Blacksburg, VA Profile: Facts & Data

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Blacksburg, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Blacksburg had a population of 44,971 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 44,971
Population in Households 35,773
Population in Familes 14,032
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,198
Population Density1 2,261
Diversity Index2 43
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $35,024
Average Household Income $59,526
Per Capita Income $20,765

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 16,166 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,059 (25.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,097 (68.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,010 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $278,813
Average Home Value $330,558
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 15,156
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 4,856
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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 0.65% 0.57%
Households 0.58% 0.66%
Families 0.48% 0.43%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   2.96%

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, 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 # 22 96th
Population Density # 128 79th
Diversity Index # 324 45th
Median Household Income # 528 11th
Per Capita Income # 500 16th

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