dcsimg

Overview

Introduction to Bluefield, Vermont

Bluefield, West Virginia, in Mercer county, is 70 miles W of Roanoke, Virginia and 142 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina. About 11,451 people live in Bluefield.

Bluefield History

Bluefield was established in the late 1800s. It was preceded by the arrival of the first coal speculators in southern West Virginia’s Pocahontas coalfields. The community eventually became the coalfield area’s most important social and commercial center. In 1904, the first fire fighting brigades were introduced, eventually becoming an integral part of the area. The city of Bluefield was officially incorporated in 1889.

Bluefield and nearby Attractions

  • Pinnacle Rock State Park
  • Wilderness Road Regional Museum
  • Hungry Mother State Park
  • Camp Creek State Park
  • Crab Orchard Museum & Pioneer Park
  • Twin Falls Resort State Park

Things To Do In Bluefield

The Bluefield Plaza Shopping Center is a popular shopping destination in the area. The Over the Summit Art Gallery, the East River Mountain Tunnel and the Bluefield Area Arts & Science Center are all accessible from Bluefield. Churches in the area include the South Bluefield Christian Church, Refuge Church of Christ and the Bland Street Methodist Church. Pinnacle Rock State Park, Twin Falls Resort State Park and Camp Creek State Park are popular local recreational destinations. Local festivals include the Mountain Festival, which is held every May, and the Southern West Virginia Italian Festival, held every October.

Bluefield Transportation

The nearest major airport is Charlotte/Douglas International.

Bluefield Higher Education

Bluefield State College is the local institution of higher education. Other nearby institutions include Concord College, Radford University and West Virginia State College.

People

Total Population 10,431
Male Share of the Population 44.1%
Female Share of the Population 55.9%
Senior Citizens 21.5%
Employed Population 16+ 3,914
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 44.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,750
% Above Poverty Level 76.6%
% Below Poverty Level 23.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.5%
Median Gross Rent $542
Median House Value $70,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.4%
US/American 0%
English 10.5%
Irish 9.9%

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

Bluefield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 70 miles W of Roanoke, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 142 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Mercer
Standard Zip Codes 24701
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.269
Longitude -81.222

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 2.4 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 BLAND
Distance 13.1 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
Station FLAT TOP
Distance 22.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 60 to 78 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 45.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Ada (24701)

Bluewell (24701)

Brush Fork (24701)

Ceres (24701)

Green Valley (24701)

Littlesburg (24701)

Lorton Lick (24701)

Sandlick (24701)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Anawalt 191 $31,250
Athens 1,086 $66,667
Bramwell 293 $43,438
Matoaka 212 $40,313
Oakvale 174 $0
Princeton 6,082 $45,542

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

Bluefield Public Libraries

Library
Craft Memorial Public Library
600 COMMERCE STREET
Bluefield, West Virginia
(304) 325-3943

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Bluefield Hospitals

ST LUKES HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1333 SOUTHVIEW DRIVE POB 1190
(304) 327-2911
Emergency Service: Yes

BLUEFIELD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
500 CHERRY ST
(304) 327-1700
Emergency Service: Yes

Click the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab.
Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school.

 
Results:  5
Matching School Ads
Programs
  • Diesel Technology
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Collision Repair and Refinishing
  • 70+ years of helping students start careers in Health Sciences, Business & Information Technology, Automotive, Skilled Trades, and more.
  • This year, Lincoln schools around the country have made more than $15 million in scholarship funds available to qualified students.
  • Designated a Military Friendly School for the 6th year in a row by Victory Media, and offers exclusive scholarship for servicemen and women and their families.
  • Schools include Lincoln Tech, Lincoln Culinary Institute, and Lincoln College of New England, with 30 campuses in 15 states across the U.S.
camnpus icon
Nashville
Visit School Site
Programs
  • Master of Arts in Law - Non-Profit Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in English - Self-Designed
  • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies
  • Recognized as a Top 20 Best Online Bachelor’s Program by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.
  • Online, campus-based, and evening courses offered in 95 areas of study, including Business, Nursing, Psychology, & more.
  • Endorsed by G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazine as a Military Friendly School in 2015.
  • Features small class sizes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.
  • 88% of Regent University students receive financial aid, with $18 million awarded in institutional scholarships & aid each year.
Programs
  • BS in Business Administration - Project Management
  • MSHUS- Family and Community Services
  • AAS in Information Technology - Network Administration
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
Programs
  • Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
  • Internet Marketing, Master of Science (Online)
  • Music Production, Bachelors of Science (Online)
  • Full Sail’s curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement.
  • Full Sail offers accelerated programs, so a degree that would normally take four years takes 24 months on average.
  • Students work with industry-standard tools and technologies, allowing them to gain practical knowledge and real-world experience.
  • Join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram to interact with our community, read about grad success, and see campus images.
Programs
  • Executive MBA
  • MBA
  • Ranked among the Best National Universities in 2015 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a 2014 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Houses one of the largest library systems in the Pacific Northwest, with 3 libraries on the Pullman campus and a library at each regional campus.
  • Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).
  • Has 5 Washington campuses in Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett.

Bluefield High Schools

BLUEFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
535 W CUMBERLAND RD
304-325-9116
Serves 651 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

Bluefield Colleges

Click school name for a detailed profile.

Additional Details
Bluefield Colleges
Bluefield colleges and trade schools.
Study Online in Bluefield
Additional Resources
Info for Bluefield Government Officials


Are you an official in the Bluefield government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top