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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.
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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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