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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A
Lynchburg is a town in Virginia with a population of 79,237. Lynchburg is in Lynchburg City County. Living in Lynchburg offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Lynchburg there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals live in Lynchburg. The public schools in Lynchburg are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$153,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$835
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Lynchburg Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    236.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    9.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    50.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    221.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,566.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    205.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    25%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Lynchburg

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,971
National
$55,322
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Lynchburg Reviews

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We moved here seven months ago from Winston-Salem. It was a bit of culture shock. The restaurants here are consistently terrible and there are Liberty students everywhere.
On the other hand, it's a beautiful town with neat trails and neighborhoods. It's very affordable (the most affordable place I've ever lived). And it's growing, so maybe soon we will get restaurants that have decent service!
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This is a huge family city. Lynchburg gives you very small city vibes. It is the home of the largest Christian University, Liberty. Lynchburg has plenty of resturants but lacks on night life. I was born and raised here. It's big enough that you dont know everyone,but it's small enough where you know can about anywhere in the city in about 30 mintues. Public schools are decent and I would consider this a safe place to live. Lynchburg has grown to offer more small business, healthy living resturants, and more modern infrastructure.
Lynchburg is a very homie place. There are plenty of good eating places downtown such as RA bistro. The scenery in Lynchburg is beautiful with so many trails to walk on. The nice thing about Lynchburg is that the stores are relatively close together. There is much driving required to get from one place to another. Although Lynchburg is a nice family oriented town, there is not much to do for young people. The activities for non-college students are limited. Most of the activities are connected to Liberty University.