Blacksburg, Virginia Population 2021

43,735
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Blacksburg is a city located in Montgomery County Virginia. With a 2020 population of 43,735, it is the 15th largest city in Virginia and the 893rd largest city in the United States . Blacksburg is currently declining at a rate of -0.57% annually but its population has increased by 2.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 42,620 in 2010. Blacksburg reached it's highest population of 44,555 in 2016. Spanning over 20 miles, Blacksburg has a population density of 2,217 people per square mile.

The average household income in Blacksburg is $70,780 with a poverty rate of 43.27%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,107 per month, and the median house value is $298,400. The median age in Blacksburg is 22 years, 21.9 years for males, and 22.1 years for females.

Blacksburg Demographics

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

  • White: 78.37%
  • Asian: 12.62%
  • Black or African American: 4.83%
  • Two or more races: 2.25%
  • Other race: 1.26%
  • Native American: 0.60%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Blacksburg, Virginia is 43,735 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 44,482.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 42,620.

Blacksburg, Virginia Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021167,609390.02%
2020167,570390.02%
2019167,531390.02%
2018167,4928870.53%
2017166,605330.02%
2016166,5728470.51%
2015165,725370.02%
2014165,6884480.27%
2013165,2401,1200.68%
2012164,1206780.41%
2011163,4423110.19%
2010163,1310.00%

Blacksburg Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White34,72178.37%
Asian5,59312.62%
Black or African American2,1414.83%
Two or More Races9952.25%
Some Other Race5571.26%
American Indian and Alaska Native2640.60%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander320.07%
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Blacksburg Population by Race

Blacksburg Population Pyramid $2021

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Blacksburg Median Age

22


Total

21.9


Male

22.1


Female

Blacksburg Adults

There are 39,871 adults, (2,725 of whom are seniors) in Blacksburg.

Blacksburg Age Dependency

19.3

Age Dependency Ratio

7.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

11.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Blacksburg Sex Ratio

Female

20,431

46.12%

Male

23,872

53.88%

Blacksburg Population by Age

Blacksburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Blacksburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.3%31.7%
Female40.6%59.4%
Male39.8%60.2%
All32.9%67.1%
Non Family14.8%85.2%

32.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Blacksburg Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,4032.6432.9
Non Family8,3712.414.8
Married4,0823.0768.3
Female7742.9140.6
Male1763.0839.8

2.97

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

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Blacksburg Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1711.04%
9th to 12th Grade5063.09%
High School Graduate1,74910.68%
Some College1,5919.72%
Associates Degree6644.06%
Bachelors Degree4,91930.05%
Graduate Degree6,77041.36%
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Blacksburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Blacksburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White12,37511,8358,517
Asian2,4212,4212,152
Black608558356
Hispanic522472416
2+ Races235198139
Other Race181181147
Native American16316341

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 88.89%.

Blacksburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,301$53,616$39,132
Less Than 9th Grade$18,442$$
High School Graduate$22,255$$20,677
Some College$25,443$26,500$22,308
Bachelors Degree$36,391$40,174$33,107
Graduate Degree$59,197$85,071$46,313

$42,301

Average Earnings

$53,616

Average Male

$39,132

Average Female

Blacksburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Blacksburg Language by Age

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Blacksburg Language

83.97% of Blacksburg residents speak only English, while 16.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 7.99% of the population.

Blacksburg Language

Blacksburg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White26,13311,28843.19%
Asian5,0752,11141.60%
Black1,66780548.29%
Hispanic1,33244833.63%
Other51738173.69%
Multiple78831840.36%
Native2179041.47%
Islander1919100.00%

43.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

45.70%

Male Poverty Rate

40.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Blacksburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Blacksburg is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Blacksburg is Hispanic, with 33.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 57.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 68.78%.

Blacksburg Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade51.13%
Some College24.09%
High School23.79%
Bachelors or Greater9.14%

Blacksburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed71.60%
Male Unemployed38.22%
Male Employed24.83%
Female Employed23.51%

Blacksburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Blacksburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,173$70,780
Families$97,216$127,851
Married Families$119,063-
Non Families$20,565$35,729
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Income by Household Type

Blacksburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

22.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

21.7%

Male Marriage Rate

22.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Blacksburg Married by Age and Sex

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Blacksburg Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Blacksburg Marital Status by Race

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Blacksburg Marital Status

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826

Number of Veterans

744

Male Veterans

82

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam222
Second Gulf War217
Korea59
First Gulf War47
World War II21

Blacksburg Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+299
35 to 54225
65 to 74155
55 to 6488
18 to 3459

Blacksburg Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8022.55%
Black241.29%

Blacksburg Veterans by Race

Blacksburg Veterans by Education

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3.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Blacksburg Veterans by Education

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49.8%

Labor Force Participation

46.9%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Blacksburg Employment by Age

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Blacksburg Employment by Race

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Blacksburg Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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43.11%

Born in Blacksburg

87.36%

Native Born

12.64%

Foreign Born

9.18%

Non Citizen

3.46%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.36% of Blacksburg residents were born in the United States, with 43.11% having been born in Virginia. 9.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Blacksburg Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202143,735-249-0.57%
202043,984-249-0.56%
201944,233-249-0.56%
201844,482960.22%
201744,386-169-0.38%
201644,5557471.71%
201543,8081160.27%
201443,6922110.49%
201343,4818411.97%
201242,640190.04%
201142,621400.09%
201042,5813,0080.74%
200039,5734,9831.35%
199034,5903,9521.22%
198030,63821,25412.56%
19709,3842,3142.87%
19607,0703,7127.73%
19503,3581,2584.81%
19402,1000.00%

Blacksburg Population by Year