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Blacksburg is a town in Cherokee County, in the Gaffney metro area.

The latitude of Blacksburg is 35.121N. The longitude is -81.516W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 774 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,890.


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Median household income
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$26,453
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Blacksburg demographic reports
Site of 1780 battle between Tennessee mountain men and Tory forces
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 26. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 13.6 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Kings Mountain State Park

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5% of Blacksburg residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Blacksburg ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Blacksburg was $16,833, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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9% of Blacksburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Blacksburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $240.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $673.


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Cherokee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Blacksburg political report.

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The average commute time for Blacksburg workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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