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The 2016 Lynchburg, Virginia, population is 79,812. There are 1,625 people per square mile (population density).

Family in Lynchburg, Virginia

The median age is 29. The US median is 37.4. 38.80% of people in Lynchburg, Virginia, are married. 9.37% are divorced.

The average household size is 2.38 people. 29.02% of people are married, with children. 20.98% have children, but are single.

Race in Lynchburg, Virginia

62.89% of people are white, 27.96% are black, 2.85% are asian, 0.17% are native american, and 0.12% claim 'Other'.

3.24% of the people in Lynchburg, Virginia, claim hispanic ethnicity (meaning 96.76% are non-hispanic).

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  PEOPLELynchburg, VirginiaUnited States
  Population  79,812321,418,820
  Population - 2010  73,726308,745,538
  Population - 2000  65,269285,036,114
  Population - 1990  66,049251,960,433
  Pop. 1990 to Now  20.84%27.57%
  Pop. 2000 to Now  22.28%12.76%
  Pop. Density  1,62591
  Land Area  493,531,905
  Water Area  1264,837
  Median Age  2937.4
  Female Population  52.95%50.81%
  Male Population  47.05%49.19%
  Age 0 to 4  6.09%6.36%
  Age 5 to 9  5.05%6.51%
  Age 10 to 14  5.52%6.59%
  Age 15 to 17  3.14%4.03%
  Age 18 to 20  12.63%4.35%
  Age 21 to 24  11.26%5.61%
  Age 25 to 34  12.77%13.47%
  Age 35 to 44  8.99%12.97%
  Age 45 to 54  10.72%14.09%
  Age 55 to 59  5.48%6.57%
  Age 60 to 64  4.62%5.72%
  Age 65 to 74  6.70%7.64%
  Age 75 to 84  4.43%4.26%
  Age 85 and over  2.61%1.85%
  White  62.89%62.77%
  Black  27.96%12.24%
  Asian  2.85%4.95%
  Native American  0.17%0.66%
  Hawaiian, Pacific Islander  0.01%0.16%
  Other  0.12%0.20%
  Two or More Races  2.78%2.13%
  Hispanic  3.24%16.90%
  Non-Hispanic  96.76%83.10%
  Households  28,424116,211,000
  Family Households  16,19976,958,100
  Non Family Households  12,22539,253,000
  Household Size  2.382.63
  Married Population  38.80%50.58%
  Single Population  61.20%49.42%
  Now Married  36.36%48.41%
  Married but Separated  2.44%2.17%
  Never Married  45.80%32.55%
  Widowed  6.03%5.95%
  Divorced  9.37%10.92%
  Married, w/children  29.02%31.68%
  Married, no children  37.88%41.44%
  Single, w/children  20.98%16.94%
  Single, no children  12.12%9.95%


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