Life in Blacksburg, Virginia

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Are you thinking of moving or relocating to Blacksburg, Virginia? Would you like to know what the quality of life is like living in Blacksburg?
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Blacksburg is a mountainous city located in the Appalachian mountains. This has a dramatic effect on the climate. Summers are often mild ranging from 65-85 F and winters can often bring in quick cold burst followed with snow.Crimes tend to be more often than not drug and alcohol related. Blacksburg is a youthful city made up of many college students who tend to get bored quickly and binge drink. Crimes are domestic in nature ranging from bar room brawls to fights after a football game against rival teams. After a Virginia Tech football game the fans can be tipsy and this leads to words said and often a punch thrown.Beings that Blacksburg is a college city the town is relatively safe.The good neighborhoods are located on the North Side of the city and that is where the higher priced real estate is also. The city is predominately populated by middle income white Americans.People are generally friendly and open to outsiders and those visiting from other states for sporting events at Virginia Tech. In the autumn on game days the locals do not like associate with outsiders of rival teams and can get the cold shoulder. Blacksburg is deep in history and tourist in search of the past are often warmly welcomed with a touch of Southern hospitality. The city also has a minority of African Americans who are polite and welcoming.
Downtown AreaRestaurantsSchoolsSingle life
The downtown is very clean with a few shops and cafe's. The downtown offers the visitor a beautiful landscape of greenery and situate in a higher altitude. If shopping at a supermarket or retail store they are located on the outskirts of town.The restaurants tend to be the standard norm with most cities in the USA. If wishing to try new foods and have a fun day the best advise is to go to a tailgating event before a home football game on an autumn day. Vendors set up stands and the food is excellent. The atmosphere is vibrant and just fun.The public schools are some of the best in the State of Virginia. The schools have newer buildings, excellent sport facilities and have access to the Universities libraries.Singles under 25 have great opportunities to find romance because of the large University centered in the city. if over 25 years old and educated the opportunities are vast. Virginia Tech employs well over 10,000 educated professionals. If your single and have a white collar job the opportunities are endless in your search for finding love.
Noisetown comparison vs.Best hospitalTourist attractions
Blacksburg has an airport near and often planes can fly over and cause annoying sounds.Radford and Christiansburg lie to the south of Blacksburg. Both these cities are under-par if compared to Blacksburg. One will notice instantly the huge differences in infrastructure and standard of living. Blacksburg is also a more intelligent city compared to the two. People are more educated and classy in Blacksbug.The LewisGale Hospital is the best. They offer comfortable beds and the best medics around. Also many who are enrolled at Virginia Tech working on their Doctorate can be found practicing at this hospital.Virginia Tech University. The university has beautiful architecture and a vast library. The campus itself is very beautiful and rich in youthfulness.
General comments   
Blacksburg is a very youthful city. When entering the city one will quickly notice that a large percent of the people are under 25 years old. For people who are 40 or older this can be a touch of fresh air and give a feeling of nostalgia.   
Blacksburg, Virginia population: 42620

How many black people live in Blacksburg? How many white people?
Number of White People34588Percentage of White people81.2%
Number of Black People2113Percentage of Black people5%
Number of Hispanic People1642Percentage of Hispanic people3.9%
Number of Asian People5333Percentage of Asian people12.5%
Number of American Indian People278Percentage of American Indian people0.7%

Note: Numbers may add up to >100% because some people are more than one race.

Blacksburg, Virginia

Percent college grads: 67.5%
Percent grad school grads: 40.7%
Unemployment rate: 9.6
Median house value: 245300
Median income: 30548

How many singles in Blacksburg?

Single men ages 20-34Single women ages 20-34Ratio of single men to women age
1071866511.61men for each woman
Single men ages 35-44Single women ages 35-44Ratio of single men to women age
5892662.22men for each woman
Single men ages 45-54Single women ages 45-54Ratio of single men to women age
2164100.53men for each woman

Crimes in Blacksburg, Virginia
CrimesAbsolute numbersAverage percentage chance of being a victim in
by typeof crimesOne YearFive Years
Aggr. Assault150%0%
Auto Theft230%0%

Weather History for Blacksburg, Virginia

Blacksburg, Virginia Basic Temperatue and Weather (30 year averages)
MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year000099527270730
How many days and how much precipitation and snow for Blacksburg, Virginia?

Number of days of rain
(.1 inch or greater)
total rainfallNumber of days of snow
(.5 inch or greater)
Total snowfall
Average year82401325
Realistic temperatures, taking into account precipitation, amount of sunlight during the day, winds during the day, and humidity during hot days.

MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year00020694345694178

How many hot humid days a year does Blacksburg, Virginia have?
How many cloudy days a year does Blacksburg, Virginia have?
How many sunny days a year does Blacksburg, Virginia have? How sunny is it?
How many windy days a year does Blacksburg, Virginia have? How windy is it?
See below for the answers!
MonthNumber of hot, humid daysNumber of very windy daysNumber of windy daysNumber of somewhat windy daysNumber of calm daysNumber of clear daysNumber of moderately cloudly daysNumber of somewhat cloudy daysNumber of very cloudy days
Average year800931171551384274107

(Note: Humidity, wind, and cloudcover information is based on (a) 30 year averages and in many cases (b) a large nearby weather station. If you're in an area with a lot of "micro climates" actual conditions may vary.)

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Sources of information: Census, FBI Crime Statistics, NOAA
Disclaimer: The information presented here are for the general population, assume the same rate of crime in the future, and an evenly distributed amount of crime throughout the city in question. They are not meant to accurately predict whether one person in particular will be a victim of crime. Percentages are based on the population of the city/town in question, except for burglaries, which are based on the number of households.