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city (1990 pop. 15,940), surrounded by but independent of Pulaski and Montgomery counties, SW Va., on the New River; settled 1756, inc. as a city 1892. Motors, iron castings, clothing and textiles, and paper products are among the city's manufactures. Radford Univ. is there. Jefferson National Forest and an army ammunition plant are nearby.

Radford (Independent City), Virginia

619 2nd St
Radford, VA 24141
Phone: (540) 731-3603
Fax: (540) 731-3699

In western VA, 14 mi. northeast of Pulaski. Name Origin: Previously called Lovely Mount, English Ferry, Ingle's Ferry, and Central Depot. Established as the town of Central City in 1885; incorporated in 1887. Name changed in 1890 to honor the original landowner, Dr. John Blair Radford; incorporated as a city in 1892

Area (sq mi):: 10.19 (land 9.82; water 0.37) Population per square mile: 1484.20
Population 2005: 14,575 State rank: 98 Population change: 2000-20005 -8.10%; 1990-2000 -0.50% Population 2000: 15,859 (White 87.60%; Black or African American 8.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 1.40%; Other 2.20%). Foreign born: 2.50%. Median age: 22.80
Income 2000: per capita $14,289; median household $24,654; Population below poverty level: 31.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,979-$21,136
Unemployment (2004): 4.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.00% Median travel time to work: 16.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 47.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Radford County seat (14,770)

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    Helen Hall, prosecuting, told Wrexham magistrates that Mrs Radford declared she and her partner were receiving no other income but had been receiving pension funds.
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