Lynchburg, VA

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Living in Lynchburg

Lynchburg is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 82,168 people and 24 constituent neighborhoods, Lynchburg is the 14th largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some cities, Lynchburg isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lynchburg are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lynchburg is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lynchburg who work in office and administrative support (10.64%), teaching (9.55%), and sales jobs (9.34%).

Also of interest is that Lynchburg has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Lynchburg, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Lynchburg provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

Not only is Lynchburg a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a very large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. That’s because Lynchburg is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Lynchburg a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

One of the benefits of Lynchburg is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.68 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The population of Lynchburg is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.57% of adults in Lynchburg have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lynchburg in 2018 was $23,863, which is lower middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $95,452 for a family of four. However, Lynchburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lynchburg is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lynchburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lynchburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lynchburg include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Lynchburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.