Lynchburg, Virginia Population 2020

84,180
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Lynchburg is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 84,180, it is the 11th largest city in Virginia and the 414th largest city in the United States. Lynchburg is currently growing at a rate of 1.24% annually and its population has increased by 11.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 75,568 in 2010. Spanning over 50 miles, Lynchburg has a population density of 1,719 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lynchburg is $61,086 with a poverty rate of 21.82%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $843 per month, and the median house value is $158,800. The median age in Lynchburg is 28.2 years, 26.9 years for males, and 29.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.0 males.

Lynchburg Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lynchburg was:

  • White: 64.99%
  • Black or African American: 28.52%
  • Asian: 2.72%
  • Two or more races: 2.52%
  • Other race: 0.97%
  • Native American: 0.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Lynchburg, Virginia is 84,180, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 82,126.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 75,568.

Lynchburg, Virginia Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020266,1511,3990.53%
2019264,7521,3990.53%
2018263,3531,3990.53%
2017261,9541,3710.52%
2016260,5831,1080.43%
2015259,4751,5010.58%
2014257,9741,1280.44%
2013256,8461,1150.43%
2012255,7311,5550.61%
2011254,1761,1950.47%
2010252,9810.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White52,07664.99%
Black or African American22,85028.52%
Asian2,1782.72%
Two or More Races2,0182.52%
Some Other Race7760.97%
American Indian and Alaska Native2090.26%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander240.03%
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Lynchburg Population Pyramid 2020

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Lynchburg Median Age

28.2


Total

26.9


Male

29.5


Female

Lynchburg Adults

There are 64,614 adults, (11,252 of whom are seniors) in Lynchburg.

Lynchburg Age Dependency

50.2

Age Dependency Ratio

21.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Lynchburg Sex Ratio

Female

42,616

53.18%

Male

37,515

46.82%

Lynchburg Households and Families

Lynchburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lynchburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.3%26.7%
All49.7%50.3%
Male47.1%52.9%
Non Family35.6%64.4%
Female30.8%69.2%

49.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All28,0692.4749.7
Non Family11,8831.4735.6
Married10,6963.1273.3
Female4,2833.4330.8
Male1,2073.1947.1

3.12

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Lynchburg Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,7353.90%
9th to 12th Grade3,1897.17%
High School Graduate11,29025.39%
Some College9,02320.29%
Associates Degree3,7718.48%
Bachelors Degree8,96320.15%
Graduate Degree6,50114.62%
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Lynchburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White28,65226,39112,519
Black12,72710,5031,668
Hispanic1,3701,124456
Asian1,1191,012660
Multiple Races480457137
Other Race41330659
Native American1188728
Islander88

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 58.98%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,107$35,104$27,781
Less Than High School$22,373$28,456$16,875
High School Grad$23,531$26,631$19,899
Some College$29,000$31,301$26,635
Bachelors Degree$37,495$42,265$33,106
Graduate Degree$50,063$55,554$46,180

$31,107

Average Earnings

$35,104

Average Male

$27,781

Average Female

Lynchburg Language

Lynchburg Language by Age

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Lynchburg Language

92.80% of Lynchburg residents speak only English, while 7.20% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.87% of the population.

Lynchburg Poverty

Lynchburg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black21,3857,03032.87%
White42,3876,98716.48%
Hispanic2,60449919.16%
Asian1,78643224.19%
Multiple1,42527919.58%
Other66821832.63%
Native190115.79%

21.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.30%

Male Poverty Rate

22.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lynchburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lynchburg is Black, with 32.87% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lynchburg is Native, with 5.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.73%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.15%
High School16.52%
Some College13.19%
Bachelors or Greater6.07%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed52.45%
Male Unemployed43.61%
Female Employed15.94%
Male Employed13.31%

Lynchburg Income

Lynchburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,374$61,086
Families$58,661$75,769
Married Families$76,941$94,013
Non Families$28,755$39,393
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Lynchburg Marital Status

Lynchburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.3%

Male Marriage Rate

32.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Lynchburg Married by Age and Sex

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Lynchburg Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Lynchburg Marital Status by Race

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Lynchburg Veterans

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4,705

Number of Veterans

4,262

Male Veterans

443

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,399
Second Gulf War965
First Gulf War842
Korea457
World War II276
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Age Group Veterans
75+1,115
55 to 641,054
65 to 741,025
35 to 54876
18 to 34635
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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,1477.15%
Black1,3648.10%
Hispanic2199.55%
Other12121.30%
Asian271.55%
2 or More242.06%
Indian2214.57%

Lynchburg Veterans by Education

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10.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lynchburg Employment Status

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58.2%

Labor Force Participation

54.5%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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57.38%

Born in Virginia

94.13%

Native Born

5.87%

Foreign Born

3.91%

Non Citizen

1.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.13% of Lynchburg residents were born in the United States, with 57.38% having been born in Virginia. 3.91% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202084,1801,0271.24%
201983,1531,0271.25%
201882,1261,0611.31%
201781,0651,0271.28%
201680,0387670.97%
201579,2711,1161.43%
201478,1552050.26%
201377,9506740.87%
201277,2766940.91%
201176,5821,0311.36%
201075,55110,2821.47%
200065,269-780-0.12%
199066,049-694-0.10%
198066,74312,6602.13%
197054,083-707-0.13%
196054,7907,0631.39%
195047,7273,1860.69%
194044,5413,8800.92%
193040,66110,5913.06%
192030,0705760.19%
191029,49410,6034.56%
190018,891-818-0.42%
189019,7093,7502.13%
188015,9599,1348.87%
18706,825-28-0.04%
18606,853-1,218-1.62%
18508,0711,6762.35%
18406,3951,7653.28%
18304,6300.00%