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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bluefieldwas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
Rate of Home Ownership
Average Family Size
Average Household Size
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%.
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.
Overall Poverty Rate
Male Poverty Rate
Female Poverty Rate
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%.
Number of Veterans
Veteran Poverty Rate
Veteran Disability Rate
Labor Force Participation
Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Bluefield
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.