Considering a move to Lynchburg, VA?
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Lynchburg, is an economically and culturally diverse medium-sized city located in the middle of the state in, an area appropriately named, Central Virginia. Lynchburg has approximately 80,000 residents and 24 recognized, constituent neighborhoods. Lynchburg is the 14th largest community in Virginia.
Lynchburg’s economy is diverse, with a healthy split between white and blue-colar vocational opportunities. Generally, Lynchburg is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, service providers, manufacturing/production employees and infra-structure support workers. Lynchburg, maybe most importantly, is a college town. The growth and recent revitalization of our more prominent local educational institutions has become a core industry in Central Virginia. The growth of Liberty University, Randolph College, Lynchburg College and the recent revitalization of Sweet Briar College not only creates opportunity in the education field but also in all other areas that support them. Building and expansion keeps our construction workers busy. The growth of the student population keeps the retail and restaurant community prosperous. In a mirror image to the growth and development of the City, Centra has built one of the largest and most respected Healthcare Systems to be found anywhere. As the City grows, Centra builds, expands and imports more healthcare workers. To it’s credit, Lynchburg has a, largely, symbiotic relationship within it’s region of influence.
The presence of the student population allows Lynchburg residents to experience many of the advantages of a larger city without the problems and congestion that comes with life in larger population centers. On average, citizens spend only 18.38 minutes commuting each day. Not coincidentally, the overall education level of Lynchburg citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.07% of adults in Lynchburg have at least a bachelor’s degree. The average American community has only 21.84%. Also, Lynchburg has more residents who work in the areas of Computers and Math than 95% of the places in the US. The per capita income in Lynchburg in 2010 was $21,650, which is lower middle income relative to Virginia, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,600 for a family of four. Lynchburg has grown substantially in the past eight years and the income numbers have certainly moved upward.