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Radford is an independent city, in the Blacksburg-Christiansburg metro area.

The community was named for Dr. John Blair Radford, landowner
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Virginia named Radford. For links to other places called Radford, VA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Radford is 37.131N. The longitude is -80.576W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,860 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 15,006.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$24,654
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Radford demographic reports
Radford is on the New River
Former and merged names include:
· Central
· Central Depot
· Lovely Mount
· Central City
· Ingles Ferry
Developed as a stagecoach stop and a railroad town
Local festivals include:
  • Highlanders Festival - Oct. 13, 2007
Dates often change. Check Radford web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Claytor Lake State Park
Historic sites and museums: Glencoe Museum
Colleges and universities: Radford University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
At sunset on the New River at Radford the gold light flickers through the trees and gleams off the water. The settlers' accounts, from this region, speak of the "pale green light" in the land they called the Great Forest.
-- Far Appalachia: Following the New River North
Noah Adams

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Ancestry & family history

16% of Radford residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Radford ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Radford was $14,289, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

34% of Radford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Radford include East Radford Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Radford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $365.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $802.


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Libraries in Radford include Radford Public Library ... View libraries

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Radford City supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Radford political report.

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The average commute time for Radford workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Radford include Best Western, Super 8.

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“ At sunset on the New River at Radford the gold light flickers through the trees and gleams off the water. The settlers' accounts, from this region, speak of the "pale green light" in the land they called the Great Forest. ”
~ Far Appalachia: Following the New River North
Noah Adams

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