Lynchburg, VA

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Living in Lynchburg

Lynchburg is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 79,009 people and 28 constituent neighborhoods, Lynchburg is the 14th largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lynchburg is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lynchburg is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lynchburg who work in office and administrative support (10.76%), sales jobs (10.18%), and food service (7.82%).

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Lynchburg, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Lynchburg provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

Not only is Lynchburg a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a decent-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Lynchburg spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.82 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The education level of Lynchburg citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.96% of adults in Lynchburg have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lynchburg in 2018 was $23,683, which is lower middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $94,732 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 English, German, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

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