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Overview

Introduction to Radford, Virginia

Radford, Virginia is 36 miles W of Roanoke, Virginia (center to center) and 132 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina. The city has a population of 15,859.

Radford History

William Ingles arrived in this area in 1762 with his wife, Mary Draper Ingles. The couple established Ingles's Ferry, which became a commercial center with a tavern, general store, blacksmith's shop, and other businesses. The Virginia and Tennessee Railroad came to this area in 1854. A depot was built at Lovely Mount and named Central since it was situated between Bristol and Lynchburg. Central developed rapidly and, in 1885, it was officially incorporated as a town. Its name was changed to Radford in 1887.

Radford and nearby Attractions

  • Bisset Park
  • Riverway Trail
  • Wildwood Park
  • Claytor Lake State Park
  • Radford Mountain Bike Park
  • Draper Valley Golf Club

Things To Do In Radford

Radford is located on a large bend of New River. The river serves as a popular hub for recreational opportunities. People frequent the river banks to enjoy picnics or to simply relax. They also enjoy swimming, fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. The city manages over 100 acres of parkland along the riverfront with playgrounds, soccer and football fields, tennis courts, a volleyball court, picnic shelters, and approximately five miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails.

Radford Transportation

Roanoke Regional/Woodrum Field Airport is nearby.

Radford Higher Education

Radford University, New River Community College, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University are some of the institutions with facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 17,057
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 8%
Employed Population 16+ 6,731
Age of the Population 22

Families

% of people married 25.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $56,032
% Above Poverty Level 61%
% Below Poverty Level 39%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 11.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.3%
Median Gross Rent $705
Median House Value $148,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.7%
US/American 0%
English 8.2%
Irish 12.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Radford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles W of Roanoke, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 132 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina
County
Standard Zip Codes 24141
P.O. Box Zip Codes 24142, 24143
Phone Area Codes 540
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.13
Longitude -80.58

Radford 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 10.2 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 UNION 3 SSE
Distance 29.2 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 40 F
Apr Temp 36 to 63 F
Jul Temp 58 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 66 F
Annual Precip 36.1 inches
Station BLAND
Distance 29.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 41 F
Apr Temp 35 to 62 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Blacksburg 43,530 $74,886
Christiansburg 21,623 $65,645
Dublin 2,665 $43,289
Pearisburg 2,727 $52,778
Pembroke 1,328 $49,271
Pulaski 8,958 $44,958

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Radford Public Libraries

Library
Radford Public Library
30 WEST MAIN ST.
Radford, Virginia
(540) 731-3621
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Radford High Schools

RADFORD HIGH
50 DALTON DR
540-731-3649
Serves 472 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

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