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Blacksburg is a town in Montgomery County.

The community was named for William Black, landowner

The latitude of Blacksburg is 37.229N. The longitude is -80.414W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,077 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 40,066.


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Median household income
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$22,513
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Blacksburg demographic reports
Blacksburg is between the Allegheny and the Blue Ridge mountains
Former and merged names include:
· Draper's Meadows
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 60. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.5 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 8 on 50 Best Places to Live list by Men's Journal magazine, 2002
Blacksburg received national attention for the April 16, 2007 shooting at the Virginia Tech campus which left 33 dead, including the gunman, and many wounded.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Claytor Lake State Park, Jefferson National Forest, Ellett Valley Recreation Area, Huckleberry Trail
Historic sites and museums: Museum of Geological Sciences
Colleges and universities: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia Tech
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National index: 100
Local index: 74

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18% of Blacksburg residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Blacksburg ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Blacksburg was $13,946, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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64% of Blacksburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Blacksburg include Blacksburg Historic District, Miller--Southside Residential Historic District, North Fork Valley Rural Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Blacksburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $493.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,016.


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Montgomery County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Blacksburg political report.

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The average commute time for Blacksburg workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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