Blue Ridge, Virginia Population 2021

3,288
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Blue Ridge is a city located in Botetourt County Virginia. Blue Ridge has a 2020 population of 3,288. Blue Ridge is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 6.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,084 in 2010. Blue Ridge reached it's highest population of 3,288 in 2019.

The average household income in Blue Ridge is $86,917 with a poverty rate of 3.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $725 per month, and the median house value is $189,900. The median age in Blue Ridge is 43 years, 42.8 years for males, and 44 years for females.

Blue Ridge Demographics

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

  • White: 96.41%
  • Two or more races: 1.89%
  • Black or African American: 1.43%
  • Asian: 0.27%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Blue Ridge, Virginia is 3,288 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,237.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,084.

Blue Ridge, Virginia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,17096.41%
Two or More Races621.89%
Black or African American471.43%
Asian90.27%
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Blue Ridge Population by Race

Blue Ridge Population Pyramid $2021

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Blue Ridge Median Age

43


Total

42.8


Male

44


Female

Blue Ridge Adults

There are 2,772 adults, (635 of whom are seniors) in Blue Ridge.

Blue Ridge Age Dependency

53.9

Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Blue Ridge Sex Ratio

Female

1,756

53.41%

Male

1,532

46.59%

Blue Ridge Population by Age

Blue Ridge Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Blue Ridge Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female100%0%
Male100%0%
Married98%2%
All92.9%7.1%
Non Family77.1%22.9%

92.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Blue Ridge Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,2612.6192.9
Married8333.1198
Non Family3151.1577.1
Female863.14100
Male272.48100

3.07

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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Blue Ridge Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade983.93%
9th to 12th Grade612.44%
High School Graduate85034.05%
Some College52120.87%
Associates Degree32613.06%
Bachelors Degree47619.07%
Graduate Degree1646.57%
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Blue Ridge Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Blue Ridge Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,4092,286640
Black4224
2+ Races3618
Asian99

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 26.57%.

Blue Ridge Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,873$42,474$43,897
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$34,438$40,439$33,080
Some College$38,750$35,741$41,900
Bachelors Degree$57,266$66,618$55,547
Graduate Degree$67,679$94,167$50,903

$43,873

Average Earnings

$42,474

Average Male

$43,897

Average Female

Blue Ridge Earnings by Educational Attainment

Blue Ridge Language by Age

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Blue Ridge Language

99.88% of Blue Ridge residents speak only English, while 0.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.12% of the population.

Blue Ridge Language

Blue Ridge Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,1701183.72%
Black471225.53%

3.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.24%

Male Poverty Rate

3.70%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Blue Ridge

The race most likely to be in poverty in Blue Ridge is Black, with 25.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Blue Ridge is White, with 3.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.47%.

Blue Ridge Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.27%
High School4.94%
Some College3.42%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Blue Ridge Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed34.04%
Female Employed1.55%
Male Employed1.25%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Blue Ridge Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Blue Ridge Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$76,292$86,917
Families$93,295$102,876
Married Families$94,744-
Non Families$27,135$37,742
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Income by Household Type

Blue Ridge Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

61.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.2%

Male Marriage Rate

59.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Blue Ridge Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

Blue Ridge Marital Status by Race

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Blue Ridge Marital Status

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263

Number of Veterans

224

Male Veterans

39

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam96
First Gulf War76
Korea14
Second Gulf War12
World War II

Blue Ridge Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7496
55 to 6480
75+48
35 to 5439
18 to 34

Blue Ridge Veterans by Age

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Blue Ridge Veterans by Race

Blue Ridge Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Blue Ridge Veterans by Education

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59.5%

Labor Force Participation

57.6%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Blue Ridge Employment by Age

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Blue Ridge Employment by Race

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Blue Ridge 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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67.03%

Born in Blue Ridge

98.91%

Native Born

1.09%

Foreign Born

0.27%

Non Citizen

0.82%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.91% of Blue Ridge residents were born in the United States, with 67.03% having been born in Virginia. 0.27% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Blue Ridge Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,2880.00%
20203,2880.00%
20193,288511.58%
20183,2371033.29%
20173,1341555.20%
20162,97933912.84%
20152,640-183-6.48%
20142,8231485.53%
20132,675-259-8.83%
20122,934-259-8.11%
20113,1931093.53%
20103,0840.00%

Blue Ridge Population by Year