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Blue Ridge, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Blue Ridge Census Designated Place had a population of 3,240 as of July 1, 2017. Blue Ridge 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 Blue Ridge is located at latitude 37.3798 and longitude -79.8222 in Botetourt County. The formal boundaries for the Blue Ridge Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Botetourt County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,263 feet.

The Blue Ridge Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389220) 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 Blue Ridge 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 Blue Ridge: Blue Ridge Spring, Blueridge Springs, Flukes.

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


Total Population 3,240
Daytime Population: Workers 297
Daytime Population: Residents 1,733
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,030
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.63
Population in Households 3,240
Population in Familes 2,914
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 532
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $64,170
Average Household Income $76,839
Per Capita Income $29,423


Total Housing Units 1,309 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,125 (85.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 130 ( 9.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $196,549
Average Home Value $241,006


Total Households 1,255
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 1,008
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% 0.65%
Households 0.53% 0.58%
Families 0.6% 0.51%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   2.1%

Blue Ridge, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blue Ridge 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 # 226 62nd
Population Density # 369 38th
Diversity Index # 527 11th
Median Household Income # 189 68th
Per Capita Income # 223 63rd

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