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.
|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|
|Median Household Income||$31,584|
|Average Household Income||$55,751|
|Per Capita Income||$19,631|
|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|
|Average Household Size||2.36|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.88%|
|Per Capita Income||2.54%|
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.
|Total Population||# 22||96th|
|Population Density||# 126||79th|
|Diversity Index||# 335||44th|
|Median Household Income||# 559||6th|
|Per Capita Income||# 521||12th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.