Blacksburg, Virginia Population 2020

44,392
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Blacksburg is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 44,392, it is the 15th largest city in Virginia and the 881st largest city in the United States. Blacksburg is currently declining at a rate of -0.32% annually but its population has increased by 4.16% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 42,620 in 2010. Blacksburg reached it's highest population of 44,678 in 2018. Spanning over 20 miles, Blacksburg has a population density of 2,251 people per square mile.

The average household income in Blacksburg is $63,565 with a poverty rate of 45.01%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,067 per month, and the median house value is $288,200. The median age in Blacksburg is 22 years, 22 years for males, and 22 years for females. For every 100 females there are 116.1 males.

Blacksburg Demographics

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

  • White: 77.80%
  • Asian: 12.80%
  • Black or African American: 4.97%
  • Two or more races: 2.36%
  • Other race: 1.46%
  • Native American: 0.54%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Blacksburg, Virginia is 44,392, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 44,678.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 42,620.

Blacksburg, Virginia Population 2020

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

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020186,7031,3370.72%
2019185,3661,3370.72%
2018184,0291,3370.73%
2017182,6922800.15%
2016182,4121,0670.58%
2015181,3451200.07%
2014181,2254980.27%
2013180,7271,1830.65%
2012179,5447230.40%
2011178,8213200.18%
2010178,5010.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White34,42477.80%
Asian5,66412.80%
Black or African American2,1984.97%
Two or More Races1,0462.36%
Some Other Race6441.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native2400.54%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander290.07%
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Blacksburg Population Pyramid 2020

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Blacksburg Median Age

22


Total

22


Male

22


Female

Blacksburg Adults

There are 39,747 adults, (2,444 of whom are seniors) in Blacksburg.

Blacksburg Age Dependency

18.6

Age Dependency Ratio

6.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

12.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Blacksburg Sex Ratio

Female

20,473

46.27%

Male

23,772

53.73%

Blacksburg Households and Families

Blacksburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Blacksburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married66.3%33.7%
Male51.3%48.7%
Female39.9%60.1%
All31.4%68.6%
Non Family14.2%85.8%

31.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,4362.6431.4
Non Family8,5062.3914.2
Married3,8693.0766.3
Female8002.8839.9
Male2613.4651.3

2.99

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

4.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.8%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Blacksburg Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1360.85%
9th to 12th Grade5853.66%
High School Graduate1,62210.15%
Some College1,5849.91%
Associates Degree7274.55%
Bachelors Degree4,89030.60%
Graduate Degree6,43840.28%
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Blacksburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,82911,2538,261
Asian2,3742,3742,004
Hispanic619570446
Black594542328
Multiple Races306262189
Other Race200200162
Native American19019030

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 84.41%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,699$49,606$36,640
Less Than High School$18,072$$
High School Grad$26,786$23,750$29,779
Some College$23,190$23,785$22,922
Bachelors Degree$32,344$35,458$31,742
Graduate Degree$56,353$81,802$45,556

$40,699

Average Earnings

$49,606

Average Male

$36,640

Average Female

Blacksburg Language

Blacksburg Language by Age

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Blacksburg Language

83.20% of Blacksburg residents speak only English, while 16.80% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 7.88% of the population.

Blacksburg Poverty

Blacksburg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White25,75811,62145.12%
Asian5,0862,04240.15%
Black1,8441,05056.94%
Hispanic1,44849734.32%
Other60346476.95%
Multiple84438545.62%
Islander1717100.00%
Native190115.79%

45.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

47.33%

Male Poverty Rate

42.31%

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 Native, with 5.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 60.40%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 69.34%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School59.97%
Some College27.82%
High School23.68%
Bachelors or Greater10.53%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed66.83%
Male Unemployed52.68%
Male Employed27.49%
Female Employed25.87%

Blacksburg Income

Blacksburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,151$63,565
Families$85,985$113,449
Married Families$109,575-
Non Families$19,934$34,010
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Blacksburg Marital Status

Blacksburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

21.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

21.3%

Male Marriage Rate

21.8%

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 35-44.

Blacksburg Marital Status by Race

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Blacksburg Veterans

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781

Number of Veterans

746

Male Veterans

35

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War206
Vietnam194
First Gulf War145
World War II59
Korea49
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54257
75+191
65 to 74174
55 to 64118
18 to 3441
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Name Veterans % of Total
White7332.36%
Asian260.52%
Black120.61%
2 or More101.25%

Blacksburg Veterans by Education

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5.43%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Blacksburg Employment Status

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50.7%

Labor Force Participation

47.7%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

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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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41.85%

Born in Virginia

87.01%

Native Born

12.99%

Foreign Born

9.81%

Non Citizen

3.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.01% of Blacksburg residents were born in the United States, with 41.85% having been born in Virginia. 9.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202044,392-143-0.32%
201944,535-143-0.32%
201844,6782230.50%
201744,455-143-0.32%
201644,5987691.75%
201543,8291260.29%
201443,7032130.49%
201343,4908451.98%
201242,645270.06%
201142,618340.08%
201042,5843,0110.74%
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%