Blacksburg employment information

Income per capita$18,323$33,958$28,555
Median household income$29,271$64,792$53,482
Median income owner occupied$106,986$80,325$68,142
Median income renter occupied$18,683$41,321$33,219
Median earnings male$7,498$41,629$36,116
Median earnings female$7,210$28,890$25,692
Unemployment rate4.5%4.5%5.8%
Poverty level46.3%11.5%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Blacksburg is 36% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Blacksburg is 45% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Blacksburg is 23% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Blacksburg is 197% higher than the national average.

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Hours worked per week

Blacksburg median earnings by income bracket

Blacksburg employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry2.1%0.6%
Manufacturing sector4.7%1.6%
Financial & insurance services2.4%0.6%
Wholesale & retail services9.8%10.6%
Public administration2.3%1.3%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities1.8%1.1%
Education, health & social services41.4%52.8%

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Blacksburg, VA43,204$29,27145%

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Freeport, NY43,168$67,05625%
Haltom City, TX43,259$43,79218%
El Centro, CA43,268$41,67722%
Belleville, IL43,296$46,55813%
Blacksburg, VA43,204$29,27145%
Source: The Blacksburg, VA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.