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Lynchburg is an independent city.

The community was named after John Lynch, who operated a ferry here.

The latitude of Lynchburg is 37.413N. The longitude is -79.142W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 630 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 65,113.


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Median household income
Local
$32,234
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lynchburg demographic reports
Lynchburg is on the James River, at the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Long a major tobacco market. Served as the state capital in April 1865 during the few days between the fall of Richmond and the fall of the Confederacy
Pharmacist Charles Brown Fleet, who moved here in 1869, invented Chap-Stick lip balm
Public transportation: Greater Lynchburg Transit Company (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 267. The number of murders and homicides was 6. The violent crime rate was 4.1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Jerry Falwell, evangelist
· Anne Spencer, poet
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Rose Festival - May 12, 2007
  • Batteau Festival - June 15-16, 2007
  • Art Festival - Sept. 15, 2007
  • Lynch's Ferry Festival - April 28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Lynchburg web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Blackwater Creek Natural Area, Smith Mountain Lake
Sports teams: Hillcats (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Lynchburg Museum, Poplar Forest (Thomas Jefferson home), Anne Spencer Home
Colleges and universities: Liberty University, Lynchburg College, Randolph-Macon Woman's College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 68

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Lynchburg residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lynchburg ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lynchburg was $18,263, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

25% of Lynchburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Lynchburg include Daniel's Hill Historic District, Diamond Hill Historic District, Federal Hill Historic District, Garland Hill Historic District, Lower Basin Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Lynchburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $383.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $801.


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Libraries in Lynchburg include Lynchburg Public Downtown Branch Library, Lynchburg Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Lynchburg include Lynchburg Ledger, News Advance

TV stations in Lynchburg include WJPR, WSET.

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Lynchburg City supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lynchburg political report.

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The average commute time for Lynchburg workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 13 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Lynchburg between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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