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Population (year 2000): 15,859. Estimated population in July 2005: 14,575 (-8.1% change)
Males: 7,215 (45.5%), Females: 8,644 (54.5%)

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Median resident age: 22.8 years
Median household income: $24,654 (year 2000)
Median house value: $95,100 (year 2000)

Radford, VA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Radford:

  • White Non-Hispanic (87.6%)
  • Black (8.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (14.4%), United States (13.2%), Irish (11.7%), English (11.2%), Italian (4.0%), Scotch-Irish (3.9%).

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Land area: 9.8 square miles

Radford,

For population 25 years and over in Radford

  • High school or higher: 83.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Radford city

  • Never married: 55.9%
  • Now married: 33.8%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 4.4%

2.5% Foreign born (0.8% Asia, 0.7% Europe, 0.5% Latin America, 0.3% Africa).

Population change in the 1990s: -83 (-0.5%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: VA Roanoke, (43.4 miles pop. 94,911).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Greensboro, (88.9 miles pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (422.3 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: VA (1.6 miles Fairlawn, VA (8.1 miles Dublin, VA (11.1 miles Merrimac, VA Christiansburg, (11.2 miles VA Blacksburg, (12.6 miles VA (14.2 miles Pembroke, VA (14.9 miles Pulaski, VA Pearisburg, (17.9 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 22 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 1997: 18 buildings, average cost: $100,900
  • 1998: 22 buildings, average cost: $101,200
  • 1999: 24 buildings, average cost: $124,700
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $166,300
  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $142,700
  • 2002: 55 buildings, average cost: $73,900
  • 2003: 55 buildings, average cost: $64,200
  • 2004: 30 buildings, average cost: $135,000
  • 2005: 20 buildings, average cost: $128,900

Latitude: 37.13 N, Longitude: 80.57 W

Area code: 540


Radford, Virginia business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (34.8%), Manufacturing (15.5%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (14.2%), Retail trade (10.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,811 (+11.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,651 (52.4%)

Crime in Radford (1999):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 6 rapes (37.7 per 100,000)
  • 8 robberies (50.2 per 100,000)
  • 36 assaults (226.1 per 100,000)
  • 67 burglaries (420.8 per 100,000)
  • 204 thefts (1281.2 per 100,000)
  • 13 auto thefts (81.6 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 163.3 (higher means more crime, US average = 339.3)

Average climate in Radford, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Radford-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 66% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/21/1977, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 27.6 miles away from the Radford city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/11/1976, a category 2 tornado 29.4 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Seka - (born 1954), Porn star, Shayne Graham - 2005 NFL player (Cincinnati Bengals, born: Dec 9, 1977), Darris Nichols - College basketball player (West Virginia Mountaineers), Scott King - College football player (Virginia Tech Hokies), Shane Nichols - College basketball player (Wofford Terriers).


Main business address for: RADVA CORP (PLASTICS FOAM PRODUCTS), NEW RIVER PHARMACEUTICALS INC (PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Radford:
  • CARILION RADFORD COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (700 RANDOLPH STREET)
  • CARILION ST ALBANS PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITA (P O BOX 3608 LEE HIGHWAY)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Radford:
  • MONTGOMERY REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA)
  • PULASKI COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; PULASKI, VA)
  • CARILION GILES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; PEARISBURG, VA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Radford:
  • ROANOKE REGIONAL/WOODRUM FIELD (about 44 miles; ROANOKE, VA; ID: ROA)
  • GREENBRIER VALLEY (about 52 miles; LEWISBURG, WV; ID: LWB)
  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 59 miles; BECKLEY, WV; ID: BKW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Radford:
  • NEW RIVER VALLEY (about 7 miles; DUBLIN, VA; ID: PSK)
  • VIRGINIA TECH (about 13 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; ID: BCB)
  • TWIN COUNTY (about 32 miles; GALAX HILLSVILLE, VA; ID: HLX)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Parks and Recreation 7 $17,077 $29,274 19 $6,336
Solid Waste Management 11 $19,404 $21,168 0 $0
Welfare 11 $24,857 $27,116 0 $0
Streets and Highways 21 $47,205 $26,974 0 $0
Correction 6 $16,793 $33,586 0 $0
Firefighters 7 $18,469 $31,661 0 $0
Police - Other 0 $0   8 $7,067
Police Protection - Officers 32 $106,713 $40,017 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 4 $17,845 $53,535 2 $3,795
Other Government Administration 12 $25,574 $25,574 0 $0
Financial Administration 12 $32,041 $32,041 0 $0
Sewerage 1 $3,215 $38,580 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 1 $3,197 $38,364 1 $385
Local Libraries 7 $17,369 $29,775 7 $3,445
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 58 $84,372 $17,456 13 $6,243
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 153 $487,544 $38,238 47 $18,312
Transit 5 $12,082 $28,996 0 $0
Electric Power 23 $81,457 $42,499 0 $0
Water Supply 17 $42,673 $30,122 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1 $2,772 $33,264 0 $0
Totals for Government 389 $1,060,657 $32,719 97 $45,584


College/University in Radford:
  • RADFORD UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 8,034; Location: 801 NORWOOD ST; Public; Website: www.radford.edu; Offers Master's degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Radford:
  • NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 8 miles; DUBLIN, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,262)
  • VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIV (about 16 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; FT enrollment: 25,754)
  • NATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE (about 36 miles; SALEM, VA; FT enrollment: 2,382)
  • CONCORD COLLEGE (about 38 miles; ATHENS, WV; FT enrollment: 2,723)
  • VIRGINIA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 42 miles; ROANOKE, VA; FT enrollment: 3,535)
  • BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 46 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; FT enrollment: 2,096)
  • WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY (about 72 miles; WINSTON SALEM, NC; FT enrollment: 5,944)
Public high school in Radford:
  • RADFORD HIGH (Students: 472; Location: 50 DALTON DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Radford:
  • MCHARG ELEM. (Students: 464; Location: 700 TWELFTH ST; Grades: PK - 03)
  • BELLE HETH ELEM. (Students: 344; Location: 810 SECOND AVE; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • RIVERLAWN ELEM. (Students: 322; Location: 6671 RIVERLAWN COURT; Grades: KG - 05)
  • BELVIEW ELEM. (Students: 261; Location: 3187 PEPPERS FERRY RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • JOHN N. DALTON INT. (Students: 257; Location: 60 DALTON DR; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • INDIAN VALLEY ELEM. (Students: 166; Location: 4130 INDIAN VALLEY RD NW; Grades: KG - 07)
Library in Radford:
  • RADFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $521,299; Location: 30 WEST MAIN ST.; 67,818 books; 1,868 audio materials; 1,753 video materials; 115 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Radford: Radford Municipal Building (A), Davey W Peters Hall (B), Pocahontas Hall (C), Ingles Hall (D), Dedmon Convocation Center (E), John Preston McConnell Library (F), Bolling Hall (G), Norwood Hall (H), Draper Hall (I), Moffit Hall (J), Tyler Dormitory (K), Whitt Hall (L).

Churches in Radford include: Church of God (A), Presbyterian Church of Radford (B), Radford Christian Church (C), Radford Church of Christ (D), Radford Church of God (E), Radford Seventh Day Adventist Church (F), Radford Wesleyan Church (G), Gethsemane Baptist Church (H).

Cemeteries: West View Cemetery (1), Central Cemetery (2), Rock Road Cemetery (3).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Connellys Run (A), Plum Creek (B).

Parks in Radford include: David Bissett Park (1), Riverview Park (2), Wildwood Park (3).

Post office: (A).  


Radford compared to Virginia state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Radford:
  • WRAD (1460 AM; 5 kW; RADFORD, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WPIN (810 AM; daytime; 4 kW; DUBLIN, VA; Owner: DUBLIN RADIO)
  • WWVT (1260 AM; daytime; 3 kW; CHRISTIANSBURG, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNRV (990 AM; 5 kW; NARROWS-PEARISBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WPAQ (740 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: RALPH D. EPPERSON)
  • WKEX (1430 AM; 1 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: BASE COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WVBE (610 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSYD (1300 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: GRANITE CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WBLB (1340 AM; 1 kW; PULASKI, VA; Owner: WBLB, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Radford:
  • W261AH (100.1 FM; RADFORD, ETC., VA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W261AI (100.1 FM; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WWBU (101.7 FM; RADFORD, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WFNR-FM (100.7 FM; CHRISTIANSBURG, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WPIN-FM (91.5 FM; DUBLIN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WPSK-FM (107.1 FM; PULASKI, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WBRW (105.3 FM; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • W244AV (96.7 FM; BLACKSBURG, ETC., VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W273AA (102.5 FM; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WVTF (89.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBRF (98.1 FM; GALAX, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE RADIO, INC.)
  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WVRU-FM (89.9 FM; RADFORD, VA; Owner: RADFORD UNIVERSITY)
  • WHKX (106.3 FM; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKOY-FM (100.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

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