Blacksburg employment information

IndexBlacksburgVirginiaNational
Income per capita$20,141$34,967$29,829
Median household income$34,863$66,149$55,322
Median income owner occupied$104,522$82,180$70,586
Median income renter occupied$20,113$42,481$35,192
Median earnings male$9,207$41,712$36,919
Median earnings female$7,079$29,664$26,250
Unemployment rate3.3%3.8%4.7%
Poverty level44.7%11.4%15.1%
The Blacksburg, VA employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Blacksburg is $20,141, which is 42% lower than than the Virginia average and 32% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $34,863, which is 47% lower than than the Virginia average and 37% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Blacksburg is 3%, which is 30% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Blacksburg is 45% which is 196% higher than than the national average.

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am i middle class

$Input your household income
$23,239$34,863$69,726
City
$44,094$66,149$132,298
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Blacksburg is 32% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Blacksburg is 37% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Blacksburg is 30% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Blacksburg is 196% higher than the national average.

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Blacksburg median earnings by income bracket

Blacksburg employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry1.2%0.7%
Manufacturing sector3.0%1.2%
Financial & insurance services0.9%1.8%
Wholesale & retail services13.0%11.9%
Public administration1.9%0.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities1.3%1.4%
Education, health & social services47.1%54.1%
Other29.1%27.9%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Riner, VA888$81,14147%
Belspring, VA173$69,04225%
Fairlawn, VA2,562$58,7756%
Christiansburg, VA21,799$54,5011%
Lafayette, VA721$50,7508%
Blacksburg, VA43,973$34,86337%

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Cutler Bay, FL44,002$66,92921%
Lombard, IL44,025$73,20132%
Apex, NC43,893$95,28372%
Fort Pierce, FL43,883$26,50652%
Farmington, NM44,067$52,5985%
Blacksburg, VA43,973$34,86337%
Source: The Blacksburg, VA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).