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Bluefield, West Virginia
Welcome to Bluefield ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Bluefield has a population of 9,629 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Bluefield.
Bluefield is 2,610 feet [796 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Bluefield is ½ mile above sea level.
Time Zone: Bluefield lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Area codes for Bluefield: (304) and (681)<4>
The ZIP code for Bluefield: 24701<5>
Websites for Bluefield ...
Official Website: www.ci.bluefield.wv.us/
Chamber of Commerce: www.bluefieldchamber.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bluefield had an population of 9,629 people. This is a decrease of 7.83% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.91% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Bluefield had a population of 10,447 people (or 16.78% of the total population of Mercer County). This makes Bluefield the county's most populous community.
The population of Bluefield represents 0.56% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 14th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 10,447 people, the population of Bluefield decreased 8.77% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 11,451 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Bluefield.
Adding Bluefield to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Bluefield in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Bluefield elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Bluefield on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Bluefield on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Bluefield ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Bluefield - they are located in Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bluefield.
Communities near Bluefield ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bluefield.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bluefield. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bluefield.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bluefield. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bluefield.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bluefield. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Bluefield.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bluefield ...
Looking for more information about Bluefield? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Bluefield, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bluefield.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Bluefield: www.ci.bluefield.wv.us/
The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/
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This page was last modified: 12 May 2021