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Welcome to Radford ...

The location of Radford has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Radford has a population of 18,107 people<2> (see below for details).

The city of Radford is 1,860 feet [567 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Radford lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Radford is located in the (540) area code.

Websites for Radford ...

Official Website:   www.radford.va.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.radfordchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Radford had an population of 18,107 people. This is an increase of 10.35% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.17% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Radford had a population of 16,408 people.

The population of Radford represents 0.21% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 31st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 16,408 people, the population of Radford increased 3.46% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 15,859 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Radford.

Communities Also Named Radford ...

While we believe that this Radford is located in , we know of another 2 Virginia communities named Radford. Those communities are located in the following : Bedford and Montgomery County.

Beyond Virginia, there are 8 communities that are also named Radford - they are located in Alabama, Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, Quebec and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Radford.

Communities near Radford ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Radford.

  • Blacksburg [Montgomery County]
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    • Blacksburg [Montgomery County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Radford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,074 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blacksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blacksburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blacksburg<5>
  • Christiansburg [Montgomery County]
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    • Christiansburg [Montgomery County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the east of Radford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,399 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christiansburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Christiansburg<5>
  • Pulaski [Pulaski County]
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    • Pulaski [Pulaski County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Radford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,657 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pulaski have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pulaski
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pulaski<5>
  • Pearisburg [Giles County]
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    • Pearisburg [Giles County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Radford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,620 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearisburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearisburg<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Dublin [Pulaski County]
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      • Dublin [Pulaski County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the west of Radford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,578 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dublin have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dublin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dublin<5>
    • Narrows [Giles County]
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      • Narrows [Giles County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Radford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,949 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narrows have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Narrows
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Narrows<5>
    • Pembroke [Giles County]
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      • Pembroke [Giles County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of Radford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,077 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pembroke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pembroke<5>
    • Parrott [Pulaski County]
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      • Parrott [Pulaski County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northwest of Radford
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    • Riner [Montgomery County]
    • Merrimac [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrimac
      • Merrimac [Montgomery County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Radford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrimac have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrimac

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Radford. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Radford.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Radford. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Radford.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Radford. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Radford.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Radford ...

Looking for more information about Radford? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Radford, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Radford.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Radford: www.radford.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Radford.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Radford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Radford) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Radford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RadfordOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Radford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1318, Longitude: -80.5764       In this case, the coordinates for Radford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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