Radford, Virginia Population 2021

18,545
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Radford is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 18,545, it is the 29th largest city in Virginia and the 1970th largest city in the United States . Radford is currently growing at a rate of 0.80% annually and its population has increased by 13.02% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,408 in 2010. Radford reached it's highest population of 18,545 in 2021. Spanning over 10 miles, Radford has a population density of 1,917 people per square mile.

The average household income in Radford is $56,946 with a poverty rate of 36.31%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $728 per month, and the median house value is $170,800. The median age in Radford is 23.4 years, 23.8 years for males, and 22.9 years for females.

Radford Demographics

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

  • White: 84.79%
  • Black or African American: 9.85%
  • Two or more races: 3.22%
  • Asian: 1.55%
  • Other race: 0.51%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
  • Native American: 0.02%
The current population of Radford, Virginia is 18,545 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 18,101.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 16,408.

Radford, Virginia Population 2021

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

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021167,609390.02%
2020167,570390.02%
2019167,531390.02%
2018167,4928870.53%
2017166,605330.02%
2016166,5728470.51%
2015165,725370.02%
2014165,6884480.27%
2013165,2401,1200.68%
2012164,1206780.41%
2011163,4423110.19%
2010163,1310.00%

Radford Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,00184.79%
Black or African American1,7439.85%
Two or More Races5693.22%
Asian2751.55%
Some Other Race910.51%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander80.05%
American Indian and Alaska Native40.02%
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Radford Population by Race

Radford Population Pyramid $2021

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Radford Median Age

23.4


Total

23.8


Male

22.9


Female

Radford Adults

There are 15,821 adults, (1,532 of whom are seniors) in Radford.

Radford Age Dependency

23.8

Age Dependency Ratio

10.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

13.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Radford Sex Ratio

Female

9,303

52.59%

Male

8,388

47.41%

Radford Population by Age

Radford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Radford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.2%17.8%
Male73.2%26.8%
All46.6%53.4%
Female34.2%65.8%
Non Family31%69%

46.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Radford Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,5732.6446.6
Non Family3,2142.0731
Married1,5503.6382.2
Female6822.934.2
Male1273.8373.2

3.32

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

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Radford Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3344.07%
9th to 12th Grade3914.77%
High School Graduate1,95123.79%
Some College1,64620.07%
Associates Degree7639.30%
Bachelors Degree1,49518.23%
Graduate Degree1,62019.76%
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Radford Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Radford Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White7,2936,6912,796
Black611573253
2+ Races18515040
Hispanic13510550
Asian873716
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%.

Radford Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,703$43,671$40,676
Less Than 9th Grade$14,000$$9,350
High School Graduate$31,667$46,324$20,903
Some College$33,556$39,231$27,679
Bachelors Degree$44,699$32,566$48,150
Graduate Degree$54,923$70,495$51,736

$41,703

Average Earnings

$43,671

Average Male

$40,676

Average Female

Radford Earnings by Educational Attainment

Radford Language by Age

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Radford Language

94.92% of Radford residents speak only English, while 5.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.57% of the population.

Radford Language

Radford Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,1164,65235.47%
Black90127830.85%
Asian27226296.32%
Hispanic2369038.14%
Multiple3148326.43%
Other14642.86%
Islander44100.00%

36.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

32.85%

Male Poverty Rate

39.45%

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 Multiple, with 26.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 63.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 46.63%.

Radford Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.16%
High School25.90%
Some College21.52%
Bachelors or Greater3.24%

Radford Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed38.85%
Female Employed32.70%
Male Employed22.93%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Radford Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Radford Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,297$56,946
Families$65,969$85,752
Married Families$86,795-
Non Families$20,887$30,605
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Income by Household Type

Radford Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

20.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

22.2%

Male Marriage Rate

18.1%

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 35-44.

Radford Marital Status by Race

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Radford Marital Status

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830

Number of Veterans

674

Male Veterans

156

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam279
Second Gulf War163
First Gulf War56
World War II55
Korea33

Radford Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74246
35 to 54225
55 to 64156
75+127
18 to 3476

Radford Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7295.50%
2+ Races5912.02%
Black422.50%
Hispanic40.83%

Radford Veterans by Race

Radford Veterans by Education

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7.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Radford Veterans by Education

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54.3%

Labor Force Participation

51.7%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Radford Employment by Age

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Radford Employment by Race

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Radford Employment by Education

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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68.45%

Born in Radford

97.43%

Native Born

2.57%

Foreign Born

0.71%

Non Citizen

1.86%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.43% of Radford residents were born in the United States, with 68.45% having been born in Virginia. 0.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Radford Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202118,5451480.80%
202018,3971480.81%
201918,2491480.82%
201818,1016173.53%
201717,4841600.92%
201617,324290.17%
201517,295-97-0.56%
201417,3922751.61%
201317,1174032.41%
201216,714-100-0.59%
201116,8143842.34%
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%

Radford Population by Year