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Bluefield, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The City of Bluefield had a population of 10,025 as of July 1, 2017. Bluefield ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bluefield is located at latitude 37.2628 and longitude -81.2113 in Mercer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bluefield (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mercer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,572 feet.

The City of Bluefield (GNIS ID: 2390566) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Bluefield is located within District I, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mercer County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bluefield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bluefield: Beaver Pond Spring, Beaver Pond Springs.


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Bluefield, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 10,025
Daytime Population: Workers 5,721
Daytime Population: Residents 5,809
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,530
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 9,850
Population in Familes 7,457
Population in Group Qrtrs 175
Population Density2 1,141
Diversity Index3 41
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,450
Average Household Income $56,949
Per Capita Income $25,714

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,463 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,812 (51.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,664 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 987 (18.1%)
Median Home Value $87,443
Average Home Value $116,323
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,476
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 2,639
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.57% -0.62%
Households -0.5% -0.61%
Families -0.68% -0.77%
Median Household Income   0.77%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Bluefield, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bluefield to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 15 97th
Population Density # 135 67th
Diversity Index # 15 97th
Median Household Income # 208 49th
Per Capita Income # 71 83rd

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