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People

Total Population 5,350
Male Share of the Population 43.7%
Female Share of the Population 56.3%
Senior Citizens 18.8%
Employed Population 16+ 2,387
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 55.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,637
% Above Poverty Level 89.8%
% Below Poverty Level 10.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 30.3%
Median Gross Rent $518
Median House Value $100,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.6%
US/American 0%
English 6.4%
Irish 12.8%

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

Bluefield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 72 miles W of Roanoke, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 142 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Tazewell
Standard Zip Codes 24605
Phone Area Codes 276
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.252
Longitude -81.271

Bluefield 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 BLUEFIELD AP
Distance 5.1 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 40 F
Apr Temp 44 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 80 F
Oct Temp 46 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39.6 inches
Station BURKES GARDEN
Distance 11.1 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 57 to 78 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Station BLAND
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 41 F
Apr Temp 35 to 62 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Yards (24605)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Glen Lyn 152 $67,500
Pocahontas 365 $37,143
Rural Retreat 1,559 $63,529
Tazewell 4,522 $62,400
Wytheville 8,154 $53,031

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

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GRAHAM HIGH
210 VALLEYDALE
276-326-1235
Serves 474 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

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