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The Lynchburg CDP(1) had a population of 2,832 as of July 1, 2021. Lynchburg ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lynchburg is located at latitude 34.9623 and longitude -90.0959 in DeSoto County. The formal boundaries for the Lynchburg Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. DeSoto County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 305 feet.

The Lynchburg Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Lynchburg Census Designated Place is located within Supervisor District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of DeSoto County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Lynchburg, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 2,832 (100%)
Population in Households 2,832 (100.0%)
Population in Families 2,504 (88.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,465
Diversity Index2 58


Median Household Income $64,774
Average Household Income $78,076
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $25,650
Wealth Index5 67


Total HU (Housing Units) 967 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 811 (83.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 105 (10.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $162,112
Average Home Value $185,543
Housing Affordability Index3 247


Total Households 916
Average Household Size 3.09
Family Households 735
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.34% 1.37%
Households 1.08% 1.26%
Families 0.69% 1.12%
Median Household Income   1.01%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
Owner Occupied HU   1.3%

Lynchburg, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lynchburg to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 99 73rd
Population Density # 34 91st
Median Household Income # 21 94th
Housing Affordability Index # 246 68th
Per Capita Income # 68 81st
Diversity Index # 42 89th

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