Lynchburg, VA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Small City
  • Population
    77,626
  • Population Density
    1,540 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    50 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    181 3.5
Lynchburg is a small city in Virginia with 77,626 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 181 reviews
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    • 3
    Crime & Safety at Lynchburg: Crime is low and mostly isolated to low income housing. Police are very responsive and visible.
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Lynchburg: There is so much more to this city than Liberty university!
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Lynchburg: My overall experience with the previous housing I was in was great. We had a friendly neighbors and everybody would speak to each other.
    • 3
    Crime & Safety at Lynchburg: We do not live in a crime free area here, but the crime is minimal and I never question my safety.
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Lynchburg: I am very please to live where I live. We are growing daily and there are so many wonderful businesses and people coming to our area. We get to experience a little bit of city life, but at a slower pace than most.

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
3.66 Madison Heights 10,359
4.00 Forest 9,999
3.33 Timberlake 12,478

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 24502 45,728
3.66 24501 26,574
4.00 24503 18,678
3.33 24504 10,525

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
3.33 Lynchburg City Public Schools 17

Top Public Schools

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

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
3.33 Timberlake Christian Schools Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Holy Cross Regional Catholic School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
New Vistas School Private, Special Education 2-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 New Covenant School Private, Religious K-12 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
Rivermont School Private, Special Education K-12 Elementary, Middle, High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
Liberty University
Randolph College
Lynchburg College
Sweet Briar College
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 62.89% 63.25% 63.86%
African American 27.96% 12.23% 18.94%
Hispanic 3.24% 16.62% 8.40%
Asian 2.85% 4.83% 5.77%
Multiracial 2.77% 2.05% 2.56%
Native American 0.16% 0.66% 0.21%
Other 0.11% 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 9% 11% 10%
18 to 24 years 24% 10% 10%
25 to 34 years 13% 13% 14%
35 to 44 years 9% 13% 13%
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 13% 14% 12%
High school diploma or equivalent 26% 28% 25%
Some college or associate degree 29% 29% 27%
Bachelor's degree 20% 18% 21%
Master's degree or higher 12% 11% 15%

Gender

Lynchburg, VA United States Virginia
Female 52.9% 50.8% 50.9%
Male 47.1% 49.2% 49.1%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Lynchburg, VA United States Virginia
Own 52.1% 64.9% 66.7%
Rent 47.9% 35.1% 33.3%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Lynchburg, VA United States Virginia
Assault 351.0 264.1 183.5
Murder 6.4 5.2 6.7
Rape 38.1 36.8 33.3
Robbery 71.2 135.0 93.4

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Lynchburg, VA United States Virginia
Burglary 512.5 575.0 417.3
Larceny 1885.8 2114.0 2257.6
Motor vehicle theft 134.8 257.3 141.2

Income

Weather

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Precipitation
3.1"
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    Precipitation

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    Avg. Temps

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    Precipitation

  • 3.1"
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  • 4.5"
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Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 20 responses

  • 55% Yes
  • 25% Not sure
  • 20% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 34 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 the public services in this area:     Based on 25 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 26 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 26 responses

  • 19% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 58% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 19% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 4% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How accepting are others who live in this area toward minorities (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?     Based on 11 responses

  • 18% Very accepting.
  • 64% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 9% The area is split on its acceptance, quite a few minority groups are not well accepted.
  • 9% Not accepting. It's hard to be a minority in this area.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 35 responses

  • 20% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 66% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 11% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 3% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.

What is your overall opinion of this area?     Based on 21 responses

  • 10% I love everything about it.
  • 62% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 29% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 0% I hate this area.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 24 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Performance venues
  • Professional sport venues
  • Movie theaters
  • Zoos
  • Amusement parks
  • Parks and natural attractions
  • Historical landmarks/monuments