A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  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
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$149,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$782
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%

Lynchburg Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    257
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    44
    41
  • Robbery
    71
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    327
    500
  • Theft
    1,780
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    140
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$40,728
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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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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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.
Lynchburg is a great city if you have a growing family. There are plenty of things to do whether you enjoy indoor or outdoor activities. Hiking is amazing here with all the mountain views. State parks are plentiful. Children can enjoy Amazement Square which is a fantastic children's museum. They can also go to Putt putt Fun Center, Snowflex (year round ski slope), Funquest, bowling, and the new indoor trampoline park. There's even more to do than I can list. Also, Liberty University offers Broadway level plays , concerts, and excellent sporting events! Come for a visit!