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Population in 2012: 42,627 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.7%
 

Males: 23,894  (56.1%)
Females: 18,733  (43.9%)

Median resident age:  21.9 years
Virginia median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 24060.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,056 (it was $22,513 in 2000)
Blacksburg:

$28,056
VA:

$61,741
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,534

Blacksburg town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $247,066 (it was $136,200 in 2000)
Blacksburg:

$247,066
VA:

$237,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $254,668; Detached houses: $294,660; Townhouses or other attached units: $179,083; In 2-unit structures: $321,802; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $219,238; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $125,748; Mobile homes: $19,462

Median gross rent in 2012: $850.

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  • White alone - 33,003 (77.6%)
  • Asian alone - 5,004 (11.8%)
  • Black alone - 1,700 (4.0%)
  • Hispanic - 1,509 (3.5%)
  • Two or more races - 1,028 (2.4%)
  • Other race alone - 258 (0.6%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 26 (0.06%)
  • American Indian alone - 11 (0.03%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Blacksburg: 92.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (15.6%), Irish (11.9%), English (9.4%), Italian (5.6%), United States (4.6%), Polish (3.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1798

Land area: 19.4 square miles.

Population density: 2,202 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Blacksburg:

  • High school or higher: 96.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 68.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 40.9%
  • Unemployed: 9.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blacksburg town:

  • Never married: 74.1%
  • Now married: 21.2%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 1.6%
  • Divorced: 2.7%

6,655 residents are foreign born (5.9% Asia, 2.6% Europe).

This town:  15.6%
Virginia:  11.6%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 28 registered sex offenders living in Blacksburg, Virginia as of December 22, 2014.
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 2012: $2,097 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,191 (0.9%)

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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: +10,678 (+25.1%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 13,411 (77.1%)

Area code: 540

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Crime rates in Blacksburg by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0120101000000
per 100,000 0.02.54.90.02.50.02.50.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 564612817881514912
per 100,000 14.114.99.814.829.720.143.020.419.335.732.320.927.9
Robberies 512127913101011119511
per 100,000 14.129.929.417.222.232.725.325.526.526.220.811.625.5
Assaults 49525547353448453624151016
per 100,000 138.1129.4134.9115.786.585.5121.5114.686.757.134.623.237.1
Burglaries 971181651071031051171201271651178480
per 100,000 273.3293.6404.7263.4254.5264.0296.1305.7306.0392.4269.9194.8185.7
Thefts 535549490575479435477520503507547490377
per 100,000 1507.51366.21201.71415.61183.71093.61207.01324.81211.81205.81261.71136.1875.3
Auto thefts 23343032252240162628231718
per 100,000 64.884.673.678.861.855.3101.240.862.666.653.139.441.8
Arson 4433946582537
per 100,000 11.310.07.47.422.210.115.212.719.34.811.57.016.3
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 118.1123.7125.5112.4113.5101.4137.3115.2106.9119.1104.180.582.1

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City-data.com crime rate 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 2012, including police officers: 78 (63 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.46
Virginia average:

2.27

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Blacksburg, Virginia accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.3%
Virginia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +4,570 (+13.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (41%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Educational services (42%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Postsecondary teachers (19%)
  • Computer specialists (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Life and physical scientists (3%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Blacksburg-area historical tornado activity is below Virginia state average. It is 57% 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 near Virginia state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 the city 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 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
On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 50.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/26/1995 at 00:36:17, a magnitude 3.5 (3.1 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 66.2 miles away from Blacksburg center
On 10/28/1997 at 10:36:46, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 88.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

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: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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/medical centers in Blacksburg:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Blacksburg, VA

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Local government website: www.blacksburg.va.us

Colleges/Universities in Blacksburg:

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Full-time enrollment: 27,887; Public; Website: WWW.VT.EDU; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (FT enrollment: 739; 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: 7,927)
  • New River Community College (about 18 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • National College-Salem (about 23 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 4,851)
  • Virginia Western Community College (about 25 miles; Roanoke, VA; FT enrollment: 2,563)
  • Concord University (about 36 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,364)
  • Mountain State University (about 57 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 4,410)
  • Washington and Lee University (about 66 miles; Lexington, VA; FT enrollment: 2,152)

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

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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.4. This is about average.
City:

32.4
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 22.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

22.4
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.72. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.72
U.S.:

9.59

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

BLACKSBURG, TOWN OF (Population served: 26200, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-11-2003), St Public Notif requested (SEP-11-2003), St Public Notif received (SEP-25-2003)
IZAAK WALTON LEAGUE (Population served: 320, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
NEW RIVER JUNCTION CAMPGROUND (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

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

  • BLACKSBURG-CHRISTIANSBURG-VPI WATER AUTH (Address: P O BOX 10006, Population served: 8300, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 43.7%
(42.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 56.8% for Black residents, 57.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 72.6% for other race residents, 42.0% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Blacksburg, VA

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 compared to Virginia state average:

Blacksburg, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income 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.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Blacksburg travel time to work - commute


Blacksburg mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (65%)
  • Utility gas (29%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 30.97%
Here31.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents23.6%20.0%10.6%9.7%7.0%
Congregations22.9%13.3%2.9%14.3%5.7%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents4.5%4.0%3.1%2.8%14.7%
Congregations4.8%3.8%2.9%2.9%26.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 34$120,570$42,55411$6,642
Other Government Administration 1$5,548$66,57618$10,517
Judicial and Legal 2$13,058$78,3480$0
Police Protection - Officers 57$211,444$44,5150$0
Police - Other 20$42,697$25,6188$3,720
Firefighters 1$3,469$41,6280$0
Fire - Other 0$0 2$2,347
Streets and Highways 19$55,253$34,8970$0
Welfare 2$5,207$31,24211$12,812
Sewerage 9$26,258$35,0110$0
Parks and Recreation 17$49,529$34,962315$23,324
Housing and Community Development(Local) 5$13,043$31,3031$779
Water Supply 10$27,106$32,5271$1,328
Transit 28$85,981$36,849179$104,082
Other and Unallocable 101$322,097$38,26910$8,081
Totals for Government 306$981,260$38,481556$173,632

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

  • Construction - Transit Utilities: $2,744,000 ($64.37)
    Sewerage: $1,069,000 ($25.08)
    Water Utilities: $1,028,000 ($24.12)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,955,000 ($116.24)
    Regular Highways: $4,865,000 ($114.13)
    Water Utilities: $3,806,000 ($89.29)
    Sewerage: $3,649,000 ($85.60)
    Central Staff Services: $3,541,000 ($83.07)
    Transit Utilities: $3,494,000 ($81.97)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,703,000 ($39.95)
    Financial Administration: $1,255,000 ($29.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,191,000 ($27.94)
    Local Fire Protection: $725,000 ($17.01)
    Housing and Community Development: $444,000 ($10.42)
    General - Other: $388,000 ($9.10)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $212,000 ($4.97)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $635,000 ($14.90)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $5,236,000 ($122.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000 ($0.42)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,074,000 ($306.71)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $294,000 ($6.90)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,727,000 ($87.43)
    All Other: $1,944,000 ($45.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,343,000 ($31.51)
    Parks and Recreation: $219,000 ($5.14)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $2,050,000 ($48.09)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,000,000 ($70.38)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $671,000 ($15.74)
    Interest Earnings: $278,000 ($6.52)
    Fines and Forfeits: $265,000 ($6.22)
    Sale of Property: $3,000 ($0.07)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,581,000 ($84.01)
    Transit Utilities: $2,059,000 ($48.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,441,000 ($104.18)
    All Other: $2,592,000 ($60.81)
    Transit Utilities: $702,000 ($16.47)
    General Local Government Support: $411,000 ($9.64)
  • Tax - Property: $3,724,000 ($87.36)
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,119,000 ($73.17)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,983,000 ($69.98)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,370,000 ($32.14)
    Other License: $880,000 ($20.64)
    Motor Vehicle License: $407,000 ($9.55)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $271,000 ($6.36)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,878,000 ($536.70)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,596,000 ($483.17)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,500,000 ($82.11)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,218,000 ($28.57)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,571,000 ($154.15)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,976,000 ($398.25)

11.54% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,204 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.54%
Virginia average:

11.06%

1.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($683 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

1.10%
Virginia average:

0.41%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Pulaski County, VA  0.71% ($27,654 average AGI)
from Radford city, VA  0.60% ($27,131)
from Roanoke County, VA  0.38% ($39,690)


11.58% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,606 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.58%
Virginia average:

10.78%

0.22% of residents moved to foreign countries ($200 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

0.22%
Virginia average:

0.22%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Pulaski County, VA  0.74% ($55,589 average AGI)
to Fairfax County, VA  0.56% ($27,753)
to Radford city, VA  0.49% ($23,385)

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 - 2011 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
Ann Taylor1Marriott1
Ben & Jerry's1MasterBrand Cabinets2
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
GNC1The Room Place1
GameStop1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's2U.S. Cellular1
Hawthorn1UPS19
Holiday Inn1Vans2
JoS. A. Bank1Wendy's2
KFC1YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Blacksburg, VA


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  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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