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Overview

Introduction to Christiansburg, Virginia

Christiansburg, Virginia, in Montgomery county, is 27 miles W of Roanoke, Virginia (center to center) and 133 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina. The town is home to some 16,947 residents.

Christiansburg History

The community of Christiansburg was named after the noted Indian fighter, William Christian. The original spelling of the town was "Christiansburgh". The town of Christiansburg became the county seat of Montgomery County, Virginia, and was officially incorporated on November 10, 1792. It was the site of the Lewis/McHenry duel, known in history as the first recorded duel with rifles.

Christiansburg and nearby Attractions

  • Montgomery Museum
  • Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library
  • Montgomery County Jail
  • Christiansburg Recreation Center
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Horticultural Research Area
  • Claytor Lake State Park

Things To Do In Christiansburg

The town of Christiansburg has a rich historical and cultural heritage. One can learn more about this by visiting Montgomery Museum, Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library, Montgomery County Jail and Christiansburg City Hall. In addition, the town has a number of churches and cemeteries that are worth visiting. The banks of Town Branch and Walnut Branch are popular tourist haunts. The parks in town, including Cambria Historic District, East Main Street Historic District, South Franklin Street Historic District, and Christiansburg Recreation Center, provide a host of recreational facilities for visitors. In addition, there are numerous shopping centers in the town.

Christiansburg Transportation

Air transportation facilities are provided by the Roanoke Regional/Woodrum Field Airport.

Christiansburg Higher Education

Life Bible College-East is the local college. Other institutes of higher education in neighboring areas include Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and Radford University.

People

Total Population 21,427
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 13.2%
Employed Population 16+ 11,091
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 51.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 40.9%
Median Earnings25+ $37,336
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,789
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,789

Wealth

Median Family Income $62,976
% Above Poverty Level 87.1%
% Below Poverty Level 12.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.5%
Median Gross Rent $796
Median House Value $173,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.8%
US/American 0.1%
English 11.8%
Irish 13.4%

Christiansburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles W of Roanoke, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 133 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Montgomery
Standard Zip Codes 24073
P.O. Box Zip Codes 24068
Phone Area Codes 540
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.129
Longitude -80.409

Christiansburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BLACKSBURG
Distance 4.9 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 41 F
Apr Temp 37 to 63 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 42.6 inches
Station STAFFORDSVILLE 3 ENE
Distance 19.4 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 40 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 39.6 inches
Station ROANOKE WOODRUM AP
Distance 27.6 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 45 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Christiansburg, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cambria (24073)

Prices Fork (24073)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Blacksburg 43,204 $78,832
Dublin 2,625 $40,417
Floyd 631 $44,643
Pembroke 1,298 $54,688
Radford 16,993 $57,976
Salem 25,120 $63,770

Christiansburg Public Libraries

Library
Montgomery-floyd Regional Library
125 SHELTMAN STREET
Christiansburg, Virginia
(540) 382-6965

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Christiansburg Hospitals

CARILION NEW RIVER VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
2900 LAMB CIRCLE
(540) 731-2588
Emergency Service: Yes

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Christiansburg High Schools

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540-382-5178
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Student/teacher ratio: 12.7

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