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Bluefield, West Virginia
Welcome to Bluefield ...
The city of Bluefield is located in Mercer County.
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Bluefield has a population of 9,869 people<1> (see below for details).
Bluefield is 2,610 feet [796 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation 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) & (681)<3>
The ZIP code for Bluefield: 24701<4>
Population Details ...
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).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Bluefield had an population of 9,869 people. This is a decrease of 5.53% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.82% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Bluefield.
Communities near Bluefield ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Bluefield.
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.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
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Websites 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: 21 Jan 2019