Radford, Virginia Population 2020

18,817
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Radford is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 18,817, it is the 29th largest city in Virginia and the 1940th largest city in the United States. Radford is currently growing at a rate of 1.29% annually and its population has increased by 14.68% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,408 in 2010. Spanning over 10 miles, Radford has a population density of 1,945 people per square mile.

The average household income in Radford is $56,298 with a poverty rate of 35.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $777 per month, and the median house value is $164,600. The median age in Radford is 22.9 years, 23.4 years for males, and 22.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.5 males.

Radford Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Radford was:

  • White: 84.53%
  • Black or African American: 9.77%
  • Two or more races: 3.40%
  • Asian: 1.54%
  • Other race: 0.68%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
  • Native American: 0.02%
The current population of Radford, Virginia is 18,817, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 18,339.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 16,408.

Radford, Virginia Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020186,7031,3370.72%
2019185,3661,3370.72%
2018184,0291,3370.73%
2017182,6922800.15%
2016182,4121,0670.58%
2015181,3451200.07%
2014181,2254980.27%
2013180,7271,1830.65%
2012179,5447230.40%
2011178,8213200.18%
2010178,5010.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,90384.53%
Black or African American1,7239.77%
Two or More Races5993.40%
Asian2711.54%
Some Other Race1200.68%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander100.06%
American Indian and Alaska Native40.02%
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Radford Population Pyramid 2020

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Radford Median Age

22.9


Total

23.4


Male

22.6


Female

Radford Adults

There are 15,768 adults, (1,504 of whom are seniors) in Radford.

Radford Age Dependency

23.6

Age Dependency Ratio

10.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

13.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Radford Sex Ratio

Female

9,205

52.21%

Male

8,425

47.79%

Radford Households and Families

Radford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Radford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male82.8%17.2%
Married81.7%18.3%
All49.2%50.8%
Non Family34.3%65.7%
Female32.8%67.2%

49.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,4382.6849.2
Non Family3,0702.2434.3
Married1,6323.3781.7
Female6372.8832.8
Male993.6182.8

3.17

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

1.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Radford Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3194.04%
9th to 12th Grade4695.93%
High School Graduate1,85923.52%
Some College1,45618.42%
Associates Degree7088.96%
Bachelors Degree1,64720.84%
Graduate Degree1,44518.28%
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Radford Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White7,1696,5002,802
Black473444240
Multiple Races1169722
Asian1053417
Hispanic988233
Other Race333

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,638$40,486$40,722
Less Than High School$13,626$13,654$
High School Grad$25,064$42,604$20,487
Some College$35,662$40,234$33,514
Bachelors Degree$41,726$33,750$42,370
Graduate Degree$57,157$66,125$56,207

$40,638

Average Earnings

$40,486

Average Male

$40,722

Average Female

Radford Language

Radford Language by Age

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Radford Language

95.15% of Radford residents speak only English, while 4.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.49% of the population.

Radford Poverty

Radford Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,9564,55635.17%
Black89127831.20%
Asian27126597.79%
Multiple3097624.60%
Hispanic1825932.42%
Islander77100.00%
Other13323.08%

35.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

34.57%

Male Poverty Rate

37.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Radford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Radford is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Radford is Other, with 23.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 65.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.06%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.15%
High School21.65%
Some College14.50%
Bachelors or Greater5.63%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed50.54%
Female Employed31.69%
Male Employed21.71%
Female Unemployed11.52%

Radford Income

Radford Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,743$56,298
Families$59,381$85,433
Married Families$83,231-
Non Families$21,881$31,867
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Radford Marital Status

Radford Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

21.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

22.9%

Male Marriage Rate

20.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Radford Married by Age and Sex

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Radford Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Radford Marital Status by Race

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Radford Veterans

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768

Number of Veterans

688

Male Veterans

80

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam244
Second Gulf War134
First Gulf War74
World War II62
Korea31
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54268
65 to 74185
55 to 64160
75+144
18 to 3411
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Name Veterans % of Total
White6815.19%
2 or More509.71%
Black372.19%

Radford Veterans by Education

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3.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Radford Employment Status

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52%

Labor Force Participation

48.8%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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67.88%

Born in Virginia

97.47%

Native Born

2.53%

Foreign Born

0.69%

Non Citizen

1.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.47% of Radford residents were born in the United States, with 67.88% having been born in Virginia. 0.69% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202018,8172391.29%
201918,5782391.30%
201818,3396803.85%
201717,6592391.37%
201617,420790.46%
201517,341-49-0.28%
201417,3902741.60%
201317,1164072.44%
201216,709-100-0.59%
201116,8093792.31%
201016,4305710.35%
200015,859-81-0.05%
199015,9402,7151.88%
198013,2251,6291.32%
197011,5962,2252.15%
19609,3713450.38%
19509,0262,0362.59%
19406,9907631.16%
19306,2271,6003.01%
19204,6274250.97%
19104,2028582.31%
19003,3440.00%