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Population (year 2000): 11,451. Estimated population in July 2005: 11,119 (-2.9% change)
Males: 5,241 (45.8%), Females: 6,210 (54.2%)

Mercer County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 42.2 years
Median household income: $27,672 (year 2000)
Median house value: $59,500 (year 2000)

Bluefield, WV residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Bluefield:

  • White Non-Hispanic (75.5%)
  • Black (22.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Hispanic (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (16.1%), German (11.1%), English (11.0%), Irish (10.0%), Italian (2.8%), Scottish (2.3%).

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Elevation: 2611 feet

Land area: 8.7 square miles

Bluefield,

For population 25 years and over in Bluefield

  • High school or higher: 79.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.3%
  • Unemployed: 9.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bluefield city

  • Never married: 25.5%
  • Now married: 48.0%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 13.3%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

1.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -1,664 (-12.7%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: WV Charleston, (80.4 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Greensboro, (126.2 miles pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (458.2 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: VA Bluefield, (4.1 miles WV (6.8 miles Montcalm, WV Bramwell, (7.8 miles VA (8.8 miles Pocahontas, WV (10.9 miles Matoaka, WV Princeton, (11.2 miles WV (15.9 miles Anawalt, Oakvale, WV (17.8 miles) .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $57,800
  • 1998: 12 buildings, average cost: $55,800
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $92,900
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $92,200
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $82,700
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $69,600
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $69,100

Latitude: 37.26 N, Longitude: 81.22 W

Area code: 304


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

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (31.3%), Retail trade (16.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,093 (+27.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,972 (47.5%)


 

Crime in Bluefield by Year

Type 1999 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 2 0 0
    per 100,000 8.7 17.5 0.0 0.0
Rapes 1 4 1 4
    per 100,000 8.7 34.9 8.7 34.9
Robberies 9 12 6 12
    per 100,000 78.6 104.8 52.4 104.8
Assaults 64 27 42 25
    per 100,000 558.9 235.8 366.8 218.3
Burglaries 85 82 100 113
    per 100,000 742.3 716.1 873.3 986.8
Thefts 245 246 251 226
    per 100,000 2139.6 2148.3 2191.9 1973.6
Auto thefts 18 22 25 26
    per 100,000 157.2 192.1 218.3 227.1
297.7 261.5 258.8 255.3


Average climate in Bluefield, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Bluefield,

Bluefield-area historical tornado activity is below West Virginia state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 28.4 miles away from the Bluefield city center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1974, a category 3 tornado 39.6 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Main business address for: FIRST CENTURY BANKSHARES INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Bluefield:
  • BLUEFIELD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (500 CHERRY ST)
  • ST LUKES HOSPITAL (1333 SOUTHVIEW DRIVE POB 1190)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Bluefield:
  • HEALTHSOUTH SOUTHERN HILLS REHAB HOS (about 13 miles; PRINCETON, WV)
  • PRINCETON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; PRINCETON, WV)
  • TAZEWELL COMMUNITY HOSP (about 23 miles; TAZEWELL, VA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bluefield:
  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 37 miles; BECKLEY, WV; ID: BKW)
  • GREENBRIER VALLEY (about 71 miles; LEWISBURG, WV; ID: LWB)
  • YEAGER (about 80 miles; CHARLESTON, WV; ID: CRW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bluefield:
  • MERCER COUNTY (about 2 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; ID: BLF)
  • WELCH MUNI (about 24 miles; WELCH, WV; ID: I25)
  • MOUNTAIN EMPIRE (about 28 miles; MARION/WYTHEVILLE, VA; ID: MKJ)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Judicial and Legal 3 $5,850 $23,400 0 $0
Other Government Administration 11 $21,690 $23,661 0 $0
Financial Administration 6 $14,052 $28,104 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 25 $67,098 $32,207 0 $0
Police - Other 3 $4,884 $19,536 10 $1,182
Firefighters 18 $47,692 $31,794 0 $0
Streets and Highways 20 $26,696 $16,017 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 14 $19,530 $16,740 0 $0
Sewerage 44 $89,616 $24,440 2 $1,886
Transit 20 $33,600 $20,160 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 5 $9,236 $22,166 1 $698
Totals for Government 169 $339,944 $24,138 13 $3,766


Colleges/Universities in Bluefield:
  • BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,096; Location: 219 ROCK ST; Public; Website: www.bluefield.wvnet.edu)
  • BLUEFIELD COLLEGE OF EVANGELISM (FT enrollment: 25; Location: Evangelism Road; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.bce.edu)
  • BLUEFIELD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Location: 500 CHERRY ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • LITTLE FRENCH BEAUTY ACADEMY (Location: PO BOX 1143; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Bluefield:
  • CONCORD COLLEGE (about 20 miles; ATHENS, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,723)
  • NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 40 miles; DUBLIN, VA; FT enrollment: 2,262)
  • SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 43 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; FT enrollment: 2,412)
  • RADFORD UNIVERSITY (about 48 miles; RADFORD, VA; FT enrollment: 8,034)
  • VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIV (about 61 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; FT enrollment: 25,754)
  • WEST VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE (about 75 miles; INSTITUTE, WV; FT enrollment: 3,688)
  • NATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE (about 79 miles; SALEM, VA; FT enrollment: 2,382)
Public high school in Bluefield:
  • BLUEFIELD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 651; Location: 535 W CUMBERLAND RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Bluefield:
  • BLUEFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 617; Location: 2002 STADIUM DR; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • BLUEFIELD INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 347; Location: 1301 SOUTHVIEW DRIVE; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • BRUSHFORK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 244; Location: RR 4 BOX 93; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 226; Location: 319 MEMORIAL AVE; Grades: KG - 02)
  • WHITETHORN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 175; Location: 1919 MARYLAND AVE; Grades: KG - 02)
  • BLUEWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 173; Location: RR 4 BOX 480; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CERES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 138; Location: RR 2 BOX 189; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle school in Bluefield:
  • VALLEY VIEW ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 11; Location: PO BOX 6220; Grades: 2 - 8)
Library in Bluefield:
  • CRAFT MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $530,308; Location: 600 COMMERCE STREET; 107,623 books; 2,067 audio materials; 1,091 video materials; 169 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Bluefield: Bluefield Country Club (A), Kendell Plaza Shoping Center (B), Craft Memorial Library (C), Bluefield City Hall (D), Union Mission Home (E), Wendell G Hardway Library (F), Fire Station Number 2 (G).

Shopping Center: Bluefield Plaza Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Bluefield include: South Bluefield Christian Church (A), Grace United Methodist Church (B), Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (C), Scott Street Baptist Church (D), Bland Street Methodist Church (E), Salvation Army Chapel (F), Saint Mathews Holy Church (G), Sacred Heart Catholic Church (H).

Cemeteries: Maple Park Cemetery (1), Walnut Grove Cemetery (2).

Parks in Bluefield include: Wade Athletic field (1), Mitchell Stadium (2), Bluefield Downtown Commercial Historic District (3), Montvale Park (4).

Post office: (A).  


Bluefield compared to West Virginia state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Bluefield:
  • WHIS (1440 AM; 5 kW; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKEZ (1240 AM; 1 kW; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WAMN (1050 AM; 1 kW; GREEN VALLEY, WV; Owner: WAMN, INC.)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTZE (1470 AM; daytime; 5 kW; TAZEWELL, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WNRV (990 AM; 5 kW; NARROWS-PEARISBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WELC (1150 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED 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.)
  • WJLS-FM (99.5 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WMEV-FM (93.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WOLD-FM (102.5 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: EMERALD SOUND, INC.)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WHQX (107.7 FM; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WBRF (98.1 FM; GALAX, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE RADIO, INC.)
  • W244BB (96.7 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WGTH-FM (105.5 FM; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: HIGH KNOB BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WPMW (92.7 FM; MULLENS, WV; Owner: CASTLE ROCK INVESTMENTS, L.L.C.)
  • WELC-FM (102.9 FM; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)

TV broadcast stations around Bluefield:
  • WVVA (Channel 6; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: WVVA TELEVISON, INC.)
  • WLFB (Channel 40; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: LIVING FAITH MINISTRIES, INC.)

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