Lynchburg, South Carolina

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Lynchburg, South Carolina

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High Points

Lynchburg strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in South Carolina):

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Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Lynchburg Racial Diversity
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Lynchburg Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Lynchburg, South Carolina

Comparing Lynchburg to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in South Carolina (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 8
Male Share of the Population 7 9
Female Share of the Population 5 3
Senior Citizens 4 4
Well-Paid Single Men 2 3
Age of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 9
Portion of People Married 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 3 3
Median Family Income 3 4
People in Middle Class or Better 2 2
People Above Poverty 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 7 6
Working at Home 1 3
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Housing Recently Built 10 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 6
Affordability of Rents 8 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 3 6
Low Violent Crime 1 2

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Lynchburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 55 miles E of Columbia, South Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 91 miles SE of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Lee
Metro Area Sumter
Standard Zip Codes 29080
Phone Area Codes 803
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.06
Longitude -80.071

Lynchburg Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station SUMTER
Distance 18.2 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 56 F
Apr Temp 49 to 77 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches
Distance 21.7 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 55 F
Apr Temp 51 to 75 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 53 to 75 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
Station LAKE CITY 2 SE
Distance 24.2 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 56 F
Apr Temp 47 to 76 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches
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Lynchburg Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 588 100%
Male 286 48.6%
Female 302 51.4%
Under 18 153 26%
18+ 435 74%
65+ 81 13.8%
Median Age 33
Average Family Size 3.29
White 102 17.3%
African-American 433 73.6%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 50 8.5%
Mixed Race 3 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 51 8.7%

Estimated Lynchburg Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 590
Growth 2
Growth % 0.3%

Lynchburg Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 87.1%
Scotch-Irish 3.3%
German 2.2%
English 2%
US/American 1.2%
Lebanese 1.2%
Norwegian 1%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Irish 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Scottish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Lynchburg, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Atkins (29080)
Motbridge (29080)
South Lynchburg (29080)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lynchburg 588 $33,750
Bishopville 3,670 $37,660
Lamar 1,015 $35,789
Mayesville 1,001 $27,321
Olanta 613 $27,813
Timmonsville 2,315 $29,213
Turbeville 602 $38,750
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