Lynchburg, VA

80,212 Population
49.1 square miles 1,632.7 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.0%
was 1.0%
Ranked 12th Highest in VA
Population Density
1,632.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
42.2%
was 43.0%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
4.5%
was 5.5%
Ranked 11th Highest in VA
Percent Under 18
19.3%
was 19.4%
Ranked 11th Highest in VA
Percent 65 and Over
14.3%
was 13.9%
Ranked 2nd Highest in VA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.2
was 5.6
Ranked 15th Lowest in VA
Percent Living in Poverty
14.6%
was 24.8%
Ranked 9th Lowest in VA
Median Household Income
$40,728
was $39,374
Ranked 13th Highest in VA
Gini Income Distribution
 
48.5
52
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
2.5
was 1.3
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
338.9
was 424.4
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,145
was 2,538.7
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
32,591
was 32,377
Ranked 12th Highest in VA
Median Rent
$725
was $817
Ranked 14th Highest in VA
Total Building Permits
152
was 236
 
Occupied Housing Units
27,545
was 27,864
 
Homeownership Rate
48.9%
was 48.1%
Ranked 10th Highest in VA
Single Family Building Permits
152
was 117
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
663.4
was 659.0
Ranked 12th Highest in VA
Rental Vacancy Rate
26.4%
was 23.8%
Ranked 1st Highest in VA
Multifamily Building Permits
0
was 119
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.5
Ranked 7th Highest in VA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
4.7
was 7.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.9
was 3.1
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
94.8%
was 88.4%
Ranked 8th Highest in VA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
88.3%
Ranked 7th Highest in VA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 99.7%
Ranked 1st Highest in VA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
87.5%
was 87.6%
Ranked 10th Highest in VA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
33.4%
was 33.0%
Ranked 6th Highest in VA

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