Radford, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Radford, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Radford had a population of 17,888 as of July 1, 2018. Radford ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Radford is located at latitude 37.1201 and longitude -80.5592 in Radford (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Radford (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.34 sq. miles. Radford (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,860 feet.

The City of Radford (GNIS ID: 1498438) has a C7 Census Class Code which indicates an incorporated place that is independent of any county. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Radford: Central, Central Depot, Ingles Ferry, Lovely Mount, Radford Furnace.

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Radford, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 17,888
Population in Households 14,884
Population in Familes 7,730
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,004
Population Density2 1,812
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $35,727
Average Household Income $50,557
Per Capita Income $19,018


Total Housing Units 6,785 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,412 (35.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,024 (59.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 349 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $163,936
Average Home Value $224,544


Total Households 6,436
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 2,626
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.05% 0.79%
Households 0.87% 0.9%
Families 0.62% 0.71%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   3.09%

Radford, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Radford to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 70 88th
Population Density # 145 76th
Diversity Index # 385 35th
Median Household Income # 516 13th
Per Capita Income # 545 8th

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