Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Small City
  • Population
    76,467
  • Population Density
    1,540 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    50 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    129 3.5
Lynchburg is a small city in Virginia with 76,467 residents. It has low home values, average rent costs, and high unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and low income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 129 reviews
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    • 3
    Overall Experience at Lynchburg: Great for families but not for singles or couples with no kids.
    • 2
    Employment at Lynchburg: There are not a large number of job opportunities for people who have a mathematics degree. One could be a teacher but other than that, there are few jobs a mathematics degree will get you in this area. This area it is more about who you know than what you know when it comes to landing a job.
    • 3
    Visiting at Lynchburg: I enjoy the beer and wine festivals. There is beer and wine tasting and music, and there is also kids friendly activities.
    • 4
    Weather at Lynchburg: Our weather is rather mild. The humidity can be overwhelming at times. There are time where severe storms can complicate matters, such as power outages.
    • 3
    Food & Drink at Lynchburg: The local restaurants are wonderful, much better than the chains. However there is not a lot of late night events. The town normally closes down around midnight.

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
3.00 Madison Heights 10,936
3.66 Forest 9,793
2.66 Timberlake 13,285

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
2.66 24502 44,647
2.33 24501 26,605
4.00 24503 19,111
2.33 24504 10,818

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 63.07% 63.25% 64.34%
African American 28.18% 12.23% 19.02%
Hispanic 3.15% 16.62% 8.14%
Asian 2.72% 4.83% 5.61%
Multiracial 2.62% 2.05% 2.41%
Native American 0.15% 0.66% 0.22%
Other 0.13% 0.19% 0.20%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.16% 0.06%

Age

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

Education Levels

Lynchburg, VA United States Virginia
Less than a high school diploma 14% 14% 13%
High school diploma or equivalent 26% 28% 25%
Some college or associate degree 29% 29% 27%
Bachelor's degree 19% 18% 21%
Master's degree or higher 12% 11% 15%

Gender

Lynchburg, VA United States Virginia
Male 47.0% 49.2% 49.1%
Female 53.0% 50.8% 50.9%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Lynchburg, VA United States Virginia
Rent 47.3% 35.1% 32.7%
Own 52.7% 64.9% 67.3%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Lynchburg, VA United States Virginia
Assault 282.9 278.9 180.2
Murder 1.3 5.0 6.4
Rape 46.3 15.3
Robbery 93.9 159.8 100.7

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Lynchburg, VA United States Virginia
Burglary 448.8 573.5 501.3
Larceny 1978.0 2079.6 2373.4
Motor vehicle theft 111.9 235.5 161.8

Income

Weather

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Precipitation
3.1"
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Resident Opinions

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 6 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

Rate this area on the following topics:     Based on 7 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Cost of living
  • Quality of life
  • Things to do and see
  • The people

How likely are you to still be in this area in:     Based on 6 responses

Very unlikely
Very likely
  • 1 year
  • 5 years
  • 10 years
  • 20 years
  • Forever

How would you describe the local atmosphere of the area where you live?     Based on 5 responses

  • 0% Always something fun and interesting going on.
  • 20% Usually plenty of things to do, but there is some down time.
  • 60% There are occasionally fun things to do, but it can get boring around here.
  • 20% There is never anything to do.

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 5 responses

  • 80% Yes
  • 0% Not sure
  • 20% No

In terms of overall quality of life, how would you rank this neighborhood compared to other neighborhoods in the area?     Based on 5 responses

  • 0% Top 1%
  • 0% Top 5%
  • 60% Top 10%
  • 0% Top 25%
  • 20% Top 50%
  • 20% Bottom 50%

In terms of overall quality of life, how would you rank the area you live in comparison to everywhere else in the country?     Based on 6 responses

  • 0% Top 1%
  • 0% Top 5%
  • 17% Top 10%
  • 67% Top 25%
  • 17% Top 50%
  • 0% Bottom 50%

In general, has this area become a better or worse place to live since you first moved there?     Based on 6 responses

  • 0% Significantly better
  • 50% Slightly better
  • 50% Same
  • 0% Slightly worse
  • 0% Significantly worse

What is the most helpful tip for a new resident to know before moving to this area?     Based on 6 responses

  • 40% Avoid sketchy neighborhoods
  • 40% Have a map or a GPS
  • 20% Great place to raise a family

What one word or phrase best describes this area?     Based on 6 responses

  • 50% Quaint
  • 33% Decent
  • 17% Crowded

What is your overall opinion of this area?     Based on 5 responses

  • 0% I love everything about it.
  • 80% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 20% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 0% I hate this area.

What are the best things about the area where you live?     Based on 5 responses

  • 67% The scenery
  • 33% Great local businesses

What are the best things about this state?     Based on 5 responses

  • 60% It is beautiful weather!
  • 40% The scenery is beautiful