Bluefield, VA Population

By | July 1, 2019

Population: 5,078. Estimated population in July 2020: 4,989 (-1.8% change)
Males: 2,350 (46.3%), Females: 2,728 (53.7%)

Tazewell County

Zip code: 24605

Median resident age: 44.8 years
Median household income: $32,157
Median house value: $75,600

Races in Bluefield:

  • White Non-Hispanic (92.0%)
  • Black (4.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Asian Indian (0.5%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (21.1%), German (9.5%), Irish (8.4%), English (6.4%), Italian (2.7%), Scotch-Irish (2.2%).

Elevation: 2389 feet

Land area: 7.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Bluefield

  • High school or higher: 78.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 19.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bluefield town

  • Never married: 20.5%
  • Now married: 57.0%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 12.6%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

3.2% Foreign born (2.1% Asia, 0.8% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -301 (-5.6%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Bluefield:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bluefield:

  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 39 miles; BECKLEY, WV; Abbreviation: BKW)
  • GREENBRIER VALLEY (about 75 miles; LEWISBURG, WV; Abbreviation: LWB)
  • YEAGER (about 81 miles; CHARLESTON, WV; Abbreviation: CRW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bluefield:

  • MERCER COUNTY (about 6 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; Abbreviation: BLF)
  • WELCH MUNI (about 21 miles; WELCH, WV; Abbreviation: I25)
  • MOUNTAIN EMPIRE (about 26 miles; MARION/WYTHEVILLE, VA; Abbreviation: MKJ)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Bluefield:

  • BLUEFIELD COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 777; Location: 3000 COLLEGE DR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.bluefield.edu)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bluefield:

  • BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 5 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,096)
  • CONCORD COLLEGE (about 24 miles; ATHENS, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,723)
  • SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 39 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,412)
  • NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 43 miles; DUBLIN, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,262)
  • RADFORD UNIVERSITY (about 51 miles; RADFORD, VA; Full-time enrollment: 8,034)
  • VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIV (about 65 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 25,754)
  • WEST VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE (about 75 miles; INSTITUTE, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,688)

Schools

Public high school in Bluefield:

  • GRAHAM HIGH (Students: 474; Location: 210 VALLEYDALE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Bluefield:

  • FIRST ASSEMBLY CHRISTIAN SCHOO (Students: 30; Location: 1939 VIRGINIA AVE; Grades: 1 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Bluefield:

  • GRAHAM MIDDLE (Students: 419; Location: 1 ACADEMIC CIR; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • DUDLEY PRIMARY (Students: 311; Location: 1840 TAZEWELL AVE; Grades: PK – 02)
  • GRAHAM INTERMEDIATE (Students: 300; Location: 808 GREEVER AVE; Grades: 03 – 05)