Blue Ridge, Virginia Population 2024

2,826

Blue Ridge is a city located in Bedford County, Botetourt County, Roanoke County, and Roanoke city Virginia. Blue Ridge has a 2024 population of 2,826. Blue Ridge is currently declining at a rate of -2.89% annually and its population has decreased by -10.82% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,169 in 2020.

The average household income in Blue Ridge is $90,811 with a poverty rate of 4.04%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Blue Ridge is 42.6 years, 44.4 years for males, and 39.8 years for females.

Blue Ridge Demographics

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

  • White: 85.07%
  • Two or more races: 9.69%
  • Black or African American: 3.41%
  • Asian: 1.84%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
6.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
464.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-10.82% (-343)
The current population of Blue Ridge, Virginia is 2,826 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,169.

Blue Ridge, Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,54785.07%
Two or more races2909.69%
Black or African American1023.41%
Asian551.84%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Blue Ridge Population by Race

Blue Ridge Population Pyramid 2024

Blue Ridge Median Age

42.6

Total

44.4

Male

39.8

Female

Blue Ridge Adults

There are 2,322 adults, (478 of whom are seniors) in Blue Ridge.

Blue Ridge Age Dependency

62.4

Age Dependency Ratio

25.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Blue Ridge Sex Ratio

Female1,63154.48%
Male1,36345.52%

Blue Ridge Population by Age

Blue Ridge Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,1112.6994.65.4
Married7833.12982
Non Family2351.0394.55.5
Female743.4966.233.8
Male192.6868.431.6

3.13

Average Family Size

2.69

Average Household Size

94.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Blue Ridge Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade231.11%
Associates Degree33215.95%
Bachelors Degree33916.29%
Graduate Degree753.6%
High School Graduate73835.46%
Less Than 9th Grade833.99%
Some College49123.59%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Blue Ridge Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Blue Ridge Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,8601,795362
2+ Races969642
Black70600
Asian552410
Hispanic29290

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 43.75%.

Blue Ridge Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$85,119$94,250$76,136
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$39,688$45,455$38,528
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$43,043$49,306$39,201
Some College$40,455$42,065$39,071

$43,043

Average Earnings

$49,306

Average Male

$39,201

Average Female

Blue Ridge Earnings by Educational Attainment

Blue Ridge Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Blue Ridge Language

100% of Blue Ridge residents speak only English, while 0% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0% of the population.

Blue Ridge Language

Blue Ridge Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,547833.26%
Multiple290289.66%
Asian551018.18%

4.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.11%

Male Poverty Rate

3.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Blue Ridge

The race most likely to be in poverty in Blue Ridge is Asian, with 18.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Blue Ridge is White, with 3.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.14%.

Blue Ridge Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.53%
High School3.12%
Some College2.67%
Bachelors or Greater2.42%

Blue Ridge Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%

Blue Ridge Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Blue Ridge Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$90,000$97,480
Households$84,766$90,811
Married Families$92,975$-999,999,999
Non Families$60,994$65,659

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Blue Ridge Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

66.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

67.4%

Male Marriage Rate

65.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Blue Ridge Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Blue Ridge Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Blue Ridge Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Blue Ridge Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

178

Number of Veterans

143

Male Veterans

35

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam80
First Gulf War27
Second Gulf War20
Korea0
World War II0

Blue Ridge Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7472
55 to 6462
75+24
35 to 5416
18 to 344

Blue Ridge Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1447.06%
Black1820.22%
2+ Races1611.59%

Blue Ridge Veterans by Race

Blue Ridge Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Blue Ridge Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.4%

Labor Force Participation

61.5%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Blue Ridge Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Blue Ridge Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Blue Ridge 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

73.18%

Born in Blue Ridge

97.93%

Native Born

2.07%

Foreign Born

0.7%

Non Citizen

1.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.93% of Blue Ridge residents were born in the United States, with 73.18% having been born in Virginia. 0.7% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Blue Ridge Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20242,826-84-2.89%
20232,910-84-2.81%
20222,994-84-2.73%
20213,078-91-2.87%
20203,169-119-3.62%
20193,288511.58%
20183,2371033.29%
20173,1341555.2%
20162,97933912.84%
20152,640-183-6.48%
20142,8231485.53%
20132,675-259-8.83%
20122,934-259-8.11%
20113,1931093.53%
20103,08400%

Blue Ridge Population by Year