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Radford, Virginia

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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 2018, Radford has a population of 18,339 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

The area code for Radford: (540)

Population Details ...

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

The population of Radford represents 0.21% of the 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).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Radford had an population of 18,339 people. This is an increase of 11.77% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.64% since the 2000 Census).

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.

Websites for Radford ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Radford. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Radford. Our list includes 7 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Radford ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Blacksburg   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Radford

Located in Montgomery County

Christiansburg   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the East (E) of Radford

Located in Montgomery County

Pulaski   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of Radford

Located in Pulaski County

Pearisburg   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the Northwest (NW) of Radford

Located in Giles County

Dublin   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the West (W) of Radford

Located in Pulaski County

Narrows   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the Northwest (NW) of Radford

Located in Giles County

Pembroke   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the North (N) of Radford

Located in Giles County

Riner   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Radford

Located in Montgomery County

Merrimac   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Radford

Located in Montgomery County

McBryde Village   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Radford

Located in Montgomery County

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Radford.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 things 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 (or directions), 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Radford

Our 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Radford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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