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Blue Ridge is a census-designated place (CDP) in Botetourt County, Virginia, United States. The population was 3,188 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Roanoke Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Blue Ridge is located at 37°22′19″N 79°48′59″W / 37.37194°N 79.81639°W / 37.37194; -79.81639 (37.371928, -79.816458).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.3 square miles (16.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,188 people, 1,181 households, and 968 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 504.1 people per square mile (194.8/km²). There were 1,219 housing units at an average density of 192.8/sq mi (74.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.33% White, 2.85% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population.

There were 1,181 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.5% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.0% were non-families. 15.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 30.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $59,239, and the median income for a family was $63,926. Males had a median income of $39,226 versus $27,284 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $24,683. None of the families and 2.4% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 7.9% of those over 64.


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