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The City of Bluefield had a population of 9,342 as of July 1, 2020. 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 37.2698 and longitude -81.2223 in Mercer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bluefield 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Bluefield: Beaver Pond Spring, Beaver Pond Springs.
|Total Population||9,342 (100%)|
|Population in Households||9,167 (98.1%)|
|Population in Families||6,913 (74.0%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||175 ( 1.9%)|
|Median Household Income||$36,146|
|Average Household Income||$50,936|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||10%|
|Per Capita Income||$22,795|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||5,070 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||2,552 (50.3%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,626 (32.1%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||892 (17.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$85,371|
|Average Home Value||$110,462|
|Housing Affordability Index3||257|
|Average Household Size||2.19|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.75%|
|Per Capita Income||1.8%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.89%|
The table below compares Bluefield to the other 404 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 16||96th|
|Population Density||# 143||65th|
|Median Household Income||# 248||39th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 214||53rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 189||53rd|
|Diversity Index||# 15||97th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.