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Overall Niche Grade
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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. Living in Lynchburg offers residents a 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
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
    257.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    51.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    276.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,881.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    173.1
    284
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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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I was born and raised in Lynchburg. I am currently a Senior in a public school and I also hold a job. This city is a great place to grow up and raise a family. Though it seems Liberty University has its hand over everything, there are several different things to do around town. Being a college town, there is a lot of diversity and opportunities. I have loved growing up here but I am just as excited to explore a new location upon entry into college next semester!
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Lynchburg has come a long way in the last 15 years. There has been a huge effort to revitalize the many historic areas which has a caused a huge influx of new businesses and local entrepreneurs. The community really does try to provide opportunities for the current demographic to get involved and feel connected with the city with some success considering it is in the early stages and was not part of the culture of the city. The biggest problem currently facing Lynchburg is poverty. There are a few amazing local organizations that are working to provide opportunities for those that find themselves below the poverty line. It is my opinion that there are more non-profits and businesses that could be doing more to help meet this city's greatest need. I love this city and have a heart for this place, but also see its most desperate need and know Lynchburg can continue to reach out, solve a widespread issue and continue on its mission to be an amazing place to reside.
Ever since I was born here, I’ve gotten used to the peaceful atmosphere after moving into the suburbs. Not much had really changed since I’ve relocated close to downtown. Most residents are friendly and diverse from different ethnic backgrounds, even at Heritage. However, I have the following concerns that we need to work on: finding any renewable resources to replace the resources we’re using now, definitely help get rid of violence for good, give more alternative routes during innovation or construction work, preserve more natural land, recycling more often, prevent water levels from constantly decreasing in James River, and make a more comfortable, happier, healthier, successful, affordable, and friendlier community. And we could update our education to the highest quality if possible. Thank you.