Lynchburg, Virginia metropolitan area
The Lynchburg Metropolitan Statistical Area, also widely known within the state as Region 2000, is a United States Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in Virginia, as defined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as of June, 2003. As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 228,616 (though a July 1, 2009 estimate placed the population at 247,447).
Note: Since a state constitutional change in 1871, places in Virginia incorporated as a "city" are independent cities and are not located in any county. The OMB considers these independent cities to be county-equivalents for the purpose of defining MSAs in Virginia.
Four counties and one independent cities are included in the Lynchburg Metropolitan Statistical Area.
- Independent Cities
Places with more than 65,000 inhabitants
- Lynchburg (Principal city)
Places with 10,000 to 15,000 inhabitants
Places with 1,000 to 10,000 inhabitants
- Forest (census-designated place)
- Rustburg (census-designated place)
Places with less than 1,000 inhabitants
- Pamplin City (partial)
As of the census of 2000, there were 228,616 people, 89,736 households, and 62,698 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 79.42% White, 18.16% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.69% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.95% of the population.
The median income for a household in the MSA was $35,890, and the median income for a family was $42,085. Males had a median income of $31,701 versus $21,702 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $18,073.
- "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (CBSA-EST2009-01)" (CSV). 2009 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2010-03-23. Retrieved 2010-03-25.
- "Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Components" (TXT). Metropolitan statistical areas and metropolitan divisions defined by the Office of Management and Budget, November 2007. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2008-06-24. Retrieved 2008-09-01.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.