Bluefield is a somewhat small city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 9,658 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Bluefield is the 14th largest community in West Virginia.
Bluefield is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.05% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bluefield is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bluefield who work in office and administrative support (15.64%), teaching (14.52%), and sales jobs (10.72%).
Being a small city, Bluefield does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, Bluefield is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.49% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Bluefield in 2018 was $22,760, 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 $91,040 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 Spanish and Polish.