Lynchburg, VA

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Population

265,405

2.03% growth

Poverty Rate

14.2%


Median Age

40.3


Median Household Income

$51,143

3.46% decline

Number of Employees

121,971

0.418% growth

Median Property Value

$172,200

0.408% growth

About

In 2018, Lynchburg, VA had a population of 265k people with a median age of 40.3 and a median household income of $51,143. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Lynchburg, VA grew from 260,116 to 265,405, a 2.03% increase and its median household income declined from $52,976 to $51,143, a -3.46% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lynchburg, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (75.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16.7%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (3%), White (Hispanic) (2.05%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.5%). N/A% of the people in Lynchburg, VA speak a non-English language, and 98.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lynchburg, VA are Liberty University (19,119 degrees awarded in 2017), Central Virginia Community College (1,075 degrees), and University of Lynchburg (711 degrees).

The median property value in Lynchburg, VA is $172,200, and the homeownership rate is 69.3%. Most people in Lynchburg, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Lynchburg, VA is 2 cars per household.

Lynchburg, VA borders Charlottesville, VA, Danville, VA, and Roanoke, VA.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Lynchburg, VA employs 122k people. The largest industries in Lynchburg, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (19,808 people), Educational Services (17,174 people), and Manufacturing (15,072 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($82,094), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,680), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,189).

Median household income in Lynchburg, VA is $51,143. Males in Lynchburg, VA have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,156. The income inequality in Lynchburg, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,143

2018 value

± $2,119

-3.46%

1 Year Growth

± 8.15%

Households in Lynchburg, VA have a median annual income of $51,143, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $52,976 in 2017, which represents a -3.46% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$77,546

Average Male Salary

± $1,392

$58,156

Average Female Salary

± $1,080

In 2018, full-time male employees in Virginia made 1.33 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $69,631 ± $2,938

  2. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $68,532 ± $39,047

  3. White

    $64,990 ± $1,071

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.02 times more than American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lynchburg, VA is from Virginia.

0.48

2018 Wage GINI

0.477

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.451% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 the GINI for Virginia was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lynchburg, VA was Loudoun County, VA with a value of $139,915, followed by Arlington County, VA and Fairfax County, VA, with respective values of $122,394 and $122,227.

The following map shows all of the counties in Lynchburg, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lynchburg, VA (34.9k out of 246k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    21,523 ± 1,051

  2. Black

    10,858 ± 815

  3. Hispanic

    1,081 ± 224

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lynchburg, VA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

122k

2018 Value

± 5,851

0.418%

1 Year growth

± 6.95%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Lynchburg, VA grew at a rate of 0.418%, from 121k employees to 122k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lynchburg, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (14,433 people), Sales & Related Occupations (12,526 people), and Management Occupations (11,027 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lynchburg, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lynchburg, VA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (14,433 people), Sales & Related Occupations (12,526 people), and Management Occupations (11,027 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Lynchburg, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (1.88 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.62 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.37 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lynchburg, VA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($72,362), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($64,747), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($58,729).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

122k

2018 Value

± 5,851

0.418%

1 Year growth

± 6.95%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Lynchburg, VA grew at a rate of 0.418%, from 121k employees to 122k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lynchburg, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (19,808 people), Educational Services (17,174 people), and Manufacturing (15,072 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lynchburg, VA, though some of these residents may live in Lynchburg, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Lynchburg, VA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (19,808 people), Educational Services (17,174 people), and Manufacturing (15,072 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Lynchburg, VA has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.22 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.53 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lynchburg, VA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($82,094), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,680), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,189).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $29.9B

  2. $27.8B

  3. $26B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $29.9B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($27.8B) and Electronics ($26B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$277B

2020 Value

$373B

Projected 2045 Value

34.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Virginia trade was $277B. This is expected to increase 34.7% to $373B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.5B

  2. $14B

  3. $12.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $25.5B, followed by North Carolina with $14B and Pennsylvania and $12.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

91.8% of the population of Lynchburg, VA has health coverage, with 50.3% on employee plans, 10.7% on Medicaid, 14.8% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 2.51% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Lynchburg, VA was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Lynchburg, VA see 1316 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0759% decrease from the previous year (1317 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1494 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 684 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.6%). Additionally, Petersburg city has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,316 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Virginia see an average of 1,316 patients per year. This represents a 0.0759% decrease from the previous year (1,317 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,556

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,218

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,361

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,677

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.17%

Uninsured

50.3%

Employer Coverage

10.7%

Medicaid

14.8%

Medicare

13.4%

Non-Group

2.51%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lynchburg, VA grew by 6.49% from 7.68% to 8.17%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lynchburg, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.6% prevalence

  2. 15.6% prevalence

  3. 15.4% prevalence

Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, at 15.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Virginia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Lynchburg, VA is home to a population of 265k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.33% of Lynchburg, VA residents were born outside of the country (8.67k people).

In 2018, there were 4.53 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (201k people) in Lynchburg, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 44.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.96k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Lynchburg, VA was 40.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Lynchburg, VA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Lynchburg, VA residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.33%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

8.67k people

3.24%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

8.45k people

As of 2017, 3.33% of Lynchburg, VA residents (8.67k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lynchburg, VA was 3.24%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    128,320 ± 8,728 people

  2. India

    95,761 ± 7,555 people

  3. Philippines

    59,845 ± 5,985 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 128,320 Virginia residents, followed by India with 95,761 and Philippines with 59,845.

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Citizenship

98.5%

2018 Citizenship

98.2%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.5% of Lynchburg, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Lynchburg, VA was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lynchburg, VA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    201k ± 2.47k

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    44.3k ± 2.43k

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    7.96k ± 1.71k

In 2018, there were 4.53 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (201k people) in Lynchburg, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 44.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.96k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Lynchburg, VA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    8,069 ± 1,170

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    4,119 ± 1,396

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,579 ± 882

Lynchburg, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.96 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Lynchburg, VA awarded 21,480 degrees. The student population of Lynchburg, VA is skewed towards women, with 34,252 male students and 49,547 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lynchburg, VA are White (11,195 and 53.1%), followed by Unknown (5,016 and 23.8%), Black or African American (3,217 and 15.3%), and Hispanic or Latino (824 and 3.91%).

The largest universities in Lynchburg, VA by number of degrees awarded are Liberty University (19,119 and 89%), Central Virginia Community College (1,075 and 5%), and University of Lynchburg (711 and 3.31%).

The most popular majors in Lynchburg, VA are General Business Administration & Management (2,870 and 13.4%), Other Mental, Social Health Services, & Allied Professions (1,563 and 7.28%), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (1,524 and 7.09%).

The median tuition costs in Lynchburg, VA are $26,127 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 1,277 degrees awarded

  2. 1,200 degrees awarded

  3. 1,167 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lynchburg, VA was General Psychology with 1,277 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Lynchburg, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 19,119 degrees awarded

  2. 1,075 degrees awarded

  3. 711 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$26,127

Median Private

In 2017, the Lynchburg, VA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Liberty University with 19,119 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

8,593

Degrees Awarded to Men

12,887

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 8,593 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lynchburg, VA, which is 0.667 times less than the 12,887 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Lynchburg, VA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    11,195 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    5,016 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    3,217 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lynchburg, VA were to White students. These 11,195 degrees mean that there were 2.23 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 5,016 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lynchburg, VA was $172,200 in 2018, which is 0.75 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $171,500 to $172,200, a 0.408% increase. The homeownership rate in Lynchburg, VA is 69.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lynchburg, VA have an average commute time of 25.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lynchburg, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$172,200

2018 Median

± $6,282

$171,500

2017 Median

± $4,296

In 2018, the median property value in Lynchburg, VA grew to to $172,200 from the previous year's value of $171,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lynchburg, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lynchburg, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$51,143

Median Household Income

± $2,119

103k

Number of Households

± 5,090

In 2018, the median household income of the 103k households in Lynchburg, VA declined from $51,143 from the previous year's value of $52,976.

The following chart displays the households in Lynchburg, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lynchburg, VA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lynchburg, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

69.3%

2018 Homeownership

70.5%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 69.3% of the housing units in Lynchburg, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lynchburg, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

25.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lynchburg, VA have a similar commute time (25.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.55% of the workforce in Lynchburg, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.9%

  2. Carpooled

    8.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.72%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lynchburg, VA was Drove Alone (81.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.4%) and those who Worked At Home (4.72%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lynchburg, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lynchburg, VA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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