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.
Also of interest is that Lynchburg has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.07% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
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, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider Lynchburg a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
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 18.14 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%): 38.28% of adults in Lynchburg have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lynchburg in 2018 was $26,513, which is lower middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $106,052 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 European.
The most common language spoken in Lynchburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.