Blacksburg, SC Demographics


Population (year 2000): 1,880. Estimated population in July 2005: 1,898 (+1.0% change)
Males: 837 (44.5%), Females: 1,043 (55.5%)

Cherokee County

Zip code: 29702

Median resident age: 34.5 years
Median household income: $26,453 (year 2000)
Median house value: $59,700 (year 2000)

Races in Blacksburg:

  • White Non-Hispanic (74.0%)
  • Black (23.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Hispanic (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (26.1%), Irish (10.2%), German (3.8%), Italian (2.2%), Dutch (1.9%), Scotch-Irish (1.8%).

Elevation: 768 feet

Land area: 1.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Blacksburg

  • High school or higher: 59.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blacksburg town

  • Never married: 21.2%
  • Now married: 47.9%
  • Separated: 5.1%
  • Widowed: 11.8%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

0.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -173 (-8.4%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Blacksburg:

  • UPSTATE CAROLINA MEDICAL CENTER (about 10 miles; GAFFNEY, SC)
  • CRAWLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 14 miles; BOILING SPRINGS, NC)
  • KINGS MOUNTAIN HOSPITAL INC (about 14 miles; KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Blacksburg:

  • CHARLOTTE/DOUGLAS INTL (about 41 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; ID: CLT)
  • HICKORY REGIONAL (about 44 miles; HICKORY, NC; ID: HKY)
  • GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG INTL (about 52 miles; GREER, SC; ID: GSP)
Other public-use airports nearest to Blacksburg:

  • SHELBY MUNI (about 11 miles; SHELBY, NC; ID: EHO)
  • GASTONIA MUNI (about 28 miles; GASTONIA, NC; ID: AKH)
  • UNION COUNTY, TROY SHELTON FIELD (about 32 miles; UNION, SC; ID: 35A)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blacksburg:

  • GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; BOILING SPRINGS, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,563)
  • WINTHROP UNIVERSITY (about 25 miles; ROCK HILL, SC; FT enrollment: 4,976)
  • GASTON COLLEGE (about 28 miles; DALLAS, NC; FT enrollment: 2,473)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT SPARTANBURG (about 32 miles; SPARTANBURG, SC; FT enrollment: 3,041)
  • YORK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 38 miles; ROCK HILL, SC; FT enrollment: 2,221)
  • SPARTANBURG TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 41 miles; SPARTANBURG, SC; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • CATAWBA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 42 miles; HICKORY, NC; FT enrollment: 2,052)

Schools

Public high school in Blacksburg:

  • BLACKSBURG HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 529; Location: 201 W RAMSEUR DRIVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Blacksburg:

  • BLACKSBURG ELEMENTARY (Students: 783; Location: 402 HARDIN STREET; Grades: PK – 04)
  • BLACKSBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 592; Location: 101 LONDON STREET; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • BLACKSBURG PRIMARY SCHOOL (Location: 1010 EAST CHEROKEE STREET; Grades: KG – 02)