For population 25 years and over in Blackstone:
For population 15 years and over in Blackstone town:
63 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $628 (0.6%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Richmond, VA (43.6 miles , pop. 197,790).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (94.1 miles , pop. 276,093).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (254.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Crewe, VA (3.2 miles ), Kenbridge, VA (3.2 miles ), Burkeville, VA (3.7 miles ), Victoria, VA (3.7 miles ), Alberta, VA (4.0 miles ), McKenney, VA (4.1 miles ), Lawrenceville, VA (4.9 miles ), South Hill, VA (5.0 miles ).
Latitude: 37.08 N, Longitude: 78.00 W
Area code: 434
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Crime rate in Blackstone detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 18 (13 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -195 (-5.0%).
Work and jobs in Blackstone: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Blackstone, Virginia
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Blackstone-area historical tornado activity is above Virginia state average. It is 14% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/22/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.7 miles away from the Blackstone town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 8/6/1993, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 32.6 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 246 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Blackstone-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 35.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 47.1 miles away from Blackstone center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 29.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 46.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/22/2001 at 16:01:20, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, 2.5 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 69.1 miles away from Blackstone center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Nottoway County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Floods: 2, Droughts: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Robert Jones (American football) - College football player.
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Blackstone and their reported violations in the past:BLACKSTONE, TOWN OF (Population served: 3870, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:MANASSAS ARMORY (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 15.4%
(8.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.7% for Black residents, 14.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Religion statistics for Blackstone (based on Nottoway County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 31.61%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
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6.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,174 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.57% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,253 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Blackstone fatal accident list:
Sep 6, 1992 02:25 AM, Churchst, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 9, 1991 06:12 PM, Brownst, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Feb 10, 1990 01:17 AM, Nmainst, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 2
Oct 8, 1990 05:59 PM, Nmainst, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Feb 19, 1985 03:11 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 28, 1976 03:05 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Blackstone)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 75 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Blackstone, VA)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Blackstone)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Blackstone)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2013.