Bluefield, VA

Census Place

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2020 Population
4,832
1.53% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
45.9
0.658% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
11.6%
48.8% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$45,969
0.754% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$131,600
11.8% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
2,047
0.824% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Bluefield, VA had a population of 4.83k people with a median age of 45.9 and a median household income of $45,969. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Bluefield, VA declined from 4,907 to 4,832, a −1.53% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,625 to $45,969, a 0.754% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bluefield, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.19%), Black or African American (Hispanic) (2.61%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.08%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.642%).

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.

99.9% of the residents in Bluefield, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bluefield, VA are Bluefield College (308 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Bluefield, VA was $131,600, and the homeownership rate was 75.8%.

Most people in Bluefield, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Bluefield, VA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Bluefield, VA is home to a population of 4.83k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.22% of Bluefield, VA residents were born outside of the country (59 people).

In 2020, there were 9.31 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.14k people) in Bluefield, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 444 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 126 Black or African American (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.9%
2020 Citizenship
99.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.9% of Bluefield, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Bluefield, VA was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bluefield, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.14k ± 369
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    444 ± 311
  3. Black or African American (Hispanic)
    126 ± 108
3.1%
Hispanic Population
150 people

In 2020, there were 9.31 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.14k people) in Bluefield, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 444 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 126 Black or African American (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.1% of the people in Bluefield, VA are hispanic (150 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    109,267 ± 8,063 people
  2. India
    94,596 ± 7,509 people
  3. Mexico
    56,409 ± 5,812 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 109,267 Virginia residents, followed by India with 94,596 and Mexico with 56,409.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.22%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
59 people
1.35%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
66 people

As of 2020, 1.22% of Bluefield, VA residents (59 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bluefield, VA was 1.35%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    121 ± 76
  2. Korea
    79 ± 80
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    70 ± 65

Bluefield, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.53 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Bluefield, VA employs 2.05k people. The largest industries in Bluefield, VA are Educational Services (386 people), Retail Trade (334 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (221 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($100,074), Finance & Insurance ($81,528), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,992).

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $60,365. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

2.05k
2020 Value
± 353
−0.824%
1 Year decline
± 24.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Bluefield, VA declined at a rate of −0.824%, from 2.06k employees to 2.05k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bluefield, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (249 people), Management Occupations (228 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (214 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

2.05k
2020 Value
± 353
−0.824%
1 Year decline
± 24.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Bluefield, VA declined at a rate of −0.824%, from 2.06k employees to 2.05k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bluefield, VA, are Educational Services (386 people), Retail Trade (334 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (221 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

$40,957
Median earning men ± $5,182
$33,897
Median earning women ± $3,174

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($150,500), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($44,044), and Retail Trade ($43,750).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Manufacturing ($63,352), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($63,013), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,125).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $37.3B
  2. $28.7B
  3. $25.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $37.3B, followed by Electronics ($28.7B) and Machinery ($25.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$325B
2020 Value in Virginia
$612B
Projected 2050 Value in Virginia
88.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Virginia trade was $325B. This is expected to increase 88.1% to $612B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $25B
  2. $18.9B
  3. $13.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $25B, followed by Maryland with $18.9B and Pennsylvania and $13.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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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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In 2020, universities in Bluefield, VA awarded 308 degrees. The student population of Bluefield, VA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 422 male students and 543 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bluefield, VA are White (205 and 68.6%), followed by Black or African American (33 and 11%), Asian (31 and 10.4%), and Unknown (15 and 5.02%).

The largest universities in Bluefield, VA by number of degrees awarded are Bluefield College (308 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Bluefield, VA are General Biomedical Sciences (107 and 34.7%), Public Health Nurse (29 and 9.42%), and General Human Services (23 and 7.47%).

The median tuition cost in Bluefield, VA for private four year colleges is $25,750.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Bluefield, VA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 76%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 965 (43.7% men and 56.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 965 students enrolled in Bluefield, VA, 43.7% men and 56.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Unknown with 469 records, of which 54.6% were women and 45.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 29 degree-majors awarded
  2. 23 degree-majors awarded
  3. 21 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bluefield, VA was Public Health Nurse with 29 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Bluefield, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
308 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bluefield College with 308 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 98 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bluefield, VA, which is 0.467 times less than the 210 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 205 degrees mean that there were 6.21 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 33 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 ($25,750) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,820) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

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 2020, 0.823% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.842% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.66M), Some college (1.42M), and Bachelors Degree (1.41M).

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The median property value in Bluefield, VA was $131,600 in 2020, which is 0.573 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $117,700 to $131,600, a 11.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Bluefield, VA is 75.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Bluefield, VA have an average commute time of 18.9 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

$131,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$14,988
$1,508
Median Property Taxes
±$273

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

75.8%
Homeownership
2020
63.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 75.8% of the housing units in Bluefield, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.8%.

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Income by Location

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

The following map shows all of the places in Bluefield, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$45,969
Median Household Income
± $8,841
1.99k
Number of Households
± 365

In 2020, the median household income of the 1.99k households in Bluefield, VA grew to $45,969 from the previous year's value of $45,625.

The following chart displays the households in Bluefield, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bluefield, VA is from Virginia.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.479
2019 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2020, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.181% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (88.2%)
  2. Carpooled (6.97%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.25%)

In 2020, 88.2% of workers in Bluefield, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.97%) and those who worked at home (4.25%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

18.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bluefield, VA have a shorter commute time (18.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.696% 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

11.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bluefield, VA (524 out of 4.53k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 18 - 24.

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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90.2% of the population of Bluefield, VA has health coverage, with 42.8% on employee plans, 15.3% on Medicaid, 17.5% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 1.14% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Virginia was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Tazewell County, VA see 1857 patients per year on average, which represents a 22% increase from the previous year (1522 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2388 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 489 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Virginia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,857 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Tazewell County, VA

Primary care physicians in Tazewell County, VA see an average of 1,857 patients per year. This represents a 22% increase from the previous year (1,522 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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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Virginia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.3% under 18 years, 19% between 18 and 34 years, 40.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

9.8%
Uninsured
42.8%
Employer Coverage
15.3%
Medicaid
17.5%
Medicare
13.5%
Non-Group
1.14%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bluefield, VA declined by 14.7% from 11.5% to 9.8%.

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