B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$70,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$542
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%

Bluefield Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    517
    0
  • Murder
    10
    0
  • Rape
    48
    41
  • Robbery
    77
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    412
    1
  • Theft
    1,254
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    115
    0

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$34,972
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
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Bluefield Reviews

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Bluefield is a small town community that is trying to make a come back. This area was dependent on coal and the railroad. Unfortunately, both of these job opportunities have either diminished or are sparse. There is hardly anything to do in the city. I think there are close knit groups of people in the community and good hard workers. This area needs more jobs.
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Bluefield is a nice area overall. There is a large area where several large stores and restaurants visitors can visit. Located in the main city itself are smaller shops in the older buildings. It has a nice, vintage feel to it. The area is easy to get to and drive through. During the holidays the Festival of Lights is very fun to drive through and I always look forward to it every year. All in all, the area is very peaceful and I would definitely visit again.
Bluefield is a small town on the boarder of West Virginia located in the mountains. I like that you can experience all four seasons and it is great for people who like outdoors activities like hiking, hunting, camping fishing etc. However it doesn't have much to do for people who don't like outdoors activities.