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Living In Blacksburg, VA

Blacksburg, Virginia is a small city with slightly less than 44,000 residents. Young adults aged 15-24 account for a larger portion of the population here (55%) than nationally (14%), meaning they will find plenty of activities, while middle-aged professionals appear in smaller numbers. Overall, the city's population, with an average age of just over 28, skews decidedly younger than most cities in Virginia, ranking as the seventh-youngest municipality in the state. Only 32% of residents own their homes in Blacksburg, as most rent. With a relatively reasonable average rent of $1,114/month in the city, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Virginia. Each month, renters in Blacksburg will pay around $171 less compared to the state average.

Many Blacksburg residents work in one of three industries: education, entertainment, and retail. Together, these industries make up 33% of the city's labor force. With an average annual income of around $62K, Blacksburg workers bring in less than the average Virginia resident. The city's average income also trails the national average ($73,345). Blacksburg has a high number of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 14% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Furthermore, 11% possess a Bachelor's degree.

With an average commute time of about 16 minutes, outperforming most cities in the state, Blacksburg residents find that it isn't overly time-consuming to get to work. Many residents (30%) drive to work, while public transit is used by just 5% of the population. A small percentage of workers (5%) commute on foot, though the number is significantly greater than the national average.

Frequently Asked Questions About Blacksburg

What is the average rent in Blacksburg?

The average rent of a studio apartment in Blacksburg is $1,145 per month. For a one-bedroom apartment it's $1,197 per month. For a two-bedroom apartment the average rent is $1,480 per month.

What is the average cost of rent for a one-bedroom in Blacksburg?

The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in Blacksburg is $1,197

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