Bluefield, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bluefield, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Bluefield had a population of 5,516 as of July 1, 2016. Bluefield ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bluefield is located at latitude 37.2352 and longitude -81.2747 in Tazewell County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bluefield (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Tazewell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,369 feet.

The Town of Bluefield (GNIS ID: 2390737) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bluefield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bluefield: Graham, Harman, Pin Hook.

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Bluefield, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,516
Population in Households 5,192
Population in Familes 4,276
Population in Group Qrtrs 324
Population Density1 592
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 2,243
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 1,500
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,515 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,603 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 640 (25.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 272 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $111,222
Average Home Value $148,097


Median Household Income $43,808
Average Household Income $59,334
Per Capita Income $24,694
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% -0.12%
Households 0.1% -0.12%
Families 0.31% -0.21%
Median Household Income   3.41%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bluefield, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bluefield to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 184 69th
Population Density1 # 345 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 453 24th
Median Household Income # 353 41st
Per Capita Income # 317 47th

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