Blacksburg, VA Population

Population: 39,573. Estimated population in July 2020: 39,130 (-1.1% change)
Males: 22,140 (55.9%), Females: 17,433 (44.1%)

Zip codes: 24060.

Median resident age: 21.9 years
Median household income: $22,513
Median house value: $144,000

Races in Blacksburg:

  • White Non-Hispanic (83.1%)
  • Black (4.4%)
  • Chinese (2.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.4%)
  • Hispanic (2.3%)
  • Asian Indian (1.7%)
  • Korean (1.6%)
  • Other race (0.9%)
  • Other Asian (0.9%)
  • Filipino (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (19.6%), Irish (13.5%), English (12.8%), Italian (6.8%), United States (5.4%), Scottish (4.2%).

Land area: 19.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Blacksburg

  • High school or higher: 92.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 64.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 38.9%
  • Unemployed: 8.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blacksburg town

  • Never married: 66.4%
  • Now married: 27.1%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 2.3%
  • Divorced: 3.3%

10.7% Foreign born (6.4% Asia, 2.0% Europe, 1.2% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +4,570 (+13.1%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Blacksburg:

  • MONTGOMERY REGIONAL HOSPITAL (ROUTE 460 SOUTH)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Blacksburg:

  • CARILION RADFORD COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 14 miles; RADFORD, VA)
  • CARILION ST ALBANS PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITA (about 14 miles; RADFORD, VA)
  • CATAWBA HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; CATAWBA, VA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Blacksburg:

  • ROANOKE REGIONAL/WOODRUM FIELD (about 32 miles; ROANOKE, VA; Abbreviation: ROA)
  • GREENBRIER VALLEY (about 43 miles; LEWISBURG, WV; Abbreviation: LWB)
  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 62 miles; BECKLEY, WV; Abbreviation: BKW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Blacksburg:

  • VIRGINIA TECH (about 3 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; Abbreviation: BCB)
  • NEW RIVER VALLEY (about 19 miles; DUBLIN, VA; Abbreviation: PSK)
  • TWIN COUNTY (about 43 miles; GALAX HILLSVILLE, VA; Abbreviation: HLX)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Blacksburg:

  • VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIV (Full-time enrollment: 25,754; Public; Website: WWW.VT.EDU; Offers Doctor’s degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Blacksburg:

  • RADFORD UNIVERSITY (about 12 miles; RADFORD, VA; Full-time enrollment: 8,034)
  • NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 20 miles; DUBLIN, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,262)
  • NATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE (about 24 miles; SALEM, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,382)
  • VIRGINIA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 31 miles; ROANOKE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,535)
  • CONCORD COLLEGE (about 44 miles; ATHENS, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,723)
  • BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 56 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,096)
  • WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY (about 76 miles; LEXINGTON, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,063)

Schools

Public high school in Blacksburg:

  • BLACKSBURG HIGH (Students: 1,168; Location: 220 PATRICK HENRY DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Blacksburg:

  • GATEWAY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 125; Location: 2196 HARDING RD; Grades: KG – 12)
  • DAYSPRING CHRN ACADEMY (Students: 124; Location: 505 CLAY ST PO DRAWER 909; Grades: KG – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Blacksburg:

  • BLACKSBURG MIDDLE (Students: 921; Location: 3109 PRICE’S FORK RD.; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • KIPPS ELEM. (Students: 493; Location: 2801 PRICES FORK RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • MARGARET BEEKS ELEM. (Students: 413; Location: 709 AIRPORT RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • GILBERT LINKOUS ELEM. (Students: 318; Location: 813 TOMS CREEK RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • HARDING AVENUE ELEM. (Students: 228; Location: 429 HARDING AVENUE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • PRICES FORK ELEM. (Students: 220; Location: 4237 PRICES FORK RD; Grades: PK – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Blacksburg:

  • BLACKSBURG CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 153; Location: 1521 SOUTH MAIN ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • TALL OAKS MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 74; Location: 703 TALL OAKS DR; Grades: PK – 6)
  • BLACKSBURG NEW SCHOOL (Students: 55; Location: 2470 RAMBLE RD; Grades: KG – 8)