Blacksburg is a very small town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 1,883 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Blacksburg is the 155th largest community in South Carolina.
When you are in Blacksburg, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 38.05% of Blacksburg’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Blacksburg is a town of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Blacksburg who work in sales jobs (19.28%), office and administrative support (12.29%), and food service (8.19%).
Also of interest is that Blacksburg has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Blacksburg is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Blacksburg has a very low overall level of education: only 6.01% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Blacksburg in 2010 was $13,443, which is low income relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $53,772 for a family of four. Blacksburg also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 37.30% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Blacksburg is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Blacksburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Blacksburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Blacksburg include German, Italian, English, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Blacksburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.