Lynchburg, Virginia

independent city in Virginia, United States

Lynchburg is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia. It is in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains along the banks of the James River. Lynchburg is known as the "City of Seven Hills" and "The Hill City". It is sometimes called "A City Unto Itself" because of the city's historical avoidance of State and Federal entanglements.

Lynchburg, Virginia
Downtown Lynchburg
Downtown Lynchburg
Official seal of Lynchburg, Virginia
Official logo of Lynchburg, Virginia
City of Seven Hills, The Hill City
Location in Virginia
Location in Virginia
Lynchburg is located in the United States
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 37°24′13″N 79°10′12″W / 37.40361°N 79.17000°W / 37.40361; -79.17000
Country United States
State Virginia
Incorporated (town)1805
Incorporated (city)1852
Named forJohn Lynch
 • TypeCouncil–Manager
 • Independent city49.53 sq mi (128.27 km2)
 • Land48.97 sq mi (126.84 km2)
 • Water0.55 sq mi (1.43 km2)
630 ft (192 m)
 • Independent city79,009
 • Rank11th in Virginia
 • Density1,600/sq mi (620/km2)
 • Urban
116,636 (US: 271st)
 • Metro
261,593 (US: 189th)
 • Demonym
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
24501, 24502, 24503, 24504, 24505, 24551
Area code(s)434
FIPS code51-680
GNIS feature ID1479007[2]

At the 2020 census, 79,009 people lived in Lynchburg.[3]

References change

  1. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. "QuickFacts: Lynchburg city, Virginia". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 26, 2024.