Lynchburg, Virginia Population 2021

Lynchburg, Virginia's estimated population is 83,886 with a growth rate of 1.03% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lynchburg, Virginia is the 25th largest county in Virginia. The 2010 Population was 75,548 and has seen a growth of 11.04% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth 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%
201075,5489,49914.38%
199066,049-694-1.04%
198066,74312,66023.41%
197054,083-707-1.29%
196054,7907,06314.80%
195047,7273,1867.15%
194044,5413,8809.54%
193040,66110,59135.22%
192030,0705761.95%
191029,49410,60356.13%
190018,8910.00%
2021 Growth Rate
1.03%
2010 Population
75,548
Growth Since 2010
11.04%
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Lynchburg, Virginia Population Growth

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, Virginia Population by Race

Lynchburg, Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Lynchburg, Virginia Median Age

28.3


Total

27


Male

29.5


Female

Lynchburg, Virginia Adults

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

Lynchburg, Virginia Age Dependency

50.1

Age Dependency Ratio

21.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Lynchburg, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

42,840

53.17%

Male

37,729

46.83%

Lynchburg, Virginia Population by Age

Lynchburg, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lynchburg, Virginia 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, Virginia 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, Virginia 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, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lynchburg, Virginia 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, Virginia 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, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lynchburg, Virginia Language by Age

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Lynchburg, Virginia Language

93.28% of Lynchburg, Virginia 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, Virginia Language

Lynchburg, Virginia 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, Virginia

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lynchburg, Virginia 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, Virginia Poverty

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

Lynchburg, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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

Lynchburg, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lynchburg, Virginia 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, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.0%

Male Marriage Rate

32.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Lynchburg, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Lynchburg, Virginia 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, Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Lynchburg, Virginia 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, Virginia 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, Virginia 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, Virginia Veterans by Race

Lynchburg, Virginia Veterans by Education

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8.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lynchburg, Virginia Veterans by Education

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58.5%

Labor Force Participation

55%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Lynchburg, Virginia Employment by Age

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Lynchburg, Virginia Employment by Race

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Lynchburg, Virginia 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, Virginia

94.76%

Native Born

5.24%

Foreign Born

3.39%

Non Citizen

1.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.76% of Lynchburg, Virginia 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, Virginia Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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