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The economy of Lynchburg, VA employs 35,295 people. The economy of Lynchburg, VA is specialized in Educational Services; Accommodation & Food Service; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 1.86; 1.16; and 1.15 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Lynchburg, VA are Educational Services (6,110), Healthcare & Social Assistance (5,642), and Retail trade (4,382), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($71,683), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($48,720), and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($42,031).

Median household income in Lynchburg, VA is $40,728. Males in Lynchburg, VA have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,080. The income inequality of Lynchburg, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.445 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Lynchburg, VA. In Lynchburg city, VA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 18-24 and 18-24, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 125 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,598. Petersburg city, VA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Virginia.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Lynchburg, VA is from the county of Lynchburg city, VA.

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Lynchburg, VA is home to a population of 78,755 people, from which 96.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Lynchburg, VA is composed of 49,615 White residents (63%), 22,231 Black residents (28.2%), 2,630 Hispanic residents (3.34%), 2,089 Asian residents (2.65%), and 1,869 Two+ residents (2.37%). The most common foreign languages in Lynchburg, VA are Spanish (1,832 speakers), African Languages (512 speakers), and Other Asian (479 speakers), but compared to other places, Lynchburg, VA has a relative high number of Gujarati (308 speakers), African Languages (512 speakers), and Other Asian (479 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Lynchburg, VA awarded 20,440 degrees. The student population of Lynchburg, VA is skewed towards females, with 8,415 male students and 12,025 female students. Most students in Lynchburg, VA are White (11,635 and 56.9%), followed by Black or African American (3,734 and 18.3%), Unknown (3,149 and 15.4%), and Hispanic or Latino (870 and 4.26%). The largest universities in Lynchburg, VA by number of graduates are Liberty University (18,231 and 89.2%), Central Virginia Community College (984 and 4.81%), and Lynchburg College (701 and 3.43%). The most popular majors in Lynchburg, VA are General Psychology (1,367 and 6.69%), Religious Studies (1,078 and 5.27%), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (983 and 4.81%). The median tuition costs in Lynchburg, VA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $15,105 and $15,105 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lynchburg, VA is $149,600, which is 0.73 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $149,200 to $149,600, a 0.27% increase. The homeownership rate of Lynchburg, VA is 50.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Lynchburg, VA have an average commute time of 17.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lynchburg, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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