Lynchburg, VA Population

Population: 65,269. Estimated population in July 2020: 66,973 (+2.6% change)
Males: 29,841 (45.7%), Females: 35,428 (54.3%)

Zip codes: 24501, 24502, 24503, 24504.

Median resident age: 35.1 years
Median household income: $32,234
Median house value: $85,300

Races in Lynchburg:

  • White Non-Hispanic (66.0%)
  • Black (29.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Other race (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (12.4%), English (11.9%), German (8.8%), Irish (8.1%), Scotch-Irish (2.5%), Scottish (2.3%).

Elevation: 818 feet

Land area: 49.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Lynchburg

  • High school or higher: 78.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 25.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lynchburg city

  • Never married: 32.6%
  • Now married: 45.2%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

3.2% Foreign born (1.3% Asia, 0.9% Europe, 0.6% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -899 (-1.4%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Lynchburg:

  • CENTRAL VIRGINIA TRAINING CENTER (PO BOX 1098)
  • VIRGINIA BAPTIST HOSP & LYNCHBURG GENL (3300 RIVERMONT AVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Lynchburg:

  • CARILION BEDFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 26 miles; BEDFORD, VA)
  • STONEWALL JACKSON HOSPITAL (about 35 miles; LEXINGTON, VA)
  • HALIFAX-SOUTH BOSTON COMM HOSP (about 47 miles; HALIFAX, VA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lynchburg:

  • LYNCHBURG REGIONAL/PRESTON GLENN FLD (about 7 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Abbreviation: LYH)
  • ROANOKE REGIONAL/WOODRUM FIELD (about 56 miles; ROANOKE, VA; Abbreviation: ROA)
  • DANVILLE REGIONAL (about 59 miles; DANVILLE, VA; Abbreviation: DAN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lynchburg:

  • FALWELL (about 5 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Abbreviation: W24)
  • NEW LONDON (about 15 miles; FOREST, VA; Abbreviation: W90)
  • BROOKNEAL/CAMPBELL COUNTY (about 22 miles; BROOKNEAL, VA; Abbreviation: 0V4)
Amtrak station:
LYNCHBURG (825 KEMPER ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Lynchburg:

  • LIBERTY UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 5,348; Location: 1971 UNIVERSITY BLVD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.LIBERTY.EDU; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • CENTRAL VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,882; Location: 3506 WARDS RD; Public; Website: www.cvcc.vccs.edu)
  • LYNCHBURG COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,793; Location: 1501 LAKESIDE DR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.lynchburg.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • RANDOLPH-MACON WOMAN’S COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 714; Location: 2500 RIVERMONT AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.rmwc.edu)
  • LYNCHBURG GENERAL HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING (Full-time enrollment: 163; Location: 1901 TATE SPRINGS RD; Private, not-for-profit)
  • MILLER-MOTTE BUSINESS COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 150; Location: 1912 MEMORIAL AVE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.miller-motte.net)
  • RALPHS VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 19; Location: FOREST PLAZA W SHOPPING CENTER; Private, for-profit)
  • FALWELL AVIATION INC (Location: 4332 RICHMOND HWY; Private, for-profit)
  • VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY OF LYNCHBURG (Location: 2058 GARFIELD AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Master’s degree)
  • CLASS ONE THE DESIGN SCHOOL FOR HAIR (Location: 146 LAKE FOREST DR; Private, for-profit)
  • VIRGINIA AVIATION (Location: PO BOX 4209; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Lynchburg:

  • WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY (about 35 miles; LEXINGTON, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,063)
  • LONGWOOD COLLEGE (about 55 miles; FARMVILLE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,557)
  • VIRGINIA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 57 miles; ROANOKE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,535)
  • UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA-MAIN CAMPUS (about 62 miles; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 19,602)
  • NATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE (about 64 miles; SALEM, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,382)
  • PIEDMONT VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 64 miles; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,012)
  • JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY (about 75 miles; HARRISONBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 14,447)

Schools

Public high schools in Lynchburg:

  • E. C. GLASS HIGH (Students: 1,660; Location: 2111 MEMORIAL AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • HERITAGE HIGH (Students: 1,160; Location: 3020 WARDS FERRY RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • BROOKVILLE HIGH (Students: 967; Location: 100 LAXTON RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CENTRAL VIRGINIA GOV SCH (Location: 3020 WARDS FERRY RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • LYNCHBURG CITY SECONDARY ALTERNATIVE (Location: 1200-1208 POLK ST.; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Lynchburg:

  • HOLY CROSS REGIONAL SCHOOL (Students: 394; Location: 2125 LANGHORNE ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • VIRGINIA EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 222; Location: PO BOX 408; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • NEW VISTAS SCHOOL (Students: 49; Location: 520 ELDON ST.; Grades: 1 – 12)
  • RIVERMONT SCHOOL (THE) (Students: 24; Location: 3024 FOREST HILLS CIRCLE; Grades: 2 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Lynchburg:

  • BROOKVILLE MIDDLE (Students: 771; Location: 320 BEE DR; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • LINKHORNE MIDDLE (Students: 757; Location: 2525 LINKHORNE DR; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • TOMAHAWK ELEM. (Students: 714; Location: 155 BEE DRIVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • LEESVILLE ROAD ELEM. (Students: 663; Location: 19965 LEESVILLE ROAD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • PAUL L. DUNBAR MID. FOR INNOV. (Students: 657; Location: 1200 1208 POLK ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • SANDUSKY MIDDLE (Students: 631; Location: 805 CHINOOK PLACE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • LINKHORNE ELEM. (Students: 497; Location: 2501 LINKHORNE DR; Grades: KG – 05)
  • BEDFORD HILLS ELEM. (Students: 455; Location: 4330 MORNINGSIDE DR; Grades: KG – 05)
  • ROBERT S. PAYNE ELEM. (Students: 434; Location: 1201 FLOYD ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • PERRYMONT ELEM. (Students: 419; Location: 409 PERRYMONT AVE; Grades: PK – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Lynchburg:

  • LYNCHBURG CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 524; Location: 701 THOMAS RD; Grades: PK – 6)
  • JAMES RIVER DAY SCHOOL (Students: 210; Location: 5039 BOONSBORO ROAD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • DESMOND T DOSS SDA SCHOOL (Students: 56; Location: 130 GEORGE STREET; Grades: PK – 9)

Libraries

Library in Lynchburg:

  • LYNCHBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,661,663; Location: 2315 MEMORIAL AVENUE; 155,278 books; 13,254 audio materials; 5,793 video materials; 376 serial subscriptions)