Blackstone, Virginia

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Population in 2019: 3,329 (87% urban, 13% rural).
Population change since 2000: -9.4%
 
Males: 1,623  (48.8%)
Females: 1,706  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

37.5 years
Virginia median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 23824.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $47,942 (it was $27,566 in 2000)
Blackstone:

$47,942
VA:

$76,456

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $40,004 (it was $15,562 in 2000)

Blackstone town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $159,046 (it was $59,300 in 2000)
Blackstone:

$159,046
VA:

$288,800

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $165,498; detached houses: $164,253

Median gross rent in 2019: $808.

March 2019 cost of living index in Blackstone: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.0%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.6% for Black residents, 24.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Blackstone, VA (2019)
    • 1,91255.9%Black alone
    • 1,27137.1%White alone
    • 2306.7%Hispanic
    • 130.4%Asian alone
    • 130.4%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 35 registered sex offenders living in Blackstone, Virginia as of October 20, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Blackstone is 102 to 1.


Crime rates in Blackstone by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(27.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(54.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(27.8)
3
(85.1)
1
(28.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.1)
1
(27.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(57.7)
2
(58.4)
4
(118.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(111.3)
1
(28.4)
3
(85.4)
5
(140.1)
2
(56.1)
1
(27.3)
3
(82.1)
6
(167.9)
4
(112.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.8)
3
(87.5)
3
(89.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
7
(194.8)
7
(198.5)
3
(85.4)
9
(252.2)
6
(168.4)
8
(218.3)
9
(246.2)
7
(195.9)
12
(336.7)
2
(56.5)
2
(57.7)
9
(262.6)
7
(207.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
18
(501.0)
11
(312.0)
41
(1,168)
21
(588.6)
15
(420.9)
19
(518.6)
14
(382.9)
14
(391.7)
9
(252.5)
18
(508.8)
10
(288.4)
17
(496.1)
16
(475.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
105
(2,922)
112
(3,176)
88
(2,506)
107
(2,999)
80
(2,245)
73
(1,992)
76
(2,079)
114
(3,190)
89
(2,497)
105
(2,968)
103
(2,971)
114
(3,327)
64
(1,901)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
11
(306.2)
10
(283.6)
6
(170.9)
7
(196.2)
11
(308.6)
1
(27.3)
7
(191.5)
1
(28.0)
1
(28.1)
0
(0.0)
8
(230.7)
8
(233.4)
3
(89.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(55.7)
1
(28.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.0)
2
(56.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(113.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(29.2)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index326.7287.9261.2269.3273.0191.9308.5269.2220.8165.6223.8311.9279.8

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 Blackstone, VA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 14 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.27
Virginia average:

2.27
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Ancestries: American (22.2%), Ethiopian (11.1%), African (10.2%), English (4.9%), German (3.2%), European (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1888

Elevation: 427 feet

Land area: 4.53 square miles.

Population density: 735 people per square mile   (low).

Blackstone, Virginia map

231 residents are foreign born (5.1% Africa, 1.6% Latin America).

This town:

6.7%
Virginia:

12.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $720 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $730 (0.4%)

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:

Nottoway Court House, VA (2.4 miles),
Crewe, VA (3.2 miles ),
Kenbridge, VA (3.2 miles ),
Burkeville, VA (3.7 miles ),
Victoria, VA (3.7 miles ),
Warfield, VA (4.0 miles),
Alberta, VA (4.0 miles ),
Lunenburg, VA (4.1 miles)

Latitude: 37.08 N, Longitude: 78.00 W

Area code: 434

Distribution of median household income in Blackstone, VA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Blackstone, VA in 2019
Blackstone satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.2%
Virginia:

4.6%
Historical population in Blackstone, VA
Historical housing units in Blackstone, VA
Most common industries in Blackstone, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.2%)
  • Public administration (10.8%)
  • Educational services (5.3%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
  • Construction (4.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (14.2%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (8.9%)
  • Construction (7.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.4%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.8%)
  • Utilities (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.8%)
  • Public administration (7.5%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.0%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Blackstone, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Cashiers (4.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.7%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.3%)
  • Top executives (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.1%)
  • Cashiers (7.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)

Average climate in Blackstone, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Blackstone-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 23% smaller 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 significantly above Virginia state average. It is 50% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 57.7 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 35.7 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 48.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 176.3 miles away from Blackstone center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 60.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/24/2011 at 00:04:36, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 ML) earthquake occurred 58.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Nottoway County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 3, Droughts: 2, Floods: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Blackstone topographic map

Main business address for: CITIZENS BANCORP OF VIRGINIA INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Blackstone:

  • HERITAGE HALL BLACKSTONE (900 S MAIN ST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Blackstone:

  • LIJ MEDICAL CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; NEW HYDE PARK, NY)

Airports located in Blackstone:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blackstone:

  • Southside Virginia Community College (about 18 miles; Alberta, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,716)
  • Longwood University (about 27 miles; Farmville, VA; FT enrollment: 4,565)
  • Virginia State University (about 34 miles; Petersburg, VA; FT enrollment: 5,815)
  • John Tyler Community College (about 38 miles; Chester, VA; FT enrollment: 5,864)
  • University of Richmond (about 43 miles; University of Richmond, VA; FT enrollment: 3,745)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (about 45 miles; Richmond, VA; FT enrollment: 26,647)
  • Virginia Union University (about 46 miles; Richmond, VA; FT enrollment: 2,028)

Private high school in Blackstone:

Public elementary/middle school in Blackstone:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Blackstone: Nottoway County Emergency Squad Substation (A), Southside Convalescent Home (B), Louis Spencer Epes Memorial Library (C), Blackstone City Hall (D), Blackstone Fire Department (E), Nottoway County Emergency Squad (F), Blackstone Police Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Blackstone: CITIZENS BANCORP OF VIRGINIA INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Blackstone include: Spring Hill Church (A), Faith Church (B), Blackstone Baptist Church (C), Blackstone Presbyterian Church (D), Crenshaw United Methodist Church (E), Saint Lukes Episcopal Church (F), Seventh Day Adventist Church (G), Shiloh Baptist Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Park in Blackstone: Blackstone Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Grey Swan Inn Bed & Breakfast (615 South Main Street).

Birthplace of: Robert Jones (American football) - College football player.

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

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

BLACKSTONE, TOWN OF (Address: 100 WEST ELM STREET , Population served: 6,345, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-05-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAR-05-2012), St Public Notif received (APR-04-2012), St Compliance achieved (APR-17-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-03-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-03-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-30-2012), St Compliance achieved (APR-17-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-20-2011), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-20-2011), St Public Notif received (OCT-19-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-13-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-20-2011), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-20-2011), St Public Notif received (OCT-19-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-13-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-21-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-21-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-01-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-13-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-09-2010), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-09-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-09-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-02-2010)
  • 6 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-13-2011), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-13-2011), St Public Notif received (APR-04-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-14-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-25-2005), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-25-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2005), St Public Notif received (MAY-30-2006)
Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

59.9%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

7.6%
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: 0.1% of all households
159 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Blackstone in 2000:

  • 173 people in nursing homes
  • 51 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Blackstone (2011 data):

  • Citizens Bank and Trust Company: Citizens Bank And Trust Company, Shopping Center Branch, Drive-In Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $323.0 mil, Deposits: $272.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Bancorp Of Virginia, Inc.
  • Benchmark Community Bank: Blackstone Branch at 410 Church Street, branch established on 2003/03/07. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $416.1 mil, Deposits: $370.1 mil, headquarters in Kenbridge, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Benchmark Bankshares, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Blackstone Main Branch at 200 South Main Street, branch established on 1965/10/01. 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

For population 15 years and over in Blackstone:

Marital status in Blackstone, VA
  • Never married: 29.8%
  • Now married: 42.1%
  • Separated: 4.9%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

For population 25 years and over in Blackstone:

  • High school or higher: 75.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.0
Virginia average:

12.1

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

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Religion statistics for Blackstone, VA (based on Nottoway County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,65323
Mainline Protestant2,08314
Other4473
Black Protestant2383
Catholic1401
None9,292-
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: 2
This county:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Nottoway County:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Here:

9.55 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
This county:

8.28 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

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

11.6%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.0%
State:

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

16.5%
State:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Blackstone:

49.4%
Virginia:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Blackstone:

45.1%
Virginia:

48.6%

Average BMI:
Blackstone:

29.6
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Blackstone:

20.1%
Virginia:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Blackstone:

13.5%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Blackstone:

36.0%
Virginia:

33.5%

General health condition:
Blackstone:

53.4%
Virginia:

57.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Blackstone:

79.1%
Virginia:

80.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Blackstone, VA 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
Other Government Administration 11$26,553$28,9671$299
Police Protection - Officers 10$40,471$48,5650$0
Streets and Highways 9$20,183$26,9113$3,107
Water Supply 7$12,874$22,0700$0
Sewerage 7$12,874$22,0700$0
Electric Power 6$28,203$56,4060$0
Solid Waste Management 6$10,290$20,5801$1,417
Financial Administration 5$18,317$43,9610$0
Police - Other 3$7,777$31,1080$0
Other and Unallocable 3$9,544$38,1760$0
Transit 2$5,671$34,02615$11,824
Airports 0$0 1$102
Fire - Other 0$0 1$228
Totals for Government 69$192,755$33,52322$16,977

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

  • General - Interest on Debt: $254,000 ($76.30)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $406,000 ($121.96)
    Air Transportation: $348,000 ($104.54)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $19,000 ($5.71)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $231,000 ($69.39)
    Highways: $151,000 ($45.36)
    Housing and Community Development: $139,000 ($41.75)
    Public Welfare: $21,000 ($6.31)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $629,000 ($188.95)
    Rents: $26,000 ($7.81)
    Fines and Forfeits: $19,000 ($5.71)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $4,404,000 ($1322.92)
    Water Utilities: $2,476,000 ($743.77)
    Transit Utilities: $21,000 ($6.31)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,161,000 ($348.75)
    Public Welfare: $113,000 ($33.94)
    Transit Utilities: $96,000 ($28.84)
    General Local Government Support: $85,000 ($25.53)
    Other: $18,000 ($5.41)
  • Tax - Other: $606,000 ($182.04)
    Property: $486,000 ($145.99)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $209,000 ($62.78)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $176,000 ($52.87)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $133,000 ($39.95)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $91,000 ($27.34)
    Motor Vehicle License: $49,000 ($14.72)
    Other Selective Sales: $30,000 ($9.01)
    Other License: $4,000 ($1.20)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,345,000 ($1905.98)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,944,000 ($1785.52)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $401,000 ($120.46)

5.46% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($33,278 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.46%
Virginia average:

9.50%

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 Chesterfield County, VA  0.67% ($41,441 average AGI)
from Amelia County, VA  0.55% ($35,214)
from Lunenburg County, VA  0.51% ($31,808)


5.84% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($35,508 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
Virginia average:

9.76%

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 Chesterfield County, VA  0.75% ($43,763 average AGI)
to Prince Edward County, VA  0.71% ($36,611)
to Lunenburg County, VA  0.55% ($23,286)
Businesses in Blackstone, VA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Nike2
Goodwill3Pizza Hut1
H&R Block1RadioShack1
Hardee's1Subway1
Kincaid1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1UPS1
Lane Furniture3Walmart1
McDonald's1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Blackstone:

  • WKLV (1440 AM; 5 kW; BLACKSTONE, VA; Owner: DENBAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSVS (800 AM; 5 kW; CREWE, VA; Owner: COLONIAL BROADCASTING OF CREWE, INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDZY (1290 AM; 25 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WGGM (820 AM; 10 kW; CHESTER, VA; Owner: HOFFMAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSHV (1370 AM; daytime; 4 kW; SOUTH HILL, VA; Owner: OLD BELT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blackstone:

  • WBBC-FM (93.5 FM; BLACKSTONE, VA; Owner: DENBAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKJS (104.7 FM; CREWE, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WSMY-FM (103.1 FM; ALBERTA, VA; Owner: MAINQUAD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBTJ (106.5 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPEX (90.9 FM; KENBRIDGE, VA; Owner: SEAVIEW COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WMXB (103.7 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WRXL (102.1 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBBT-FM (107.3 FM; POWHATAN, VA; Owner: MAINQUAD, INC.)
  • WFLO-FM (95.7 FM; FARMVILLE, VA; Owner: COLONIAL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WFXQ (99.9 FM; CHASE CITY, VA; Owner: JOYNER RADIO, INC.)
  • WKSK-FM (98.9 FM; SOUTH HILL, VA; Owner: OLD BELT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Blackstone:

  • WWAY (Channel 3; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WCVE-TV (Channel 23; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRLH-TV (Channel 35; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: WRLH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTVR-TV (Channel 6; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: ELCOM OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WRIC-TV (Channel 8; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF RICHMOND, INC.)
  • WCVW (Channel 57; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKYV-LP (Channel 61; KEYSVILLE, VA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFMA-LP (Channel 52; FARMVILLE, VA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Blackstone fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

Blackstone fatal accident list:

Sep 4, 2004 01:25 AM, Sr-40, Lat: 37.058148, Lon: -78.010801, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jul 12, 1998 06:50 AM, Sr-40, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
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, Drunk persons involved: 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
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 108ft / 33.5mTotal length
  • $8,083,000Total costs
  • 19,824Total average daily traffic
  • 1,197Total average daily truck traffic
  • 27,948Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Blackstone, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Blackstone, VA

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 35. The highest number of fires - 72 took place in 2014, and the least - 0 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Blackstone, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (39.8%), and Outside Fires (39.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Blackstone, VA
    • 23539.8%Structure Fires
    • 23339.5%Outside Fires
    • 7713.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 457.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Blackstone, VA
Most common first names in Blackstone, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James13372.3 years
Mary11182.1 years
John9176.6 years
William9173.7 years
Robert6571.8 years
George5977.1 years
Willie4576.4 years
Annie3981.6 years
Virginia3678.4 years
Richard3574.1 years
Most common last names in Blackstone, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones9077.0 years
Johnson6076.1 years
Williams4674.5 years
Irby4178.0 years
Hawkes4077.4 years
Tucker4075.9 years
Fitzgerald3574.0 years
Jackson3578.0 years
Harris3271.8 years
Davis2975.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Blackstone, VA
  • 53.1%Electricity
  • 35.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 11.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Blackstone, VA
  • 86.4%Electricity
  • 8.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Blackstone compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage 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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