Bluefield, West Virginia Population 2022

9,500
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Bluefield is a city located in Mercer County West Virginia. With a 2020 population of 9,500, it is the 18th largest city in West Virginia and the 4286th largest city in the United States. Bluefield is currently declining at a rate of -0.82% annually and its population has decreased by -2.82% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,776 in 2020. Spanning over 9 miles, Bluefield has a population density of 1,052 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bluefield is $48,145 with a poverty rate of 18.70%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $695 per month, and the median house value is $78,900. The median age in Bluefield is 43.4 years, 42.7 years for males, and 43.8 years for females.

Bluefield Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bluefieldwas:

  • White: 68.65%
  • Black or African American: 23.89%
  • Two or more races: 6.32%
  • Asian: 0.88%
  • Native American: 0.18%
  • Other race: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Bluefield, West Virginia is 9,500 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 9,776.

Bluefield, West Virginia Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Bluefield Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Bluefield Population by Race

Bluefield Population Pyramid 2022

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Bluefield Median Age

44


Total

45.3


Male

43.4


Female

Bluefield Adults

There are 7,938 adults, (1,934 of whom are seniors) in Bluefield.

Bluefield Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Bluefield Sex Ratio

Female

5,638

57.67%

Male

4,138

42.33%

Bluefield Population by Age

Bluefield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bluefield Household Types

61.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bluefield Households and Families

2.63

Average Family Size

2.14

Average Household Size

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Bluefield Households by Type

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Bluefield Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bluefield Educational Attainment by Race

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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 96.51%.

Bluefield Educational Attainment by Race

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$29,102

Average Earnings

$35,440

Average Male

$26,742

Average Female

Bluefield Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bluefield Language by Age

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Bluefield Language

94.84% of Bluefield residents speak only English, while 5.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.84% of the population.

Bluefield Language

Bluefield Poverty by Race

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18.70%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.16%

Male Poverty Rate

20.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bluefield

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bluefield is Hispanic, with 37.01% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.97%.

Bluefield Poverty

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Bluefield Poverty Rate by Education

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Bluefield Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bluefield Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Bluefield Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.4%

Male Marriage Rate

43.0%

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 20-34, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Bluefield Marital Status by Race

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Bluefield Marital Status

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759

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Bluefield Veterans by War

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Bluefield Veterans by Age

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Bluefield Veterans by Race

Bluefield Veterans by Education

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10.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

52.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bluefield Veterans by Education

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47.8%

Labor Force Participation

43%

Employment Rate

10.1%

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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66.99%

Born in Bluefield

97.49%

Native Born

2.51%

Foreign Born

0.62%

Non Citizen

1.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.49% of Bluefield residents were born in the United States, with 66.99% having been born in West Virginia. 0.62% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Bluefield Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Bluefield Population by Year