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Population (year 2000): 39,573. Estimated population in July 2005: 39,130 (-1.1% change)
Males: 22,140 (55.9%), Females: 17,433 (44.1%)

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Median resident age: 21.9 years
Median household income: $22,513 (year 2000)
Median house value: $144,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Blacksburg:

  • White Non-Hispanic (83.1%)
  • Black (4.4%)
  • Chinese (2.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.4%)
  • Hispanic (2.3%)
  • Asian Indian (1.7%)
  • Korean (1.6%)
  • Other race (0.9%)
  • Other Asian (0.9%)
  • Filipino (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (19.6%), Irish (13.5%), English (12.8%), Italian (6.8%), United States (5.4%), Scottish (4.2%).

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Land area: 19.4 square miles

Blacksburg,

For population 25 years and over in Blacksburg

  • High school or higher: 92.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 64.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 38.9%
  • Unemployed: 8.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blacksburg town

  • Never married: 66.4%
  • Now married: 27.1%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 2.3%
  • Divorced: 3.3%

10.7% Foreign born (6.4% Asia, 2.0% Europe, 1.2% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +4,570 (+13.1%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: VA Roanoke, (31.9 miles travel.Yahoo.com )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Greensboro, (89.5 miles pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (409.8 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: VA (2.6 miles Merrimac, VA Christiansburg, (6.2 miles VA (11.8 miles Fairlawn, VA Shawsville, (12.3 miles VA Radford, (12.6 miles VA (13.7 miles Elliston-Lafayette, VA (16.3 miles Pembroke, VA (20.3 miles Dublin,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 96 buildings, average cost: $92,700
  • 1997: 92 buildings, average cost: $105,900
  • 1998: 80 buildings, average cost: $152,300
  • 1999: 64 buildings, average cost: $125,900
  • 2000: 49 buildings, average cost: $161,900
  • 2001: 62 buildings, average cost: $158,000
  • 2002: 195 buildings, average cost: $90,700
  • 2003: 120 buildings, average cost: $120,700
  • 2004: 129 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 2005: 168 buildings, average cost: $146,100

Latitude: 37.23 N, Longitude: 80.42 W

Area code: 540


Blacksburg, Virginia business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (45.2%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (15.4%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,057 (+17.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 12,060 (75.4%)


 

Crime in Blacksburg by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 2 0 1
    per 100,000 2.5 5.1 0.0 2.5
Rapes 6 4 6 12
    per 100,000 15.2 10.1 15.2 30.3
Robberies 12 12 7 9
    per 100,000 30.3 30.3 17.7 22.7
Assaults 52 55 47 35
    per 100,000 131.4 139.0 118.8 88.4
Burglaries 118 165 107 103
    per 100,000 298.2 417.0 270.4 260.3
Thefts 549 490 575 479
    per 100,000 1387.3 1238.2 1453.0 1210.4
Auto thefts 34 30 32 25
    per 100,000 85.9 75.8 80.9 63.2
127.2 130.8 118.6 110.9


Average climate in Blacksburg, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Blacksburg-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/11/1976, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 23.2 miles away from the Blacksburg city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1974, a category 2 tornado 27.1 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Brandon Stokley - 2005 NFL player (Indianapolis Colts, born: Jun 23, 1976), Marcus Travis - College basketball player (Virginia Tech Hokies), Paul Velander - College basketball player (Nebraska Cornhuskers).


Main business address for: NATIONAL BANKSHARES INC (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS).


Hospital/medical center in Blacksburg:
  • MONTGOMERY REGIONAL HOSPITAL (ROUTE 460 SOUTH)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Blacksburg:
  • CARILION RADFORD COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 14 miles; RADFORD, VA)
  • CARILION ST ALBANS PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITA (about 14 miles; RADFORD, VA)
  • CATAWBA HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; CATAWBA, VA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Blacksburg:
  • ROANOKE REGIONAL/WOODRUM FIELD (about 32 miles; ROANOKE, VA; ID: ROA)
  • GREENBRIER VALLEY (about 43 miles; LEWISBURG, WV; ID: LWB)
  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 62 miles; BECKLEY, WV; ID: BKW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Blacksburg:
  • VIRGINIA TECH (about 3 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; ID: BCB)
  • NEW RIVER VALLEY (about 19 miles; DUBLIN, VA; ID: PSK)
  • TWIN COUNTY (about 43 miles; GALAX HILLSVILLE, VA; ID: HLX)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 19 $51,290 $32,393 0 $0
Welfare 2 $4,833 $28,998 11 $12,288
Health 2 $5,327 $31,962 1 $1,041
Solid Waste Management 0 $0   4 $3,270
Other Government Administration 17 $67,715 $47,798 11 $7,215
Financial Administration 14 $44,645 $38,267 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 2 $9,474 $56,844 0 $0
Sewerage 9 $24,374 $32,498 0 $0
Water Supply 10 $25,162 $30,194 1 $1,275
Police Protection - Officers 55 $193,072 $42,124 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 16 $43,195 $32,396 79 $27,834
Transit 20 $54,139 $32,483 157 $58,248
Other and Unallocable 56 $153,703 $32,936 10 $8,415
Police - Other 17 $37,667 $26,588 8 $4,191
Firefighters 1 $2,838 $34,056 0 $0
Fire - Other 0 $0   1 $819
Totals for Government 240 $717,433 $35,871 283 $124,597


College/University in Blacksburg:
  • VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIV (Full-time enrollment: 25,754; Public; Website: WWW.VT.EDU; Offers Doctor's degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Blacksburg:
  • RADFORD UNIVERSITY (about 12 miles; RADFORD, VA; Full-time enrollment: 8,034)
  • NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 20 miles; DUBLIN, VA; FT enrollment: 2,262)
  • NATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE (about 24 miles; SALEM, VA; FT enrollment: 2,382)
  • VIRGINIA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 31 miles; ROANOKE, VA; FT enrollment: 3,535)
  • CONCORD COLLEGE (about 44 miles; ATHENS, WV; FT enrollment: 2,723)
  • BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 56 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; FT enrollment: 2,096)
  • WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY (about 76 miles; LEXINGTON, VA; FT enrollment: 2,063)
Public high school in Blacksburg:
  • BLACKSBURG HIGH (Students: 1,168; Location: 220 PATRICK HENRY DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Blacksburg:
  • GATEWAY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 125; Location: 2196 HARDING RD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • DAYSPRING CHRN ACADEMY (Students: 124; Location: 505 CLAY ST PO DRAWER 909; Grades: KG - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Blacksburg:
  • BLACKSBURG MIDDLE (Students: 921; Location: 3109 PRICE'S FORK RD.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • KIPPS ELEM. (Students: 493; Location: 2801 PRICES FORK RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MARGARET BEEKS ELEM. (Students: 413; Location: 709 AIRPORT RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • GILBERT LINKOUS ELEM. (Students: 318; Location: 813 TOMS CREEK RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • HARDING AVENUE ELEM. (Students: 228; Location: 429 HARDING AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • PRICES FORK ELEM. (Students: 220; Location: 4237 PRICES FORK RD; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Blacksburg:
  • BLACKSBURG CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 153; Location: 1521 SOUTH MAIN ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • TALL OAKS MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 74; Location: 703 TALL OAKS DR; Grades: PK - 6)
  • BLACKSBURG NEW SCHOOL (Students: 55; Location: 2470 RAMBLE RD; Grades: KG - 8)

User submitted facts and corrections:
  • Blacksburg Middle School moved to 3109 Prices Fork Road two years ago. added by Gavin
  • Roanoke College in Salem and Hollins University near Roanoke were omitted from the list of colleges in the area. WDBJ TV, Channel 7, CBS outlet, was omitted from the list of television stations in the area.

Notable locations in Blacksburg: Virginia Tech Golf Course (A), Smithfield Plantation (B), Swanee Hollow Country Club (C), Derring Hall (D), Thomas Hall (E), Saunders Hall (F), Ambler Johnston Hall (G), The Grove (H), Sandy Hall (I), Hutcheson Hall (J), Johnson Hall (K), Davidson Hall (L), Major Williams Dormitory (M), Squires Hall (N), Jamerson Athletic Center (O), Smyth Hall (P), Rector Tennis Pavillion (Q), Rector Field House (R), Cochrane Hall (S), Blacksburg Area Branch Library (T).

Shopping Centers: University Mall Shopping Center (1), Patrick Henry Centre Shopping Center (2), Lowes Shopping Center (3), Hethwood Square Shopping Center (4), Gables Shopping Center (5).

Churches in Blacksburg include: Saint Marys Roman Catholic Church (A), Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church (B), Blacksburg Presbyterian Church (C), Blacksburg United Methodist Church (D), Wesleyan Methodist Church (E), Hightop Mission Church (F), Luther Memorial Church (G), First Baptist Church (H).

Cemetery: Westview Cemetery (1).

Parks in Blacksburg include: Blacksburg Historic District (1), English Field (2), Mosely Practice Field (3), Toms Creek Park (4), Southeast Park (5), Miller-Southside Historic District (6), Lane Stadium (7).

Post office: (A).  


Blacksburg compared to Virginia state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Blacksburg:
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WKEX (1430 AM; 1 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: BASE COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WWVT (1260 AM; daytime; 3 kW; CHRISTIANSBURG, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WRAD (1460 AM; 5 kW; RADFORD, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WPIN (810 AM; daytime; 4 kW; DUBLIN, VA; Owner: DUBLIN RADIO)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVBE (610 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WNRV (990 AM; 5 kW; NARROWS-PEARISBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WTOY (1480 AM; 5 kW; SALEM, VA; Owner: WARD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKBA (1550 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VINTON, VA; Owner: TINKER CREEK BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WPAQ (740 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: RALPH D. EPPERSON)
  • WFIR (960 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blacksburg:
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WUVT-FM (90.7 FM; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: VIRG. POLYTECHNIC INST. & STATE UNIV)
  • W244AV (96.7 FM; BLACKSBURG, ETC., VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W273AA (102.5 FM; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WFNR-FM (100.7 FM; CHRISTIANSBURG, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WBRW (105.3 FM; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WVTF (89.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • W279AC (103.7 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WJJS-FM (106.1 FM; VINTON, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMGR-FM (104.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBRF (98.1 FM; GALAX, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE RADIO, INC.)
  • WXCF-FM (103.9 FM; CLIFTON FORGE, VA; Owner: IMPACT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYYD-FM1 (107.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WYYD LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPAR (91.3 FM; SALEM, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Blacksburg:
  • WBRA-TV (Channel 15; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WRKV-LP (Channel 65; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSLS-TV (Channel 10; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPXR (Channel 38; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)

 

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