Bland, Virginia

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Population in 2010: 409.
Males: 274  (67.2%)
Females: 135  (32.8%)
Median resident age:

25.8 years
Virginia median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 24315.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $49,992
Bland:

$49,992
VA:

$76,456

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $23,300

Bland CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $119,708
Bland:

$119,708
VA:

$288,800

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $100,487; detached houses: $99,718

Median gross rent in 2019: $686.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bland: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 4.7%
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According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Bland, Virginia as of October 28, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bland is 77 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (77.9%), German (13.0%), Irish (7.2%), European (1.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2450 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $628 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $739 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Roanoke, VA (65.1 miles , pop. 94,911).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (100.9 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (380.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Fairview, VA (2.8 miles ),
Wytheville, VA (3.3 miles ),
Bluefield, WV (3.5 miles ),
Max Meadows, VA (3.6 miles ),
Bluefield, VA (3.6 miles ),
Brush Fork, WV (3.8 miles ),
Fort Chiswell, VA (3.8 miles ),
Bluewell, WV (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 37.10 N, Longitude: 81.12 W

Area code: 276

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

3.8%
Virginia:

4.6%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 50.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

50.3
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.2
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Bland-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 39.2 miles away from the Bland place center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 tornado 40.2 miles away from the place center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bland-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 9% 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 183.2 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 43.3 miles away from Bland 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 172.6 miles away from Bland 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 44.8 miles away from Bland center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) earthquake occurred 47.5 miles away from the city 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 46.3 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 Bland County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Bland:

  • ASBURY CENTER - BIRDMO(CLOSED) (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WYTHEVILLE, VA)
  • ASBURY CENTER AT BIRDMONT (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WYTHEVILLE, VA)
  • CARRINGTON PLACE AT WYTHEVILLE - BIRDMONT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WYTHEVILLE, VA)
  • CIRCLE HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; WYTHEVILLE, VA)
  • HOSPICE OF SOUTHWEST VA (Hospital, about 11 miles away; WYTHEVILLE, VA)
  • BMA - WYTHEVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; WYTHEVILLE, VA)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF WYTHEVILLE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; WYTHEVILLE, VA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bland:

  • Wytheville Community College (about 11 miles; Wytheville, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,193)
  • Concord University (about 24 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,698)
  • New River Community College (about 24 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • Radford University (about 32 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 40 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 49 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)
  • Surry Community College (about 55 miles; Dobson, NC; FT enrollment: 2,686)

Public elementary/middle school in Bland:

  • BLAND COUNTY ELEM (Location: 31 ROCKET DRIVE, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Bland

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bland: Bland County Courthouse (A), Bland County Volunteer Fire Department (B), Bland County Volunteer Rescue Squad (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Creek: Town Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Big Walker Motel (70 Skyview Lane).

Courts: Bland County - General District Court (654 Main Street), Bland County - Clerk Of Circuit Court (654 Main Street).

Bland 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 Bland that have no violations reported:

  • BLAND COMMUNITY WATER AUTHORITY (Population served: 490, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater under infl of surface water)
Average household size:
This place:

2.2 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

61.8%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.5%
Whole state:

5.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Bland (2011 data):

  • New Peoples Bank, Inc.: Bland Branch at 427 Main Street, branch established on 2007/10/25. Info updated 2007/08/21: Bank assets: $781.6 mil, Deposits: $709.1 mil, headquarters in Honaker, VA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices, Holding Company: New Peoples Bankshares, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Bland Branch at 629 Main Street, branch established on 1903/01/01. 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 Bland:

Marital status in Bland, VA
  • Never married: 38.7%
  • Now married: 36.3%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 16.2%

For population 25 years and over in Bland:

  • High school or higher: 80.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.4%
Educational Attainment in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.6
Virginia average:

12.1

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bland, VA (based on Bland County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,11119
Evangelical Protestant87314
Black Protestant1151
None4,725-
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
Bland County:

2.91 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Here:

1.45 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Bland County:

13.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.3%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Bland County:

28.9%
Virginia:

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

14.3%
Virginia:

18.6%

4.43% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,649 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.43%
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 Wythe County, VA  0.91% ($35,300 average AGI)

Businesses in Bland, VA

  • Dairy Queen: 1
  • Subway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Bland:

  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WYVE (1280 AM; 3 kW; WYTHEVILLE, VA; Owner: THREE RIVERS MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WHIS (1440 AM; 5 kW; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, 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.)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WAMN (1050 AM; 1 kW; GREEN VALLEY, WV; Owner: WAMN, INC.)
  • WPIN (810 AM; daytime; 4 kW; DUBLIN, VA; Owner: DUBLIN RADIO)
  • WTZE (1470 AM; daytime; 5 kW; TAZEWELL, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKEZ (1240 AM; 1 kW; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPAQ (740 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: RALPH D. EPPERSON)
  • WYRV (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: FAITH CHRISTIAN MUSIC BROADCASTING MINISTRIES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bland:

  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHKX (106.3 FM; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKOY-FM (100.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPIB (91.1 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WSTG (95.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WMEV-FM (93.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WOLD-FM (102.5 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: EMERALD SOUND, INC.)
  • WBRF (98.1 FM; GALAX, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE RADIO, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WJLS-FM (99.5 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WHQX (107.7 FM; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WXBX (95.3 FM; RURAL RETREAT, VA; Owner: THREE RIVERS MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Bland:

  • WVVA (Channel 6; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: WVVA TELEVISON, INC.)
  • WKPZ-LP (Channel 3; WYTHEVILLE, ETC., VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLFB (Channel 40; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: LIVING FAITH MINISTRIES, INC.)

Bland fatal accident list:

Aug 22, 2011 02:46 PM, Us-52, Lat: 37.101261, Lon: -81.116781, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 31, 2008 05:11 PM, Us-52, Route 612, Lat: 37.138490, Lon: -81.131630, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 24, 2007 02:44 AM, Us-52, Lat: 37.101297, Lon: -81.126947, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 25, 2007 05:50 PM, Sr-42, Lat: 37.103350, Lon: -81.117146, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Feb 10, 1998 12:06 AM, Sr-42, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 36Number of bridges
  • 203ft / 62.0mTotal length
  • $2,746,000Total costs
  • 176,545Total average daily traffic
  • 31,439Total average daily truck traffic
  • 164,475Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bland, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 61950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 151970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bland, VA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Bland)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Bland, VA)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • BRUSHY MTN, Along Appalachian Trail (Lat: 37.135694 Lon: -81.137000), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 18 m, Overall height: 19 m, Call Sign: WRBQ874,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/24/2018, Expiration Date: 05/24/2028, Certifier: Mike Clemons, Registrant: Intelpath, Hinsdale, IL 60522, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:
  • SOUTH GAP, Eastern Most Portion Of Rich Mountain; Davidson Site (Lat: 37.222972 Lon: -81.101472), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 80.8 m, Call Sign: WRBQ875,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/24/2018, Expiration Date: 05/24/2028, Certifier: Mike Clemons, Registrant: Intelpath, Hinsdale, IL 60522, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Big Walker Mountain (Lat: 37.027889 Lon: -81.179806), Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: KNKC693,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.100 MHz, 75.5400 MHz, Grant Date: 03/26/2019, Expiration Date: 04/01/2029, Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street, Nw, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bland)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172L (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2858Q, N2858Q, N-2858Q, Serial Number: 17259858, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 06/23/1971, Certificate Issue Date: 06/17/2019
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Steven A Sage, 13703 W Blue Grass Trl, Bland, VA 24315, Other Owners: Crystal D Sage
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7497T, N7497T, N-7497T, Serial Number: 47097, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 11/10/1959, Certificate Issue Date: 01/22/1986
    Registrant (Individual): Randall G Newberry, Po Box 65, Bland, VA 24315
  • Aircraft: URBAN UFM 13 LAMBADA (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX SEE BOMBADIER (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 818GT, N818GT, N-818GT, Serial Number: 15/13, Year manufactured: 2001, Airworthiness Date: 12/23/2001, Certificate Issue Date: 09/20/2006
    Registrant (Individual): Randall G Newberry, Po Box 65, Bland, VA 24315

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 20. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 38 took place in 2006, and the least - 4 in 2017. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Bland, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (41.3%), and Outside Fires (33.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bland, VA
    • 14341.3%Structure Fires
    • 11633.5%Outside Fires
    • 6719.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 205.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bland, VA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bland, VA
  • 82.9%Electricity
  • 17.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bland, VA
  • 100.0%Electricity


Bland compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 5 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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  • Tobi D. Crigger (1)
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