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Blue Ridge, Virginia
Houses on Oak Drive
Houses on Oak Drive
Location of Blue Ridge, Virginia
Location of Blue Ridge, Virginia
Country United States
State Virginia
County Botetourt
 • Total 6.3 sq mi (16.4 km2)
 • Land 6.3 sq mi (16.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
1,263 ft (385 m)
 • Total 3,185
 • Density 506/sq mi (194.2/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 540
FIPS code 51-08200
GNIS feature ID 1499150

Blue Ridge is a census-designated place (CDP) in Botetourt County, Virginia, United States. The population was 3,185 at the 2020 census. It is part of the Roanoke Metropolitan Statistical Area.


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


Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 3,188
2010 3,084 −3.3%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

2020 census

As of the census of 2020, there were 3,185 people residing in the CDP. There were 1,318 housing units. The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.0% White, 2.9% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.5% from other races, and 4.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.


The CDP is served by Botetourt County Public Schools. Public school students residing in Blue Ridge are zoned to attend Colonial Elementary School, Read Mountain Middle School, and Lord Botetourt High School.

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