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Blacksburg town, Virginia

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Blacksburg town, Virginia
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 44,678
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 44,678
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 42,528
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 5.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 42,620
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
3.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
10.0%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
5.4%
Female persons, percent
46.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
78.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
4.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
12.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
Two or More Races, percent
2.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
4.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
75.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 865
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 13.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 30.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $286,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,753
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $513
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $1,033
Building permits, 2018 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 13,771
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.56
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 59.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 16.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 96.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 92.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 95.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 73.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 4.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
5.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 52.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 53.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 91,376
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 514,633
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 284,411
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $6,672
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 13.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $39,910
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $21,157
Persons in poverty, percent
43.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 X
Total employment, 2016 X
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 X
All firms, 2012 2,384
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,332
Women-owned firms, 2012 639
Minority-owned firms, 2012 291
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,930
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 120
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 2,051
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 2,142.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 19.89
FIPS Code 5107784
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

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The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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