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People

Total Population 1,975
Male Share of the Population 45.2%
Female Share of the Population 54.8%
Senior Citizens 12.9%
Employed Population 16+ 618
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 40.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 5.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $27,199
% Above Poverty Level 59.4%
% Below Poverty Level 40.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 22.1%
Median Gross Rent $527
Median House Value $63,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 50.9%
US/American 0%
English 4.9%
Irish 9.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Blacksburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles SW of Gastonia, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 38 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Cherokee
Metro Area Greenville - Spartanburg - Anderson
Standard Zip Codes 29702
Phone Area Codes 864
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.121
Longitude -81.516

Blacksburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station NINETY NINE ISLANDS
Distance 3.9 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 51 F
Apr Temp 43 to 71 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 72 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
Station GASTONIA
Distance 23.9 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 89 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches
Station SPARTANBURG 3 SSE
Distance 27.4 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 54 F
Apr Temp 45 to 76 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 75 F
Annual Precip 49.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Blacksburg, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cherokee Falls (29702)

Kings Creek (29702)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clover 5,442 $50,888
Cowpens 1,702 $38,542
Gaffney 12,562 $41,701
Hickory Grove 443 $56,875
Sharon 486 $43,750
York 7,945 $46,589

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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BLACKSBURG HIGH SCHOOL
201 W RAMSEUR DRIVE
864-839-6371
Serves 529 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

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