Bluefield, Virginia Population 2020

4,590
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Bluefield is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 4,590, it is the 66th largest city in Virginia and the 4997th largest city in the United States. Bluefield is currently declining at a rate of -3.08% annually and its population has decreased by -15.69% 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 483 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bluefield is $71,607 with a poverty rate of 9.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $636 per month, and the median house value is $108,600. The median age in Bluefield is 43.1 years, 41.2 years for males, and 45.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 81.9 males.

Bluefield Demographics

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

  • White: 88.52%
  • Black or African American: 7.70%
  • Asian: 1.99%
  • Native American: 0.92%
  • Two or more races: 0.64%
  • Other race: 0.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Bluefield, Virginia is 4,590, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,882.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,444.

Bluefield, Virginia Population 2020

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

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202098,064-961-0.98%
201999,025-961-0.97%
201899,986-961-0.96%
2017100,947-1,774-1.76%
2016102,721-1,307-1.27%
2015104,028-1,120-1.08%
2014105,148-786-0.75%
2013105,934-756-0.71%
2012106,690-601-0.56%
2011107,291-173-0.16%
2010107,4640.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,41288.52%
Black or African American3847.70%
Asian991.99%
American Indian and Alaska Native460.92%
Two or More Races320.64%
Some Other Race110.22%
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Bluefield Population Pyramid 2020

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Bluefield Median Age

43.1


Total

41.2


Male

45.2


Female

Bluefield Adults

There are 4,119 adults, (987 of whom are seniors) in Bluefield.

Bluefield Age Dependency

59.1

Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Bluefield Sex Ratio

Female

2,740

54.98%

Male

2,244

45.02%

Bluefield Households and Families

Bluefield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bluefield Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male83.5%16.5%
Married78.9%21.1%
All70.3%29.7%
Female62.7%37.3%
Non Family61.6%38.4%

70.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,1392.1970.3
Married8922.7378.9
Non Family7741.0661.6
Female3463.1162.7
Male1272.7483.5

2.78

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

3.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Bluefield Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2115.87%
9th to 12th Grade2857.93%
High School Graduate1,49641.60%
Some College54615.18%
Associates Degree36910.26%
Bachelors Degree48313.43%
Graduate Degree2065.73%
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Bluefield Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,2032,725561
Black19619610
Hispanic745618
Asian616161
Native American393939
Multiple Races2323
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%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,709$39,615$30,500
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$32,139$31,990$32,273
Some College$21,793$19,432$
Bachelors Degree$37,903$58,071$
Graduate Degree$146,218$146,859$

$33,709

Average Earnings

$39,615

Average Male

$30,500

Average Female

Bluefield Language

Bluefield Language by Age

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Bluefield Language

97.28% of Bluefield residents speak only English, while 2.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.44% of the population.

Bluefield Poverty

Bluefield Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,0723939.65%
Black3125316.99%
Hispanic1311813.74%

9.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.21%

Male Poverty Rate

12.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bluefield

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bluefield is Black, with 16.99% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bluefield is White, with 9.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.40%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.54%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.93%
Some College12.18%
High School4.68%
Bachelors or Greater1.03%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed7.50%
Male Employed1.79%

Bluefield Income

Bluefield Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,528$71,607
Families$59,781$91,059
Married Families$69,797-
Non Families$31,132$36,019
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Bluefield Marital Status

Bluefield Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.7%

Male Marriage Rate

39.0%

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 Veterans

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268

Number of Veterans

268

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam145
First Gulf War42
Second Gulf War38
World War II23
Korea14
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Age Group Veterans
75+84
65 to 7484
55 to 6462
35 to 5431
18 to 347
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2366.39%
Black207.22%
2 or More1237.50%

Bluefield Veterans by Education

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8.70%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bluefield Employment Status

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54.7%

Labor Force Participation

53.3%

Employment Rate

2.6%

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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17.20%

Born in Virginia

97.27%

Native Born

2.73%

Foreign Born

1.99%

Non Citizen

0.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.27% of Bluefield residents were born in the United States, with 17.20% having been born in Virginia. 1.99% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20204,590-146-3.08%
20194,736-146-2.99%
20184,8821623.43%
20174,720-146-3.00%
20164,866-326-6.28%
20155,192-27-0.52%
20145,219-74-1.40%
20135,293-19-0.36%
20125,312-60-1.12%
20115,372-29-0.54%
20105,4013230.62%
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%