Community Demographic Study on Liberty University
This document outlines a school’s demographic study from an institution located in Lynchburg, Virginia, and the surrounding community. The institution is known as Liberty University, a private evangelical Christian university. The institution serves various students and a wide range of courses, from college to Ph.D. levels. Liberty school has approximately 15,000 regular students, with 94,000 students for online courses. The higher education center provides all the necessary services regarding quality education for all students. The information has been presented into three main parts. That is demographic data analysis, demographic data report, and implications. The discussion examines ethnicity and race, income, gender, race, socioeconomic status, unemployment rates, education level, and religion in these analyzed areas. The research aimed to explore adequate information as the central part of the school-community alignment resource project while ensuring that all the needed information is made available for further evaluations.
Demographic Data Report
Liberty University Demographic Data
|Two or More Races||1200||2%|
|Other Languages apart from English|
|Ages (18 – 24 years old)||3440|
|Socioeconomic /Income Status||65%|
N/B: The data presented above outlines the internal study of Liberty University. The represented number of school enrolments reflects information from August 6, 2018.
Liberty University Gender Demographic Data by Age
|Age||Male Population||Female Population|
|15 – 19 years||17, 936||23,112|
|20 – 25 years||9, 201||14, 132|
|26 – 34 years||24, 003||21, 122|
|35 – 40 years||20, 588||23, 003|
|41 – 45 years||19, 401||22, 874|
|46 – 50 years||19, 606||21, 306|
|51 – 60 years||17, 322||18, 173|
|61 – 70 years||21, 104||23, 142|
|71- 80 years||12, 045||15, 134|
|Over 80 Years||5, 132||10, 143|
N/B: The gender data presented was collected from The United States Census Bureau for 2015.
Race in Liberty University
|African American||30, 132||3.9%|
|American Indians||2, 013||0.5%|
|Two or more Races||1,113||0.2%|
N/B: The race data presented was gathered from The United States Census Bureau for 2015.
Language Spoken at Texas apart from English
Note: The information presented is based on the languages spoken in Lynchburg, Virginia, collected from United States Census Bureau in 2015.
Demographic Data Analysis
The shown information reveals the data analysis from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. The private institution with learners for a different course and degree programs. It offers an explicit platform for data collection, especially among online learners (Porter & Whitcomb, 2005). The data gathered portrays the current school semester. As indicated in Table I, the Latino population is the highest in the school. The white comes second with approximately eight percent of the entire population. Other races such as Blacks, Asian, and other mixed ones constitute the remaining percentage of the school population. As a result, it is worth noting that most students at Liberty University.
Additionally, in terms of language spoken by students apart from English, most learners are well vast with the Spanish. The institution’s demographic information reveals that 80% of the school population speaks Spanish fluently (Xia et a., 2017). On the other hand, 10% of the school’s population can speak French, the Chinese and Italian can be spoken by 5% each of the entire population. The school’s location has also played a significant role in determining the type of language that is predominant in it. Besides, this is just fallacious. In terms of gender, demographics presented that there are more female students as compared to the male ones. From a total of 300 students, there are 230 female students and 70 males for the entire school population. This constitutes 60% and 40% school population for females and males respectively. Moreover, in terms of religion, Evangelical Christian is seen as the most predominant one with a total percentage of 96% of the overall school population. Besides, based on the school’s nature, private catholic institutions, it is worth noting that faith played a part in influencing students.
Community Data Analysis
The selected school, Liberty University for the study, is located in Lynchburg, Virginia. The predominant race in Lynchburg, Virginia, is whites. It has a population of 79% whites of the overall school according to United States Census Bureau. Other significant populations and groups are the whites that constitute 15%; however, the latter represents the larger population if compared to Whites. Other minor races include African American, Asian, Hispanic, and American Indian (Xia et al., 2017). They constitute approximately 10% of the overall community population. Interestingly, in terms of language spoken in the region rather than English, Spanish is widely spoken in the region with an 80% (U.S. Religion Census 2010). As demonstrated by statistics from the information presented, Spanish is regarded as the common language among the community members.
The predominant gender in Lynchburg, Virginia, is the females, and they constitute 60% of the total population. On the other, males constitute 40% of the entire population. Therefore, the mean average for Liberty University is 25 years old (Porter & Whitcomb, 2005). Baptist, which is also the predominant faith in the region, constitutes approximately 54% of the overall population. The second and other most practiced religion in the region is Catholic and Protestant. They include 18% and 16% respectively of the general population (Xia et a., 2017). Notably, religious preferences such as Muslim, Orthodox among others, make up the remaining percentage. It is also evident from the study that most people in the region have a higher learning education, with few with Ph.D. degrees. Overall, in terms of unemployment rates, the population lies at a 6% unemployment rate though the government provided the largest platform for employment opportunities.
The selected school, Liberty University, was a private evangelical Christian university located in Lynchburg, Virginia. It offers learning services for the over six hundred-degree courses. The school’s demographic population reveals that approximately 85% of its entire students enrolled are Whites. Other races include Latinos and a mixture of Asians, African Americans, and others. The 2015 United States census revealed that the population of Whites is the largest group in the region. The entire population estimates 68% of the overall country’s population.
Nonetheless, it estimated that 80% of the Virginia population other languages apart from English. According to Marks (2014), these considerations have had a significant impact on the performance of English and other courses for the quality education among students. It has also been found that some English speakers experience difficulties in understanding classroom lessons that are done in English because of the mutual interactions with other races. The same is also common in English written examinations. Marks (2014), in his study, has revealed that the support of the management is significant in influencing English students to master their learning concepts adequately. Fostering the importance of collaboration and management body is essential for positive interaction. Additionally, in terms of leadership aspects and implications for a culturally diverse community, it is the school administrators’ role to ensure that teachers are capable of managing conflicts that stem out among students. In their study, Bumpass & Lu (2019) held that the nature of school leadership has a significant influence on the expectations of learners and the overall performance of learners and the institution as a whole.
Liberty University and the surrounding community is having diverse communities. The Latino is the most predominant. Thus, it is the management’s prerogative to appoint a principal with a diverse understanding of Whites to maximize the interaction between parents, teachers, and students. These leaders must be open-minded and committed to building relationships for a more inclusive learning platform. It is always essential to inculcate the importance of understanding among minority groups before making conclusions based on their differences in race and culture, among other pertinent issues (Madsen & Mabokela, 2014). Overall, leaders and principals for this community need to employ an unbiased attitude to foster fairness and equality. As minority groups mainly occupy Lynchburg, promoting an inclusive environment is necessary to overcome all the challenges these groups may face in their daily interactions.
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U.S. Religion Census (2010). Religious Congregations & Membership Study Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Retrieved from http://www.city-data.com/county/religion/El-Paso-County-TX.html
Xia, C., Conrad, F., Babarinde, O. A., Sebsbie, A. K., Makowka, E., Jackson, J., … & Clemons, B. (2017). The Demographics of Hispanics in Richmond, Virginia: A Pilot Study.