Lynchburg demographics profile

StatisticLynchburgVirginiaNational
Population78,7558,310,301318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,60819191
Median age28.637.837.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)42%57%55%
Speak English93%84%79%
Speak Spanish3%7%13%
Lynchburg, VA has a population of 78,755 and is the 443rd largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,608 per sq mi which is 740% higher than the Virginia average and 1675% higher than the national average. The median age in Lynchburg is 29 which is approximately 24% lower than the Virginia average of 38. In Lynchburg, 42% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 93% speak English and 3% speak Spanish. 58% of Lynchburg residents were born in Virginia, 35% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 6% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Lynchburg is 740% higher than Virginia.
  • The median age in Lynchburg is 24% lower than Virginia.
  • In Lynchburg 65.14% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Lynchburg 28.39% of the population is African American.
  • In Lynchburg 2.66% of the population is Asian.

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Lynchburg population breakdown by race

RaceLynchburgVirginiaNational
Caucasian65.14%68.75%73.35%
African American28.39%19.21%12.63%
Asian2.66%6.05%5.22%
American Indian0.26%0.26%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.04%0.07%0.18%
Mixed race2.65%3.37%3.06%
Other race0.87%2.30%4.75%
In Lynchburg, 3.3% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Lynchburg, VA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).