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The Bland Census Designated Place had a population of 395 as of July 1, 2017. Bland ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Bland is located at latitude 37.0995 and longitude -81.1158 in Bland County. The formal boundaries for the Bland Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,438 feet.

The Bland Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629018) 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.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bland: Bland Court House, Crab Orchard, Crab Orchard Creek, Seddon, Selden, Seldon.

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Bland, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 395
Daytime Population: Workers 670
Daytime Population: Residents 270
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 940
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.38
Population in Households 313
Population in Familes 261
Population in Group Qrtrs 82
Population Density2 191
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $40,098
Average Household Income $49,169
Per Capita Income $18,958


Total Housing Units 213 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 148 (69.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 (13.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $116,379
Average Home Value $173,469


Total Households 177
Average Household Size 1.77
Family Households 124
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.48% -0.72%
Households -0.68% -0.92%
Families 1.04% -0.99%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   2.19%

Bland, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bland to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia 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 # 478 20th
Population Density # 489 18th
Diversity Index # 499 16th
Median Household Income # 441 26th
Per Capita Income # 539 9th

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