Blacksburg demographics profile

StatisticBlacksburgVirginiaNational
Population43,9738,310,301318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)2,23519191
Median age22.037.837.7
Male/Female ratio1.2:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)24%57%55%
Speak English83%84%79%
Speak Spanish3%7%13%
Blacksburg, VA has a population of 43,973 and is the 930th largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,235 per sq mi which is 1068% higher than the Virginia average and 2367% higher than the national average. The median age in Blacksburg is 22 which is approximately 42% lower than the Virginia average of 38. In Blacksburg, 24% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 83% speak English and 3% speak Spanish. 42% of Blacksburg residents were born in Virginia, 41% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 15% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Blacksburg is 1068% higher than Virginia.
  • The median age in Blacksburg is 42% lower than Virginia.
  • In Blacksburg 78.39% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Blacksburg 4.94% of the population is African American.
  • In Blacksburg 11.64% of the population is Asian.

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Blacksburg population breakdown by race

RaceBlacksburgVirginiaNational
Caucasian78.39%68.75%73.35%
African American4.94%19.21%12.63%
Asian11.64%6.05%5.22%
American Indian0.31%0.26%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.08%0.07%0.18%
Mixed race3.24%3.37%3.06%
Other race1.39%2.30%4.75%
In Blacksburg, 4.3% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Blacksburg, VA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).