Nationwide Claims to Fame

Blacksburg is 46th out of 6,405 other cities in Income below poverty line

Statewide Claims to Fame

Blacksburg is 1st in Virginia out of 185 other cities in Income below poverty line

Blacksburg is 11th in Virginia out of 185 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

Blacksburg is 16th in Virginia out of 63 other cities in Current population (2012)

Blacksburg is 20th in Virginia out of 185 other cities in Residents with college degree (older than 25)

Blacksburg is 20th in Virginia out of 185 other cities in Size in square miles

Blacksburg, Virginia Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Blacksburg Rank Virginia US
Current population (2012) 42,627 16th 8,185,867 313,914,040
Size in square miles 19.9 20th 39,490.1 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,142.5 108th 202.6 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Blacksburg Rank Virginia US
Residents younger than 5 2.5% 184th 6.2% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 8.3% 184th 22.7% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 5.0% 172nd 13.0% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Blacksburg Rank Virginia US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 96.1% 36th 86.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 69.8% 20th 34.4% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Blacksburg Rank Virginia US
Race - White 81.2% 46th 71.1% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 4.3% 160th 19.7% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.2% 125th 0.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 10.6% 65th 6.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 135th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.8% 111th 2.6% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 3.5% 138th 8.4% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 78.9% 42nd 64.1% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Blacksburg Rank Virginia US
Female residents 45.0% 183rd 50.9% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 14.5% 89th 11.0% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Blacksburg Rank Virginia US
Housing units 15,342 24th 3,387,654 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 54.6% 11th 21.4% 25.9%
Households 13,439 27th 2,991,025 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 31.9% 182nd 68.4% 66.1%
Home median value $256,300 108th $254,600 $186,200
People per household 2.4 134th 2.6 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Blacksburg Rank Virginia US
Income per capita $17,899 176th $33,040 $27,915
Income per household $29,785 180th $63,302 $52,762
Income below poverty line 43.4% 1st 10.7% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Blacksburg Rank Virginia US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 2,352 40th 638,643 27,092,908
Retail sales $212,386 67th $105,663,299 $3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $5,114 57th $13,687 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $57,511 41st $15,340,483 $613,795,732

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