Overall
Niche Grade
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  • Setting
    Small City
  • Population
    76,467
  • Population Density
    1,540 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    50 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    117 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 117 reviews
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    • 5
    Outdoors at Lynchburg: Access to nature is very accessible and everyone makes an effort to keep it looking the way it does. People are concerned with wild life and are willing to preserve it. Its absolutely beautiful.
    • 4
    Crime & Safety at Lynchburg: I haven't really seen any crime around here and I always see police cars on my way to school or to work
    • 4
    Visiting at Lynchburg: Its a small town and everyone is very friendly
    • 5
    Weather at Lynchburg: I love the weather and how green Virginia is
    • 4
    Food & Drink at Lynchburg: Employees are rude in bars, you are better off going to a restaurant to have a good night out.

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

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