Lynchburg, VA
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Lynchburg is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 79,812 people and 24 constituent neighborhoods, Lynchburg is the 14th largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some cities, Lynchburg isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lynchburg are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lynchburg is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lynchburg who work in office and administrative support (14.11%), sales jobs (10.93%), and management occupations (8.50%).

In addition, Lynchburg is a college town. There are a lot of students in Lynchburg attending college, and as a result Lynchburg provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.37 minutes getting to work every day.

A lot of people in Lynchburg take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Lynchburg, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.

In terms of college education, Lynchburg is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.27% of adults in Lynchburg have a college degree.

The per capita income in Lynchburg in 2010 was $21,236, which is lower middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $84,944 for a family of four. However, Lynchburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lynchburg is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lynchburg include German, Irish, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

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