Bluefield, WV Population

Population: 11,451. Estimated population in July 2020: 11,119 (-2.9% change)
Males: 5,241 (45.8%), Females: 6,210 (54.2%)

Mercer County

Zip code: 24701

Median resident age: 42.2 years
Median household income: $27,672
Median house value: $59,500

Races in Bluefield:

  • White Non-Hispanic (75.5%)
  • Black (22.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Hispanic (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (16.1%), German (11.1%), English (11.0%), Irish (10.0%), Italian (2.8%), Scottish (2.3%).

Elevation: 2611 feet

Land area: 8.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Bluefield

  • High school or higher: 79.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 22.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.3%
  • Unemployed: 9.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bluefield city

  • Never married: 25.5%
  • Now married: 48.0%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 13.3%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

1.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -1,664 (-12.7%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Bluefield:

  • BLUEFIELD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (500 CHERRY ST)
  • ST LUKES HOSPITAL (1333 SOUTHVIEW DRIVE POB 1190)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Bluefield:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bluefield:

  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 37 miles; BECKLEY, WV; Abbreviation: BKW)
  • GREENBRIER VALLEY (about 71 miles; LEWISBURG, WV; Abbreviation: LWB)
  • YEAGER (about 80 miles; CHARLESTON, WV; Abbreviation: CRW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bluefield:

  • MERCER COUNTY (about 2 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; Abbreviation: BLF)
  • WELCH MUNI (about 24 miles; WELCH, WV; Abbreviation: I25)
  • MOUNTAIN EMPIRE (about 28 miles; MARION/WYTHEVILLE, VA; Abbreviation: MKJ)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Bluefield:

  • BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,096; Location: 219 ROCK ST; Public; Website: www.bluefield.wvnet.edu)
  • BLUEFIELD COLLEGE OF EVANGELISM (Full-time enrollment: 25; Location: Evangelism Road; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.bce.edu)
  • BLUEFIELD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Location: 500 CHERRY ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • LITTLE FRENCH BEAUTY ACADEMY (Location: PO BOX 1143; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Bluefield:

  • CONCORD COLLEGE (about 20 miles; ATHENS, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,723)
  • NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 40 miles; DUBLIN, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,262)
  • SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 43 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,412)
  • RADFORD UNIVERSITY (about 48 miles; RADFORD, VA; Full-time enrollment: 8,034)
  • VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIV (about 61 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 25,754)
  • WEST VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE (about 75 miles; INSTITUTE, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,688)
  • NATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE (about 79 miles; SALEM, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,382)

Schools

Public high school in Bluefield:

  • BLUEFIELD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 651; Location: 535 W CUMBERLAND RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Bluefield:

  • BLUEFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 617; Location: 2002 STADIUM DR; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • BLUEFIELD INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 347; Location: 1301 SOUTHVIEW DRIVE; Grades: 03 – 05)
  • BRUSHFORK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 244; Location: RR 4 BOX 93; Grades: KG – 05)
  • MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 226; Location: 319 MEMORIAL AVE; Grades: KG – 02)
  • WHITETHORN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 175; Location: 1919 MARYLAND AVE; Grades: KG – 02)
  • BLUEWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 173; Location: RR 4 BOX 480; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CERES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 138; Location: RR 2 BOX 189; Grades: PK – 05)
Private primary/middle school in Bluefield:

  • VALLEY VIEW ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 11; Location: PO BOX 6220; Grades: 2 – 8)

Libraries

Library in Bluefield:

  • CRAFT MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $530,308; Location: 600 COMMERCE STREET; 107,623 books; 2,067 audio materials; 1,091 video materials; 169 serial subscriptions)