Bland, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Bland, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Bland Census Designated Place had a population of 406 as of July 1, 2020. 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 37.1021 and longitude -81.1162 in Bland County. The formal boundaries for the Bland Census Designated Place 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.

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


Bland, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 406 (100%)
Population in Households 324 (79.8%)
Population in Families 270 (66.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 82 (20.2%)
Population Density 196
Diversity Index2 18


Median Household Income $43,435
Average Household Income $58,981
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $20,263
Wealth Index5 58


Total HU (Housing Units) 224 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 153 (68.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (13.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $132,031
Average Home Value $190,359
Housing Affordability Index3 213


Total Households 183
Average Household Size 1.77
Family Households 128
Average Family Size 2
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.07% -0.35%
Households -0.16% -0.44%
Families 1.05% -0.47%
Median Household Income   0.8%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.4%


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, 2020 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 # 475 20th
Population Density # 488 18th
Median Household Income # 428 28th
Housing Affordability Index # 470 79th
Per Capita Income # 535 10th
Diversity Index # 497 16th

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