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Christiansburg, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Christiansburg had a population of 21,864 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Christiansburg is located at latitude 37.1411 and longitude -80.4014 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Christiansburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,093 feet.

The Town of Christiansburg (GNIS ID: 2390793) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Christiansburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Christiansburg: Bangs, Cambria, Christiansburgh, Hans Meadow.

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Christiansburg, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 21,864
Daytime Population: Workers 15,966
Daytime Population: Residents 10,956
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 26,922
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.23
Population in Households 21,585
Population in Familes 16,778
Population in Group Qrtrs 279
Population Density2 1,548
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $52,333
Average Household Income $63,299
Per Capita Income $26,816


Total Housing Units 9,885 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,652 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,543 (35.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 690 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $181,238
Average Home Value $211,775


Total Households 9,195
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 5,820
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.56% 0.57%
Households 0.53% 0.57%
Families 0.54% 0.44%
Median Household Income   0.83%
Per Capita Income   2.18%

Christiansburg, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Christiansburg to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 54 91st
Population Density # 172 71st
Diversity Index # 439 26th
Median Household Income # 266 55th
Per Capita Income # 285 52nd

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