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Population in 2012: 5,365 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.7%
 

Males: 2,553  (47.6%)
Females: 2,812  (52.4%)

Median resident age:  42.5 years
Virginia median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 24605.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,914 (it was $32,157 in 2000)
Bluefield:

$43,914
VA:

$61,741
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,721

Bluefield town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $93,711 (it was $73,700 in 2000)
Bluefield:

$93,711
VA:

$237,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $127,356; Detached houses: $139,667; Townhouses or other attached units: $151,196; Mobile homes: $13,066

Median gross rent in 2012: $600.

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  • White alone - 4,851 (89.1%)
  • Black alone - 334 (6.1%)
  • Asian alone - 104 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 79 (1.5%)
  • Hispanic - 68 (1.2%)
  • Other race alone - 6 (0.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.04%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bluefield: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (19.5%), United States (16.1%), English (15.6%), German (12.5%), Scotch-Irish (3.2%), French (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2389 feet

Land area: 7.58 square miles.

Population density: 708 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Bluefield:

  • High school or higher: 86.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.6%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bluefield town:

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 59.3%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 5.4%

18 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.3%
Virginia:  11.6%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 23 registered sex offenders living in Bluefield, Virginia as of August 30, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Bluefield to the number of sex offenders is 233 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $792 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $795 (0.8%)

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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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 37.24 N, Longitude: 81.27 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +788 (+14.5%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 752 (33.1%)

Area code: 276

Bluefield household income distribution Bluefield home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Bluefield by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000200
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.038.70.00.0
Rapes 000101011201
per 100,000 0.00.00.019.80.019.80.019.419.538.70.018.3
Robberies 151110112130
per 100,000 19.495.619.919.819.60.019.219.439.019.454.50.0
Assaults 532145111147611
per 100,000 97.057.339.819.878.499.2211.0213.178.1135.6108.9201.4
Burglaries 7384132612191527241922
per 100,000 135.8726.379.7257.6509.5238.1364.5290.5527.1464.8344.9402.8
Thefts 170136186192173152156138214174159211
per 100,000 3297.12599.43705.93805.03390.23016.52992.52672.94178.13369.52886.23863.1
Auto thefts 3456311465567
per 100,000 58.276.599.6118.958.8218.376.7116.297.696.8108.9128.2
Arson 101112001000
per 100,000 19.40.019.919.819.639.70.00.019.50.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 173.6203.9178.2208.4200.3193.2202.1203.3258.3320.8189.0251.3

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 24 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.30
Virginia average:

2.27

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Bluefield, Virginia accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.2%
Virginia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -301 (-5.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Information (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Bluefield-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 70% 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 above Virginia state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 the city 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 4/19/1996 at 08:50:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 97.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/26/1995 at 00:36:17, a magnitude 3.5 (3.1 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 35.8 miles away from Bluefield center
On 10/28/1997 at 10:36:46, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 41.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Tazewell County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 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/medical centers in Bluefield:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Bluefield, VA

Local government website: town.bluefield.va.us

College/University in Bluefield:

  • Bluefield College (Full-time enrollment: 658; Location: 3000 College Dr; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.bluefield.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bluefield:

  • Concord University (about 19 miles; Athens, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,364)
  • New River Community College (about 34 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • Mountain State University (about 38 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 4,410)
  • Radford University (about 41 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 7,927)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 48 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 27,887)
  • National College-Salem (about 69 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 4,851)
  • Virginia Western Community College (about 72 miles; Roanoke, VA; FT enrollment: 2,563)

Public high school in Bluefield:

Public elementary/middle schools in Bluefield:

See full list of schools located in Bluefield, School District: TAZEWELL COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS


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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2000 was 22.0. This is about average. There were 1 monitors within city limits.
City:

22.0
U.S.:

25.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 12.1. This is about average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
City:

12.1
U.S.:

11.4

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

BLUEFIELD, TOWN OF (Population served: 6138, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-1999 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-10-2001), St Public Notif received (JAN-31-2001)
BARKAY ESTATES (Population served: 131, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1994 and FEB-06-2002, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-17-1994), St Compliance achieved (FEB-06-2002)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.8%
(14.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.1% for Black residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 68.4% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bluefield, VA

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

Bluefield compared to Virginia state average:

Bluefield, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value 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 above state average.
  • House age above state average.


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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) (Amended And
  • 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Bluefield travel time to work - commute


Bluefield mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (60%)
  • Utility gas (32%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bluefield town (based on Tazewell County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.75%
Here38.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristAssemblies of GodChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents28.1%22.1%9.3%8.6%6.8%
Congregations26.3%8.8%8.0%9.5%7.3%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)International Pentecostal Holiness ChurchCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents5.7%5.4%2.9%2.0%9.2%
Congregations6.6%5.1%3.6%2.2%22.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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
This county:

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
Here:

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:
This county:

13.5%
State:

18.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$19,018$38,0361$1,184
Other Government Administration 5$15,294$36,70614$3,587
Police Protection - Officers 15$41,566$33,2530$0
Police - Other 0$0 5$6,392
Firefighters 0$0 18$7,021
Streets and Highways 8$17,677$26,5163$2,577
Solid Waste Management 4$6,082$18,2463$2,533
Parks and Recreation 3$6,153$24,6123$948
Water Supply 10$25,348$30,4185$4,855
Transit 3$5,648$22,5922$2,174
Other and Unallocable 7$17,916$30,7130$0
Totals for Government 61$154,702$30,43354$31,271

Bluefield government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $8,000 ($1.49)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $812,000 ($151.35)
    Police Protection: $802,000 ($149.49)
    Water Utilities: $554,000 ($103.26)
    Central Staff Services: $357,000 ($66.54)
    General - Other: $323,000 ($60.21)
    Housing & Community Development: $260,000 ($48.46)
    Sewerage: $237,000 ($44.18)
    Financial Administration: $196,000 ($36.53)
    Parks & Recreation: $186,000 ($34.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $145,000 ($27.03)
    Fire Protection: $129,000 ($24.04)
    General Public Buildings: $54,000 ($10.07)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $32,000 ($5.96)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $30,000 ($5.59)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $71,000 ($13.23)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $106,000 ($19.76)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,295,000 ($241.38)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $68,000 ($12.67)

Bluefield government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $324,000 ($60.39)
    Solid Waste Management: $278,000 ($51.82)
    All Other: $47,000 ($8.76)
    Parks & Recreation: $43,000 ($8.01)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $111,000 ($20.69)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $114,000 ($21.25)
    Rents: $37,000 ($6.90)
    Interest Earnings: $25,000 ($4.66)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $758,000 ($141.29)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $467,000 ($87.05)
    All Other: $219,000 ($40.82)
    General Support: $125,000 ($23.30)
  • Tax - Property: $920,000 ($171.48)
    NEC: $388,000 ($72.32)
    Total General Sales: $238,000 ($44.36)
    Public Utilities: $144,000 ($26.84)
    Tobacco Sales: $58,000 ($10.81)
    Motor Vehicle License: $44,000 ($8.20)

Bluefield government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,388,000 ($258.71)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $903,000 ($168.31)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $1,313,000 ($244.73)
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $859,000 ($160.11)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $75,000 ($13.98)
    Other, NEC: $44,000 ($8.20)

Bluefield government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,509,000 ($281.27)

5.21% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,777 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
Virginia average:

11.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Mercer County, WV  1.01% ($44,762 average AGI)
from Buchanan County, VA  0.47% ($32,194)
from Russell County, VA  0.42% ($24,797)


5.34% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,552 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.34%
Virginia average:

10.78%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Mercer County, WV  0.78% ($27,945 average AGI)
to Russell County, VA  0.40% ($33,035)
to Buchanan County, VA  0.28% ($27,821)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Bluefield, Virginia:
  • Fatal accident count: 7
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 8
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 7
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 14
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Virginia average:
  • Fatal accident count: 194
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 290
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 69
  • Fatalities: 212
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 446
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 30

Bluefield fatal accident list:

Mar 12, 2009 08:35 PM, Hicks St, Tazewell Ave, Lat: 37.25458611, Lon: -81.264325, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 14, 1993 02:58 AM, Rt460, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Sep 26, 1992 07:35 PM, Rt19bypass, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Jul 17, 1989 11:13 AM, Rt460, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 10, 1989 02:30 AM, Rt460, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jul 26, 1988 00:25 AM, Rt19/460w, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Apr 22, 1983 01:51 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1197X , Serial Number: 287525306, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 05/23/1975
    Registrant (Individual): Amir I Eshel, 57 Sedgewood Townhouses, Bluefield, VA 24605
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 31841 , Serial Number: 32-7840149, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 05/02/1978
    Registrant (Corporation): Bluefield Transport LLC, 301 Industrial Park Rd, Bluefield, VA 24605
  • Aircraft: BEECH F33A (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 138 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 334J , Serial Number: CE-1644, Year manufactured: 1992, Airworthiness Date: 01/21/1992
    Registrant (Corporation): Dominion Aviation LLC, 534 Virginia Ave Ste 102, Bluefield, VA 24605
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5107S , Serial Number: 28R-7135108, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 04/16/1971
    Registrant (Individual): James T Jr Welch, 861 Slade Rd, Bluefield, VA 24605


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 44
  • Hazardous Condition: 40
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 8

Incident types - Bluefield


See full 2006 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
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
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