Lynchburg metropolitan area

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Lynchburg Metropolitan Statistical Area

Region 2000
Downtown Lynchburg skyline
Downtown Lynchburg skyline
Metro Lynchburg, Region 2000
Location of the Lynchburg Metropolitan Statistical Area in Virginia
Location of the Lynchburg Metropolitan Statistical Area in Virginia
Country United States
State Virginia
Largest cityLynchburg
 • Total2,139.2 sq mi (5,541 km2)
 • Land2,113.1 sq mi (5,473 km2)
 • Water26.1 sq mi (68 km2)  1.2%
 (2016 Estimates)[1]
 • Total260,232 (US: 184th)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
24095, 24104, 24121, 24122, 24174, 24178, 24501, 24502, 24503, 24504, 24505, 24506, 24512, 24513, 24514, 24515, 14517, 24521, 24522, 24523, 24526, 24528, 24533, 24536, 24538, 24550, 24551, 24554, 24556, 24570, 24571, 24572, 24574, 24576, 24588, 24593, 24595
Area code(s)434/540
Location of the Lynchburg Metropolitan Statistical Area in Virginia

The Lynchburg Metropolitan Statistical Area is a United States Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in the state of 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. In 2009 this was estimated to have risen to 247,447;[2] as of 2016, the Lynchburg MSA was estimated to have a population of 260,320, making it the fifth-largest metro area in the state. The Lynchburg MSA is also known within Virginia as Region 2000.

MSA components[edit]

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 city are included in the Lynchburg Metropolitan Statistical Area.[3]


Places with more than 65,000 inhabitants[edit]

Places with 10,000 to 15,000 inhabitants[edit]

Places with 1,000 to 10,000 inhabitants[edit]

Places with less than 1,000 inhabitants[edit]

Unincorporated places[edit]


As of the census[4] 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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2016 Population Estimates: Lynchburg, VA Metro Area". United States Census Bureau. US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 19, 2017.}
  2. ^ "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (CBSA-EST2009-01)". 2009 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2010-03-23. Archived from the original (CSV) on 2010-06-15. Retrieved 2010-03-25.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.