Blue Ridge, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Blue Ridge, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Blue Ridge Census Designated Place had a population of 3,207 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 3,207
Population in Households 3,207
Population in Familes 2,895
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 527
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $66,715
Average Household Income $81,236
Per Capita Income $31,143


Total Housing Units 1,313 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,121 (85.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 123 ( 9.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $203,096
Average Home Value $249,710


Total Households 1,244
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 999
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.48% 0.48%
Households 0.36% 0.41%
Families 0.42% 0.36%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

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, 2018 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 # 228 62nd
Population Density # 370 38th
Diversity Index # 532 11th
Median Household Income # 192 68th
Per Capita Income # 215 64th

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