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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.
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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.
34% of Radford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Radford include East Radford Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Radford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $365. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $802.
Libraries in Radford include Radford Public Library ... View libraries
Radford City supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Radford political report.
The average commute time for Radford workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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