Lynchburg, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lynchburg, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Lynchburg had a population of 81,627 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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Lynchburg, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 81,627
Daytime Population: Workers 58,036
Daytime Population: Residents 47,479
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 105,515
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.29
Population in Households 70,864
Population in Familes 51,340
Population in Group Qrtrs 10,763
Population Density2 1,662
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $38,998
Average Household Income $57,809
Per Capita Income $23,359


Total Housing Units 34,278 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,267 (44.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,381 (44.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,630 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $147,412
Average Home Value $192,168


Total Households 30,648
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 17,362
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.07% 0.96%
Households 1.02% 1.04%
Families 0.82% 0.9%
Median Household Income   0.52%
Per Capita Income   1.96%

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, 2017 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 Density # 161 73rd
Diversity Index # 218 63rd
Median Household Income # 458 23rd
Per Capita Income # 382 36th

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