Bluefield, WV

Bluefield profile

Living in Bluefield

Bluefield is a somewhat small city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 9,629 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Bluefield is the 14th largest community in West Virginia.

Bluefield is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.16% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bluefield is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bluefield who work in sales jobs (16.45%), office and administrative support (15.11%), and food service (8.37%).

The education level of Bluefield citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.79% of adults in Bluefield have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Bluefield in 2018 was $22,122, which is middle income relative to West Virginia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,488 for a family of four.

Bluefield is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bluefield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bluefield residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bluefield include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Bluefield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Polish.