Blacksburg, Virginia Population 2024

45,728

Blacksburg is a city located in Montgomery County Virginia. Blacksburg has a 2024 population of 45,728. Blacksburg is currently growing at a rate of 0.53% annually and its population has increased by 2.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 44,754 in 2020.

The average household income in Blacksburg is $77,518 with a poverty rate of 45.13%. The median age in Blacksburg is 21.7 years: 21.6 years for males, and 21.8 years for females.

Blacksburg Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Blacksburg was:

  • White: 77.74%
  • Asian: 11.67%
  • Black or African American: 4.84%
  • Two or more races: 3.92%
  • Other race: 1.12%
  • Native American: 0.49%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.22%
Land Area (mi²)
19.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,310.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.18% (974)
The current population of Blacksburg, Virginia is 45,728 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 44,754.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White35,09677.74%
Asian5,26811.67%
Black or African American2,1854.84%
Two or more races1,7713.92%
Other race5061.12%
Native American2210.49%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1000.22%

White

Asian

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Blacksburg Population by Race

Blacksburg Population Pyramid 2024

Blacksburg Median Age

21.7

Total

21.6

Male

21.8

Female

Blacksburg Adults

There are 40,690 adults, (3,545 of whom are seniors) in Blacksburg.

Blacksburg Age Dependency

21.5

Age Dependency Ratio

9.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

12

Child Dependency Ratio

Blacksburg Sex Ratio

Female20,35545.09%
Male24,79254.91%

Blacksburg Population by Age

Blacksburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All13,3182.6533.266.8
Non Family8,5002.3914.985.1
Married4,1453.1766.433.6
Female5342.756.643.4
Male1392.4971.228.8

3.03

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

33.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Blacksburg Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1821.13%
Associates Degree8335.19%
Bachelors Degree4,41327.51%
Graduate Degree6,36739.69%
High School Graduate1,90311.86%
Less Than 9th Grade630.39%
Some College2,27914.21%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Blacksburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Blacksburg Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White12,54412,3388,339
Asian2,0742,0741,803
Black804804358
Hispanic360321232
2+ Races16016060
Other Race1288976
Native American11711710
Islander79790

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 86.93%.

Blacksburg Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$47,500$52,910$45,902
Graduate Degree$59,327$71,053$52,700
High School Graduate$22,357$22,459$19,519
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$51,070$54,965$45,886
Some College$41,690$45,385$31,953

$51,070

Average Earnings

$54,965

Average Male

$45,886

Average Female

Blacksburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Blacksburg Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Blacksburg Language

84.93% of Blacksburg residents speak only English, while 15.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 6.01% of the population.

Blacksburg Language

Blacksburg Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White27,88912,57845.1%
Asian4,0031,72743.14%
Black1,43176553.46%
Multiple88838843.69%
Hispanic70128740.94%
Other47022948.72%
Native1328967.42%
Islander8567.06%

45.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

46.98%

Male Poverty Rate

42.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Blacksburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Blacksburg is Native, with 67.42% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Blacksburg is Islander, with 7.06% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 57.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 68.44%.

Blacksburg Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade71.49%
High School29.09%
Some College21.93%
Bachelors or Greater10.07%

Blacksburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed80%
Male Unemployed53.76%
Male Employed26.87%
Female Employed26.07%

Blacksburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Blacksburg Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$113,723$146,384
Households$42,012$77,518
Married Families$131,336$-999,999,999
Non Families$22,249$37,537

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Blacksburg Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

21.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

19.5%

Male Marriage Rate

24.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Blacksburg Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Blacksburg Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Blacksburg Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Blacksburg Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

846

Number of Veterans

769

Male Veterans

77

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War316
Vietnam189
First Gulf War188
Korea61
World War II5

Blacksburg Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54273
75+259
55 to 64131
65 to 74128
18 to 3455

Blacksburg Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White7592.41%
Asian511.07%
Black361.76%
Hispanic100.64%

Blacksburg Veterans by Race

Blacksburg Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Blacksburg Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

47.7%

Labor Force Participation

45.9%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Blacksburg Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Blacksburg Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Blacksburg Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

46.27%

Born in Blacksburg

86.94%

Native Born

13.06%

Foreign Born

9.07%

Non Citizen

3.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.94% of Blacksburg residents were born in the United States, with 46.27% having been born in Virginia. 9.07% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Blacksburg Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202946,9462430.52%
202846,7032440.53%
202746,4592440.53%
202646,2152430.53%
202545,9722440.53%
202445,7282430.53%
202345,485-88-0.19%
202245,573-87-0.19%
202145,6609062.02%
202044,7543970.9%
201944,357-176-0.4%
201844,5331200.27%
201744,413-187-0.42%
201644,6007541.72%
201543,8461250.29%
201443,7212160.5%
201343,5058501.99%
201242,655280.07%
201142,627470.11%
201042,58000%
200039,5734,98314.41%
199034,5903,95212.9%
198030,63821,254226.49%
19709,3842,31432.73%
19607,0703,712110.54%
19503,3581,25859.9%
19402,100-44,846-95.53%
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Blacksburg Population by Year