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Radford, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Radford had a population of 18,105 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Radford 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 Radford: Central, Central Depot, Ingles Ferry, Lovely Mount, Radford Furnace.

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


Total Population 18,105
Daytime Population: Workers 6,489
Daytime Population: Residents 11,365
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,854
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 14,950
Population in Familes 7,609
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,155
Population Density2 1,834
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $34,304
Average Household Income $47,483
Per Capita Income $17,811


Total Housing Units 6,872 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,456 (35.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,008 (58.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 408 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $155,688
Average Home Value $200,926


Total Households 6,464
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 2,640
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 1.37% 0.82%
Households 1.06% 0.92%
Families 0.78% 0.73%
Median Household Income   0.49%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

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, 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 # 67 89th
Population Density # 145 76th
Diversity Index # 380 36th
Median Household Income # 523 12th
Per Capita Income # 558 6th

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