Bluefield, West Virginia

Bluefield: City in Mercer County, West Virginia, United States


Bluefield is a city located in the county of Mercer in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Its population at the 2010 census was 10,447 and a population density of 459 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 9,505 inhabitants.

Bluefield locator map
Location of Bluefield on West Virginia map.

Quick Facts about Bluefield

Population : 9,505 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : West Virginia (United States)
County : Mercer County
Postal code : 24701
Area : 22.77 km2
Altitude : 2,608 feet / 795 meters
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 05:29:24 (26th February 2024)
Density : 418 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -9.91% (2010-2020)
Bluefield-WV-downtown image
Bluefield-WV-downtown image


Bluefield is located at 37°16'11"N 81°13'20"W (37.2698400, -81.2223200).

Bluefield map


According to census records, the population of Bluefield decreased by 9.91% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 10,447 - census
2011 10,465 0.17% estimation process
2012 10,433 -0.31% estimation process
2013 10,330 -1% estimation process
2014 10,320 -0.1% estimation process
2015 10,174 -1.44% estimation process
2016 10,051 -1.22% estimation process
2017 9,879 -1.74% estimation process
2018 9,732 -1.51% estimation process
2019 9,629 -1.07% estimation process
2020 9,505 -1.3% estimation process

Bluefield zip code is 24701. County name: Mercer, County fips: 54055

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People born in Bluefield (25)

People born in Bluefield, including mathematician John Forbes Nash, blues guitarist and vocalist Luke Jordan, actor and comedian Charlie Barnett, .


  • Maceo Pinkard (American composer, lyricist, and music publisher) he was born in 27/06/1897
  • Norman I. Platnick (American arachnologist) he was born in 30/12/1951
  • Herbert Coleman (American film director and film producer) he was born in 12/12/1907
  • James Kee (American politician (1917-1989)) he was born in 15/04/1917
  • John S. Knight (American newspaper publisher) he was born in 26/10/1894
  • Anna Stuart (American actress) she was born in 01/11/1948
  • Billy Wayne Bailey (American politician) he was born in 07/06/1957
  • Evans Evans (American actress) she was born in 26/11/1936
  • Dan Bowling (Virginia politician) he was born in 16/11/1946
  • Denise Giardina (American writer) she was born in 25/10/1951
  • Tom Beasley (American football player) he was born in 11/08/1954
  • James E. Brown III (American test pilot) he was born in 15/08/1954
  • Marcenia Lyle Stone "Toni " (Female Negro League baseball player; July 17, 1921 – November 2, 1996),born as Marcenia Lyle Stone, was the first of three women to play professional baseball as a part of the Negro League) she was born in 17/07/1921
  • Will Morefield (American politician) he was born in 10/01/1984
  • William P. Greene, Jr. (American judge) he was born in 01/01/1943
  • John Shott (American politician) he was born in 24/06/1948
  • Steven Salaita (American scholar, author and public speaker) he was born in 15/09/1975
  • Argyle Goolsby (American singer, bassist and songwriter) he was born in 01/01/1979

Schools in Bluefield

College & universities near Bluefield, WV

Code Name City ZIP
237215 Bluefield State College Bluefield (WV) 24701-2198

Stations (8)

Amtrak & bus stations near Bluefield, WV

Code Name Address Type
HIN Hinton Front St. and Fifth Ave. RAIL
PRC Prince Hwy 41 and County Road 25 RAIL
BLK Blacksburg, VA 291 Alumni Mall -- Transit Concourse BUS
ALD Alderson 1 C&O Plaza on Railroad Plaza RAIL
THN Thurmond Hwy 25 & Hwy 2 RAIL

Post offices near Bluefield

Post Office Name City ZIP
Federal Post Office Bluefield (WV) 24701

Other places with the same name (2)

  • Bluefield , Virginia town in Tazwell County, Virginia, United States with a population of 4,814 people.

Other cities in Mercer County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Mercer County , WV.

City Name Population Title
Princeton 5,599 City in Mercer County, Missouri
Athens 890 Town in West Virginia, United States
Piedmont 792 Town in Mineral County, West Virginia, United States
Bramwell 334 Town of the United States
Matoaka 193 Human settlement in Mercer County, West Virginia, United States of America
Oakvale 109 Human settlement in Mercer County, West Virginia, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Bluefield distances to largest West Virginia cities