Lynchburg, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lynchburg, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Lynchburg Census Designated Place had a population of 2,560 as of July 1, 2017. 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 34.962 and longitude -90.1071 in DeSoto County. The formal boundaries for the Lynchburg Census Designated Place (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2403250) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lynchburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Lynchburg, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,560
Daytime Population: Workers 98
Daytime Population: Residents 1,267
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,365
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.53
Population in Households 2,560
Population in Familes 2,273
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,324
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $75,422
Average Household Income $77,796
Per Capita Income $25,765


Total Housing Units 881 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 727 (82.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 107 (12.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $157,500
Average Home Value $176,303


Total Households 834
Average Household Size 3.07
Family Households 675
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 race 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.68% 0.81%
Households 0.37% 0.66%
Families -0.1% 0.59%
Median Household Income   0.31%
Per Capita Income   1.2%

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, 2017 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 # 102 72nd
Population Density # 41 89th
Diversity Index # 65 83rd
Median Household Income # 3 99th
Per Capita Income # 34 91st

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