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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 2017, Radford has a population of 17,658 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.

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 (which had a count of 15,859 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Radford had an population of 17,658 people. This is an increase of 7.62% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.34% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Radford ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Blacksburg   [Map]   44,563   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Christiansburg   [Map]   22,259   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Dublin   [Map]   2,649   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
McBryde Village   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Merrimac   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Narrows   [Map]   1,960   NW   18 miles [29 km]

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

See 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:

Websites for Radford ...

Official Website:   www.radford.va.us/
Chamber of Commerce:   www.radfordchamber.com/

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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Radford.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Radford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) 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: 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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