Blacksburg, South Carolina

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Population in 2019: 1,880 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: 0.0%
 
Males: 856  (45.6%)
Females: 1,024  (54.4%)
Median resident age:

34.8 years
South Carolina median age:

39.9 years

Zip codes: 29702.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $20,313 (it was $26,453 in 2000)
Blacksburg:

$20,313
SC:

$56,227

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $16,566 (it was $16,833 in 2000)

Blacksburg town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $91,949 (it was $51,700 in 2000)
Blacksburg:

$91,949
SC:

$179,800

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $103,132; detached houses: $115,787; townhouses or other attached units: $108,717; mobile homes: $29,323

Median gross rent in 2019: $642.

March 2019 cost of living index in Blacksburg: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 32.4%
(27.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.9% for Black residents, 10.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Blacksburg, SC (2019)
    • 1,35368.1%White alone
    • 52826.6%Black alone
    • 381.9%Hispanic
    • 311.6%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 251.3%Two or more races
    • 150.8%Asian alone
    • 60.3%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Blacksburg, South Carolina as of April 16, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Blacksburg is 303 to 1.


Crime rates in Blacksburg by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(52.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(52.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(106.8)
1
(53.6)
1
(53.3)
1
(53.2)
2
(105.9)
5
(264.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
5
(259.3)
4
(210.6)
4
(210.5)
2
(105.0)
1
(52.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(53.4)
3
(160.8)
1
(53.3)
3
(159.6)
2
(105.9)
4
(211.2)
1
(52.7)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
36
(1,867)
20
(1,053)
13
(684.2)
13
(682.4)
21
(1,098)
23
(1,230)
15
(800.9)
6
(321.5)
9
(480.0)
5
(266.0)
9
(476.4)
13
(686.4)
11
(579.3)
10
(531.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
37
(1,919)
32
(1,685)
30
(1,579)
35
(1,837)
36
(1,882)
28
(1,497)
41
(2,189)
12
(643.1)
19
(1,013)
15
(797.9)
15
(794.1)
22
(1,162)
22
(1,159)
9
(478.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
124
(6,432)
138
(7,267)
119
(6,263)
81
(4,252)
77
(4,025)
81
(4,332)
65
(3,470)
79
(4,234)
98
(5,227)
109
(5,798)
68
(3,600)
93
(4,910)
74
(3,897)
53
(2,815)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(414.9)
8
(421.3)
5
(263.2)
5
(262.5)
5
(261.4)
10
(534.8)
8
(427.1)
4
(214.4)
12
(640.0)
11
(585.1)
9
(476.4)
12
(633.6)
15
(789.9)
6
(318.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(51.9)
1
(52.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(53.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(106.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index876.0716.2582.1634.6548.9566.8587.8386.9485.9478.2449.4740.2431.8277.7

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Blacksburg, SC

Crime rate in Blacksburg detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 9 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.25
South Carolina average:

2.24
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Blacksburg, SC City Guides:

Ancestries: American (19.6%), Irish (5.2%), African (2.9%), English (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1888

Elevation: 768 feet

Land area: 1.85 square miles.

Population density: 1,019 people per square mile   (low).

Blacksburg, South Carolina map

15 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.8%
South Carolina:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $959 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $382 (0.5%)

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 )

Latitude: 35.12 N, Longitude: 81.52 W

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

Area code: 864

Distribution of median household income in Blacksburg, SC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Blacksburg, SC in 2019
Blacksburg satellite photo by USGS

Blacksburg tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $99,700
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.3%
South Carolina:

4.1%
Most common industries in Blacksburg, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (22.1%)
  • Construction (9.0%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Truck transportation (4.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.2%)
  • Health care (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (23.4%)
  • Construction (16.4%)
  • Truck transportation (8.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.0%)
  • Public administration (2.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (20.6%)
  • Educational services (12.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.3%)
  • Health care (6.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.0%)
  • Food (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Blacksburg, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.1%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Cashiers (4.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (10.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.3%)
  • Electricians (5.0%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (11.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.4%)
  • Cashiers (8.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.8%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.3%)

Average climate in Blacksburg, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Blacksburg, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 50.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

50.0
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0702. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0702
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2014 was 8.13. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.13
U.S.:

8.46

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 significantly above South Carolina state average. It is 6% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 96.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 277.1 miles away from Blacksburg center
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 the city 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) earthquake occurred 252.2 miles away from Blacksburg 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
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 (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 5

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

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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Points of interest:

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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).

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

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

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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Blacksburg:

Marital status in Blacksburg, SC
  • Never married: 37.8%
  • Now married: 37.6%
  • Separated: 4.9%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

For population 25 years and over in Blacksburg:

  • High school or higher: 73.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.2
South Carolina average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Blacksburg
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Blacksburg, SC (based on Cherokee County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 11$33,476$36,5190$0
Other Government Administration 8$9,022$13,5330$0
Water Supply 5$16,018$38,4430$0
Solid Waste Management 4$10,115$30,3450$0
Sewerage 2$5,987$35,9221$518
Financial Administration 1$5,212$62,5440$0
Police - Other 1$2,657$31,8842$797
Parks and Recreation 1$2,569$30,8282$965
Totals for Government 33$85,057$30,9305$2,281

Blacksburg government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,364,000 ($725.53)
    Police Protection: $910,000 ($484.04)
    Sewerage: $542,000 ($288.30)
    General - Other: $331,000 ($176.06)
    Central Staff Services: $289,000 ($153.72)
    Local Fire Protection: $62,000 ($32.98)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $62,000 ($32.98)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Police Protection: $117,000 ($62.23)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $331,000 ($176.06)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($3.19)

Blacksburg government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,000 ($1.06)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $117,000 ($62.23)
    Highways: $25,000 ($13.30)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $86,000 ($45.74)
    Special Assessments: $14,000 ($7.45)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,565,000 ($832.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $92,000 ($48.94)
    General Local Government Support: $3,000 ($1.60)
  • Tax - Property: $786,000 ($418.09)
    Public Utilities Sales: $76,000 ($40.43)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $74,000 ($39.36)
    Pari - mutuels Sales: $14,000 ($7.45)

Blacksburg government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $287,000 ($152.66)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $287,000 ($152.66)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $46,000 ($24.47)
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $46,000 ($24.47)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $46,000 ($24.47)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $46,000 ($24.47)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $287,000 ($152.66)
    End of Fiscal Year: $242,000 ($128.72)

Blacksburg government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,565,000 ($832.45)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $46,000 ($24.47)

5.21% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($34,481 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
South Carolina average:

7.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Spartanburg County, SC  1.67% ($34,990 average AGI)
from Cleveland County, NC  0.42% ($32,436)
from York County, SC  0.28% ($28,212)


4.87% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($32,565 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.87%
South Carolina average:

6.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Spartanburg County, SC  2.05% ($33,956 average AGI)
to Cleveland County, NC  0.33% ($29,230)
to York County, SC  0.24% ($33,600)
Businesses in Blacksburg, SC
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1U-Haul1
Dennys1UPS1
Dunkin Donuts1Waffle House1
FedEx2Wendy's1
McDonald's2YMCA1

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 count15
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents20
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:3
  • Fatalities15
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents32
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • South Carolina average
  • Fatal accident count11458
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents16657
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons3949
  • Fatalities12697
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents27376
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1307
See more detailed statistics of Blacksburg fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 187ft / 56.8mTotal length
  • $2,752,000Total costs
  • 191,878Total average daily traffic
  • 30,296Total average daily truck traffic
  • 148,209Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Blacksburg, SC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Blacksburg, SC

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast 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 MHz, Grant Date: 05/08/2004, Expiration Date: 05/09/2014, Cancellation Date: 07/12/2014, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 11/05/2005, Expiration Date: 01/28/2016, Cancellation Date: 11/23/2015, Certifier: Richard A Donaldson, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 04/03/2003, Expiration Date: 06/22/2013, Cancellation Date: 08/24/2013, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 09/07/2013, Expiration Date: 09/07/2023, Certifier: Joey Hughey, Registrant: Morris Communications, Inc., Greenville, SC 29607, Phone: (864) 288-5992, Fax: (864) 288-7029, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • RIPP SW, Ripp Switching Station, Mill Creek Rd (Lat: 35.157083 Lon: -81.432861), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 60.4 m, Call Sign: WNEE342,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6345.49 MHz... (+39 more), Grant Date: 02/01/2019, Expiration Date: 03/31/2029, Certifier: Richard A Donaldson, Registrant: Duke Energy Business Services, LLC, 610 Toddville Rd, Charlotte, NC 28214, Phone: (704) 382-5699, 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 MHz, Grant Date: 07/07/2020, Expiration Date: 05/26/2030, Certifier: Chris Harris, Registrant: 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 Zacharia, Registrant: 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 02/10/2003
    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 582SER (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 7510L , Serial Number: 002, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 11/11/2006, Certificate Issue Date: 09/28/2006
    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 SERIES (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 7510V , Serial Number: 003, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 11/11/2006, Certificate Issue Date: 10/20/2006
    Registrant (Individual): Daniel M Fulton, 110 Bear Den 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

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 86. The highest number of fire incidents - 203 took place in 2018, and the least - 7 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Blacksburg, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (42.1%), and Structure Fires (38.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Blacksburg, SC
    • 58042.1%Outside Fires
    • 53138.6%Structure Fires
    • 21515.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 513.7%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Blacksburg, SC
  • 53.7%Electricity
  • 36.5%Utility gas
  • 5.1%Wood
  • 3.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Blacksburg, SC
  • 70.2%Electricity
  • 25.6%Utility gas
  • 2.3%No fuel used
  • 1.9%Wood


Blacksburg compared to South Carolina state average:

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