Blackstone is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 3,491 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Blackstone is the 157th largest community in Virginia.
Unlike some towns, Blackstone isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Blackstone are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Blackstone is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Blackstone who work in office and administrative support (15.91%), sales jobs (14.39%), and maintenance occupations (13.51%).
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Blackstone is worth considering.
Being a small town, Blackstone does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Blackstone are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.23% of adults in Blackstone have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Blackstone in 2010 was $21,723, which is lower middle income relative to Virginia, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,892 for a family of four. However, Blackstone contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Blackstone is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Blackstone home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Blackstone residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Blackstone include Dutch, English, Irish, and Greek.
The most common language spoken in Blackstone is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.