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Radford, Virginia

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Welcome to Radford ...

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Radford has a population of 17,483 people<1> (see below for details).

The city of Radford is 1,860 feet [567 m] above sea level.<2>.

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 (which is 100% of the total population of Radford City). This makes Radford the county's most populous community.

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 (that had a count of 15,859 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Radford had an population of 17,483 people. This is an increase of 6.55% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.24% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Radford ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<3>.

Community   2016
Blacksburg   [Map]   45,038   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Christiansburg   [Map]   22,088   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Dublin   [Map]   2,683   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]   1,971   NW   18 miles [29 km]

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

Communities Also Named Radford ...

While we believe that this Radford is located in Radford City, we know of another 2 Virginia communities named Radford. Those communities are located in the following counties: 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 that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Radford. We make it easy to see an overhead 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 ...

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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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Radford, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Radford.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Radford. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>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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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Radford. 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 that we are using 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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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Radford.