Bluefield, Virginia Population 2021

4,717
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Bluefield is a city located in Tazewell County Virginia. With a 2020 population of 4,717, it is the 65th largest city in Virginia and the 4930th largest city in the United States . Bluefield is currently declining at a rate of -1.26% annually and its population has decreased by -13.35% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,444 in 2010. Bluefield reached it's highest population of 5,946 in 1980. Spanning over 9 miles, Bluefield has a population density of 497 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bluefield is $75,876 with a poverty rate of 7.78%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $681 per month, and the median house value is $117,700. The median age in Bluefield is 45.6 years, 42.1 years for males, and 49.6 years for females.

Bluefield Demographics

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

  • White: 88.53%
  • Black or African American: 7.91%
  • Asian: 1.53%
  • Native American: 1.08%
  • Two or more races: 0.73%
  • Other race: 0.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Bluefield, Virginia is 4,717 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,897.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,444.

Bluefield, Virginia Population 2021

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

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021103,773-930-0.90%
2020104,703-930-0.89%
2019105,633-930-0.88%
2018106,563-963-0.90%
2017107,526-1,733-1.61%
2016109,259-1,311-1.20%
2015110,570-1,151-1.04%
2014111,721-880-0.79%
2013112,601-774-0.69%
2012113,375-688-0.61%
2011114,063-189-0.17%
2010114,2520.00%

Bluefield Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,34488.53%
Black or African American3887.91%
Asian751.53%
American Indian and Alaska Native531.08%
Two or More Races360.73%
Some Other Race110.22%
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Bluefield Population by Race

Bluefield Population Pyramid $2021

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Bluefield Median Age

45.6


Total

42.1


Male

49.6


Female

Bluefield Adults

There are 4,058 adults, (1,051 of whom are seniors) in Bluefield.

Bluefield Age Dependency

63.2

Age Dependency Ratio

35

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Bluefield Sex Ratio

Female

2,550

51.97%

Male

2,357

48.03%

Bluefield Population by Age

Bluefield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bluefield Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.9%18.1%
All74.8%25.2%
Male74.4%25.6%
Female68.6%31.4%
Non Family68.1%31.9%

74.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bluefield Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,0292.2774.8
Married9262.6681.9
Non Family6561.0768.1
Female3573.2868.6
Male902.9974.4

2.8

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

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Bluefield Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1724.81%
9th to 12th Grade2186.10%
High School Graduate1,49941.94%
Some College50814.21%
Associates Degree38710.83%
Bachelors Degree56115.70%
Graduate Degree2296.41%
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Bluefield Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bluefield Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,1872,820686
Black20520516
Hispanic6845
Asian444444
Native American444444
2+ Races2626
Other Race1111

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Bluefield Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,978$33,594$32,650
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$31,282$30,889$31,906
Some College$22,581$19,667$
Bachelors Degree$37,099$43,333$36,344
Graduate Degree$148,352$148,807$

$32,978

Average Earnings

$33,594

Average Male

$32,650

Average Female

Bluefield Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bluefield Language by Age

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Bluefield Language

98.70% of Bluefield residents speak only English, while 1.30% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 0.50% of the population.

Bluefield Language

Bluefield Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,0593358.25%
Hispanic642335.94%

7.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.92%

Male Poverty Rate

8.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bluefield

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bluefield is Hispanic, with 35.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bluefield is White, with 8.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.55%.

Bluefield Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.16%
Some College8.64%
High School4.40%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Bluefield Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed3.30%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed1.54%

Bluefield Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bluefield Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,625$75,876
Families$52,560$89,491
Married Families$65,625-
Non Families$38,750$45,092
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Income by Household Type

Bluefield Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.5%

Male Marriage Rate

42.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Bluefield Married by Age and Sex

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Bluefield Marriage

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

Bluefield Marital Status by Race

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Bluefield Marital Status

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347

Number of Veterans

335

Male Veterans

12

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam151
Second Gulf War53
Korea38
First Gulf War32
World War II8

Bluefield Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+139
65 to 74104
55 to 6451
35 to 5432
18 to 3421

Bluefield Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3198.76%
Black165.84%
2+ Races1233.33%

Bluefield Veterans by Race

Bluefield Veterans by Education

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3.70%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bluefield Veterans by Education

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50.6%

Labor Force Participation

49.7%

Employment Rate

1.8%

Unemployment Rate

Bluefield Employment by Age

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Bluefield Employment by Race

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Bluefield 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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19.89%

Born in Bluefield

98.65%

Native Born

1.35%

Foreign Born

0.77%

Non Citizen

0.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.65% of Bluefield residents were born in the United States, with 19.89% having been born in Virginia. 0.77% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Bluefield Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,717-60-1.26%
20204,777-60-1.24%
20194,837-60-1.23%
20184,8971673.53%
20174,730-136-2.79%
20164,866-321-6.19%
20155,187-27-0.52%
20145,214-74-1.40%
20135,288-20-0.38%
20125,308-62-1.15%
20115,370-29-0.54%
20105,3993210.61%
20005,078-285-0.54%
19905,363-583-1.03%
19805,9466601.18%
19705,2861,0512.24%
19604,235230.05%
19504,2122910.72%
19403,921150.04%
19303,9061,1543.56%
19202,7520.00%

Bluefield Population by Year