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%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    517
    273
  • Murder
    10
    6
  • Rape
    48
    41
  • Robbery
    77
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    412
    525
  • Theft
    1,254
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    115
    263

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%
  • Public Schools
  • Colleges

Bluefield Reviews

11 reviews
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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.
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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.
Bluefield is for people who like Bluefield, and I am not one of those people. I run a lot, and there is nowhere really good to run. There isn't a lot to do, but there is a nice bowling alley.