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Blacksburg, VA (Virginia) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $320,716 (it was $136,200 in 2000)
Blacksburg:

$320,716
Virginia:

$273,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $188,271 - $413,000

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $398,855
Here:

$398,855
State:

$361,495

Townhouses or other attached units: $252,247
Here:

$252,247
State:

$349,009

In 2-unit structures: $286,785
Here:

$286,785
State:

$281,083

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $39,233
Here:

$39,233
State:

$312,958

Mobile homes: $76,025
Here:

$76,025
State:

$70,345

Blacksburg,VA index of house prices

Total population: 43,985 (Urban population: 38,609, Rural population: 784 (15 farm, 769 nonfarm))

Houses: 15,773 (13,405 occupied: 3,844 owner occupied, 9,511 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

71%
State:

33%

Housing density: 815 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $250,684.

Median contract rent in 2017: $493 (lower quartile is $378, upper quartile is $639)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $2,269


Median gross rent in Blacksburg, VA in 2017: $553

Housing units in Blacksburg with a mortgage: 2,116 (105 second mortgage, 216 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,733

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $131,888

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $101,876

Median monthly housing costs: $1,017


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Blacksburg, Virginia Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1985

Median year apartment built: 1982

Household type by relationship:

Households: 44,575
  • In family households: 15,185 (2,359 male householders, 2,593 female householders)
    3,737 spouses, 4,644 children (4,342 natural, 67 adopted, 193 stepchildren), 235 grandchildren, 684 brothers or sisters, 210 parents, 138 other relatives, 749 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 20,787 (4,694 male householders (2,072 living alone)), 3,803 female householders (1,751 living alone)), 12,696 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 9,065

Size of family households: 2,864 2-persons, 1,016 3-persons, 664 4-persons, 211 5-persons, 32 6-persons, 56 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,785 1-person, 1,960 2-persons, 1,380 3-persons, 1,185 4-persons, 57 6-persons.

3,313 married couples with children.
641 single-parent households (103 men, 538 women).

80.8% of residents of Blacksburg speak English at home.
2.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 1% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
5.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
7.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (61% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
1.8% of residents speak other language at home (69% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 4,740 (10.6%)
(26.9% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

8.0
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.5
State:

4.4

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Blacksburg, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Blacksburg, Virginia
  • 0no bedroom
  • 371 bedroom
  • 3362 bedrooms
  • 1,4193 bedrooms
  • 1,3844 bedrooms
  • 8045+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Blacksburg, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Blacksburg, Virginia
  • 1,410no bedroom
  • 1,1291 bedroom
  • 2,8752 bedrooms
  • 2,9253 bedrooms
  • 1,2414 bedrooms
  • 625+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Blacksburg in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Blacksburg in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 28no vehicle
  • 1,0881 vehicle
  • 1,7982 vehicles
  • 6153 vehicles
  • 2974 vehicles
  • 215+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Blacksburg in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Blacksburg in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,146no vehicle
  • 3,2891 vehicle
  • 2,7412 vehicles
  • 1,3323 vehicles
  • 1,0564 vehicles
  • 855+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Blacksburg, Virginia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Blacksburg, Virginia
  • 01 room
  • 132 rooms
  • 123 rooms
  • 2474 rooms
  • 4255 rooms
  • 3366 rooms
  • 4987 rooms
  • 6598 rooms
  • 1,5239+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Blacksburg, Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Blacksburg, Virginia
  • 1,4391 room
  • 522 rooms
  • 1,3653 rooms
  • 2,1184 rooms
  • 2,4555 rooms
  • 1,0336 rooms
  • 5847 rooms
  • 3828 rooms
  • 1969+ rooms
Year house built
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Blacksburg, VA
  • Blacksburg, VA household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Blacksburg, VA in 2017
  • 3,621Less than $10,000
  • 972$10,000 to $19,999
  • 1,242$20,000 to $29,999
  • 1,000$30,000 to $39,999
  • 840$40,000 to $49,999
  • 667$50,000 to $59,999
  • 831$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,168$75,000 to $99,999
  • 874$100,000 to $124,999
  • 969$125,000 to $149,999
  • 520$150,000 to $199,999
  • 668$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in Blacksburg, VA

  • Distribution of house value in Blacksburg, VA in 2017
  • 85Less than $10,000
  • 27$10,000 to $14,999
  • 10$20,000 to $24,999
  • 40$25,000 to $29,999
  • 15$35,000 to $39,999
  • 28$80,000 to $89,999
  • 12$90,000 to $99,999
  • 87$100,000 to $124,999
  • 43$125,000 to $149,999
  • 190$150,000 to $174,999
  • 215$175,000 to $199,999
  • 749$200,000 to $249,999
  • 735$250,000 to $299,999
  • 841$300,000 to $399,999
  • 538$400,000 to $499,999
  • 406$500,000 to $749,999
  • 51$750,000 to $999,999
  • 14$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 15$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in Blacksburg, VA

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Blacksburg, VA in 2017
  • 40$100 to $149
  • 26$150 to $199
  • 26$200 to $249
  • 7$250 to $299
  • 71$300 to $349
  • 128$350 to $399
  • 8$400 to $449
  • 267$450 to $499
  • 100$500 to $549
  • 235$550 to $599
  • 542$600 to $649
  • 315$650 to $699
  • 604$700 to $749
  • 243$750 to $799
  • 974$800 to $899
  • 1,189$900 to $999
  • 2,149$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1,204$1,250 to $1,499
  • 996$1,500 to $1,999
  • 405$2,000 to $2,499
  • 130No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 87.2%
Number of people working at home: 933 (4.8% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 796
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 4,420
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 5,641
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 3,240
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 995
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 657
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 763
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 183
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 59
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 423
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 159
  • 90 or more minutes: 22
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Blacksburg

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 21,462 (72%)
  • Carpooled: 2,711 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,884 (6%)
  • Subway or elevated: 82 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 10 (0%)
  • Taxi: 400 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 562 (2%)
  • Walked: 1,706 (6%)
  • Worked at home: 933 (3%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.4%Males
  • 4.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 23.3%Males
  • 6.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 3.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 0.8%Males
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 33.4%Males
  • 20.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 0.3%Males
  • 8.8%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Blacksburg, Virginia
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Blacksburg, Virginia
  • 4,6712010 or later
  • 2,3042000 to 2009
  • 8861990 to 1999
  • 7261980 to 1989
  • 1881970 to 1979
  • 193Before 1970
Ancestries in Blacksburg, VA

First ancestries reported:

  • American: 2,323 (10.6%)
  • German: 1,803 (8.3%)
  • European: 1,424 (6.5%)
  • English: 1,004 (4.6%)
  • Irish: 986 (4.5%)
  • Italian: 862 (3.9%)
  • Scottish: 444 (2.0%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 432 (2.0%)
  • Polish: 356 (1.6%)
  • Iranian: 343 (1.6%)
  • British: 335 (1.5%)
  • African: 194 (0.9%)
  • Egyptian: 192 (0.9%)
  • Northern European: 187 (0.9%)
  • Dutch: 186 (0.9%)
  • Greek: 145 (0.7%)
  • Ukrainian: 137 (0.6%)
  • Ethiopian: 133 (0.6%)
  • French: 122 (0.6%)
  • Russian: 110 (0.5%)
  • Jamaican: 103 (0.5%)
  • Brazilian: 94 (0.4%)
  • French Canadian: 87 (0.4%)
  • Norwegian: 86 (0.4%)
  • Czech: 78 (0.4%)
  • Lebanese: 66 (0.3%)
  • Turkish: 65 (0.3%)
  • Arab: 56 (0.3%)
  • Scandinavian: 56 (0.3%)
  • Hungarian: 52 (0.2%)
  • Swedish: 48 (0.2%)
  • Canadian: 46 (0.2%)
  • Latvian: 36 (0.2%)
  • Armenian: 36 (0.2%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 36 (0.2%)
  • Lithuanian: 35 (0.2%)
  • Moroccan: 31 (0.1%)
  • Albanian: 31 (0.1%)
  • Portuguese: 30 (0.1%)
  • Afghan: 29 (0.1%)
  • Austrian: 25 (0.1%)
  • Danish: 24 (0.1%)
  • Welsh: 24 (0.1%)
  • Swiss: 21 (0.10%)
  • Slovak: 20 (0.09%)
  • Icelander: 17 (0.08%)
  • Eastern European: 17 (0.08%)
  • Bulgarian: 17 (0.08%)
  • Belgian: 17 (0.08%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 13 (0.06%)
  • Palestinian: 12 (0.05%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 10 (0.05%)
  • Australian: 10 (0.05%)
  • Syrian: 8 (0.04%)
  • Sierra Leonean: 7 (0.03%)
  • Zimbabwean: 4 (0.02%)
  • Croatian: 3 (0.01%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents (%):

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Blacksburg:

23.9% (1,649)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

India
Blacksburg:

10.5% (723)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Korea
Blacksburg:

5.9% (405)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Iran
Blacksburg:

4.6% (316)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Germany
Blacksburg:

3.4% (237)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Ethiopia
Blacksburg:

2.9% (201)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Mexico
Blacksburg:

2.9% (199)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Philippines
Blacksburg:

2.8% (193)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Kuwait
Blacksburg:

2.1% (146)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Egypt
Blacksburg:

2.0% (137)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Colombia
Blacksburg:

1.8% (123)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Trinidad and Tobago
Blacksburg:

1.8% (121)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Canada
Blacksburg:

1.6% (113)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Saudi Arabia
Blacksburg:

1.5% (104)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 19,189
  • Other state: 18,665
  • Northeast: 5,578
  • Midwest: 3,438
  • South: 7,210
  • West: 2,617

58.8% of Blacksburg residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36.1% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74.9% lived in Virginia.


Blacksburg:

58.8%
State average:

84.7%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 6
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 46
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 18
  • 9th grade: 21
  • 10th grade: 132
  • 11th grade: 59
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 104
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 900
  • Less than 1 year of college: 248
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 585
  • Associate degree: 184
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,272
  • Master's degree: 1,340
  • Professional school degree: 185
  • Doctorate degree: 1,237
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 44
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 22
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 12
  • 9th grade: 222
  • 10th grade: 49
  • 11th grade: 71
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 41
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 971
  • Less than 1 year of college: 189
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 698
  • Associate degree: 235
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,943
  • Master's degree: 2,352
  • Professional school degree: 197
  • Doctorate degree: 532
Educational Attainment for Females
Blacksburg marital status for males
Blacksburg marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,911
  • One, attached: 1,352
  • Two: 531
  • 3 or 4: 1,027
  • 5 to 9: 1,614
  • 10 to 19: 3,700
  • 20 to 49: 804
  • 50 or more: 523
  • Mobile homes: 379

Median worth of mobile homes: $32,589

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 1.6%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 2.8%

House/condo owner moved in on average 13 years ago

Renter moved in on average 0 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Blacksburg
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Blacksburg, VA
  • 54.5%Electricity
  • 38.8%Utility gas
  • 4.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Blacksburg, VA
  • 69.0%Electricity
  • 26.4%Utility gas
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Coal or coke
  • 0.1%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 409
Here:

24.6%
Virginia:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 109
Here:

13.2%
Virginia:

9.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 311
Here:

1.3%
Virginia:

19.8%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability