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Area Profile

POPULATION

2011 Census

Bluefield, WV 10,482
Bluefield, VA  5,402
Mercer County  62,465
Tazewell County  44,715

HOUSEHOLDS

Mercer County 25,390
Tazewell County 17,410

PER CAPITA INCOME(avg.)

Mercer County $20,384
Tazewell County $17,766

 

DISTANCE TO OTHER CITIES

Charleston, WV 105 miles north
Beckley, WV 51 miles north
Bristol, VA/TN 70 miles southeast
Winston-Salem, NC
120 miles south
Charlotte, NC
172 miles south
Pittsburgh, PA
292 miles north
Roanoke, VA
96 miles east


CLIMATE

The valleys of the region range from 1,900 to 2,700 feet above sea level. The surrounding mountain ridges are from 2,500 to 4,700 feet. The high elevation provides the area with a pleasant summer, a colorful spring and fall and cold winters.

Average

January 38.00 degrees
July 80.00 degrees
Rainfall 40.30 inches
Snowfall 36.80 inches
 

RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS

Christian Denomination 85 (Protestant)
Catholic 1
Synagogue 1
Other 3

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

Utilities  

Appalachian Power

http://www.aep.com

 

800.982.4237

Bluefield Gas Company

http://www.bluefieldgas.com

 

304.327.7161

West Virginia American Water Co.

http://www.amwater.com

 

800.685.8660

 

Frontier, A CitizensCommunications Company

www.frontierinternet.com

 

304.325.1400

Comcast Communications

 

 304.325.0591

 

Bluefield, WV  
City Manager (ext. #221) 304.327.2401
Police Department 304.327.6101
Fire Department 304.327.8652
Sanitary Board 304.325.3681
Bluefield Transit Authority 304.327.8418
Development Authority of Mercer County 304.487.2896

Bluefield Rescue Squad

 

304.327.7171

 

Bluefield, VA  
Police Department 276.326.2621
Fire Department 276.326.1360
Rescue Squad/Ambulance 276.326.2621
Town Manager /Town Hall 276.322.4626
Tazewell Administrative Offices 276.322.3433
Tazewell County Economic Development Office 276.988.7541

 

 

 

 


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