Lynchburg, SC


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Lynchburg is a tiny town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 354 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lynchburg is the 238th largest community in South Carolina.

Lynchburg is a blue-collar town, with 46.32% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Lynchburg is a town of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lynchburg who work in food service (16.84%), personal care services (12.63%), and sales jobs (5.26%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.42% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Lynchburg is worth considering.

In Lynchburg, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 38.76 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Lynchburg is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The percentage of people in Lynchburg with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.29% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lynchburg in 2010 was $15,898, which is lower middle income relative to South Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $63,592 for a family of four. Lynchburg also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 42.09% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Lynchburg is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Lynchburg include Scots-Irish, English, Scottish, and German.

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

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