08% 0.96%
Median Household Income   -1.56%
Per Capita Income   0.43%
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 24502 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 24502 to the other 873 ZIP Codes 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 # 26 97th
Population Density1 # 140 84th
Diversity Index2 # 388 56th
Median Household Income # 544 38th
Per Capita Income # 593 32nd

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