Lynchburg, Virginia Population 2021

83,886
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Lynchburg is a city located in Campbell County Virginia. With a 2020 population of 83,886, it is the 11th largest city in Virginia and the 416th largest city in the United States . Lynchburg is currently growing at a rate of 1.03% annually and its population has increased by 11.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 75,568 in 2010. Lynchburg reached it's highest population of 83,886 in 2021. Spanning over 50 miles, Lynchburg has a population density of 1,713 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lynchburg is $63,882 with a poverty rate of 19.51%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $857 per month, and the median house value is $160,100. The median age in Lynchburg is 28.3 years, 27 years for males, and 29.5 years for females.

Lynchburg Demographics

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

  • White: 64.97%
  • Black or African American: 28.63%
  • Two or more races: 2.54%
  • Asian: 2.45%
  • Other race: 1.14%
  • Native American: 0.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of Lynchburg, Virginia is 83,886 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 81,309.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 75,568.

Lynchburg, Virginia Population 2021

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

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021264,9126730.25%
2020264,2396730.25%
2019263,5666730.26%
2018262,8931,0800.41%
2017261,8131,2760.49%
2016260,5371,0900.42%
2015259,4471,4940.58%
2014257,9531,1210.43%
2013256,8321,1070.43%
2012255,7251,5350.60%
2011254,1901,2210.48%
2010252,9690.00%

Lynchburg Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White52,34864.97%
Black or African American23,06928.63%
Two or More Races2,0452.54%
Asian1,9732.45%
Some Other Race9201.14%
American Indian and Alaska Native2060.26%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander80.01%
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Lynchburg Population by Race

Lynchburg Population Pyramid $2021

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Lynchburg Median Age

28.3


Total

27


Male

29.5


Female

Lynchburg Adults

There are 65,061 adults, (11,368 of whom are seniors) in Lynchburg.

Lynchburg Age Dependency

50.1

Age Dependency Ratio

21.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Lynchburg Sex Ratio

Female

42,840

53.17%

Male

37,729

46.83%

Lynchburg Population by Age

Lynchburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lynchburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70%30%
Male49.1%50.9%
All48.7%51.3%
Non Family36.5%63.5%
Female29.3%70.7%

48.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lynchburg Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All28,2732.4848.7
Non Family12,0721.436.5
Married10,7833.2270
Female4,2203.4429.3
Male1,1983.2349.1

3.19

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

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Lynchburg Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6973.78%
9th to 12th Grade3,3807.52%
High School Graduate11,33725.24%
Some College8,89919.81%
Associates Degree3,6308.08%
Bachelors Degree9,47221.08%
Graduate Degree6,50914.49%
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Lynchburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lynchburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White28,86126,44312,794
Black12,96310,7831,870
Hispanic1,4731,219487
Asian1,049947661
2+ Races464428129
Other Race457336124
Native American14110033
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 63.01%.

Lynchburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,881$38,934$29,427
Less Than 9th Grade$26,016$30,253$18,486
High School Graduate$26,075$30,951$22,939
Some College$31,702$36,153$29,131
Bachelors Degree$37,773$44,040$32,136
Graduate Degree$52,212$61,227$45,417

$32,881

Average Earnings

$38,934

Average Male

$29,427

Average Female

Lynchburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lynchburg Language by Age

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Lynchburg Language

93.28% of Lynchburg residents speak only English, while 6.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.94% of the population.

Lynchburg Language

Lynchburg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White42,8717,01816.37%
Black21,6275,64326.09%
Hispanic2,72146517.09%
Asian1,53543628.40%
Other79419524.56%
Multiple1,37718913.73%
Native193105.18%

19.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.46%

Male Poverty Rate

19.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lynchburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lynchburg is Asian, with 28.40% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lynchburg is Native, with 5.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.16%.

Lynchburg Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.65%
High School14.13%
Some College12.95%
Bachelors or Greater8.27%

Lynchburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed48.52%
Male Unemployed44.61%
Female Employed14.39%
Male Employed10.76%

Lynchburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lynchburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,409$63,882
Families$61,870$79,259
Married Families$76,845$95,460
Non Families$30,793$41,447
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Income by Household Type

Lynchburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.0%

Male Marriage Rate

32.6%

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 Marital Status

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4,755

Number of Veterans

4,296

Male Veterans

459

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,461
Second Gulf War1,217
First Gulf War796
Korea414
World War II198

Lynchburg Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1,087
55 to 641,067
65 to 741,054
35 to 54782
18 to 34765

Lynchburg Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,4007.68%
Black1,2167.16%
Hispanic1807.51%
Other Race7511.81%
Asian271.63%
2+ Races221.79%
Native American158.88%

Lynchburg Veterans by Race

Lynchburg Veterans by Education

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8.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lynchburg Veterans by Education

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58.5%

Labor Force Participation

55%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Lynchburg Employment by Age

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Lynchburg Employment by Race

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Lynchburg Employment by Education

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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56.55%

Born in Lynchburg

94.76%

Native Born

5.24%

Foreign Born

3.39%

Non Citizen

1.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.76% of Lynchburg residents were born in the United States, with 56.55% having been born in Virginia. 3.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Lynchburg Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202183,8868591.03%
202083,0278591.05%
201982,1688591.06%
201881,3097860.98%
201780,5238131.02%
201679,7105760.73%
201579,1349931.27%
201478,1412010.26%
201377,9406710.87%
201277,2696850.89%
201176,5841,0361.37%
201075,54810,2791.47%
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%

Lynchburg Population by Year