Blacksburg, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Blacksburg, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Blacksburg had a population of 44,335 as of July 1, 2017. Blacksburg ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Blacksburg is located at latitude 37.2313 and longitude -80.4267 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Blacksburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 19.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,077 feet.

The Town of Blacksburg (GNIS ID: 2390731) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Blacksburg 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 Blacksburg: Blacksburgh, Draper Meadows, Drapers Meadow, Draper's Meadow, Draper's Meadows.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 44,335
Daytime Population: Workers 28,503
Daytime Population: Residents 26,457
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 54,960
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.24
Population in Households 35,515
Population in Familes 13,508
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,820
Population Density2 2,229
Diversity Index3 41
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $31,584
Average Household Income $55,751
Per Capita Income $19,631

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 16,056 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,064 (25.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,005 (68.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 987 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $271,846
Average Home Value $314,776
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 15,069
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 4,835
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.55% 0.52%
Households 0.58% 0.61%
Families 0.49% 0.35%
Median Household Income   0.88%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

Blacksburg, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blacksburg 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 # 22 96th
Population Density # 126 79th
Diversity Index # 335 44th
Median Household Income # 559 6th
Per Capita Income # 521 12th

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