Blacksburg, South Carolina

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Population in 2014: 1,874 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.3%
 
Males: 844  (45.1%)
Females: 1,030  (54.9%)
Median resident age:  30.1 years
South Carolina median age:  39.1 years

Zip codes: 29702.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $23,951 (it was $26,453 in 2000)
Blacksburg:

$23,951
SC:

$49,501

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $12,440 (it was $16,833 in 2000)

Blacksburg town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $86,274 (it was $51,700 in 2000)
Blacksburg:

$86,274
SC:

$153,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $92,891; Detached houses: $102,659; Townhouses or other attached units: $101,471; Mobile homes: $34,243

Median gross rent in 2016: $539.

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  • Races in Blacksburg, SC (2016)

    Blacksburg races chart
    • 1,22557.7%White alone
    • 71833.8%Black alone
    • 793.7%Two or more races
    • 331.6%Hispanic
    • 311.5%American Indian alone
    • 150.7%Other race alone
    • 100.5%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 40.2%Asian alone

Races in Blacksburg detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Blacksburg: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Blacksburg, SC City Guides:

Ancestries: American (13.1%), Irish (7.1%), English (1.6%), German (1.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1888

Elevation: 768 feet

Land area: 1.85 square miles.

Population density: 1,016 people per square mile   (low).

Blacksburg,SC real estate house value index trend

Blacksburg, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Blacksburg:

  • High school or higher: 76.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blacksburg town:

  • Never married: 38.2%
  • Now married: 39.5%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

8 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.4%
South Carolina:

4.8%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Blacksburg, South Carolina as of December 11, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Blacksburg to the number of sex offenders is 303 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $733 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $391 (0.5%)

Blacksburg satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gastonia, NC (21.2 miles , pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (39.3 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (485.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Earl, NC (2.3 miles ), Grover, NC (2.3 miles ), East Gaffney, SC (2.6 miles ), Patterson Springs, NC (2.8 miles ), Smyrna, SC (2.8 miles) , Gaffney, SC (2.9 miles ), Hickory Grove, SC (3.3 miles ), Shelby, NC (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $99,700

Latitude: 35.12 N, Longitude: 81.52 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The Iron City

Area code: 864

Blacksburg household income distribution Blacksburg home values distribution

Crime rates in Blacksburg by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Murders 001000010000000
per 100,000 0.00.052.30.00.00.00.052.50.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 012100010021112
per 100,000 0.052.2104.551.90.00.00.052.50.00.0106.853.653.353.2105.9
Robberies 310154421013132
per 100,000 155.952.20.051.9259.3210.6210.5105.052.30.053.4160.853.3159.6105.9
Assaults 11242527362013132123156959
per 100,000 571.71,253.31,306.81,401.91,867.21,053.2684.2682.41,097.81,229.9800.9321.5480.0266.0476.4
Burglaries 201677153732303536284112191515
per 100,000 1,039.5835.54,025.1778.81,919.11,685.11,578.91,837.31,881.91,497.32,189.0643.11,013.3797.9794.1
Theft 5510412212112413811981778165799810968
per 100,000 2,858.65,430.86,377.46,282.56,431.57,267.06,263.24,252.04,025.14,331.63,470.44,233.75,226.75,797.93,599.8
Auto thefts 4851088555108412119
per 100,000 207.9417.8261.4519.2414.9421.3263.2262.5261.4534.8427.1214.4640.0585.1476.4
Arson N/A02211000100200
per 100,000 N/A0.0104.5103.851.952.70.00.00.053.50.00.0106.70.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 280.5) 379.8642.51048.5684.8876.0716.2582.1634.6548.9566.8587.8386.9485.9478.2449.4

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Blacksburg detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 12 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.82
South Carolina average:

2.85

Blacksburg tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.7%
South Carolina:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -173 (-8.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (32%)
  • Retail trade (27%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (2%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Material moving occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (4%)
  • Sales and related occupations (39%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Blacksburg: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Blacksburg, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Blacksburg-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 8% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.4 miles away from the Blacksburg town center killed 2 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 24.4 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Blacksburg-area historical earthquake activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 102.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 145.6 miles away from Blacksburg center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 252.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 172.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 237.5 miles away from Blacksburg center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 143.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cherokee County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Ice Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Blacksburg topographic map

Birthplace of: Judy Rose - College Basketball coach and Athletic director, James Rhyne Killian - Scientist.

Hospitals and medical centers near Blacksburg:

  • NOVANT HEALTH GAFFNEY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; GAFFNEY, SC)
  • CHEROKEE COUNTY LTC FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; GAFFNEY, SC)
  • J.CLAUDE FORT II (Hospital, about 9 miles away; GAFFNEY, SC)
  • BROOKVIEW HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; GAFFNEY, SC)
  • DCI GAFFNEY (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; GAFFNEY, SC)
  • DCI SOUTH SHELBY (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; SHELBY, NC)
  • VOCA-YOUNG GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 12 miles away; SHELBY, NC)

Operable nuclear power plants near Blacksburg:

  • 17 miles: Catawba 1 and 2 in Clover, SC.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blacksburg:

  • Limestone College (about 9 miles; Gaffney, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,758)
  • Cleveland Community College (about 11 miles; Shelby, NC; FT enrollment: 2,541)
  • Gardner-Webb University (about 13 miles; Boiling Springs, NC; FT enrollment: 4,241)
  • Gaston College (about 23 miles; Dallas, NC; FT enrollment: 4,385)
  • Isothermal Community College (about 27 miles; Spindale, NC; FT enrollment: 2,165)
  • University of South Carolina-Upstate (about 28 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,994)
  • Spartanburg Community College (about 29 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,309)

Public high school in Blacksburg:

  • BLACKSBURG HIGH (Students: 552, Location: 201 WEST RAMSEUR STREET, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Blacksburg:

  • BLACKSBURG MIDDLE (Students: 394, Location: 101 LONDON STREET, Grades: 6-8)
  • BLACKSBURG PRIMARY (Students: 386, Location: 1010 EAST CHEROKEE STREET, Grades: PK-2)
  • BLACKSBURG ELEMENTARY (Location: 402 HARDIN STREET, Grades: 3-5)
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Notable locations in Blacksburg: Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department (A), Blacksburg Branch Library (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Blacksburg include: Divine True Holiness Church of God (A), Pine Grove Baptist Church (B), Bethel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (C), Blacksburg Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (D), Church of God (E), First Baptist Church (F), Saint John Methodist Church (G), Union Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mountain View Cemetery (1), Blacksburg Cemetery (2), Divine True Holiness Cemetery (3), Pine Grove Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Jeds Place (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1924 East Cherokee Street).

Cherokee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 52.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

52.3
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.206. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.206
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 17.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.1
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.06. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.06
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 45.5%
(31.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 64.2% for Black residents, 68.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 66.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.7%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.0%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households
6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Blacksburg, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Blacksburg (2011 data):

  • The Palmetto Bank: Blacksburg Branch at 203 West Cherokee Street, branch established on 1969/12/31. Info updated 2011/04/01: Bank assets: $1,204.5 mil, Deposits: $1,066.9 mil, headquarters in Greenville, SC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 34 total offices, Holding Company: Capgen Capital Group V Lp
  • Yadkin Valley Bank and Trust Company: Blacksburg Branch at 207 West Cherokee Street, branch established on 1996/10/21. Info updated 2009/05/19: Bank assets: $1,991.0 mil, Deposits: $1,738.1 mil, headquarters in Elkin, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 39 total offices, Holding Company: Yadkin Valley Financial Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
South Carolina average:

11.7

Blacksburg travel time to work - commute Blacksburg mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Blacksburg town (based on Cherokee County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant27,74884
Mainline Protestant2,83015
Black Protestant2,24310
Catholic1,1001
Other6442
None20,777-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Cherokee County:

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Cherokee County:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 40
Cherokee County:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 41
Here:

7.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.6%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Cherokee County:

29.6%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.5%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Blacksburg:

47.7%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.2%
South Carolina:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.9
South Carolina:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.5%
South Carolina:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Blacksburg:

10.4%
South Carolina:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
South Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Blacksburg:

35.5%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

53.7%
South Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Blacksburg:

78.6%
South Carolina:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Blacksburg, SC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$8,742$34,9680$0
Other Government Administration 1$2,883$34,5965$957
Police Protection - Officers 10$28,179$33,8150$0
Police - Other 1$1,674$20,0882$726
Solid Waste Management 2$4,473$26,8380$0
Sewerage 2$4,982$29,8922$1,940
Parks and Recreation 3$5,549$22,1961$465
Water Supply 6$18,153$36,3060$0
Totals for Government 28$74,635$31,98610$4,088

Blacksburg government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $123,000 ($65.64)
    Gas Utilities: $84,000 ($44.82)
    Central Staff Services: $20,000 ($10.67)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $2,205,000 ($1176.63)
    Water Utilities: $902,000 ($481.32)
    Police Protection: $667,000 ($355.92)
    Central Staff Services: $402,000 ($214.51)
    Regular Highways: $298,000 ($159.02)
    Local Fire Protection: $65,000 ($34.69)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $127,000 ($67.77)
    Gas Utilities: $91,000 ($48.56)
    Central Staff Services: $35,000 ($18.68)
    Regular Highways: $29,000 ($15.47)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,117,000 ($596.05)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $126,000 ($67.24)

Blacksburg government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $60,000 ($32.02)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $102,000 ($54.43)
    Interest Earnings: $32,000 ($17.08)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $2,225,000 ($1187.30)
    Water Utilities: $1,243,000 ($663.29)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $282,000 ($150.48)
    General Local Government Support: $150,000 ($80.04)
    Highways: $35,000 ($18.68)
  • Tax - Property: $682,000 ($363.93)
    Public Utility License: $178,000 ($94.98)
    Public Utilities Sales: $84,000 ($44.82)

Blacksburg government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,182,000 ($1164.35)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,119,000 ($1130.74)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $117,000 ($62.43)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $94,000 ($50.16)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $63,000 ($33.62)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $23,000 ($12.27)

Blacksburg government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $625,000 ($333.51)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $255,000 ($136.07)

4.40% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,651 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.40%
South Carolina average:

6.90%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Spartanburg County, SC  1.28% ($26,221 average AGI)
from Cleveland County, NC  0.42% ($28,269)
from York County, SC  0.21% ($26,079)


4.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,711 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.67%
South Carolina average:

6.53%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Spartanburg County, SC  1.73% ($28,063 average AGI)
to Cleveland County, NC  0.34% ($40,145)
to Greenville County, SC  0.16% ($31,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blacksburg:

  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WFGN (1180 AM; daytime; 3 kW; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: HOPE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEAC (1500 AM; daytime; 1 kW; GAFFNEY, SC)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WCGC (1270 AM; 10 kW; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WHVN, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blacksburg:

  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYFG (91.1 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSGE (91.7 FM; DALLAS, NC; Owner: GASTON COLLEGE)
  • WKKT (96.9 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGWG (88.3 FM; BOILING SPRINGS, NC; Owner: GARDNER-WEBB JUNIOR COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WXRC (95.7 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: PACIFIC BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WRFX-FM (99.7 FM; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSOC-FM (103.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Blacksburg:

  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WRET-TV (Channel 49; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WSQY-LP (Channel 66; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WSOC-TV (Channel 9; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGTB-LP (Channel 28; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER, INC.)
  • WTVI (Channel 42; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WCCB (Channel 18; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • W38CN (Channel 38; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WNSC-TV (Channel 30; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • Blacksburg, South Carolina
  • Fatal accident count11
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents15
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:3
  • Fatalities11
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents24
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • South Carolina average
  • Fatal accident count98
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents148
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons34
  • Fatalities107
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents252
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents16
See more detailed statistics of Blacksburg fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 27m89ftTotal length
  • $926,000Total costs
  • 96,826Total average daily traffic
  • 15,939Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Blacksburg)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

62 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 1 Mile North Of Blacksburg On Rt 5 (Lat: 35.119583 Lon: -81.546194), Call Sign: WYP997
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.775 MHz, 451.775 MHzGrant Date: 05/08/2004, Expiration Date: 05/09/2014, Cancellation Date: 07/12/2014Registrant: Rmc Metromont Materials, 101 Young Court, Greenville, SC 29615, Phone: (864) 220-2424, Fax: (864) 585-8425, Email:
  • 99 Island Hydro Sta 99 Island Rd (Lat: 35.032083 Lon: -81.493139), Call Sign: WNFC301
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.9800 MHzGrant Date: 11/05/2005, Expiration Date: 01/28/2016, Cancellation Date: 11/23/2015, Certifier: Richard A DonaldsonRegistrant: Duke Energy Business Services, LLC, 401 South College Street, Charlotte, NC 28201, Phone: (704) 382-5791, Email:
  • Lat: 35.137639 Lon: -81.534250, Call Sign: WNLV847
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.412 MHz, 452.487 MHz, 451.687 MHz, 457.487 MHz, 452.412 MHzGrant Date: 04/03/2003, Expiration Date: 06/22/2013, Cancellation Date: 08/24/2013Registrant: Morris Communications Inc, Greenville, SC 29607, Phone: (864) 288-5992, Fax: (864) 288-7029, Email:
  • Lat: 35.137639 Lon: -81.534250, Call Sign: WQSD916
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.412 MHz, 452.487 MHz, 451.687 MHz, 457.487 MHz, 452.412 MHzGrant Date: 09/07/2013, Expiration Date: 09/07/2023, Certifier: Joey HugheyRegistrant: Morris Communications, Inc., Greenville, SC 29607, Phone: (864) 288-5992, Fax: (864) 288-7029, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • RIPP SW, Ripp Sw Sta 1.17 Mi Sse Of Inter Us29 And I-85 Near (Lat: 35.157056 Lon: -81.432861), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60.4 m, Call Sign: WNEE342
    Assigned Frequencies: 6845.00 MHz, 6605.00 MHz, 6865.00 MHzGrant Date: 02/24/2009, Expiration Date: 03/31/2019, Certifier: Richard A DonaldsonRegistrant: Duke Energy Business Services, LLC, 401 South College Street, Charlotte, NC 28201, Phone: (704) 382-4576, Email:
  • Blacksburg, 311 Whitaker Mountain Road (308829) (Lat: 35.140444 Lon: -81.494944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.5 m, Overall height: 80.5 m, Call Sign: WQLY495
    Assigned Frequencies: 11645.0 MHzGrant Date: 05/26/2010, Expiration Date: 05/26/2020, Certifier: Chris HarrisRegistrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1777, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • BLACKSBURG, 0.8 Miles Ne Of (Lat: 35.136778 Lon: -81.502028), Overall height: 48.2 m, Call Sign: WLB430
    Assigned Frequencies: 3710.00 MHz, 3770.00 MHz, 3710.00 MHz, 3770.00 MHz, 3790.00 MHz, 3850.00 MHz, 3790.00 MHz, 3850.00 MHz, 3870.00 MHz, 3930.00 MHz... (+14 more)Grant Date: 01/23/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 02/25/2008, Certifier: Karen ZachariaRegistrant: Mci Communications Services, Inc., 2400 N. Glenville Drive, Dept/Loc 63378/107, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 729-6406, Fax: (972) 729-2690, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Blacksburg)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: PARISIEN VICTOR KITFOX IV (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 318VK , Serial Number: 1626, Year manufactured: 1992, Airworthiness Date: 11/25/1992
    Registrant (Individual): Wayne M Thomas, 147 White Farm Rd, Blacksburg, SC 29702
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182J (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 43TB , Serial Number: 18257442, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 07/26/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Wayne M Thomas, 147 White Farm Rd, Blacksburg, SC 29702
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4767D , Serial Number: 34867, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 01/07/1958
    Registrant (Individual): Daniel M Fulton, 110 Bear Den Rd, Blacksburg, SC 29702
  • Aircraft: TUKAN 2 PLACE (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582 (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 7510L , Serial Number: 002, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 11/11/2006
    Registrant (Individual): Daniel M Fulton, 110 Bear Den Rd, Blacksburg, SC 29702
  • Aircraft: TUKAN 2 PLACE (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 7510V , Serial Number: 003, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 11/11/2006
    Registrant (Individual): Daniel M Fulton, 110 Bear Den Rd, Blacksburg, SC 29702
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8324W , Serial Number: 28-2501, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 05/26/1965
    Registrant (Individual): Kevin Tessner, 375 Moss Crossing, Blacksburg, SC 29702
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 210A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9515X , Serial Number: 21057815, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 06/30/1961
    Registrant (Individual): Wayne M Thomas, 147 White Farm Rd, Blacksburg, SC 29702

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 1999
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$54,5402$60,2000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$68,8301$73,5200$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$40,6364$49,2601$7,530
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$54,5300$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Drinking water stations with addresses in Blacksburg and their reported violations in the past:

BLACKSBURG TOWN OF (1110002) (Population served: 3,577, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-13-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-13-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2013)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 56
  • Hazardous Condition: 3
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Blacksburg

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Blacksburg, SC
Most common first names in Blacksburg, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James7668.4 years
Mary6576.0 years
William6570.2 years
John5472.5 years
Charles3266.9 years
Robert3170.6 years
George3072.4 years
Thomas2673.6 years
Betty1866.3 years
Paul1869.6 years
Most common last names in Blacksburg, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martin6773.1 years
Moss4575.3 years
White4471.1 years
Smith3674.0 years
Parker3572.5 years
Moore3474.0 years
Hardin3371.9 years
Carroll3172.1 years
Wilson2974.5 years
Mullinax2970.3 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (61%)
  • Utility gas (32%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
Businesses in Blacksburg, SC
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1U-Haul1
Dennys1UPS1
Dunkin Donuts1Waffle House1
FedEx2Wendy's1
McDonald's2YMCA1

Blacksburg compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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