Blacksburg, Virginia

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Population in 2013: 43,609 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.2%
 
Males: 23,395  (53.6%)
Females: 20,214  (46.4%)
Median resident age:  21.7 years
Virginia median age:  37.6 years

Zip codes: 24060.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,075 (it was $22,513 in 2000)
Blacksburg:

$31,075
VA:

$62,666

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,618 (it was $13,946 in 2000)

Blacksburg town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $242,441 (it was $136,200 in 2000)
Blacksburg:

$242,441
VA:

$239,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $225,301; Detached houses: $252,081; Townhouses or other attached units: $189,187; In 2-unit structures: $198,802; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $162,830; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $129,794; Mobile homes: $43,966

Median gross rent in 2013: $946.

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  • Races in Blacksburg, VA (2013)

    Blacksburg races chart
    • 32,91976.4%White alone
    • 5,19312.1%Asian alone
    • 1,9224.5%Black alone
    • 1,6513.8%Hispanic
    • 1,1082.6%Two or more races
    • 4000.9%Other race alone
    • 420.10%American Indian alone
    • 250.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Blacksburg: 91.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (15.1%), Irish (11.8%), English (9.4%), Italian (5.7%), United States (5.2%), Polish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1798

Land area: 19.4 square miles.

Population density: 2,253 people per square mile   (low).

Blacksburg,VA real estate house value index trend

Blacksburg, Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Blacksburg:

  • High school or higher: 95.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 68.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 46.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blacksburg town:

  • Never married: 72.5%
  • Now married: 21.6%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 2.3%
  • Divorced: 2.9%

6,981 residents are foreign born (5.8% Asia, 3.2% Europe, 1.7% Africa, 1.6% Latin America).

This town:

16.1%
Virginia:

11.5%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 28 registered sex offenders living in Blacksburg, Virginia as of August 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Blacksburg to the number of sex offenders is 1,522 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,142 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,148 (1.0%)

Blacksburg satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Roanoke, VA (25.6 miles , pop. 94,911).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (86.2 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (343.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Merrimac, VA (1.6 miles ), Prices Fork, VA (2.1 miles ), Belmont Estates, VA (2.1 miles ), Belmont, VA (2.2 miles ), Christiansburg, VA (2.5 miles ), Belview, VA (2.6 miles ), Oak Grove, VA (2.9 miles ), Fairlawn, VA (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 92 buildings, average cost: $105,900
  • 1998: 80 buildings, average cost: $152,300
  • 1999: 64 buildings, average cost: $125,900
  • 2000: 49 buildings, average cost: $161,900
  • 2001: 62 buildings, average cost: $158,000
  • 2002: 195 buildings, average cost: $90,700
  • 2003: 120 buildings, average cost: $120,700
  • 2004: 129 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 2005: 168 buildings, average cost: $146,100
  • 2006: 226 buildings, average cost: $112,300
  • 2007: 75 buildings, average cost: $191,200
  • 2008: 149 buildings, average cost: $109,100
  • 2009: 108 buildings, average cost: $152,100
  • 2010: 21 buildings, average cost: $315,800
  • 2011: 36 buildings, average cost: $229,600
  • 2012: 40 buildings, average cost: $271,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.23 N, Longitude: 80.42 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +11,500 (+26.5%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 13,669 (80.1%)

Area code: 540

Blacksburg household income distribution Blacksburg home values distribution

Crime rates in Blacksburg by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 1201010000000
per 100,000 2.54.90.02.50.02.50.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 646128178815149127
per 100,000 14.99.814.829.720.143.020.419.335.732.320.927.916.4
Robberies 121279131010111195114
per 100,000 29.929.417.222.232.725.325.526.526.220.811.625.59.4
Assaults 52554735344845362415101620
per 100,000 129.4134.9115.786.585.5121.5114.686.757.134.623.237.146.9
Burglaries 118165107103105117120127165117848091
per 100,000 293.6404.7263.4254.5264.0296.1305.7306.0392.4269.9194.8185.7213.6
Thefts 549490575479435477520503507547490377417
per 100,000 1,366.21,201.71,415.61,183.71,093.61,207.01,324.81,211.81,205.81,261.71,136.1875.3978.8
Auto thefts 34303225224016262823171815
per 100,000 84.673.678.861.855.3101.240.862.666.653.139.441.835.2
Arson 4339465825378
per 100,000 10.07.47.422.210.115.212.719.34.811.57.016.318.8
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 124.4126.3113.0114.2102.0138.1115.8107.5119.8104.781.082.576.5

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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 2013, including police officers: 77 (63 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.48
Virginia average:

2.27

Blacksburg tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.2%
Virginia:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +4,570 (+13.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (41%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (3%)
  • Educational services (42%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Manufacturing (1%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Education, training, and library occupations (20%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (9%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (20%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Community and social service 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, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Blacksburg-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 21.9 miles away from the Blacksburg town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/11/1976, a category F2 tornado 22.8 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Blacksburg-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 204.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 82.8 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 86.0 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 140.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 294.7 miles away from Blacksburg center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 84.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Montgomery County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Ice Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Blacksburg topographic map

Birthplace of: John B. Floyd - Politician, Bob Roop - Professional wrestler, Brandon Stokley - 2005 NFL player (Indianapolis Colts, born: Jun 23, 1976), Patri Friedman - Anarchist, William Ballard Preston - Politician, Marcus Travis - College basketball player (Virginia Tech Hokies), Mike Devlin (American football) - Football player and coach, Paul Velander - College basketball player (Nebraska Cornhuskers).

Main business address for: NATIONAL BANKSHARES INC (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Blacksburg:

  • LEWISGALE HOSPITAL MONTGOMERY (Proprietary, 3700 SOUTH MAIN STREET)
  • FMC - MONTGOMERY (106 SOUTHPARK DR SW)
  • HERITAGE HALL BLACKSBURG (3610 SOUTH MAIN STREET)
  • THE WYBE AND MARIETJE KROONTJE HEALTH CARE CENTER (1000 LITTON LANE)

Airports and heliports located in Blacksburg:

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Colleges/Universities in Blacksburg:

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Full-time enrollment: 30,984; Location: 222 Burruss Hall; Public; Website: WWW.VT.EDU; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (FT enrollment: 82; Location: 2265 Kraft Dr; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.vcom.vt.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Blacksburg:

  • Radford University (about 10 miles; Radford, VA; Full-time enrollment: 9,426)
  • New River Community College (about 18 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • Roanoke College (about 21 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,316)
  • American National University (about 23 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,297)
  • Virginia Western Community College (about 25 miles; Roanoke, VA; FT enrollment: 4,762)
  • Concord University (about 36 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,698)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 41 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)

Public high school in Blacksburg:

Private high schools in Blacksburg:

  • DAYSPRING CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 196; Location: 585 CLAY ST; Grades: KG - 12)
  • GATEWAY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 75; Location: 2196 HARDING RD; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Blacksburg:

Private elementary/middle schools in Blacksburg:

  • BLACKSBURG NEW SCHOOL (Students: 84; Location: 2500 N MAIN ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST JOHN NEUMANN ACADEMY (Students: 67; Location: 2470 RAMBLE RD; Grades: PK - 7)
  • TALL OAKS MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 62; Location: 703 TALL OAKS DR; Grades: PK - 6)
See full list of schools located in Blacksburg

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Blacksburg Middle School moved to 3109 Prices Fork Road two years ago. added by Gavin
  • Roanoke College in Salem and Hollins University near Roanoke were omitted from the list of colleges in the area. WDBJ TV, Channel 7, CBS outlet, was omitted from the list of television stations in the area.

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Notable locations in Blacksburg: Virginia Tech Golf Course (A), Miller-Johnson Track/Soccer Complex (B), English Baseball Field (C), Lane Stadium (D), Swanee Hollow Country Club (E), Smithfield Plantation (F), Old Security Building (G), New Residence Hall - East (H), Military Building (I), Merryman Athletic Facility (J), Media Building (K), McComas Hall (L), Maude Wallace Hall (M), Major Lloyd W Williams Hall (N), Louis O'Shaughnessy Hall (O), Lingan Randolph Hall (P), Leander Dietrick Dining Hall (Q), Julian Burruss Hall (R), John Houston Squires Student Center (S), Jimmie Monteith Junior Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Lowes Shopping Center (1), Hethwood Square Shopping Center (2), University Mall Shopping Center (3), Gables Shopping Center (4), Patrick Henry Centre Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Blacksburg: NATIONAL BANKSHARES INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Blacksburg include: War Memorial Chapel (A), Hightop Mission Church (B), Mountain View Church (C), New Hope Church (D), New Saint Peters Church (E), Blacksburg Presbyterian Church (F), Blacksburg United Methodist Church (G), Christ Episcopal Church (H), First Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Westview Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Blacksburg include: Southeast Park (1), Mosely Practice Field (2), Miller-Southside Historic District (3), Toms Creek Park (4), English Field (5), Blacksburg Historic District (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Blacksburg Inn (3503 Holiday Lane), Holiday Inn University (900 Prices Fork Road), Jacob's Night Club (900 Prices Fork Road), Holiday Lodge (1802 Prices Fork Road), Holiday Inn University-Blacksburg (900 Prices Fork Road).

Montgomery County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 42.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

42.9
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.82. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.82
U.S.:

9.14

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

HARDY ROAD TRAILER PARK, SECTION 2 (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In NOV-21-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-22-2010), St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-04-2011), St Public Notif received (MAY-04-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-12-2006), St Public Notif requested (OCT-12-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-10-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-28-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-12-2006), St Public Notif requested (OCT-12-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-10-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-28-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-12-2006), St Public Notif requested (OCT-12-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-10-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-28-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-16-2006), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-16-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-28-2007)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
  • 8 other older monitoring violations
WALNUT FLATS (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-17-2007), St Public Notif requested (AUG-17-2007), St Public Notif received (AUG-27-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-08-2005), St Public Notif requested (AUG-08-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-15-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
WHITE CEDAR HORSE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-02-2011), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-02-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-05-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2009), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-02-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-10-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
NEW RIVER JUNCTION CAMPGROUND (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
WHITE ROCKS RECREATION AREA (Population served: 15, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-29-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUL-29-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-15-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-17-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-29-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-29-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-15-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-17-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-14-2009), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-14-2009), St Public Notif received (SEP-28-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-02-2008), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-02-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-08-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-02-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-30-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-30-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-11-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-02-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 minor monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Blacksburg that have no violations reported:

  • BLACKSBURG, TOWN OF (Population served: 36,077, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 46.9%
(45.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 64.9% for Black residents, 61.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 89.6% for other race residents, 48.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  32.3%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.5%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Blacksburg in 2010:

  • 8,565 people in college/university student housing
  • 134 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 16 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Blacksburg in 2000:

  • 8,230 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 188 people in nursing homes
  • 26 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Blacksburg, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Blacksburg compared to Virginia state average:

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

Arenas or stadiums:

  • Lane Stadium. Capacity: 65,115. Virginia Tech Hokies football.
  • Cassell Coliseum. Virginia Tech.

Banks with branches in Blacksburg (2011 data):

  • The National Bank of Blacksburg: The National Bank Of Blacksburg, Hethwood Branch, Hubbard Street Branch, North Branch, South Main Branch. Info updated 2006/06/01: Bank assets: $1,063.8 mil, Deposits: $919.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 25 total offices, Holding Company: National Bankshares, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: University Mall Branch at 920 University City Boulevard, branch established on 1979/09/10; Blacksburg Branch at 200 North Main Street, branch established on 1974/01/02. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • StellarOne Bank: Corporate Research Center At Vt Bran at 2280 Kraft Drive, Suite 1000, branch established on 1994/11/21; Blacksburg North Branch at 601 North Main Street, branch established on 1977/05/25. Info updated 2008/06/06: Bank assets: $2,911.7 mil, Deposits: $2,404.3 mil, headquarters in Christiansburg, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: Stellarone Corporation
  • SunTrust Bank: Blacksburg Kroger Branch at 903 University City Boulevard, branch established on 1993/07/15; Kent Square Branch at 220 South Main Street, branch established on 2004/08/16. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Blacksburg-Harris Teeter Branch at 1322 South Main Street, branch established on 1996/04/10. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: University Mall Main Branch at 902 Prices Fork Rd Ste 110, branch established on 1973/11/06. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Carter Bank & Trust: Blacksburg Branch at 105 King Street, branch established on 1990/11/09. Info updated 2007/02/23: Bank assets: $3,970.4 mil, Deposits: $3,610.0 mil, headquarters in Martinsville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 123 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Blacksburg Branch at 1900 South Main Street, branch established on 1989/04/03. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Blacksburg, Virginia:

  • Comfort Inn Blacksburg, 3705 S Main St, Blacksburg, VA 24060 , Phone: (540) 951-1500, Fax: (540) 951-1530
  • Blacksburg Four Points Hotel, 900 Prices FRK Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24060 , Phone: (540) 552-7001, Fax: (540) 552-0827
  • Days Inn, 3503 Holiday Ln, Blacksburg, VA 24060 , Phone: (540) 951-1330, Fax: (540) 951-4847
  • Amersuites Blacksburg, 1020 Plantation Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24060 , Phone: (540) 552-5636
  • The Inn At Virginia Tech And Skelton Conference Ct, 901 Prices Fork Rd, Va Tech Mall Code 0104, Blacksburg, VA 24061 , Phone: (540) 231-8000, Fax: (540) 231-0135
  • Courtyard Marriott Blacksburg, 105 Southpark Dr, Blacksburg, VA 24060 , Phone: (540) 552-5222, Fax: (540) 552-5322
  • Main Street Inn, 205 S Main St, Blacksburg, VA 24060 , Phone: (540) 552-6246, Fax: (540) 652-6838
  • Hilton Garden Inn Blacskburg, 900 Plantation Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24060 , Phone: (540) 551-5005, Fax: (540) 552-5111
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Blacksburg, Virginia

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.7
Virginia average:

12.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (63%)
  • Utility gas (30%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Coal or coke (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Blacksburg:

(Blacksburg, Virginia Neighborhood Map)

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,60990
Mainline Protestant9,44938
Other5,11511
Catholic3,2493
Black Protestant573
None60,913-
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: 14
Montgomery County:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
Montgomery County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 37
Montgomery County:

4.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 73
Here:

8.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.7%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Montgomery County:

25.2%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.3%
State:

18.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 17$81,553$57,5672$3,350
Other Government Administration 16$83,494$62,62115$7,404
Judicial and Legal 2$16,113$96,6780$0
Police Protection - Officers 65$297,382$54,9010$0
Police - Other 18$49,680$33,1206$3,093
Firefighters 2$6,903$41,4180$0
Streets and Highways 17$56,479$39,8680$0
Solid Waste Management 2$5,469$32,8140$0
Sewerage 9$25,753$34,3370$0
Parks and Recreation 15$54,624$43,69993$31,069
Housing and Community Development(Local) 5$19,488$46,7710$0
Water Supply 8$32,010$48,0151$996
Transit 37$127,690$41,413134$117,109
Other and Unallocable 60$231,062$46,2124$3,820
Totals for Government 273$1,087,700$47,811255$166,841

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

  • Construction - Transit Utilities: $2,744,000 ($62.92)
    Sewerage: $1,069,000 ($24.51)
    Water Utilities: $1,028,000 ($23.57)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,955,000 ($113.62)
    Regular Highways: $4,865,000 ($111.56)
    Water Utilities: $3,806,000 ($87.28)
    Sewerage: $3,649,000 ($83.68)
    Central Staff Services: $3,541,000 ($81.20)
    Transit Utilities: $3,494,000 ($80.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,703,000 ($39.05)
    Financial Administration: $1,255,000 ($28.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,191,000 ($27.31)
    Local Fire Protection: $725,000 ($16.63)
    Housing and Community Development: $444,000 ($10.18)
    General - Other: $388,000 ($8.90)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $212,000 ($4.86)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $635,000 ($14.56)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $5,236,000 ($120.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000 ($0.41)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,074,000 ($299.80)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $294,000 ($6.74)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,727,000 ($85.46)
    All Other: $1,944,000 ($44.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,343,000 ($30.80)
    Parks and Recreation: $219,000 ($5.02)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $2,050,000 ($47.01)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,000,000 ($68.79)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $671,000 ($15.39)
    Interest Earnings: $278,000 ($6.37)
    Fines and Forfeits: $265,000 ($6.08)
    Sale of Property: $3,000 ($0.07)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,581,000 ($82.12)
    Transit Utilities: $2,059,000 ($47.22)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,441,000 ($101.84)
    All Other: $2,592,000 ($59.44)
    Transit Utilities: $702,000 ($16.10)
    General Local Government Support: $411,000 ($9.42)
  • Tax - Property: $3,724,000 ($85.40)
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,119,000 ($71.52)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,983,000 ($68.40)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,370,000 ($31.42)
    Other License: $880,000 ($20.18)
    Motor Vehicle License: $407,000 ($9.33)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $271,000 ($6.21)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,878,000 ($524.62)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,596,000 ($472.29)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,500,000 ($80.26)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,218,000 ($27.93)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,571,000 ($150.68)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,976,000 ($389.28)

9.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,044 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.25%
Virginia average:

9.34%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($377 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

0.09%
Virginia average:

0.21%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Radford city, VA  0.64% ($29,230 average AGI)
from Pulaski County, VA  0.58% ($34,784)
from Roanoke County, VA  0.39% ($30,991)


10.64% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,402 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.64%
Virginia average:

9.20%

0.14% of residents moved to foreign countries ($300 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

0.14%
Virginia average:

0.20%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pulaski County, VA  0.58% ($33,770 average AGI)
to Radford city, VA  0.54% ($28,745)
to Roanoke city, VA  0.41% ($29,205)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blacksburg:

  • WKEX (1430 AM; 1 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: BASE COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WWVT (1260 AM; daytime; 3 kW; CHRISTIANSBURG, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WRAD (1460 AM; 5 kW; RADFORD, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WPIN (810 AM; daytime; 4 kW; DUBLIN, VA; Owner: DUBLIN RADIO)
  • WVBE (610 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNRV (990 AM; 5 kW; NARROWS-PEARISBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WTOY (1480 AM; 5 kW; SALEM, VA; Owner: WARD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKBA (1550 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VINTON, VA; Owner: TINKER CREEK BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WFIR (960 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WRIS (1410 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WRIS INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blacksburg:

  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WUVT-FM (90.7 FM; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: VIRG. POLYTECHNIC INST. & STATE UNIV)
  • W244AV (96.7 FM; BLACKSBURG, ETC., VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W273AA (102.5 FM; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WFNR-FM (100.7 FM; CHRISTIANSBURG, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WBRW (105.3 FM; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WVTF (89.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPIN-FM (91.5 FM; DUBLIN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WPSK-FM (107.1 FM; PULASKI, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • W279AC (103.7 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WJJS-FM (106.1 FM; VINTON, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMGR-FM (104.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WYYD-FM1 (107.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WYYD LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPAR (91.3 FM; SALEM, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WXCF-FM (103.9 FM; CLIFTON FORGE, VA; Owner: IMPACT BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Blacksburg:

  • WSET-TV (Channel 13; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: WSET INCORPORATED)
  • WBRA-TV (Channel 15; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WRKV-LP (Channel 65; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJPR (Channel 21; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: GRANT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS II, INC.)
  • WSLS-TV (Channel 10; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPXR (Channel 38; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WDBJ (Channel 7; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WDBJ TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WFXR-TV (Channel 27; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: GRANT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS II, INC.)
  • W54BT (Channel 54; ROANOKE, ETC., VA; Owner: BIP, INC.)
See more detailed statistics of Blacksburg fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Blacksburg)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 99 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Blacksburg, VA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 295 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Blacksburg)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 43 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Blacksburg)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED24$210,308131$184,666312$210,04714$95,6563$888,33783$160,9385$52,884
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$05$161,22611$210,3400$00$04$189,1250$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$107,23316$160,00164$210,4686$80,7370$018$120,9291$117,960
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$013$164,37231$214,1913$320,3530$011$139,6660$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$163,94512$223,3260$00$02$125,8000$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0201.00 , 0202.00, 0203.00, 0204.00, 0205.00, 0206.00, 0207.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED10$247,5297$252,4831$117,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$209,3901$349,8900$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$218,2500$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$241,5500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$180,0000$01$180,000
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0202.00 , 0203.00, 0204.00, 0205.00, 0206.00, 0207.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 163
  • Hazardous Condition: 140
  • Service Call: 17
  • Good Intent Call: 6

Incident types - Blacksburg

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Blacksburg, VA
Most common first names in Blacksburg, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary16880.8 years
William16575.3 years
James14074.1 years
John11776.5 years
Robert10075.7 years
Charles6875.5 years
Margaret6581.5 years
Elizabeth6280.7 years
George6075.0 years
Helen5480.5 years
Most common last names in Blacksburg, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Price13375.9 years
Smith11476.3 years
Linkous9973.1 years
Jones5474.1 years
Davis4976.9 years
Martin4176.2 years
Brown3780.3 years
Long3576.1 years
Moore3279.9 years
Mccoy3079.6 years
Businesses in Blacksburg, VA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3Kroger2
Advance Auto Parts1Marriott1
Ann Taylor1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Ben & Jerry's1Mazda1
Buffalo Wild Wings1McDonald's1
Burger King1New Balance1
CVS2Nike5
Chick-Fil-A1Panera Bread1
Chipotle1Papa John's Pizza1
Cinnabon 1Penske1
Coldwater Creek1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Rite Aid1
Decora Cabinetry2Starbucks2
Domino's Pizza1Subway3
Dunkin Donuts3T-Mobile1
FedEx9Taco Bell1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Talbots1
Ford1The Room Place1
GNC1True Value1
GameStop1U-Haul1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
Hardee's2UPS19
Hawthorn1Vans2
Holiday Inn1Wendy's2
JoS. A. Bank1YMCA1
KFC1

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