Radford, VA Population

By | July 2, 2019

Population: 15,859. Estimated population in July 2020: 14,575 (-8.1% change)
Males: 7,215 (45.5%), Females: 8,644 (54.5%)

Zip codes: 24141, 24142.

Median resident age: 22.8 years
Median household income: $24,654
Median house value: $95,100

Races in Radford:

  • White Non-Hispanic (87.6%)
  • Black (8.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (14.4%), United States (13.2%), Irish (11.7%), English (11.2%), Italian (4.0%), Scotch-Irish (3.9%).

Land area: 9.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Radford

  • High school or higher: 83.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 34.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Radford city

  • Never married: 55.9%
  • Now married: 33.8%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 4.4%

2.5% Foreign born (0.8% Asia, 0.7% Europe, 0.5% Latin America, 0.3% Africa).

Population change in the 1990s: -83 (-0.5%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Radford:

  • CARILION RADFORD COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (700 RANDOLPH STREET)
  • CARILION ST ALBANS PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITA (P O BOX 3608 LEE HIGHWAY)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Radford:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Radford:

  • ROANOKE REGIONAL/WOODRUM FIELD (about 44 miles; ROANOKE, VA; Abbreviation: ROA)
  • GREENBRIER VALLEY (about 52 miles; LEWISBURG, WV; Abbreviation: LWB)
  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 59 miles; BECKLEY, WV; Abbreviation: BKW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Radford:

  • NEW RIVER VALLEY (about 7 miles; DUBLIN, VA; Abbreviation: PSK)
  • VIRGINIA TECH (about 13 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; Abbreviation: BCB)
  • TWIN COUNTY (about 32 miles; GALAX HILLSVILLE, VA; Abbreviation: HLX)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Radford:

  • RADFORD UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 8,034; Location: 801 NORWOOD ST; Public; Website: www.radford.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Radford:

  • NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 8 miles; DUBLIN, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,262)
  • VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIV (about 16 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 25,754)
  • NATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE (about 36 miles; SALEM, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,382)
  • CONCORD COLLEGE (about 38 miles; ATHENS, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,723)
  • VIRGINIA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 42 miles; ROANOKE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,535)
  • BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 46 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,096)
  • WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY (about 72 miles; WINSTON SALEM, NC; Full-time enrollment: 5,944)

Schools

Public high school in Radford:

  • RADFORD HIGH (Students: 472; Location: 50 DALTON DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Radford:

  • MCHARG ELEM. (Students: 464; Location: 700 TWELFTH ST; Grades: PK – 03)
  • BELLE HETH ELEM. (Students: 344; Location: 810 SECOND AVE; Grades: 04 – 06)
  • RIVERLAWN ELEM. (Students: 322; Location: 6671 RIVERLAWN COURT; Grades: KG – 05)
  • BELVIEW ELEM. (Students: 261; Location: 3187 PEPPERS FERRY RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • JOHN N. DALTON INT. (Students: 257; Location: 60 DALTON DR; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • INDIAN VALLEY ELEM. (Students: 166; Location: 4130 INDIAN VALLEY RD NW; Grades: KG – 07)

Libraries

Library in Radford:

  • RADFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $521,299; Location: 30 WEST MAIN ST.; 67,818 books; 1,868 audio materials; 1,753 video materials; 115 serial subscriptions)