Bluefield, VA

Census Place

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2022 Population
5,059
0.394% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
38.9
14.5% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
18%
10.9% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$53,162
8.18% 1-year decline
2022 Median Property Value
$135,700
0.367% 1-year decline
2022 Employed Population
1,952
10.5% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Bluefield, VA had a population of 5.06k people with a median age of 38.9 and a median household income of $53,162. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Bluefield, VA declined from 5,079 to 5,059, a −0.394% decrease and its median household income declined from $57,895 to $53,162, a −8.18% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bluefield, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (86%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.48%), Black or African American (Hispanic) (3.24%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.03%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.692%).

None of the households in Bluefield, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.5% of the residents in Bluefield, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bluefield, VA are Bluefield University (327 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Bluefield, VA was $135,700, and the homeownership rate was 69.7%.

Most people in Bluefield, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Bluefield, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Bluefield, VA is home to a population of 5.06k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.08% of Bluefield, VA residents were born outside of the country (105 people).

In 2022, there were 10.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.35k people) in Bluefield, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 429 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 164 Black or African American (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2022 Citizenship
99.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.5% of Bluefield, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Bluefield, VA was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bluefield, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.35k ± 291
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    429 ± 226
  3. Black or African American (Hispanic)
    164 ± 105
3.76%
Hispanic Population
190 people

In 2022, there were 10.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.35k people) in Bluefield, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 429 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 164 Black or African American (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.76% of the people in Bluefield, VA are hispanic (190 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Bluefield, VA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    107,605 ± 8,003 people
  2. India
    98,735 ± 7,670 people
  3. Mexico
    59,855 ± 5,986 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,605 Virginia residents, followed by India with 98,735 and Mexico with 59,855.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.08%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
105 people
1.46%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
74 people

As of 2022, 2.08% of Bluefield, VA residents (105 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bluefield, VA was 1.46%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    145 ± 76
  2. Korea
    112 ± 82
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    44 ± 59

Bluefield, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Bluefield, VA employs 1.95k people. The largest industries in Bluefield, VA are Educational Services (326 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (260 people), and Manufacturing (197 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($90,978), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($90,326), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,583).

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $69,674. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.475, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

1.95k
2022 Value
± 347
−10.5%
1 Year decline
± 28.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bluefield, VA declined at a rate of −10.5%, from 2.18k employees to 1.95k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bluefield, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (222 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (201 people), and Management Occupations (181 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bluefield, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.95k
2022 Value
± 347
−10.5%
1 Year decline
± 28.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bluefield, VA declined at a rate of −10.5%, from 2.18k employees to 1.95k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bluefield, VA, are Educational Services (326 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (260 people), and Manufacturing (197 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bluefield, VA, though some of these residents may live in Bluefield, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$51,633
Median earning men ± $7,994
$36,082
Median earning women ± $6,238

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($91,467), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($65,227), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($58,534).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($70,821), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,481), and Public Administration ($61,161).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Virginia.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Virginia went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 54.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (44%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.45%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Virginia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Bluefield, VA awarded 327 degrees. The student population of Bluefield, VA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 457 male students and 534 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bluefield, VA are White (197 and 61.4%), followed by Unknown (52 and 16.2%), Black or African American (32 and 9.97%), and Asian (18 and 5.61%).

The largest universities in Bluefield, VA by number of degrees awarded are Bluefield University (327 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Bluefield, VA are General Biomedical Sciences (84 and 25.7%), General Business Administration & Management (34 and 10.4%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (28 and 8.56%).

The median tuition cost in Bluefield, VA for private four year colleges is $27,600.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Bluefield, VA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 63%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 24%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 991 (46.1% men and 53.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 991 students enrolled in Bluefield, VA, 46.1% men and 53.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 577 records, of which 59.3% were women and 40.7% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bluefield, VA was General Business Administration & Management with 34 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
327 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bluefield University with 327 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 124 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bluefield, VA, which is 0.611 times less than the 203 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 197 degrees mean that there were 3.79 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 52 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($27,600) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,820) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($440) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.884% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.904% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Bachelors Degree (1.47M), and Some college (1.4M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bluefield, VA was $135,700 in 2022, which is 0.481 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $136,200 to $135,700, a 0.367% decrease. The homeownership rate in Bluefield, VA is 69.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Bluefield, VA have an average commute time of 19.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bluefield, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$135,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$24,497
$1,435
Median Property Taxes
±$275

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bluefield, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Bluefield, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

69.7%
Homeownership
2022
61.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 69.7% of the housing units in Bluefield, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Census Tract 202
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$53,162
Median Household Income
± $14,719
2.06k
Number of Households
± 375

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.06k households in Bluefield, VA declined from $53,162 from the previous year's value of $57,895.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bluefield, VA is from Virginia.
0.475
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.164% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.8%)
  3. Carpooled (5.29%)

In 2022, 82.5% of workers in Bluefield, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.8%) and those who carpooled to work (5.29%).

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Commute Time

19.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bluefield, VA have a shorter commute time (19.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.34% of the workforce in Bluefield, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bluefield, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bluefield, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

18% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bluefield, VA (849 out of 4.73k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females < 5 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bluefield, VA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95% of the population of Bluefield, VA has health coverage, with 41.1% on employee plans, 19.7% on Medicaid, 23.5% on Medicare, 9.8% on non-group plans, and 0.843% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Tazewell County, VA see 1845 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.646% decrease from the previous year (1857 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2384 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 450 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,845 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Tazewell County, VA

Primary care physicians in Tazewell County, VA see an average of 1,845 patients per year. This represents a 0.646% decrease from the previous year (1,857 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Tazewell County, VA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.8% under 18 years, 22.7% between 18 and 34 years, 30.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.04%
Uninsured
41.1%
Employer Coverage
19.7%
Medicaid
23.5%
Medicare
9.8%
Non-Group
0.843%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bluefield, VA declined by 35.7% from 7.83% to 5.04%.

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