Bland County

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Bland County, Virginia

PO Box 295
Bland, VA 24315
Phone: (276) 688-4562
Fax: (276) 688-2438

On the southwestern border of VA, west of Roanoke; organized Mar 30, 1861 from Giles, Tazewell, and Wythe counties. Name Origin: For Richard Bland (1710-76), member of the VA House of Burgesses (1745-75) and the Continental Congress (1774-75)

Area (sq mi):: 358.73 (land 358.67; water 0.06) Population per square mile: 19.40
Population 2005: 6,943 State rank: 123 Population change: 2000-20005 1.00%; 1990-2000 5.50% Population 2000: 6,871 (White 94.50%; Black or African American 4.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.50%; Asian 0.10%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 40.30
Income 2000: per capita $17,744; median household $30,397; Population below poverty level: 12.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,721-$19,687
Unemployment (2004): 4.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.60% Median travel time to work: 33.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 54.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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"One of the things I truly appreciate about the design of Fluvanna is the thought that went into the medical/mental health building," said Huffman, who, prior to coming to Fluvanna was senior warden at Bland Correctional Center, a men's facility located in Bland County, Va. "To my knowledge, there is not another women's facility in this country that has the type of medical/mental health building that we have."