Lynchburg city, Virginia

According to the 2000 Census, Lynchburg city, Virginia has a population of 65,269 people. Of those, 43,487 (66%) are White, 19,382 (29%) are Black, and 878 (1%) are Latino[1]. However, 436 (or 1% of the 65,269 people) are not residents by choice but are people in prison.

Even though prisoners cannot participate in the local community, the Census Bureau nevertheless counts them as residents of the county where they are incarcerated.

A more accurate description would not include the prisoners. This would give Lynchburg city a population of 64,833 with a demographic that is 67% White, 29% Black, and 1% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 65,269 436 64,833
White 43,487 127 43,360
Black 19,382 309 19,073
Latino 878 3 875


[1]The numbers for Whites, Blacks and Latinos may not add up to the total number because we have not included racial groups other than Whites and Blacks and because the Census Bureau considers "Latino" to be an ethnicity, not a race. Most of the people reported as being Latino are also counted as being White or Black.

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  • Feb 21, 2019:
    Volunteer Attorney Stephen Raher will be presenting his paper “The Company Store and the Literally Captive Market: Consumer Law in Prisons and Jails” at the Consumer Law Conference at Berkeley Law School. The paper will be presented and discussed at 4:00pm.

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