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Blacksburg is a medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 43,985 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Blacksburg is the 23rd largest community in Virginia.
Blacksburg is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.41% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Blacksburg is a town of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Blacksburg who work in teaching (19.78%), food service (15.37%) and office and administrative support (10.29%).
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.
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Blacksburg has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Because Blacksburg has a very large number of students who are 18 years or older and in college, it is thought of as a college town. This has a major influence on local Blacksburg lifestyle, entertainment, and culture in general. Life in Blacksburg is very much tied to the academic calendar: when students return from the summer break in the fall, one will notice them out and about, buying groceries, out with friends, and generally getting re-acquainted with each other. In Blacksburg people study hard and play hard, and there is ample opportunity to do both.
Blacksburg, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the town.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Blacksburg spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.09 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
Many people in Blacksburg take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the town, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Blacksburg citizens for affordable transportation.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Blacksburg, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Blacksburg is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 69.25% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Blacksburg in 2010 was $18,323, which is low income relative to Virginia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $73,292 for a family of four. However, Blacksburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Blacksburg also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 46.34% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Blacksburg is a very 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Blacksburg include German, Irish, English, Italian, Polish and Scottish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Blacksburg's cultural character, accounting for 16.97% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Blacksburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||13,581|
|BLACKSBURG HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||22.37%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||77.63%|
|TYPE OF BLACKSBURG HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||29.08%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||14.25%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||6.39%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||48.49%|
|SIZE OF BLACKSBURG HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||3.86%|
|AGE OF BLACKSBURG HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||14.15%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||61.33%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||21.23%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||3.28%|
|BLACKSBURG REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$268,119|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,047|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $52,000||4.57%|
|$52,001 - $104,000||0.65%|
|$104,001 - $207,000||17.13%|
|$207,001 - $311,000||39.24%|
|$311,001 - $414,000||18.69%|
|$414,001 - $518,000||9.17%|
|$518,001 - $776,000||7.74%|
|$776,001 - $1,035,000||2.05%|
|PEOPLE OF BLACKSBURG||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||2.99%|
|5 TO 17||6.87%|
|18 TO 24||56.66%|
|25 TO 34||12.80%|
|35 TO 54||11.79%|
|55 TO 64||4.42%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||4.49%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||96.49%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$29,271|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$18,323|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||46.34%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (41.43%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (8.82%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||4.77%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.27%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.05%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||1.27%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.65%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||4.11%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (16.96%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (81.04%)
Other Asian languages (1.57%)
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