Lynchburg, VA

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2020 Population
80,970
0.498% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
28.5
0.707% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
17.1%
12.5% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$49,201
6.02% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$162,900
1.75% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
37,280
1.41% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Lynchburg, VA had a population of 81k people with a median age of 28.5 and a median household income of $49,201. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Lynchburg, VA grew from 80,569 to 80,970, a 0.498% increase and its median household income grew from $46,409 to $49,201, a 6.02% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lynchburg, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (28.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.39%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.34%), and White (Hispanic) (1.94%).

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.

97.1% 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 $162,900, and the homeownership rate was 49.8%.

Most people in Lynchburg, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Lynchburg, VA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Lynchburg, VA is home to a population of 81k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 5.01% of Lynchburg, VA residents were born outside of the country (4.06k people).

In 2020, there were 2.21 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (50.4k people) in Lynchburg, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.93k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.1%
2020 Citizenship
96.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.1% 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 96.6%, 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)
    50.4k ± 131
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    22.8k ± 348
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    1.93k ± 177
4.36%
Hispanic Population
3.53k people

In 2020, there were 2.21 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (50.4k people) in Lynchburg, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.93k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.36% of the people in Lynchburg, VA are hispanic (3.53k 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

5.01%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
4.06k people
5.24%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
4.22k people

As of 2020, 5.01% of Lynchburg, VA residents (4.06k 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 5.24%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,527 ± 246
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,236 ± 269
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    412 ± 117

Lynchburg, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Lynchburg, VA employs 37.3k people. The largest industries in Lynchburg, VA are Educational Services (6,934 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,609 people), and Retail Trade (4,723 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($62,188), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,988), and Public Administration ($46,311).

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

37.3k
2020 Value
± 1,556
1.41%
1 Year growth
± 5.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lynchburg, VA grew at a rate of 1.41%, from 36.8k employees to 37.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lynchburg, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,012 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,795 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,917 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

37.3k
2020 Value
± 1,556
1.41%
1 Year growth
± 5.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lynchburg, VA grew at a rate of 1.41%, from 36.8k employees to 37.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lynchburg, VA, are Educational Services (6,934 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,609 people), and Retail Trade (4,723 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

$31,100
Median earning men ± $1,667
$22,992
Median earning women ± $2,201

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,938), Public Administration ($51,875), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,250).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($46,417), Public Administration ($39,712), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($38,876).

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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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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.

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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 24,076 degrees. The student population of Lynchburg, VA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 41,295 male students and 59,378 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lynchburg, VA are White (12,936 and 54.6%), followed by Unknown (5,124 and 21.6%), Black or African American (3,348 and 14.1%), and Hispanic or Latino (1,125 and 4.75%).

The largest universities in Lynchburg, VA by number of degrees awarded are Liberty University (21,574 and 89.6%), Central Virginia Community College (1,111 and 4.61%), and University of Lynchburg (951 and 3.95%).

The most popular majors in Lynchburg, VA are General Business Administration & Management (3,208 and 13.3%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (1,892 and 7.86%), and General Psychology (1,330 and 5.52%).

The median tuition cost in Lynchburg, VA for private four year colleges is $14,791.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Lynchburg, VA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 53.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 16.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 100,673 (41% men and 59% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 100,673 students enrolled in Lynchburg, VA, 41% men and 59% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 51,431 records, of which 58.1% were women and 41.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,130 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 1,130 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 0.666 times less than the 14,452 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 12,936 degrees mean that there were 2.52 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 5,124 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 ($14,791) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($669) 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.

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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.

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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).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Lynchburg, VA was $162,900 in 2020, which is 0.709 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $160,100 to $162,900, a 1.75% increase. The homeownership rate in Lynchburg, VA is 49.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Lynchburg, VA have an average commute time of 17.7 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 $49,201. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Lynchburg, VA was Census Tract 1 with a value of $80,466, followed by Census Tract 2.01 and Census Tract 18, with respective values of $74,260 and $68,750.

Property

$162,900
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,445
$14,050
Median Property Taxes
±$794

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 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

49.8%
Homeownership
2020
68.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 49.8% of the housing units in Lynchburg, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 48.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1
  2. Census Tract 2.01
  3. Census Tract 18

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lynchburg, VA was Census Tract 1 with a value of $80,466, followed by Census Tract 2.01 and Census Tract 18, with respective values of $74,260 and $68,750.

The following map shows all of the places 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.
$49,201
Median Household Income
± $1,690
28.2k
Number of Households
± 1,270

In 2020, the median household income of the 28.2k households in Lynchburg, VA grew to $49,201 from the previous year's value of $46,409.

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 (73.6%)
  2. Carpooled (10.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.26%)

In 2020, 73.6% of workers in Lynchburg, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.7%) and those who worked at home (5.26%).

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Commute Time

17.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lynchburg, VA have a shorter commute time (17.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.73% 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

17.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lynchburg, VA (12.1k out of 70.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher 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 Asian.

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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91.5% of the population of Lynchburg, VA has health coverage, with 47.1% on employee plans, 15.7% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 14.8% on non-group plans, and 2.7% 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 Lynchburg city, VA see 813 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.37% increase from the previous year (802 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 934 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 201 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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Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lynchburg city, VA

Primary care physicians in Lynchburg city, VA see an average of 813 patients per year. This represents a 1.37% increase from the previous year (802 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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Community Mobility

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.8% under 18 years, 36% between 18 and 34 years, 27.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.6% were men and 54.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.48%
Uninsured
47.1%
Employer Coverage
15.7%
Medicaid
11.1%
Medicare
14.8%
Non-Group
2.7%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lynchburg, VA declined by 7.04% from 9.12% to 8.48%.

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