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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) and (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 (which is 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 (that 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 ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Bluefield and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]   362   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Tazewell (VA)   [Map]   4,240   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Anawalt   [Map]   189   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Athens   [Map]   921   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bramwell   [Map]   346   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Gary   [Map]   827   W   19 miles [30.6 km]

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 ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bluefield. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bluefield. Our list includes 7 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Bluefield:

Websites for Bluefield ...

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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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Bluefield. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bluefield.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bluefield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Bluefield). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bluefield or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Bluefield. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bluefield) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bluefield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bluefield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bluefield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2671, Longitude: -81.2219     [Map].

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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