Bluefield, Virginia

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Population in 2017: 4,714 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.2%
 
Males: 2,050  (43.5%)
Females: 2,664  (56.5%)
Median resident age:

42.6 years
Virginia median age:

38.2 years

Zip codes: 24605.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,282 (it was $32,157 in 2000)
Bluefield:

$49,282
VA:

$71,535

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $33,975 (it was $21,755 in 2000)

Bluefield town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $169,609 (it was $73,700 in 2000)
Bluefield:

$169,609
VA:

$273,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $141,473; detached houses: $153,269; townhouses or other attached units: $131,173; mobile homes: $12,155

Median gross rent in 2017: $624.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bluefield: 78.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.7%
(8.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.1% for Black residents, 10.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Bluefield, VA (2010)
    • 4,85189.1%White alone
    • 3346.1%Black alone
    • 1041.9%Asian alone
    • 791.5%Two or more races
    • 681.2%Hispanic
    • 60.1%Other race alone
    • 20.04%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 24 registered sex offenders living in Bluefield, Virginia as of October 21, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bluefield is 222 to 1.


Crime rates in Bluefield by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(38.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(61.3)
1
(21.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.4)
1
(19.5)
2
(38.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.3)
5
(94.9)
5
(95.3)
7
(143.0)
3
(64.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(19.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.2)
1
(19.4)
2
(39.0)
1
(19.4)
3
(54.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(61.3)
1
(21.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(78.4)
5
(99.2)
11
(211.0)
11
(213.1)
4
(78.1)
7
(135.6)
6
(108.9)
11
(201.4)
4
(75.9)
7
(133.4)
3
(61.3)
1
(21.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
26
(509.5)
12
(238.1)
19
(364.5)
15
(290.5)
27
(527.1)
24
(464.8)
19
(344.9)
22
(402.8)
14
(265.8)
19
(362.1)
19
(388.2)
16
(346.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
173
(3,390)
152
(3,016)
156
(2,993)
138
(2,673)
214
(4,178)
174
(3,369)
159
(2,886)
211
(3,863)
223
(4,233)
240
(4,574)
228
(4,659)
198
(4,282)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(58.8)
11
(218.3)
4
(76.7)
6
(116.2)
5
(97.6)
5
(96.8)
6
(108.9)
7
(128.2)
0
(0.0)
6
(114.4)
1
(20.4)
4
(86.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(19.6)
2
(39.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.0)
3
(57.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)197.5190.5199.3200.5254.8316.4186.4247.9279.0320.4482.8308.4

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City-data.com crime index in Bluefield, VA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 20 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.24
Virginia average:

2.26
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Ancestries: American (30.5%), Italian (8.7%), Irish (6.7%), English (6.0%), German (5.8%), European (4.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2389 feet

Land area: 7.58 square miles.

Population density: 622 people per square mile   (low).

Bluefield, Virginia map

184 residents are foreign born (2.0% Asia, 1.6% Latin America).

This town:

3.4%
Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,035 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $765 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Roanoke, VA (72.7 miles , pop. 94,911).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (114.0 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (382.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Brush Fork, WV (1.7 miles ),
Bluefield, WV (1.8 miles ),
Bluewell, WV (2.2 miles ),
Pocahontas, VA (2.3 miles ),
Bramwell, WV (2.4 miles ),
Montcalm, WV (2.8 miles ),
Springville, VA (2.8 miles ),
Maybeury, WV (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 37.24 N, Longitude: 81.27 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,359 (+25.4%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 854 (39.3%)

Area code: 276

Distribution of median household income in Bluefield, VA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bluefield, VA in 2017
Bluefield satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $215,000
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $278,500
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $305,700
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $196,400
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $340,600
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $626,500
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $442,300
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $183,400
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $191,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $30,700
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $305,300
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $62,700
  • 2013: 7 buildings, average cost: $214,600
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2015: 11 buildings, average cost: $99,700
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $160,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Bluefield, VA residents
Average permit cost in Bluefield, VA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.7%
Virginia:

3.0%
Historical population in Bluefield, VA
Historical housing units in Bluefield, VA
Most common industries in Bluefield, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (17.4%)
  • Educational services (10.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
  • Construction (4.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Health care (8.1%)
  • Construction (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.3%)
  • Machinery (5.2%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (27.0%)
  • Educational services (17.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Public administration (3.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (2.9%)
Most common occupations in Bluefield, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Top executives (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Top executives (6.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7.2%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.5%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (3.8%)

Average climate in Bluefield, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Bluefield, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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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 24.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.2
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Bluefield-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 29.5 miles away from the Bluefield town center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 tornado 37.2 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bluefield-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 160.4 miles away from the city 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 35.7 miles away from Bluefield center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 39.0 miles away from Bluefield 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 37.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 155.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 179.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Tazewell County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Winter Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bluefield topographic map

Main business address for: FIRST COMMUNITY BANCSHARES INC /NV/ (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Bluefield:

  • COMMUNITY HOSPICES OF AMERICA, (520 VIGINIA AVENUE)
  • WESTWOOD CENTER (WESTWOOD MEDICAL PARK)
  • WESTWOOD HLTH CARE CNTR (307 CUMBERLAND RD)

College/University in Bluefield:

  • Bluefield College (Full-time enrollment: 833; Location: 3000 College Dr; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.bluefield.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bluefield:

  • Concord University (about 20 miles; Athens, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,698)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 23 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • New River Community College (about 34 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 39 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)
  • Radford University (about 41 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 47 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)
  • King University (about 67 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)

Public high school in Bluefield:

  • GRAHAM HIGH (Students: 513, Location: 210 VALLEYDALE, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Bluefield:

  • GRAHAM MIDDLE (Students: 405, Location: #1 ACADEMIC CIR, Grades: 6-8)
  • GRAHAM INTERMEDIATE (Students: 327, Location: 808 GREEVER AVE, Grades: 3-5)
  • DUDLEY PRIMARY (Students: 316, Location: 1840 TAZEWELL AVE, Grades: PK-2)
  • ABBS VALLEY-BOISSEVAIN ELEM (Location: 7030 ABB'S VALLEY ROAD, Grades: PK-5)
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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bluefield: Richwood Golf Club (A), Fincastle Country Club (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Westgate Shopping Center (1), Twin City Shopping Center (2), College Plaza Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bluefield include: Gospel Hall (A), Parkview Church (B), Bethel United Methodist Church (C), Church of God (D), First Methodist Church (E), Graham Christian Church (F), Graham Presbyterian Church (G), Holiness Gospel Tabernacle (H), Memorial Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Creeks: Wrights Valley Creek (A), Beaverpond Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Bluefield include: Bowen Field (1), Bluefield City Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Graham Historical Society (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Sanders Lane), Historic Pocahontas Inc (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 124 East Water St).

Hotels: Comfort Inn (Us 19-460 W.), Comfort Inn Bluefield (38769 Governor G C Peery Highway).

Tazewell 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 Bluefield and their reported violations in the past:

BLUEFIELD, TOWN OF (Population served: 6,138, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-15-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-02-2010)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bluefield that have no violations reported:

  • BARKAY ESTATES (Population served: 85, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

66.0%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.0%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
239 people in college/university student housing in 2010
74 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Bluefield in 2000:

  • 200 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 94 people in nursing homes
  • 24 people in other group homes

Banks with branches in Bluefield (2011 data):

  • The National Bank of Blacksburg: Bluefield Branch at 511 Virginia Avenue, branch established on 1964/07/01; Westgate Branch at 2070 Leatherwood Lane, branch established on 1964/07/20. Info updated 2006/06/01: Bank assets: $1,063.8 mil, Deposits: $919.4 mil, headquarters in Blacksburg, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 25 total offices, Holding Company: National Bankshares, Inc.
  • First Community Bank: Ridgeview Plaza Branch at 101 Sanders Lane, branch established on 2002/11/07; at 29 College Drive, branch established on 1920/01/07. Info updated 2011/07/12: Bank assets: $2,144.1 mil, Deposits: $1,561.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Bancshares, Inc.
  • New Peoples Bank, Inc.: Bluefield Office Branch at 514 Commerce Drive, branch established on 2005/05/19. 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.
  • First Sentinel Bank: Bluefield Branch at 801 S. College Ave., Ste. 5, branch established on 2007/04/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $167.5 mil, Deposits: $149.9 mil, headquarters in Richlands, VA, positive income, Consumer Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: First Region Bancshares, Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Bluefield Wal-Mart Branch at 4001 College Ave, branch established on 2006/04/26. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Bluefield Branch at 502 Commerce Drive, branch established on 1992/09/21. 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
  • First Century Bank, Inc.: Virginia Avenue Branch at 108 Spruce Street, branch established on 1987/06/30. Info updated 2012/01/26: Bank assets: $417.5 mil, Deposits: $353.1 mil, headquarters in Bluefield, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: First Century Bankshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Bluefield:

Marital status in Bluefield, VA
  • Never married: 22.1%
  • Now married: 55.8%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

For population 25 years and over in Bluefield:

  • High school or higher: 84.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.4
Virginia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Bluefield
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bluefield, VA (based on Tazewell County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,57174
Mainline Protestant6,23158
Other9465
Catholic2143
Black Protestant531
None28,063-
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
Tazewell County:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Tazewell County:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 43
Tazewell County:

9.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Tazewell County:

3.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.9%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Tazewell County:

30.0%
Virginia:

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

13.5%
State:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bluefield:

53.0%
Virginia:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bluefield:

50.3%
Virginia:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Bluefield:

28.7
Virginia:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

16.3%
Virginia:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bluefield:

18.1%
Virginia:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bluefield:

6.6
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

31.5%
Virginia:

33.7%

General health condition:
Bluefield:

56.4%
Virginia:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Bluefield:

83.9%
Virginia:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bluefield, VA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 16$46,135$34,6010$0
Water Supply 11$19,849$21,6534$5,689
Streets and Highways 8$22,351$33,5272$1,541
Other and Unallocable 8$16,023$24,0351$469
Financial Administration 6$10,624$21,2480$0
Solid Waste Management 6$9,526$19,0520$0
Police - Other 5$8,868$21,2831$1,169
Transit 5$9,322$22,3731$864
Other Government Administration 4$14,891$44,67313$3,250
Parks and Recreation 3$9,236$36,9441$117
Housing and Community Development (Local) 2$4,865$29,1900$0
Judicial and Legal 1$3,288$39,4560$0
Firefighters 0$0 17$10,068
Totals for Government 75$174,978$27,99640$23,167

Bluefield government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $493,000 ($104.58)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,190,000 ($252.44)
    Water Utilities: $1,179,000 ($250.11)
    Regular Highways: $1,083,000 ($229.74)
    General - Other: $1,052,000 ($223.17)
    Central Staff Services: $981,000 ($208.10)
    Parks and Recreation: $379,000 ($80.40)
    Transit Utilities: $304,000 ($64.49)
    Financial Administration: $258,000 ($54.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $182,000 ($38.61)
    Local Fire Protection: $149,000 ($31.61)
    General Public Buildings: $123,000 ($26.09)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $43,000 ($9.12)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $39,000 ($8.27)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $30,000 ($6.36)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $316,000 ($67.03)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $114,000 ($24.18)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,633,000 ($346.41)

Bluefield government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $356,000 ($75.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $65,000 ($13.79)
    Other: $36,000 ($7.64)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $750,000 ($159.10)
    Transit Utilities: $113,000 ($23.97)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $75,000 ($15.91)
    General Revenue - Other: $54,000 ($11.46)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($0.64)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,135,000 ($240.77)
    Transit Utilities: $8,000 ($1.70)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,152,000 ($244.38)
    Other: $327,000 ($69.37)
    Transit Utilities: $88,000 ($18.67)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $1,152,000 ($244.38)
    Property: $944,000 ($200.25)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $628,000 ($133.22)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $359,000 ($76.16)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $206,000 ($43.70)
    Other: $175,000 ($37.12)
    Public Utilities Sales: $149,000 ($31.61)
    Motor Vehicle License: $30,000 ($6.36)

Bluefield government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,314,000 ($1551.55)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,042,000 ($1493.85)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $272,000 ($57.70)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $604,000 ($128.13)
    Beginning: $582,000 ($123.46)

Bluefield government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,234,000 ($473.91)

3.96% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,184 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.96%
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 Mercer County, WV  0.88% ($42,453 average AGI)
from Buchanan County, VA  0.45% ($37,633)
from Russell County, VA  0.42% ($35,982)


5.03% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,602 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.03%
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 Mercer County, WV  0.93% ($33,198 average AGI)
to Russell County, VA  0.46% ($39,984)
to Buchanan County, VA  0.28% ($30,579)
Businesses in Bluefield, VA
NameCountNameCount
Applebee's1McDonald's1
Burger King1Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Ryan's Grill1
FedEx1Sam's Club1
GameStop1Staples1
H&R Block1Subway2
Hardee's1UPS3
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
Lowe's1Wendy's1
MasterBrand Cabinets2

Strongest AM radio stations in Bluefield:

  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHIS (1440 AM; 5 kW; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKEZ (1240 AM; 1 kW; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WAMN (1050 AM; 1 kW; GREEN VALLEY, WV; Owner: WAMN, INC.)
  • WTZE (1470 AM; daytime; 5 kW; TAZEWELL, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WELC (1150 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WYRV (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: FAITH CHRISTIAN MUSIC BROADCASTING MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WNRV (990 AM; 5 kW; NARROWS-PEARISBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bluefield:

  • 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.)
  • WMEV-FM (93.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHQX (107.7 FM; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WOLD-FM (102.5 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: EMERALD SOUND, INC.)
  • WJLS-FM (99.5 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • 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)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WGTH-FM (105.5 FM; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: HIGH KNOB BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WBRF (98.1 FM; GALAX, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE RADIO, INC.)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bluefield:

  • WLFB (Channel 40; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: LIVING FAITH MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WVVA (Channel 6; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: WVVA TELEVISON, INC.)
Bluefield fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Bluefield fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 69Number of bridges
  • 528ft / 161mTotal length
  • $7,110,000Total costs
  • 285,501Total average daily traffic
  • 16,338Total average daily truck traffic
  • 361,656Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bluefield, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 21920-1929
  • 91930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 61950-1959
  • 81960-1969
  • 71970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 221990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bluefield, VA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

61 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Bluefield)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

83 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bluefield)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: BILLIPS ROBERT A RV-9A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O-320-D1A (160 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 339RV , Serial Number: 92170, Year manufactured: 2016, Airworthiness Date: 01/20/2017, Certificate Issue Date: 06/29/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Robert A Billips, 764 Whitehall Rd, Bluefield, VA 24605
  • Aircraft: HUGHES 369D (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: ALLISON 250-C20 SER (420 HP) (Turbo-shaft)
    N-Number: 500NC , Serial Number: 1260052D, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 01/14/2004
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, 132 S College Ave, Bluefield, VA 24605

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 41. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 59 took place in 2010, and the least - 20 in 2015. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Bluefield, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (58.1%), and Outside Fires (28.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bluefield, VA
    • 36158.1%Structure Fires
    • 17928.8%Outside Fires
    • 7311.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 81.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bluefield, VA
Most common first names in Bluefield, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James12470.3 years
William11675.2 years
Mary7479.8 years
John6571.6 years
Robert5870.6 years
George4672.8 years
Charles4375.0 years
Frank2776.3 years
Margaret2777.8 years
Virginia2777.8 years
Most common last names in Bluefield, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3374.2 years
Johnson3069.9 years
Taylor2673.0 years
Billips2469.8 years
Thompson2371.1 years
Davis2177.7 years
Shrader1978.3 years
Gillespie1980.2 years
Williams1976.5 years
Moore1770.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bluefield, VA
  • 53.1%Electricity
  • 32.1%Utility gas
  • 7.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bluefield, VA
  • 60.2%Electricity
  • 28.7%Utility gas
  • 11.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Bluefield compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Bluefield on our top lists:

  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: law enforcement workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: information (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of robberies per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
There are 8 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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