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The Blue Ridge CDP(1) had a population of 3,201 as of July 1, 2021. 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 37.3785 and longitude -79.807 in Botetourt County. The formal boundaries for the Blue Ridge Census Designated Place 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 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 Blue Ridge: Blue Ridge Spring, Blueridge Springs, Flukes.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Blue Ridge, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 3,201 (100%)
Population in Households 3,201 (100.0%)
Population in Families 2,872 (89.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 526
Diversity Index2 12


Median Household Income $85,423
Average Household Income $99,317
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $38,505
Wealth Index5 128


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,332 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,138 (85.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 117 ( 8.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 77 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $248,052
Average Home Value $277,592
Housing Affordability Index3 210


Total Households 1,255
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 1,004
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.33% 0.29%
Households 0.34% 0.3%
Families 0.35% 0.24%
Median Household Income   0.81%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
Owner Occupied HU   0.42%

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, 2021 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 # 231 61st
Population Density # 365 39th
Median Household Income # 149 75th
Housing Affordability Index # 482 81st
Per Capita Income # 174 71st
Diversity Index # 539 9th

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