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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  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 80,131. Lynchburg is in Lynchburg City County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Lynchburg offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Lynchburg there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Lynchburg. The public schools in Lynchburg are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$158,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$843
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
    265.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    42.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    72.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    316.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,674.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    192.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    25%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Lynchburg

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,374
National
$55,322
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A beautiful part of the US, lots of nature, and outdoor recreation. I grew up here, however, I moved away 12 years ago, since then I have lived all over the US (Deep south, W Coast, Midwest, Texas, etc). I still have the same view now as when I grew up here... Lynchburg is culturally isolated and ultra-conservative. This town is run by Liberty University and the Falwell family. If you arent comfortable in a city run on evangelical baptist beliefs and biblical laws do not move here! If that's your niche, you'll be in heaven (no pun intended).
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Lynchburg has a lot to offer including Historic Downtown where there are many great coffee shops and restaurants. Everything is within a 15 minute car ride! The Blue Ridge Parkway is also really close by and a great way to go spend the day hiking or a nice car ride exploring. There are a lot of great schools as well, all the way from elementary to several colleges. Lynchburg is a fun town with always something to do. It is exciting to see how much it has grown just in the last few years and look forward to seeing what the future has in store.
I wouldn't say Lynchburg is necessarily bad or good. It's a medium sized city, with many different "cliches," so it's very easy to find your people. The schools are excellent, and the city is overall pretty safe. Downtown there are many small businesses, like boutiques and cafes. There's multiple parks throughout the city, for your family to have a picnic or get active together. The city also has many trails, and multiple hikes that are only an hour away for any nature lovers. While Lynchburg definitely has its perks, the only thing I wish the community would work on is unity. The city isn't segregated , however, most people stay in their cliches which can cause small divisions. My wish is that the people can come together more in the near future.