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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,799
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens14.3%
Employed Population 16+11,734
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married52.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher42.4%
Median Earnings25+$39,443
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,803
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,587

Wealth

Median Family Income$68,710
% Above Poverty Level91.3%
% Below Poverty Level8.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone35.2%
Median Gross Rent$795
Median House Value$178,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.2%
German15.3%
Irish13.9%
English12.1%
Italian4.2%
French Except Basque2.1%
Scottish1.9%
Polish1.8%
Arab1.6%
Dutch1.3%
Greek1.1%
Palestinian0.8%
Swedish0.8%
Czech0.6%
Russian0.5%
Egyptian0.5%
Slovak0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Lithuanian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
African0.1%
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Christiansburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Montgomery County
Standard Zip Codes24073
P.O. Box Zip Codes24068
Phone Area Codes540
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude37.14
Approximate Longitude-80.4

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)

StationBLACKSBURG
Distance4.9 miles
Jan Temp21 to 41 F
Apr Temp37 to 63 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 65 F
Annual Precip42.6 inches
StationSTAFFORDSVILLE 3 ENE
Distance19.4 miles
Jan Temp21 to 40 F
Apr Temp38 to 64 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp39 to 65 F
Annual Precip39.6 inches
StationROANOKE WOODRUM AP
Distance27.6 miles
Jan Temp27 to 45 F
Apr Temp44 to 68 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp45 to 69 F
Annual Precip42.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Blacksburg43,973$76,789
Dublin2,674$45,000
Floyd576$59,375
Pembroke1,078$51,667
Radford17,186$53,996
Salem25,290$66,511

Christiansburg Public Libraries

Montgomery-floyd Regional Library
125 SHELTMAN STREET
Christiansburg, Virginia
(540) 382-6969

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Christiansburg Hospitals

Carilion Surgery Center New River Valley
2901 Lamb Circle
(540) 639-5888
Carilion New River Valley Medical Center
(Non-profit)
2900 Lamb Circle
(540) 731-2000
New River Valley Surgery Center
(Non-profit)
2901 Lamb Circle
(540) 639-5888

Christiansburg Public Schools

New River Valley Juvenile Detention Home
650 Wades Lanes
ZIP: 23607
(540) 381-0097
Altern Ed Prgm/behav Disord Youth/montgomery
C/o Montgomery Co Public Schls, 200 Junkin St
ZIP: 24073
(540) 381-6116
Christiansburg Elem
160 Wades Lane
ZIP: 24073
(540) 382-5172
Primary
Total Enrollment 391
Christiansburg High
100 Independence Blvd
ZIP: 24073
(540) 382-5178
High
Total Enrollment 1090
Christiansburg Middle
1205 Buffalo Drive, Nw
ZIP: 24073
(540) 394-2180
Middle
Total Enrollment 789
Christiansburg Primary
240 Betty Drive
ZIP: 24073
(540) 382-5175
Primary
Total Enrollment 508
Falling Branch Elem
735 Falling Branch Rd
ZIP: 24073
(540) 381-6145
Primary
Total Enrollment 503
Independence Secondary
208 College St.
ZIP: 24073
(540) 381-6100
Montgomery County Governor's Stem Academy
750 Imperial Street Se
ZIP: 24073
(540) 382-5100

Christiansburg Private Schools

Pathway Christian Academy
1550 Roanoke St
ZIP: 24073
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 55
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