Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Small City
  • Population
    74,849
  • Population Density
    1,508 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    50 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    110 3.5
Lynchburg is a small city in Virginia with 74,849 residents. It has low home values, average rent costs, and average unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and low income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 110 reviews
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    • 4
    Overall Experience at Lynchburg: It has all four seasons, a fun college atmosphere, and has basically everything I need as far as stores.
    • 4
    Crime & Safety at Lynchburg: I have not had an impression of a crime problem since living here. It's a college town, and I have seen police at my school because they are stationed on campus for student assistance and protection.
    • 4
    Weather at Lynchburg: We have all four seasons, nothing too intense. We've had several snows this winter, one with 7 inches and the others with 2-3. There are blue mountains, forests, deer, and autumn colors. Besides snow, we do not have to deal with any natural disasters. It's important to have good winter boots, rain boots, and coats here.
    • 3
    Food & Drink at Lynchburg: They have main restaurants like Taco Bell, McD's, etc, plus Olive Garden, Starbucks, and a personal favorite Cracker Barrel. I'm not familiar with the bars or unique restaurants though.
    • 4
    Employment at Lynchburg: This is a college town, so there are a lot of businesses who employee part-time/seasonal college students.

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
3.00 Madison Heights 11,121
3.66 Forest 9,221
2.66 Timberlake 13,604

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
2.66 24502 43,202
2.33 24501 26,799
4.00 24503 19,521
2.33 24504 10,623

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
3.00 Lynchburg City Public Schools 17
2.66 Bedford County Public Schools 22
2.33 Amherst County Public Schools 10
2.33 Campbell County Public Schools 15

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
3.00 E.C. Glass High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Bedford Hills Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.66 Paul Munro Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.66 Heritage High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Sandusky Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.66 Robert S. Payne Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.66 Linkhorne Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.66 William M. Bass Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.66 Sandusky Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.66 Paul L. Dunbar Middle School for Innovation Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle
2.33 T.C. Miller Elementary School for Innovation Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
2.33 Linkhorne Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 Perrymont Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 Heritage Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 Sheffield Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 Dearington Elementary School for Innovation Public, Magnet PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
3.00 Temple Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Timberlake Christian Schools Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Holy Cross Regional Catholic School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
New Vistas School Private, Special Education 2-12 Elementary, High
Timberlake Christian School & Daycare Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 New Covenant School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.33 Liberty Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Clearview Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
James River Day School Private K-8 Elementary, Middle
Desmond T. Doss Junior Academy Private, Religious K-9 Elementary, Middle
The Branches Academy Private, Religious PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
Blue Ridge Montessori School Private, Montessori PK, K Pre-K, Elementary
Rivermont School Private, Special Education K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Gospel Light Baptist School Private, Alternative, Religious 1-12 Elementary, Middle, High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
4.00 Liberty University
3.00 Randolph College
2.66 Lynchburg College
2.33 Sweet Briar College
2.33 Southern Virginia University
Central Virginia Community College
Virginia University of Lynchburg
Lynchburg General Hospital School of Nursing
Sylvain Melloul International Hair Academy

Around Lynchburg

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Lynchburg, VA United States Virginia
White 63.46% 64.16% 65.21%
African American 28.83% 12.21% 19.17%
Hispanic 2.95% 16.05% 7.63%
Asian 2.40% 4.67% 5.38%
Multiracial 2.07% 1.85% 2.04%
Native American 0.15% 0.66% 0.23%
Other 0.10% 0.21% 0.24%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.15% 0.06%

Age

Lynchburg, VA United States Virginia
9 years and under 11% 13% 13%
10 to 17 years 8% 11% 11%
18 to 24 years 22% 10% 10%
25 to 34 years 12% 13% 13%
35 to 44 years 10% 14% 14%
45 to 54 years 12% 15% 15%
55 to 64 years 10% 12% 12%
65 and over 14% 13% 12%

Education Levels

Lynchburg, VA United States Virginia
Less than a high school diploma 15% 15% 13%
High school diploma or equivalent 28% 29% 26%
Some college or associate degree 27% 29% 27%
Bachelor's degree 19% 18% 20%
Master's degree or higher 11% 10% 14%

Gender

Lynchburg, VA United States Virginia
Male 46.7% 49.2% 49.1%
Female 53.3% 50.8% 50.9%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Lynchburg, VA United States Virginia
Rent 44.6% 33.9% 31.6%
Own 55.4% 66.1% 68.4%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Lynchburg, VA United States Virginia
Assault 237.9 280.9 180.3
Murder 3.9 5.6 6.8
Rape 44.0 29.2 22.5
Robbery 59.5 150.7 108.9

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Lynchburg, VA United States Virginia
Burglary 471.9 718.3 537.9
Larceny 2144.9 2276.2 2467.2
Motor vehicle theft 89.2 275.5 167.8

Income

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High Avg. Low
45°
25°
49°
27°
58°
34°
68°
43°
75°
51°
83°
60°
86°
64°
85°
63°
78°
56°
68°
44°
58°
35°
48°
27°
Precipitation
3.1"
2.9"
3.6"
3.3"
3.7"
3.6"
4.4"
3.3"
3.9"
3.1"
3.4"
3.2"
Snowfall
4.5"
4.2"
1.8"
0.1"
0"
0"
0"
0"
0"
0"
0.2"
2.1"

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    Avg. High Avg. Low

  • 45°
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  • 49°
    27°
  • 58°
    34°
  • 68°
    43°
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    Precipitation

  • 3.1"
  • 2.9"
  • 3.6"
  • 3.3"
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  • 3.6"
  • 4.4"
  • 3.3"
  • 3.9"
  • 3.1"
  • 3.4"
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    Snowfall

  • 4.5"
  • 4.2"
  • 1.8"
  • 0.1"
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  • 2.1"

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    Avg. Temps

  • 45°
    25°
  • 49°
    27°
  • 58°
    34°
  • 68°
    43°
  • 75°
    51°
  • 83°
    60°
  • 86°
    64°
  • 85°
    63°
  • 78°
    56°
  • 68°
    44°
  • 58°
    35°
  • 48°
    27°

    Precipitation

  • 3.1"
  • 2.9"
  • 3.6"
  • 3.3"
  • 3.7"
  • 3.6"
  • 4.4"
  • 3.3"
  • 3.9"
  • 3.1"
  • 3.4"
  • 3.2"

    Snowfall

  • 4.5"
  • 4.2"
  • 1.8"
  • 0.1"
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  • 0"
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  • 0.2"
  • 2.1"

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