Lynchburg city, VA

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2022 Population
79,166
0.244% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
28.4
0.699% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
17.5%
0.398% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$56,243
4.12% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$196,000
16% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
36,550
1.1% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Lynchburg city, VA had a population of 79.2k people with a median age of 28.4 and a median household income of $56,243. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lynchburg city, VA grew from 78,973 to 79,166, a 0.244% increase and its median household income grew from $54,015 to $56,243, a 4.12% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lynchburg city, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (61.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (27.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.54%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.15%), and White (Hispanic) (1.58%).

None of the households in Lynchburg city, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.4% of the residents in Lynchburg city, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lynchburg city, VA are Liberty University (25,513 degrees awarded in 2022), Central Virginia Community College (1,133 degrees), and University of Lynchburg (1,024 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Lynchburg city, VA was $196,000, and the homeownership rate was 48.7%.

Most people in Lynchburg city, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Lynchburg city, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Lynchburg city, VA is home to a population of 79.2k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.93% of Lynchburg city, VA residents were born outside of the country (3.11k people).

In 2022, there were 2.23 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (48.4k people) in Lynchburg city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.81k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.4%
2022 Citizenship
96.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.4% of Lynchburg city, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lynchburg city, VA was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lynchburg city, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    48.4k ± 412
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    21.7k ± 384
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.81k ± 441
4.66%
Hispanic Population
3.69k people

In 2022, there were 2.23 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (48.4k people) in Lynchburg city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.81k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.66% of the people in Lynchburg city, VA are hispanic (3.69k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lynchburg city, VA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    107,605 ± 8,003 people
  2. India
    98,735 ± 7,670 people
  3. Mexico
    59,855 ± 5,986 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,605 Virginia residents, followed by India with 98,735 and Mexico with 59,855.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.93%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.11k people
5.06%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4k people

As of 2022, 3.93% of Lynchburg city, VA residents (3.11k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lynchburg city, VA was 5.06%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,493 ± 267
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    881 ± 229
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    371 ± 122

Lynchburg city, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.69 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lynchburg city, VA employs 36.6k people. The largest industries in Lynchburg city, VA are Educational Services (6,797 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,949 people), and Retail Trade (3,959 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($81,348), Utilities ($66,788), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($58,281).

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $69,674. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.475, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

36.6k
2022 Value
± 1,550
−1.1%
1 Year decline
± 6.04%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lynchburg city, VA declined at a rate of −1.1%, from 37k employees to 36.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lynchburg city, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,003 people), Management Occupations (3,377 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,287 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lynchburg city, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

36.6k
2022 Value
± 1,550
−1.1%
1 Year decline
± 6.04%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lynchburg city, VA declined at a rate of −1.1%, from 37k employees to 36.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lynchburg city, VA, are Educational Services (6,797 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,949 people), and Retail Trade (3,959 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lynchburg city, VA, though some of these residents may live in Lynchburg city, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$36,693
Median earning men ± $2,788
$27,022
Median earning women ± $2,008

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($80,176), Public Administration ($65,700), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,824).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,139), Construction ($42,750), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,237).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,112
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 609
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 482
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lynchburg County, VA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (47%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.36%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Lynchburg city, VA awarded 28,354 degrees. The student population of Lynchburg city, VA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 42,889 male students and 61,335 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lynchburg city, VA are White (15,062 and 54%), followed by Unknown (5,629 and 20.2%), Black or African American (4,216 and 15.1%), and Hispanic or Latino (1,420 and 5.09%).

The largest universities in Lynchburg city, VA by number of degrees awarded are Liberty University (25,513 and 90%), Central Virginia Community College (1,133 and 4%), and University of Lynchburg (1,024 and 3.61%).

The most popular majors in Lynchburg city, VA are General Business Administration & Management (3,424 and 12.1%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (1,816 and 6.4%), and General Psychology (1,495 and 5.27%).

The median tuition cost in Lynchburg city, VA for private four year colleges is $15,467.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Lynchburg city, VA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 98.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 18.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 104,224 (41.2% men and 58.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 104,224 students enrolled in Lynchburg city, VA, 41.2% men and 58.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 53,922 records, of which 58.1% were women and 41.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,631 degrees awarded
  2. 1,368 degrees awarded
  3. 1,249 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lynchburg city, VA was General Business Administration & Management with 1,631 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Lynchburg city, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 25,513 degrees awarded
  2. 1,133 degrees awarded
  3. 1,024 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Liberty University with 25,513 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 11,225 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lynchburg city, VA, which is 0.655 times less than the 17,129 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 15,062 degrees mean that there were 2.68 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 5,629 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($15,467) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($968) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,534) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.884% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.904% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Bachelors Degree (1.47M), and Some college (1.4M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lynchburg city, VA was $196,000 in 2022, which is 0.695 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $169,000 to $196,000, a 16% increase. The homeownership rate in Lynchburg city, VA is 48.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lynchburg city, VA have an average commute time of 16.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lynchburg city, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lynchburg city, VA is $56,243. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lynchburg city, VA was Census Tract 2.01 with a value of $91,196, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 17, with respective values of $84,808 and $76,250.

In 2022, 16.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lynchburg city, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.319%.

Property

$196,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,434
$14,084
Median Property Taxes
±$832

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lynchburg city, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

48.7%
Homeownership
2022
68.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 48.7% of the housing units in Lynchburg city, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 49.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2.01
  2. Census Tract 1
  3. Census Tract 17

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lynchburg city, VA was Census Tract 2.01 with a value of $91,196, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 17, with respective values of $84,808 and $76,250.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lynchburg city, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$56,243
Median Household Income
± $2,807
28.9k
Number of Households
± 1,313

In 2022, the median household income of the 28.9k households in Lynchburg city, VA grew to $56,243 from the previous year's value of $54,015.

The following chart displays the households in Lynchburg city, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lynchburg city, VA is from Virginia.
0.475
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.164% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.67%)
  3. Carpooled (8.45%)

In 2022, 71.2% of workers in Lynchburg city, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.67%) and those who carpooled to work (8.45%).

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Commute Time

16.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lynchburg city, VA have a shorter commute time (16.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.71% of the workforce in Lynchburg city, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 16.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lynchburg city, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.319%.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lynchburg city, VA (12k out of 68.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lynchburg city, VA is White, followed by Black and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 21.4% of the children was living in poverty in Lynchburg city, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 423 in Lynchburg city, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 5.8 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93.1% of the population of Lynchburg city, VA has health coverage, with 49.8% on employee plans, 18.2% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 2.17% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lynchburg city, VA see 754 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.26% decrease from the previous year (813 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 916 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 178 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.9% were men and 54.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

754 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lynchburg city, VA

Primary care physicians in Lynchburg city, VA see an average of 754 patients per year. This represents a 7.26% decrease from the previous year (813 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lynchburg city, VA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.1% under 18 years, 36.2% between 18 and 34 years, 27.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.9% were men and 54.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.86%
Uninsured
49.8%
Employer Coverage
18.2%
Medicaid
10.8%
Medicare
12.1%
Non-Group
2.17%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lynchburg city, VA declined by 9.35% from 7.57% to 6.86%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 77.8 in Lynchburg city, VA.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35.2% in Lynchburg city, VA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.26% in Lynchburg city, VA.

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