Blue Ridge, Virginia

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Population in 2010: 3,084.
Population change since 2000: -3.3%
Males: 1,437  (46.6%)
Females: 1,647  (53.4%)
Median resident age:

43.3 years
Virginia median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 24012, 24064.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $78,588 (it was $59,239 in 2000)
Blue Ridge:

$78,588
VA:

$76,456

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $35,711 (it was $24,683 in 2000)

Blue Ridge CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $200,817 (it was $131,300 in 2000)
Blue Ridge:

$200,817
VA:

$288,800

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $256,565; detached houses: $260,788; mobile homes: $90,918

Median gross rent in 2019: $736.

March 2019 cost of living index in Blue Ridge: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 4.0%
(3.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.5% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Blue Ridge, VA (2019)
    • 3,16095.2%White alone
    • 611.8%Two or more races
    • 481.4%Black alone
    • 90.3%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Blue Ridge, Virginia as of October 26, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Blue Ridge is 251 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (27.2%), Irish (24.6%), German (13.9%), English (8.5%), Italian (5.6%), Polish (5.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1300 feet

Land area: 6.32 square miles.

Population density: 488 people per square mile   (low).

Blue Ridge, Virginia map

36 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.1%
Virginia:

12.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,407 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,518 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Roanoke, VA (10.1 miles , pop. 94,911).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (89.4 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (310.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Laymantown, VA (1.4 miles ),
Troutville, VA (2.1 miles ),
Montvale, VA (2.2 miles ),
Cloverdale, VA (2.2 miles ),
Daleville, VA (2.5 miles ),
Vinton, VA (2.8 miles ),
Hollins, VA (2.8 miles ),
Fincastle, VA (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 37.37 N, Longitude: 79.82 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 540

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

3.2%
Virginia:

4.6%
Historical population in Blue Ridge, VA
Most common industries in Blue Ridge, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.7%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Construction (6.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Rail transportation (4.3%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.0%)
  • Rail transportation (6.3%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Truck transportation (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
  • Health care (4.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.3%)
  • Educational services (13.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (13.1%)
  • Electronic shopping & mail-order houses (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Blue Ridge, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (12.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Computer specialists (3.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (6.7%)
  • Registered nurses (5.3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.9%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.3%)

Average climate in Blue Ridge, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Blue Ridge, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 59.0. This is better than average.

City:

59.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.228. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.228
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 5.24. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.24
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.271. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.271
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.99. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.99
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Blue Ridge-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 68% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 6.7 miles away from the Blue Ridge place center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 9/17/2004, a category F2 tornado 6.9 miles away from the place center .

Earthquake activity:

Blue Ridge-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 33% 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 109.5 miles away from Blue Ridge center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 94.0 miles away from the city 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 232.8 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 98.1 miles away from Blue Ridge center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 106.1 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 108.8 miles away from Blue Ridge 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 Botetourt County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Blue Ridge topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Blue Ridge:

  • CARRINGTON PLACE AT BOTETOURT COMMONS (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; DALEVILLE, VA)
  • GLEBE, THE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; DALEVILLE, VA)
  • SPRINGTREE HEALTHCARE AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ROANOKE, VA)
  • BERKSHIRE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; VINTON, VA)
  • BERKSHIRE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; VINTON, VA)
  • FRIENDSHIP HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ROANOKE, VA)
  • GENTLE SHEPHERD HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 10 miles away; ROANOKE, VA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blue Ridge:

  • Virginia Western Community College (about 13 miles; Roanoke, VA; Full-time enrollment: 4,762)
  • American National University (about 13 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,297)
  • Roanoke College (about 15 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,316)
  • Central Virginia Community College (about 35 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,759)
  • Lynchburg College (about 35 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 35 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)
  • Liberty University (about 36 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 61,625)

Public elementary/middle school in Blue Ridge:

  • COLONIAL ELEM (Students: 503, Location: 2941 WEBSTER RD, Grades: PK-5)
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Notable location: Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Blue Ridge include: Colonial Church (A), Glade Creek Church (B), Glade Creek Lutheran Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Botetourt 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 Blue Ridge and their reported violations in the past:

FRANKLIN ACRES (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In NOV-19-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-05-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-05-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-02-2011)
RIPS ASSOCIATES SHOPPING CENTER (Address: Salem Turnpike , Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-04-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-04-2008), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-04-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-26-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-04-2008), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-04-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-26-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-18-2011), St Formal NOV issued (APR-18-2011), St Public Notif received (MAY-13-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-23-2011)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In APR-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-18-2011), St Formal NOV issued (APR-18-2011), St Public Notif received (MAY-13-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-23-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In AUG-05-2008, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-05-2008), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-05-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-08-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2009)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

79.9%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

3.6%
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: 0.3% of all households

Banks with branches in Blue Ridge (2011 data):

  • The Bank of Fincastle: Blue Ridge Branch at 98 Blue Ridge Blvd, branch established on 1989/08/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $180.4 mil, Deposits: $154.3 mil, headquarters in Fincastle, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Blue Ridge:

Marital status in Blue Ridge, VA
  • Never married: 21.3%
  • Now married: 61.8%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 5.8%

For population 25 years and over in Blue Ridge:

  • High school or higher: 93.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Virginia average:

12.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Blue Ridge, VA (based on Botetourt County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,98253
Mainline Protestant2,75723
Catholic8071
Other72
Black Protestant-1
None17,595-
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: 4
Botetourt County:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Here:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Botetourt County:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Botetourt County:

6.57 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.7%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Botetourt County:

27.8%
Virginia:

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

14.4%
State:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

43.7%
Virginia:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Blue Ridge:

41.4%
State:

48.6%

Average BMI:
Here:

30.1
Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

25.7%
State:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

16.7%
Virginia:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.6
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Blue Ridge:

39.6%
Virginia:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

48.9%
Virginia:

57.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.3%
Virginia:

80.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Blue Ridge, VA Residents

6.74% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($59,022 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.74%
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 Roanoke city, VA  1.60% ($42,074 average AGI)
from Roanoke County, VA  1.45% ($67,369)
from Bedford County, VA  0.34% ($48,804)


6.97% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($56,097 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.97%
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 Roanoke County, VA  1.57% ($56,118 average AGI)
to Roanoke city, VA  1.26% ($42,976)
to Bedford County, VA  0.40% ($41,463)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blue Ridge:

  • WKBA (1550 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VINTON, VA; Owner: TINKER CREEK BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WVBE (610 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WFIR (960 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WRIS (1410 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WRIS INC.)
  • WWWR (910 AM; 1 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WTOY (1480 AM; 5 kW; SALEM, VA; Owner: WARD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WLLL (930 AM; 10 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: HUBBARD'S ADVERTISING AGENCY, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLVA (590 AM; 5 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA)
  • WGMN (1240 AM; 1 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blue Ridge:

  • WZZI (101.5 FM; VINTON, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • WMGR-FM (104.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRXT (90.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WYYD-FM1 (107.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WYYD LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPAR (91.3 FM; SALEM, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WBWR (106.9 FM; BEDFORD, VA; Owner: BEDFORD RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WJJS-FM (106.1 FM; VINTON, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WVTF (89.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WYYD (107.9 FM; AMHERST, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXCF-FM (103.9 FM; CLIFTON FORGE, VA; Owner: IMPACT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W279AC (103.7 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WNRS-FM (89.9 FM; SWEET BRIAR, VA; Owner: SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE)
  • WZZU (97.9 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA L.L.C.)
  • WRVL (88.3 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: LIBERTY UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WIQO-FM (100.9 FM; COVINGTON, VA; Owner: WKEY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Blue Ridge:

  • WSET-TV (Channel 13; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: WSET INCORPORATED)
  • WJPR (Channel 21; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: GRANT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS II, INC.)
  • W34CU (Channel 34; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
Blue Ridge fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

Blue Ridge fatal accident list:

Jan 30, 2018 05:55 PM, Us-460, Hillcrest Street, Lat: 37.366550, Lon: -79.816961, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 12, 2012 03:14 PM, Us-460, Lat: 37.364089, Lon: -79.819989, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Mar 2, 2010 04:45 PM, Us- 460, Rt 1400, Lat: 37.374522, Lon: -79.810525, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 3, 2006 07:02 AM, Us-460, Rt-652, Lat: 37.368900, Lon: -79.814140, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 56ft / 17.0mTotal length
  • $11,523,000Total costs
  • 26,257Total average daily traffic
  • 1,094Total average daily truck traffic
  • 43,622Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Blue Ridge, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Blue Ridge, VA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 2233 Quarry Rd. (Lat: 37.400583 Lon: -79.786361), Type: Upole, Structure height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: KNKN978
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, Grant Date: 09/01/2020, Expiration Date: 10/01/2030, Certifier: John T Scott IiiRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • David B McClure, Near 13055 Lynchburg-Salem Turnpike (Lat: 37.398722 Lon: -79.757528), Type: 60.0, Structure height: 51019 m, Overall height: 60 m, Registrant: Apex Towers, LLC, Dwilborn@apex-Towers.Com, , Beckl-ey, Phone: (304) 256-6428
  • Diana Wilborn, Near 13055 Lynchburg-Salem Turnpike (Lat: 37.398722 Lon: -79.757528), Type: 60.0, Structure height: 51019 m, Overall height: 60 m, Registrant: Apex Towers, LLC, Dwilborn@apex-Towers.Com, , Beckl-ey, Phone: (304) 256-6428
  • Diana Wilborn, Near 13055 Lynchburg-Salem Turnpike (Lat: 37.398722 Lon: -79.757528), Type: 60.0, Structure height: 51019 m, Overall height: 60 m, Registrant: Apex Towers, LLC, Dwilborn@apex-Towers.Com, , Beckl-ey, Phone: (304) 256-6428
  • Diana Wilborn, Near 13055 Lynchburg-Salem Turnpike (Lat: 37.398722 Lon: -79.757528), Type: 60.0, Structure height: 51019 m, Overall height: 60 m, Registrant: Apex Towers, LLC, Dwilborn@apex-Towers.Com, , Beckl-ey, Phone: (304) 256-6428
  • sean cai, 1463 Tower Road (Lat: 37.386389 Lon: -79.786639), Type: 59.4, Structure height: 51019 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: Blue Ridge Towers Inc, Sean.Cai@blueridgetowers.Com, , 5957060 Roano-ke, Phone: (540) 595-7060

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Route 460 (Lat: 37.374306 Lon: -79.808639), Call Sign: KNFG716,
    Assigned Frequencies: 45.4000 MHz, Grant Date: 03/14/2002, Expiration Date: 05/04/2012, Cancellation Date: 07/07/2012, Registrant: County Of Botetourt, County Court House, Fincastle, VA 24090, Phone: (540) 473-8220
  • Lat: 37.381833 Lon: -79.734500, Call Sign: WQTC819,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.437 MHz, 452.637 MHz, 452.687 MHz, 456.437 MHz, 457.687 MHz, Grant Date: 01/08/2014, Expiration Date: 01/08/2024, Certifier: Elizabeth C Marshall, Registrant: Motiva Enterprises, 500 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77002, Phone: (713) 427-3219, Fax: (214) 355-1713, Email:
  • L-5 MOBILES, Lat: 37.393917 Lon: -79.774917, Call Sign: WRMI908,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.115 MHz, Grant Date: 04/16/2021, Expiration Date: 04/16/2031, Certifier: Jerry R Celio, Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street Ne Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • AR1505D4099, Lat: 37.324833 Lon: -79.745361, Type: Building, Structure height: 7 m, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: WQMH959,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3675.00 MHz, Grant Date: 08/12/2010, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2020, Certifier: Earl W Kane Jr, Registrant: B2x Online Inc, Salem, VA 24153, Phone: (540) 389-7924, Fax: (540) 387-4491, Email:
  • MT WEATHER2, 19850 Blueridge Mountain Rd (Lat: 39.061194 Lon: -77.888556), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 49 m, Overall height: 52 m, Call Sign: WQQN473, Licensee ID: L00123204,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6595.00 MHz, 6595.00 MHz, 6595.00 MHz, 6595.00 MHz, Grant Date: 02/01/2013, Expiration Date: 02/01/2023, Certifier: Joe Gonzales, Registrant: Wv Division Of Emergency Management, 2403 Fairlawn Avenue, Dunbar, WV 25064, Phone: (304) 558-5380, Email:
  • 7WAN206A, 17561 Canby Road (Lat: 39.130972 Lon: -77.624639), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 53.3 m, Call Sign: WQRI932,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11135.0 MHz, 11135.0 MHz, 11135.0 MHz, 11135.0 MHz, 11135.0 MHz, 11135.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz... (+4 more), Grant Date: 05/23/2013, Expiration Date: 05/23/2023, Certifier: Dan Menser, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:
  • MT. WEATHER, 19850 Blue Ridge Mountain Rd, Bldg 702 (Lat: 39.062000 Lon: -77.895167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 19.2 m, Overall height: 21.6 m, Call Sign: WQSS331,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, Grant Date: 11/06/2013, Expiration Date: 02/01/2023, Certifier: Donna Yopp, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S. Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • 69173A, 1463 Tower Road (Lat: 37.386389 Lon: -79.786639), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.4 m, Call Sign: WRBL884,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11545.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz... (+10 more), Grant Date: 04/24/2018, Expiration Date: 04/24/2028, Certifier: Charles F Crizer Jr, Registrant: Shentel, 500 Shentel Way, Edinburg, VA 22824, Phone: (540) 984-5286, Email:
  • 67388A, 108-218b (Lat: 37.353083 Lon: -79.833472), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WRCL310,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10735.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz... (+10 more), Grant Date: 10/30/2018, Expiration Date: 10/30/2028, Cancellation Date: 03/19/2021, Certifier: Charles F Crizer Jr, Registrant: Shentel, 500 Shentel Way, Edinburg, VA 22824, Phone: (540) 984-5286, Email:
  • 69173A, Tower Road (Lat: 37.386389 Lon: -79.786639), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WRCL312,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz... (+10 more), Grant Date: 10/30/2018, Expiration Date: 10/30/2028, Cancellation Date: 03/22/2021, Certifier: Charles F Crizer Jr, Registrant: Shentel, 500 Shentel Way, Edinburg, VA 22824, Phone: (540) 984-5286, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Blue Ridge)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3050E, N3050E, N-3050E, Serial Number: 17271419, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 08/24/1978, Certificate Issue Date: 04/15/1997
    Registrant (Corporation): Dsi Limited Liability Corp, 1346 Mountain Pass Rd, Blue Ridge, VA 24064
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150M (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 3554V, N3554V, N-3554V, Serial Number: 15076545, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 01/27/1975, Certificate Issue Date: 08/14/2003
    Registrant (Individual): Kenneth L Hayes, Po Box 397, Blue Ridge, VA 24064
  • Aircraft: VASCONI EUGENE R SCORPION 133 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 90389, N90389, N-90389, Serial Number: 824A, Airworthiness Date: 07/12/1978, Certificate Issue Date: 01/28/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Everett G Gray, 13310 W Lynchburg Salem Tpke, Blue Ridge, VA 24064
  • Aircraft: DJI PHANTOM 3 PROFESSION (Category: Land, Engines: 4), Engine: Electric
    N-Number: 87SC, N87SC, N-87SC, Serial Number: P78DCE07030632, Certificate Issue Date: 05/12/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Jayson T Firebaugh, 74 Chesney Pl, Blue Ridge, VA 24064

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
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 Value
LOANS ORIGINATED13$197,12213$189,48778$169,7603$91,8403$89,4000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$04$161,4800$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$211,6901$225,46017$172,7181$60,0201$95,7501$88,430
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$013$193,6310$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$03$229,7500$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0405.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$211,4001$334,960
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$109,210
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$250,6401$279,040
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0405.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Blue Ridge, VA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Blue Ridge, VA - Value

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 fires per year is 30. The highest number of reported fires - 80 took place in 2006, and the least - 2 in 2018. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Blue Ridge, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (43.4%), and Outside Fires (34.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Blue Ridge, VA
    • 21943.4%Structure Fires
    • 17334.3%Outside Fires
    • 6011.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 5310.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Blue Ridge, VA
Most common first names in Blue Ridge, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2371.0 years
William2070.4 years
Robert1968.9 years
Mary1874.4 years
James1772.8 years
George1270.3 years
Mildred975.6 years
Harry977.6 years
Helen874.7 years
Charles874.1 years
Most common last names in Blue Ridge, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Gray2875.4 years
Dooley2372.3 years
Leonard1576.0 years
Jones1078.5 years
Smith1073.0 years
Foster1082.0 years
Meador978.2 years
Martin966.7 years
Williams978.1 years
Saunders876.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Blue Ridge, VA
  • 79.1%Electricity
  • 8.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.1%Utility gas
  • 1.5%Wood
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Blue Ridge, VA
  • 100.0%Electricity


Blue Ridge compared to Virginia 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 7 pilots and 7 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Robert William Grubbs (6)
  • Kenneth Edmund Kellar (4)
  • Benjamin Vincent Hanrahan (2)
  • David R. Strickland (2)
  • Arlynn Walter Smith (2)
  • Daniel Hatter (1)
  • Kenneth E. Kellar (1)
  • Steve Dalton (1)
  • Lorenza Glenn Austin (1)
  • Jason Barr (1)

Total of 24 patent applications in 2008-2021.