Lynchburg, VA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
262,937
0.491% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
40
0.251% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
11.9%
10.5% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$56,983
5.92% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$173,900
2.84% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
122,463
0.468% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Lynchburg, VA had a population of 263k people with a median age of 40 and a median household income of $56,983. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Lynchburg, VA grew from 261,652 to 262,937, a 0.491% increase and its median household income grew from $53,798 to $56,983, a 5.92% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lynchburg, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (75.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (17%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.48%), White (Hispanic) (1.75%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.38%).

None of the households in Lynchburg, 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.

98.1% of the residents in Lynchburg, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lynchburg, VA are Liberty University (21,574 degrees awarded in 2020), Central Virginia Community College (1,111 degrees), and University of Lynchburg (951 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Lynchburg, VA was $173,900, and the homeownership rate was 70.8%.

Most people in Lynchburg, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Lynchburg, VA was 2 cars per household.

Lynchburg, VA borders Charlottesville, VA, Danville, VA, and Roanoke, VA.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Lynchburg, VA is home to a population of 263k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.35% of Lynchburg, VA residents were born outside of the country (8.81k people).

In 2020, there were 4.46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (199k people) in Lynchburg, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 44.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.51k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.1%
2020 Citizenship
98.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.1% of Lynchburg, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Lynchburg, VA was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lynchburg, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    199k ± 349
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    44.6k ± 594
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    6.51k ± 640
3.03%
Hispanic Population
7.98k people

In 2020, there were 4.46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (199k people) in Lynchburg, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 44.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.51k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.03% of the people in Lynchburg, VA are hispanic (7.98k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    109,267 ± 8,063 people
  2. India
    94,596 ± 7,509 people
  3. Mexico
    56,409 ± 5,812 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 109,267 Virginia residents, followed by India with 94,596 and Mexico with 56,409.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.35%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
8.81k people
3.3%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
8.63k people

As of 2020, 3.35% of Lynchburg, VA residents (8.81k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lynchburg, VA was 3.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    6,939 ± 524
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,163 ± 390
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,447 ± 387

Lynchburg, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Lynchburg, VA employs 122k people. The largest industries in Lynchburg, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,415 people), Educational Services (16,799 people), and Manufacturing (16,628 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,140), Utilities ($69,511), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,280).

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $60,365. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

122k
2020 Value
± 2,744
0.468%
1 Year growth
± 2.99%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lynchburg, VA grew at a rate of 0.468%, from 122k employees to 122k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lynchburg, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (14,158 people), Sales & Related Occupations (12,261 people), and Management Occupations (11,173 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lynchburg, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

122k
2020 Value
± 2,744
0.468%
1 Year growth
± 2.99%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lynchburg, VA grew at a rate of 0.468%, from 122k employees to 122k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lynchburg, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,415 people), Educational Services (16,799 people), and Manufacturing (16,628 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lynchburg, VA, though some of these residents may live in Lynchburg, 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

$40,272
Median earning men ± $879
$28,963
Median earning women ± $1,204

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,170), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,560), and Wholesale Trade ($54,493).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($40,854), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($38,310), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($37,984).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Virginia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,085
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,492
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,304
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $3.81M
    Manufacturing
  2. $3.58M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $724k
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $37.3B
  2. $28.7B
  3. $25.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $37.3B, followed by Electronics ($28.7B) and Machinery ($25.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$325B
2020 Value in Virginia
$612B
Projected 2050 Value in Virginia
88.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Virginia trade was $325B. This is expected to increase 88.1% to $612B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $25B
  2. $18.9B
  3. $13.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $25B, followed by Maryland with $18.9B and Pennsylvania and $13.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Virginia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Virginia

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

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Lynchburg, VA awarded 24,190 degrees. The student population of Lynchburg, VA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 41,295 male students and 59,740 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lynchburg, VA are White (13,018 and 54.7%), followed by Unknown (5,125 and 21.5%), Black or African American (3,356 and 14.1%), and Hispanic or Latino (1,137 and 4.78%).

The largest universities in Lynchburg, VA by number of degrees awarded are Liberty University (21,574 and 89.2%), Central Virginia Community College (1,111 and 4.59%), and University of Lynchburg (951 and 3.93%).

The most popular majors in Lynchburg, VA are General Business Administration & Management (3,208 and 13.3%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (1,892 and 7.82%), and General Psychology (1,339 and 5.54%).

The median tuition cost in Lynchburg, VA for private four year colleges is $18,346.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Lynchburg, VA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 53.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 16.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 101,035 (40.9% men and 59.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 101,035 students enrolled in Lynchburg, VA, 40.9% men and 59.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 51,692 records, of which 58.4% were women and 41.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,139 degree-majors awarded
  2. 1,629 degree-majors awarded
  3. 1,440 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lynchburg, VA was General Psychology with 1,139 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 21,574 degrees awarded
  2. 1,111 degrees awarded
  3. 951 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Liberty University with 21,574 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 9,624 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lynchburg, VA, which is 0.661 times less than the 14,566 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 13,018 degrees mean that there were 2.54 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 5,125 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 ($18,346) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($735) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,420) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.823% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.842% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.66M), Some college (1.42M), and Bachelors Degree (1.41M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Lynchburg, VA was $173,900 in 2020, which is 0.757 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $169,100 to $173,900, a 2.84% increase. The homeownership rate in Lynchburg, VA is 70.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Lynchburg, VA have an average commute time of 23.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lynchburg, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lynchburg, VA is $56,983. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Lynchburg, VA was Loudoun County, VA with a value of $147,111, followed by Falls Church city, VA and Fairfax County, VA, with respective values of $146,922 and $127,866.

Property

$173,900
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,466
$71,563
Median Property Taxes
±$1,832

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, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Lynchburg, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

70.8%
Homeownership
2020
67.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 70.8% of the housing units in Lynchburg, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lynchburg, VA was Loudoun County, VA with a value of $147,111, followed by Falls Church city, VA and Fairfax County, VA, with respective values of $146,922 and $127,866.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$56,983
Median Household Income
± $1,786
101k
Number of Households
± 2,281

In 2020, the median household income of the 101k households in Lynchburg, VA grew to $56,983 from the previous year's value of $53,798.

The following chart displays the households in Lynchburg, 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, VA is from Virginia.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.479
2019 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2020, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.181% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (81.4%)
  2. Carpooled (8.78%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.75%)

In 2020, 81.4% of workers in Lynchburg, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.78%) and those who worked at home (4.75%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lynchburg, VA have a shorter commute time (23.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.95% of the workforce in Lynchburg, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lynchburg, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lynchburg, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lynchburg, VA (29.7k out of 250k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. 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, VA is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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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92.2% of the population of Lynchburg, VA has health coverage, with 49.2% on employee plans, 12.2% on Medicaid, 14.9% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 2.15% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Virginia was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Virginia see 1325 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.455% increase from the previous year (1319 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1409 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 531 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Virginia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,325 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Virginia

Primary care physicians in Virginia see an average of 1,325 patients per year. This represents a 0.455% increase from the previous year (1,319 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Virginia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.6% under 18 years, 23.7% between 18 and 34 years, 36.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

7.76%
Uninsured
49.2%
Employer Coverage
12.2%
Medicaid
14.9%
Medicare
13.9%
Non-Group
2.15%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lynchburg, VA declined by 8.4% from 8.47% to 7.76%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lynchburg, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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