What is the current population of Blacksburg?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Blacksburg is 44,949. Blacksburg, Virginia is the 882nd largest city in the US.

Blacksburg Geography [top]

What county is Blacksburg, Virginia in?

Blacksburg is located entirely in Montgomery County.

What is the size of Blacksburg, Virginia in square miles?

Blacksburg has an area of 19.9 square miles.

Blacksburg Population Facts [top]

What was the peak population of Blacksburg?

The current population of Blacksburg (44,949) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Blacksburg growing?

Blacksburg has grown 12.8% since the 2000. Blacksburg, Virginia's growth is about average. 49% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What is the population density of Blacksburg, Virginia?

Blacksburg has a population density of 2,142.5 people per square mile.

Blacksburg Demographics [top]

What is the voting age population of Blacksburg, Virginia?

The total voting age population of Blacksburg, Virginia, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 35,912. The voting age population is 54.5% male and 45.5% female.

What percentage of Blacksburg, Virginia residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 6.2% of the residents of Blacksburg are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Blacksburg, Virginia?

The racial demographics of Blacksburg are 78.4% White, 12.6% Asian, 4.8% Black, 2.2% Two or more races, 1.3% Other, 0.6% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 4.3% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Blacksburg, Virginia residents are below the poverty line?

In Blacksburg, 43.3% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 12.9%. On a per-household basis, 10.9% of families are below the poverty line in Blacksburg.

What percentage of Blacksburg, Virginia residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 49.8% of Blacksburg residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Blacksburg, Virginia residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 95.9% of Blacksburg residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 71.4% have a bachelor's degree and 41.4% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Blacksburg, Virginia residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Blacksburg residents aged 5 and older, 16.0% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home, 4.8% speak an Indo-European language, and 8.0% speak an Asian language.

Blacksburg Income & Labor Statistics [top]

What is the unemployment rate in Blacksburg, Virginia?

The unemployment rate in Blacksburg is 5.1%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Blacksburg, Virginia residents work for the government?

In Blacksburg, 35.0% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Blacksburg, Virginia?

The median household income in Blacksburg is $43,173.

Blacksburg Housing & Rent Statistics [top]

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Blacksburg, Virginia?

In Blacksburg, 32.9% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Blacksburg, Virginia?

Renters occupy 67.1% of housing units in Blacksburg.

What percentage of Blacksburg, Virginia housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Blacksburg, 4.1% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Blacksburg, Virginia housing units were built after 2000?

In Blacksburg, 24.7% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 3,800 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Blacksburg, Virginia?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Blacksburg is $1,107.

What percentage of households in Blacksburg, Virginia have broadband internet?

In Blacksburg, 94.7% of households have an active broadband internet connection.

Blacksburg Population By Year

Population Graph For Blacksburg
Year Population Rank in US
2021 44,949 882
2020 44,163 900
2019 44,233 874
2018 44,678 863
2017 44,563 856
2016 45,038 838
2015 44,215 848
2014 43,985 842
2013 43,609 841
2012 42,627 859
2011 42,719 849
2010 42,620 838
2000 39,848 808
1990 34,922 786

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
872 Bountiful, Utah 45,438 9.7%
873 Plainfield, Illinois 45,398 230.2%
874 Keller, Texas 45,397 62.2%
875 Morgan Hill, California 45,342 32.7%
876 Elmhurst, Illinois 45,326 5.2%
877 Littleton, Colorado 45,191 11.7%
878 Riverton, Utah 45,148 78.3%
879 Sayreville, New Jersey 45,086 11.2%
880 Palm Springs, California 45,019 4.7%
881 The Colony, Texas 45,000 66.1%
882 Blacksburg, Virginia 44,949 12.8%
883 Sherman, Texas 44,873 27.4%
884 York, Pennsylvania 44,834 8.6%
885 Salem, Massachusetts 44,819 10.8%
886 Alexandria, Louisiana 44,787 -3.7%
887 Burlington, Vermont 44,781 12.3%
888 Mankato, Minnesota 44,693 37.1%
889 West Lafayette, Indiana 44,672 55.6%
890 Moorhead, Minnesota 44,668 37.5%
891 Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44,652 -11.8%
892 Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 44,595 5.5%

Similarly Sized Cities In Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
458 Lynchburg 79,009 21.0%
775 Harrisonburg 51,430 27.1%
815 Leesburg 48,908 70.3%
866 Charlottesville 45,672 13.8%
882 Blacksburg 44,949 12.8%
935 Manassas 42,708 22.4%
947 Danville 42,215 -12.5%
1183 Petersburg 33,429 -0.4%
1372 Fredericksburg 28,367 46.5%
1385 Winchester 28,136 18.7%
1517 Staunton 25,661 7.6%
1533 Salem 25,373 2.3%
1600 Herndon 24,339 11.8%
1603 Fairfax 24,276 12.1%
1670 Hopewell 23,140 3.7%
1698 Christiansburg 22,615 32.9%
1701 Waynesboro 22,550 15.0%

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