Blairs, Virginia

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Population in 2010: 916.
Males: 518  (56.6%)
Females: 398  (43.4%)
Median resident age:

47.2 years
Virginia median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 24527, 24540.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $49,125
Blairs:

$49,125
VA:

$76,456

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $26,931

Blairs CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $131,023
Blairs:

$131,023
VA:

$288,800

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $129,201; detached houses: $145,154; mobile homes: $12,560

Median gross rent in 2019: $683.

March 2019 cost of living index in Blairs: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.1%
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According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Blairs, Virginia as of October 20, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Blairs is 112 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (40.6%), European (7.4%), Irish (6.0%), Canadian (2.3%), English (1.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greensboro, NC (48.4 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (324.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Mount Hermon, VA (1.7 miles ),
Danville, VA (2.6 miles ),
Chatham, VA (3.2 miles ),
Milton, NC (3.7 miles),
Ruffin, NC (4.3 miles ),
Gretna, VA (4.4 miles ),
Yanceyville, NC (4.4 miles ),
Sandy Level, VA (4.6 miles )

Latitude: 36.68 N, Longitude: 79.37 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 434

Distribution of median household income in Blairs, VA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Blairs, VA in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.3%
Virginia:

4.6%

Tornado activity:

Blairs-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Virginia state average. It is 44% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/20/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 24.8 miles away from the Blairs place center killed 2 people and injured 27 people and caused $34 million in damages.

On 3/24/1969, a category F3 tornado 32.0 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Blairs-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 38% 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 116.1 miles away from Blairs center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 96.6 miles away from Blairs 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 102.5 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 103.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 116.9 miles away from Blairs center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 272.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pittsylvania County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Hurricanes: 5, Floods: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Droughts: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers in Blairs:

  • FMC - BLAIRS DIALYSIS (9325 US HIGHWAY 29)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Blairs:

  • INTERIM HLTHCARE-DANVILLE (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; DANVILLE, VA)
  • ROMAN EAGLE MEMORIAL HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; DANVILLE, VA)
  • LIBERTY HOME CARE AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; DANVILLE, VA)
  • CAMELOT HALL NRS HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; DANVILLE, VA)
  • PINEY FOREST HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; DANVILLE, VA)
  • RIVERSIDE HEALTH AND REHAB CNTR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; DANVILLE, VA)
  • RIVERSIDE HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; DANVILLE, VA)

Amtrak station near Blairs:

  • 7 miles: DANVILLE (677 CRAGHEAD ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blairs:

  • Danville Community College (about 9 miles; Danville, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,747)
  • Patrick Henry Community College (about 28 miles; Martinsville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,266)
  • Elon University (about 41 miles; Elon, NC; FT enrollment: 6,403)
  • Alamance Community College (about 43 miles; Graham, NC; FT enrollment: 3,614)
  • North Carolina A & T State University (about 48 miles; Greensboro, NC; FT enrollment: 9,805)
  • Liberty University (about 48 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 61,625)
  • Central Virginia Community College (about 49 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,759)

Private high schools in Blairs:

  • HOPE HAVEN DAY SCHOOL (Students: 19, Location: 200 BLAIRS MIDDLE SCHOOL CIR, Grades: 1-12)
  • WHITE OAK SCHOOL (Students: 18, Location: 7180 U S HIGHWAY 29, Grades: UG-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Blairs:

  • SOUTHSIDE ELEM (Students: 532, Location: 440 EAST WITT RD, Grades: PK-5)
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Church in Blairs: Oak Grove Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Deer Wood Springs Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Pittsylvania 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 Blairs that have no violations reported:

  • GRIT ROAD WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

72.2%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.5%
Whole state:

5.7%


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

Banks with branches in Blairs (2011 data):

  • Carter Bank & Trust: Blairs Branch at 5406 U.S. Highway 29 North, branch established on 1997/08/22. 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

For population 15 years and over in Blairs:

Marital status in Blairs, VA
  • Never married: 13.6%
  • Now married: 70.5%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 6.0%

For population 25 years and over in Blairs:

  • High school or higher: 90.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
Virginia average:

12.1

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Blairs, VA (based on Pittsylvania County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,94174
Mainline Protestant4,86342
Black Protestant3825
Other1323
Catholic-1
None40,188-
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: 9
Pittsylvania County:

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Here:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 38
This county:

6.23 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Pittsylvania County:

3.12 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Pittsylvania County:

11.7%
State:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.8%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Pittsylvania County:

20.3%
State:

18.6%

5.18% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,529 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.18%
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 Danville city, VA  1.94% ($37,925 average AGI)
from Campbell County, VA  0.46% ($33,971)
from Halifax County, VA  0.18% ($35,550)


5.25% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,102 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
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 Danville city, VA  1.64% ($29,611 average AGI)
to Campbell County, VA  0.51% ($32,000)
to Henry County, VA  0.21% ($33,277)

Businesses in Blairs, VA

  • Quiznos: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Blairs:

  • WBTM (1330 AM; 5 kW; DANVILLE, VA)
  • WDVA (1250 AM; 5 kW; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: MITCHELL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WKBY (1080 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CHATHAM, VA)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVOV (970 AM; 1 kW; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: DANVILLE CHRISTIAN RADIO, LTD)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WILA (1580 AM; daytime; 1 kW; DANVILLE, VA)
  • WSML (1200 AM; 10 kW; GRAHAM, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WYNC (1540 AM; daytime; 3 kW; YANCEYVILLE, NC; Owner: SEMORA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHEE (1370 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: PATRICK HENRY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLLL (930 AM; 10 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: HUBBARD'S ADVERTISING AGENCY, INC.)
  • WODY (1160 AM; 5 kW; FIELDALE, VA; Owner: BASE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blairs:

  • WAKG (103.3 FM; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: PIEDMONT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOKD-FM (91.1 FM; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTENATIVE RADIO INC)
  • WKVE (106.7 FM; SEMORA, NC; Owner: SOUTHERN ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZZU (97.9 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA L.L.C.)
  • 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)
  • WRVL (88.3 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: LIBERTY UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WYYD (107.9 FM; AMHERST, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJMH (102.1 FM; REIDSVILLE, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNRS-FM (89.9 FM; SWEET BRIAR, VA; Owner: SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE)
  • WGBT (94.5 FM; EDEN, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBWR (106.9 FM; BEDFORD, VA; Owner: BEDFORD RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WMQX-FM (93.1 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRXT (90.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WHLF-FM (95.3 FM; SOUTH BOSTON, VA; Owner: JLC PROPERTIES, INC)
  • WZBB (99.9 FM; STANLEYTOWN, VA; Owner: WNLB RADIO, INC.)
  • WMNA-FM (106.3 FM; GRETNA, VA; Owner: GARY E. BURNS)

TV broadcast stations around Blairs:

  • W66BI (Channel 66; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W18BG (Channel 18; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WYAT-LP (Channel 55; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: DOMINION BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDRL-TV (Channel 24; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: DANVILLE TELEVISION PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFMY-TV (Channel 2; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WFMY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WGPX (Channel 16; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: PAXSON GREENSBORO LICENSE, INC.)

Blairs fatal accident list:

Sep 18, 2019 06:50 AM, Us-29, Lat: 36.718839, Lon: -79.381667, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 23, 2014 05:40 PM, Us-29, Lat: 36.679497, Lon: -79.373075, Vehicles: 4, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 164ft / 49.9mTotal length
  • $5,131,000Total costs
  • 75,299Total average daily traffic
  • 9,133Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Blairs, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 121990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Blairs, VA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Blairs)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 7100 Us Hwy 29 (Lat: 36.701417 Lon: -79.367722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Overall height: 23.7 m, Call Sign: KOM471,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.415 MHz, Grant Date: 04/24/2013, Expiration Date: 03/30/2023, Cancellation Date: 03/31/2016, Registrant: Charles W. Keen, 122 Mclaughlin Drive, Danville, VA 24540, Phone: (434) 251-3282, Fax: (434) 836-9606, Email:
  • Near Tower Land (Sr 1032) (Lat: 36.741111 Lon: -79.384444), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 103.6 m, Call Sign: KCV411, Licensee ID: L00095298,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.180 MHz, Grant Date: 06/19/2013, Expiration Date: 08/13/2023, Registrant: Danville Life Saving & First Aid Crew, Inc.

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • WHITE OAK, 535 Tower Lane (Lat: 36.743056 Lon: -79.385278), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Call Sign: WQQC351,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, 6595.00 MHz, Grant Date: 10/23/2012, Expiration Date: 10/23/2022, Certifier: Jim Davis, Registrant: Alcatel-Lucent, 3400 W Plano Parkway M/S Wls 34, Plano, TX 75075, Phone: (972) 477-7932, Email:
  • WHITE OAK, 541 Tower Lane (Lat: 36.741806 Lon: -79.385139), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 98.5 m, Call Sign: WREP796, Licensee ID: L02164358,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, Grant Date: 11/22/2019, Expiration Date: 11/22/2029, Certifier: Giles Smith, Registrant: Gcseac, Inc, P.O. Box 5151, Martinsville, VA 24115, Phone: (276) 632-9700, Fax: (276) 638-1315, Email:
  • WHIT, 535 Tower Lane (Lat: 36.743056 Lon: -79.385278), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Call Sign: WRMC403, Licensee ID: L02337254,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/19/2021, Expiration Date: 03/19/2031, Certifier: Tim Tribble, Registrant: Riverstreet Wireless Of Virginia, Inc., 1400 River St, Wilkesboro, NC 28697, Phone: (336) 973-6164, Email:
  • STATION, 541 Tower Lane (Lat: 36.742222 Lon: -79.384167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 61 m, Call Sign: KJB88,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2185.60 MHz, Grant Date: 11/19/2009, Expiration Date: 02/14/2020, Cancellation Date: 11/30/2010, Registrant: Department Of State Police, 7700 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23261-7472, Phone: (804) 674-4644, Fax: (804) 674-2602, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Blairs)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 70449, N70449, N-70449, Serial Number: 17445, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 07/23/1957, Certificate Issue Date: 06/29/1972
    Registrant (Individual): Oliver C Jr Mayhew, 1501 Carter Lodge Rd, Blairs, VA 24527
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-20 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8722C, N8722C, N-8722C, Serial Number: 20-1011, Year manufactured: 1953, Airworthiness Date: 04/07/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 04/30/1985
    Registrant (Individual): Oliver C Jr Mayhew, 1501 Carter Lodge Rd, Blairs, VA 24527

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 35. The highest number of reported fires - 74 took place in 2006, and the least - 17 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Blairs, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (46.3%), and Structure Fires (39.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Blairs, VA
    • 26046.3%Outside Fires
    • 22239.6%Structure Fires
    • 6411.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 152.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Blairs, VA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Blairs, VA
  • 66.8%Electricity
  • 21.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Blairs, VA
  • 75.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 13.0%Electricity
  • 11.7%Wood


Blairs compared to Virginia state average:

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