Bluefield, WV-VA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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Population
102,566
1.05% 1-year decline
Median Age
43.6

Poverty Rate
18.3%

Median Household Income
$40,218
2.93% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$93,900
0.751% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
38,264
1.56% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Bluefield, WV-VA had a population of 103k people with a median age of 43.6 and a median household income of $40,218. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Bluefield, WV-VA declined from 103,652 to 102,566, a -1.05% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,073 to $40,218, a 2.93% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bluefield, WV-VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.91%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.27%), White (Hispanic) (0.791%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.637%). 0% of the households in Bluefield, WV-VA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 99.5% of the residents in Bluefield, WV-VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bluefield, WV-VA are Concord University (497 degrees awarded in 2019), Southwest Virginia Community College (482 degrees), and Bluefield College (388 degrees).

In 2018, the median property value in Bluefield, WV-VA was $93,900, and the homeownership rate was 73%. Most people in Bluefield, WV-VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Bluefield, WV-VA was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Virginia and West Virginia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Virginia went to Donald J. Trump with 48.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (46.2%), followed by Gary Johnson (3.01%). The most partisan county was Grant County, WV with 87.7% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, Joe Manchin, and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia and West Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia and West Virginia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Virginia
48.1% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Virginia and West Virginia
  1. 87.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 87.2% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 83.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Virginia and West Virginia was Grant County, WV with 87.7% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Virginia and West Virginia colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Virginia and West Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Joe Manchin
Senator from West Virginia1
Assumed office on November 15, 2010
Elected to the seat to succeed Carte Goodwin, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Robert Byrd.
Shelley Moore Capito
Senator from West Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, Joe Manchin, and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing Virginia and West Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Virginia and West Virginia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Virginia and West Virginia

Virginia and West Virginia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia and West Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Bluefield, WV-VA is home to a population of 103k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.01% of Bluefield, WV-VA residents were born outside of the country (1.04k people).

In 2018, there were 18.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (94.2k people) in Bluefield, WV-VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.04k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bluefield, WV-VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    94.2k ± 37
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.04k ± 238
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.3k ± 262
1.07%
Hispanic Population
1.1k people

In 2018, there were 18.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (94.2k people) in Bluefield, WV-VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.04k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.07% of the people in Bluefield, WV-VA are hispanic (1.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Bluefield, WV-VA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.01%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
1.04k people
1.09%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
1.13k people

As of 2018, 1.01% of Bluefield, WV-VA residents (1.04k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bluefield, WV-VA was 1.09%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

44
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
45
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 23.3

In 2018, the median age of all people in Bluefield, WV-VA was 43.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Bluefield, WV-VA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Bluefield, WV-VA residents was 43.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    111,095 ± 8,643 people
  2. India
    92,892 ± 8,620 people
  3. Mexico
    57,163 ± 6,766 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia and West Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 111,095 Virginia and West Virginia residents, followed by India with 92,892 and Mexico with 57,163.

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Citizenship

99.5%
2018 Citizenship
99.4%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.5% of Bluefield, WV-VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Bluefield, WV-VA was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,964 ± 301
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    760 ± 191
  3. Korea
    674 ± 175

Bluefield, WV-VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.9 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Bluefield, WV-VA is $40,218. In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Bluefield, WV-VA was Loudoun County, VA with a value of $139,915, followed by Arlington County, VA and Fairfax County, VA, with respective values of $122,394 and $122,227.

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,617. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is higher than than the national average.

Comparatively, males in West Virginia have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,998. The income inequality in West Virginia is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Bluefield, WV-VA employs 38.3k people. The largest industries in Bluefield, WV-VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,369 people), Retail Trade (5,491 people), and Educational Services (4,006 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,797), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,969), and Utilities ($48,632).

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,218
2018 value
± $1,530
2.93%
1 Year Growth
± 5.17%

Households in Bluefield, WV-VA have a median annual income of $40,218, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $39,073 in 2017, which represents a 2.93% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$78,421
Average Male Salary in Virginia
± $1,407
$58,617
Average Female Salary in Virginia
± $1,090
$58,509
Average Male Salary in West Virginia
± $2,250
$41,998
Average Female Salary in West Virginia
± $1,679

In 2019, full-time male employees in Virginia made 1.34 times more than female employees.

In that same year, full-time male employees in West Virginia made 1.39 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Virginia
  1. Asian
    $72,838 ± $3,429
  2. White
    $64,618 ± $1,052
  3. Two or More Races
    $51,601 ± $4,191
Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in West Virginia
  1. Asian
    $72,270 ± $26,400
  2. White
    $44,511 ± $1,331
  3. American Indian
    $43,076 ± $33,626

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Virginia.

In the same year, the highest paid race/ethnicity of West Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.62 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in West Virginia.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Virginia and West Virginia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bluefield, WV-VA is from Virginia and West Virginia.
0.479
2019 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.479
2018 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.444
2019 Wage GINI in West Virginia
0.445
2018 Wage GINI in West Virginia

In 2019, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.00766% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

In the same year, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.444 and income inequality had a 0.0761% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for West Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in West Virginia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Virginia and West Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bluefield, WV-VA was Loudoun County, VA with a value of $139,915, followed by Arlington County, VA and Fairfax County, VA, with respective values of $122,394 and $122,227.

The following map shows all of the counties in Bluefield, WV-VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bluefield, WV-VA (18.3k out of 99.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    16,370 ± 933
  2. Black
    1,265 ± 216
  3. Two Or More
    506 ± 168

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bluefield, WV-VA is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

38.3k
2018 Value
± 1,416
-1.56%
1 Year decline
± 5.34%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Bluefield, WV-VA declined at a rate of -1.56%, from 38.9k employees to 38.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bluefield, WV-VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,978 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,267 people), and Management Occupations (2,681 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bluefield, WV-VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bluefield, WV-VA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,978 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,267 people), and Management Occupations (2,681 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Bluefield, WV-VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.09 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.76 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.44 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bluefield, WV-VA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($67,566), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($53,696), and Management Occupations ($51,897).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

38.3k
2018 Value
± 1,416
-1.56%
1 Year decline
± 5.34%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Bluefield, WV-VA declined at a rate of -1.56%, from 38.9k employees to 38.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bluefield, WV-VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,369 people), Retail Trade (5,491 people), and Educational Services (4,006 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bluefield, WV-VA, though some of these residents may live in Bluefield, WV-VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Bluefield, WV-VA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,369 people), Retail Trade (5,491 people), and Educational Services (4,006 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Bluefield, WV-VA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (7.1 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.55 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bluefield, WV-VA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,797), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,969), and Utilities ($48,632).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia and West Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia and West Virginia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $37.3B
  2. $33.5B
  3. $32B

In 2018, the top outbound Virginia and West Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $37.3B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($33.5B) and Electronics ($32B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia and West Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$307B
2018 Value in Virginia
$648B
Projected 2045 Value in Virginia
111% growth
$75B
2018 Value in West Virginia
$110B
Projected 2045 Value in West Virginia
46.5% growth

In 2018, total outbound Virginia trade was $307B. This is expected to increase 111% to $648B by 2045.

Comparatively, total outbound West Virginia trade was $75B. This is expected to increase 46.5% to $110B by 2045.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia and West Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia and West Virginia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $24.8B
  2. $23.8B
  3. $23.6B

In 2018, the top outbound Virginia and West Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $24.8B, followed by Pennsylvania with $23.8B and Maryland and $23.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia and West Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Education

In 2019, universities in Bluefield, WV-VA awarded 1,730 degrees. The student population of Bluefield, WV-VA is skewed towards women, with 2,525 male students and 4,183 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bluefield, WV-VA are White (1,474 and 86.8%), followed by Black or African American (103 and 6.06%), Asian (36 and 2.12%), and Hispanic or Latino (29 and 1.71%).

The largest universities in Bluefield, WV-VA by number of degrees awarded are Concord University (497 and 28.7%), Southwest Virginia Community College (482 and 27.9%), and Bluefield College (388 and 22.4%).

The most popular majors in Bluefield, WV-VA are Registered Nursing (143 and 8.27%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (130 and 7.51%), and General Studies (112 and 6.47%).

The median tuition costs in Bluefield, WV-VA are $25,256 for private four year colleges, and $7,769 and $16,027 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 43 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 107 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 72 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bluefield, WV-VA was General Biological Sciences with 43 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Bluefield, WV-VA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 497 degrees awarded
  2. 482 degrees awarded
  3. 388 degrees awarded
$7,769
Median In-State Public
$25,256
Median Private

In 2019, the Bluefield, WV-VA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Concord University with 497 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

601
Degrees Awarded to Men
1,129
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 601 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bluefield, WV-VA, which is 0.532 times less than the 1,129 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Bluefield, WV-VA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,474 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    103 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    36 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Bluefield, WV-VA was White students. These 1,474 degrees mean that there were 14.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 103 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bluefield, WV-VA was $93,900 in 2018, which is 0.409 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $93,200 to $93,900, a 0.751% increase. The homeownership rate in Bluefield, WV-VA is 73%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bluefield, WV-VA have an average commute time of 22.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bluefield, WV-VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$93,900
2018 Median
± $3,521
$93,200
2017 Median
± $3,946

In 2018, the median property value in Bluefield, WV-VA grew to to $93,900 from the previous year's value of $93,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bluefield, WV-VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bluefield, WV-VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$40,218
Median Household Income
± $1,530
41.9k
Number of Households
± 1,443

In 2018, the median household income of the 41.9k households in Bluefield, WV-VA grew to $40,218 from the previous year's value of $39,073.

The following chart displays the households in Bluefield, WV-VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Bluefield, WV-VA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bluefield, WV-VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

73%
2018 Homeownership
73.8%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 73% of the housing units in Bluefield, WV-VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Bluefield, WV-VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bluefield, WV-VA have a shorter commute time (22.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.17% of the workforce in Bluefield, WV-VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (85.2%)
  2. Carpooled (9.21%)
  3. Worked At Home (3%)

In 2018, 85.2% of workers in Bluefield, WV-VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.21%) and those who worked at home (3%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bluefield, WV-VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bluefield, WV-VA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

91.8% of the population of Bluefield, WV-VA has health coverage, with 37.4% on employee plans, 24.1% on Medicaid, 17.1% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 2.3% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Virginia was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Per capita personal health care spending in West Virginia was $9,462 in 2014. This is a 5.5% increase from the previous year ($8,969).

Primary care physicians in Virginia see 1325 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.455% increase from the previous year (1319 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1409 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 531 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in West Virginia see 1278 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.699% decrease from the previous year (1287 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1760 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 726 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Nottoway County and Bristol city have the highest prevalence of diabetes (22.5%). Additionally, King and Queen County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (48.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Virginia and West Virginia.
1,325 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Virginia
1,278 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in West Virginia

Primary care physicians in Virginia see an average of 1,325 patients per year. This represents a 0.455% increase from the previous year (1,319 patients).

Primary care physicians in West Virginia see an average of 1,278 patients per year. This represents a 0.699% decrease from the previous year (1,287 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Virginia and West Virginia in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Virginia and West Virginia.
$7,556
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Virginia
$9,462
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in West Virginia

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

Similarly, all personal health care spending per capita in West Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.5%, from $8,969 to $9,462.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.24%
Uninsured
37.4%
Employer Coverage
24.1%
Medicaid
17.1%
Medicare
11%
Non-Group
2.3%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bluefield, WV-VA declined by 9.34% from 9.09% to 8.24%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bluefield, WV-VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 22.5% prevalence
  2. 22.5% prevalence
  3. 22.1% prevalence

Nottoway County and Bristol city have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia and West Virginia, at 22.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Virginia and West Virginia by county over multiple years.

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