Lynchburg city, VA

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Population

79,237

0.612% growth

Median Age

28.3


Median Household Income

$41,971

3.05% growth

Poverty Rate

22.3%


Number of Employees

35,605

0.878% growth

Median Property Value

$153,800

2.81% growth

About

In 2017, Lynchburg city, VA had a population of 79.2k people with a median age of 28.3 and a median household income of $41,971. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lynchburg city, VA grew from 78,755 to 79,237, a 0.612% increase and its median household income grew from $40,728 to $41,971, a 3.05% increase.

The population of Lynchburg city, VA is 62.7% White Alone, 28.3% Black or African American Alone, and 3.66% Hispanic or Latino. 7.24% of the people in Lynchburg city, VA speak a non-English language, and 96.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lynchburg city, VA are Liberty University (19,423 degrees awarded in 2016), Central Virginia Community College (1,355 degrees), and Lynchburg College (695 degrees).

The median property value in Lynchburg city, VA is $153,800, and the homeownership rate is 49.7%. Most people in Lynchburg city, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Lynchburg city, VA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Lynchburg city, VA employs 35.6k people. The largest industries in Lynchburg city, VA are Educational Services (6,556 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,579 people), and Retail Trade (4,101 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($89,196), Utilities ($68,950), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,387).

Median household income in Lynchburg city, VA is $41,971. Males in Lynchburg city, VA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,180. The income inequality in Lynchburg city, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,971

2017 value

± $1,414

3.05%

1 Year Growth

± 4.76%

Households in Lynchburg city, VA have a median annual income of $41,971, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,728 in 2016, which represents a 3.05% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$74,183

Average Male Salary

± $1,323

$55,180

Average Female Salary

± $1,030

In 2017, full-time male employees in Lynchburg city, VA made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $68,169 ± $3,324

  2. White

    $60,529 ± $977

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $56,661 ± $29,375

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Lynchburg city, VA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lynchburg city, VA is from Virginia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0649% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 2.01

  2. Census Tract 1

  3. Census Tract 17

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lynchburg city, VA was Census Tract 2.01 with a value of $79,243, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 17, with respective values of $65,089 and $61,120.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lynchburg city, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lynchburg city, VA (15.3k out of 68.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    7,501 ± 692

  2. Black

    6,721 ± 668

  3. Asian

    690 ± 245

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lynchburg city, VA is White, followed by Black and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

35.6k

2017 Value

± 1,348

0.878%

1 Year growth

± 5.34%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lynchburg city, VA grew at a rate of 0.878%, from 35.3k employees to 35.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lynchburg city, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,522 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (3,388 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,282 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lynchburg city, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lynchburg city, VA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,522 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (3,388 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,282 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lynchburg city, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (2.3 times higher than expected), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.57 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.49 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lynchburg city, VA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($66,071), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($58,367), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($53,125).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

35.6k

2017 Value

± 1,348

0.878%

1 Year growth

± 5.34%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lynchburg city, VA grew at a rate of 0.878%, from 35.3k employees to 35.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lynchburg city, VA, are Educational Services (6,556 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,579 people), and Retail Trade (4,101 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lynchburg city, VA, though some of these residents may live in Lynchburg city, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Lynchburg city, VA, by number of employees, are Educational Services (6,556 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,579 people), and Retail Trade (4,101 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lynchburg city, VA has an unusually high number of Educational Services (1.99 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.16 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.13 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lynchburg city, VA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($89,196), Utilities ($68,950), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,387).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.5B

  2. $26B

  3. $22.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.5B, followed by Motorized vehicles with $26B and Electronics and $22.4B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$254B

2015 Value

$373B

Projected 2045 Value

46.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Virginia trade was $254B. This is expected to increase 46.7% to $373B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $23.4B

  2. $12.9B

  3. $11.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $23.4B, followed by North Carolina with $12.9B and Pennsylvania and $11.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.8% of the population of Lynchburg city, VA has health coverage, with 46.7% on employee plans, 13.5% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 16.6% on non-group plans, and 2.5% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Lynchburg city, VA was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Lynchburg city, VA see 840 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.26% increase from the previous year (798 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 922 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 253 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.6%). Additionally, Petersburg city has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

840 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Lynchburg city, VA see an average of 840 patients per year. This represents a 5.26% increase from the previous year (798 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lynchburg city, VA in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,556

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,218

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,361

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,677

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.2%

Uninsured

46.7%

Employer Coverage

13.5%

Medicaid

10.5%

Medicare

16.6%

Non-Group

2.5%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lynchburg city, VA declined by 10.9% from 11.5% to 10.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lynchburg city, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.6% prevalence

  2. 15.6% prevalence

  3. 15.4% prevalence

Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, at 15.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Virginia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Lynchburg city, VA is home to a population of 79.2k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.85% of Lynchburg city, VA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Lynchburg city, VA is composed of 49.7k White Alone residents (62.7%), 22.4k Black or African American Alone residents (28.3%), 2.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.66%), 2.17k Asian Alone residents (2.74%), 1.74k Two or More Races residents (2.19%), 175 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.221%), 122 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.154%), and 33 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0416%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lynchburg city, VA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,832 speakers), African Languages (512 speakers), and Other Asian Languages (479 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

28

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

30

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lynchburg city, VA was 28.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 30. But people in Lynchburg city, VA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Lynchburg city, VA residents was 29.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.85%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.85%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 5.85% of Lynchburg city, VA residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lynchburg city, VA was 5.85%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    103,545 ± 7,851 people

  2. India

    82,876 ± 7,033 people

  3. Mexico

    56,021 ± 5,792 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Lynchburg city, VA was El Salvador, the natal country of 103,545 Lynchburg city, VA residents, followed by India with 82,876 and Mexico with 56,021.

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Citizenship

96.2%

2017 Citizenship

96.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.2% of Lynchburg city, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lynchburg city, VA was 96.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    49.7k ± 114

  2. Black or African American Alone

    22.4k ± 311

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.9k ± 445

In 2017, there were 2.21 times more White Alone residents (49.7k people) in Lynchburg city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22.4k Black or African American Alone and 2.9k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Lynchburg city, VA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,832 speakers (2.49%)

  2. African Languages

    512 speakers (0.696%)

  3. Other Asian Languages

    479 speakers (0.651%)

7.24% of Lynchburg city, VA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Lynchburg city, VA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.49% of the overall population of Lynchburg city, VA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.696% speak African Languages and 0.651% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,201 ± 183

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    984 ± 209

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    581 ± 152

Lynchburg city, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Lynchburg city, VA awarded 21,992 degrees. The student population of Lynchburg city, VA is skewed towards women, with 34,394 male students and 49,837 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lynchburg city, VA are White (11,903 and 55.4%), followed by Unknown (4,191 and 19.5%), Black or African American (3,663 and 17%), and Hispanic or Latino (922 and 4.29%).

The largest universities in Lynchburg city, VA by number of degrees awarded are Liberty University (19,423 and 88.3%), Central Virginia Community College (1,355 and 6.16%), and Lynchburg College (695 and 3.16%).

The most popular majors in Lynchburg city, VA are General Business Administration & Management (2,793 and 12.7%), General Human Services (1,894 and 8.61%), and General Psychology (1,742 and 7.92%).

The median tuition costs in Lynchburg city, VA are $25,378 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 1,087 degrees awarded

  2. 1,072 degrees awarded

  3. 1,537 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lynchburg city, VA was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 1,087 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Lynchburg city, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 19,423 degrees awarded

  2. 1,355 degrees awarded

  3. 695 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$25,378

Median Private

In 2016, the Lynchburg city, VA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Liberty University with 19,423 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

8,785

Degrees Awarded to Men

13,207

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 8,785 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lynchburg city, VA, which is 0.665 times less than the 13,207 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    11,903 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    4,191 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    3,663 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lynchburg city, VA were to White students. These 11,903 degrees mean that there were 2.84 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 4,191 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lynchburg city, VA was $153,800 in 2017, which is 0.707 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $149,600 to $153,800, a 2.81% increase. The homeownership rate in Lynchburg city, VA is 49.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lynchburg city, VA have an average commute time of 16.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lynchburg city, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$41,971

Median Household Income

± $1,414

28.2k

Number of Households

± 1,165

In 2017, the median household income of the 28.2k households in Lynchburg city, VA grew to $41,971 from the previous year's value of $40,728.

The following chart displays the households in Lynchburg city, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$153,800

2017 Median

± $3,412

$149,600

2016 Median

± $4,006

In 2017, the median property value in Lynchburg city, VA grew to to $153,800 from the previous year's value of $149,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lynchburg city, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lynchburg city, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lynchburg city, VA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lynchburg city, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

49.7%

2017 Homeownership

50.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 49.7% of the housing units in Lynchburg city, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 50.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lynchburg city, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lynchburg city, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lynchburg city, VA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

16.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lynchburg city, VA have a shorter commute time (16.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.57% of the workforce in Lynchburg city, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.6%

  2. Carpooled

    11.3%

  3. Walked

    5.04%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lynchburg city, VA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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