Radford city, VA

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Population

17,380

1.13% growth

Median Age

22.7


Median Household Income

$36,082

14.7% growth

Poverty Rate

37.5%


Number of Employees

7,455

4.43% growth

Median Property Value

$160,600

4.35% growth

About

In 2017, Radford city, VA had a population of 17.4k people with a median age of 22.7 and a median household income of $36,082. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Radford city, VA grew from 17,186 to 17,380, a 1.13% increase and its median household income grew from $31,457 to $36,082, a 14.7% increase.

The population of Radford city, VA is 83.3% White Alone, 9.32% Black or African American Alone, and 2.88% Hispanic or Latino. 5.15% of the people in Radford city, VA speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Radford city, VA are Radford University (2,467 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Radford city, VA is $160,600, and the homeownership rate is 46.5%. Most people in Radford city, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Radford city, VA is 2 cars per household.

Radford city, VA borders Montgomery County, VA and Pulaski County, VA.

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Economy

The economy of Radford city, VA employs 7.46k people. The largest industries in Radford city, VA are Educational Services (1,433 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,358 people), and Retail Trade (1,266 people), and the highest paying industries are Construction ($52,917), Manufacturing ($50,439), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($40,927).

Median household income in Radford city, VA is $36,082. Males in Radford city, VA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,180. The income inequality in Radford city, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,082

2017 value

± $5,918

14.7%

1 Year Growth

± 18.8%

Households in Radford city, VA have a median annual income of $36,082, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $31,457 in 2016, which represents a 14.7% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$74,183

Average Male Salary

± $1,323

$55,180

Average Female Salary

± $1,030

In 2017, full-time male employees in Radford city, VA made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $68,169 ± $3,324

  2. White

    $60,529 ± $977

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $56,661 ± $29,375

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Radford city, VA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Radford city, VA is from Virginia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0649% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 102

  2. Census Tract 101.01

  3. Census Tract 101.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Radford city, VA was Census Tract 102 with a value of $45,483, followed by Census Tract 101.01 and Census Tract 101.02, with respective values of $25,956 and $10,127.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

37.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Radford city, VA (5.38k out of 14.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    4,783 ± 464

  2. Black

    319 ± 202

  3. Asian

    156 ± 164

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Radford city, VA is White, followed by Black and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

7.46k

2017 Value

± 650

4.43%

1 Year growth

± 12.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Radford city, VA grew at a rate of 4.43%, from 7.14k employees to 7.46k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Radford city, VA, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,159 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,107 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (806 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Radford city, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Radford city, VA, by number of employees, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,159 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,107 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (806 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Radford city, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.66 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.79 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.45 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Radford city, VA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,396), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($55,455), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($54,444).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.46k

2017 Value

± 650

4.43%

1 Year growth

± 12.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Radford city, VA grew at a rate of 4.43%, from 7.14k employees to 7.46k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Radford city, VA, are Educational Services (1,433 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,358 people), and Retail Trade (1,266 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Radford city, VA, though some of these residents may live in Radford city, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Radford city, VA, by number of employees, are Educational Services (1,433 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,358 people), and Retail Trade (1,266 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Radford city, VA has an unusually high number of Accommodation & Food Services (2.39 times higher than expected), Educational Services (2.07 times), and Retail Trade (1.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Radford city, VA, by median earnings, are Construction ($52,917), Manufacturing ($50,439), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($40,927).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.5B

  2. $26B

  3. $22.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.5B, followed by Motorized vehicles with $26B and Electronics and $22.4B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$254B

2015 Value

$373B

Projected 2045 Value

46.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Virginia trade was $254B. This is expected to increase 46.7% to $373B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $23.4B

  2. $12.9B

  3. $11.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $23.4B, followed by North Carolina with $12.9B and Pennsylvania and $11.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

91.6% of the population of Radford city, VA has health coverage, with 53.3% on employee plans, 10.7% on Medicaid, 7.49% on Medicare, 16.8% on non-group plans, and 3.34% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Radford city, VA was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Radford city, VA see 1582 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.37% decrease from the previous year (1604 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1748 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 833 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.6%). Additionally, Petersburg city has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,582 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Radford city, VA see an average of 1,582 patients per year. This represents a 1.37% decrease from the previous year (1,604 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Radford city, VA in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,556

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,218

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,361

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,677

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.4%

Uninsured

53.3%

Employer Coverage

10.7%

Medicaid

7.49%

Medicare

16.8%

Non-Group

3.34%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Radford city, VA declined by 7.75% from 9.1% to 8.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Radford city, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.6% prevalence

  2. 15.6% prevalence

  3. 15.4% prevalence

Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, at 15.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Virginia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Radford city, VA is home to a population of 17.4k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.64% of Radford city, VA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Radford city, VA is composed of 14.5k White Alone residents (83.3%), 1.62k Black or African American Alone residents (9.32%), 501 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.88%), 470 Two or More Races residents (2.7%), 278 Asian Alone residents (1.6%), 19 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.109%), 8 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.046%), and 5 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0288%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Radford city, VA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (428 speakers), African Languages (131 speakers), and Vietnamese (69 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

23

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

21

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 16.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Radford city, VA was 22.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 23, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 21. But people in Radford city, VA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Radford city, VA residents was 23.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.64%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.67%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.64% of Radford city, VA residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Radford city, VA was 3.67%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    103,545 ± 7,851 people

  2. India

    82,876 ± 7,033 people

  3. Mexico

    56,021 ± 5,792 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Radford city, VA was El Salvador, the natal country of 103,545 Radford city, VA residents, followed by India with 82,876 and Mexico with 56,021.

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Citizenship

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of Radford city, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Radford city, VA was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    14.5k ± 54

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.62k ± 98

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    501 ± 123

In 2017, there were 8.94 times more White Alone residents (14.5k people) in Radford city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.62k Black or African American Alone and 501 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Radford city, VA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    428 speakers (2.58%)

  2. African Languages

    131 speakers (0.791%)

  3. Vietnamese

    69 speakers (0.417%)

5.15% of Radford city, VA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Radford city, VA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.58% of the overall population of Radford city, VA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.791% speak African Languages and 0.417% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    284 ± 98

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    148 ± 117

  3. World War II

    71 ± 55

Radford city, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Radford city, VA awarded 2,467 degrees. The student population of Radford city, VA is skewed towards women, with 3,873 male students and 5,528 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Radford city, VA are White (1,976 and 80.5%), followed by Black or African American (198 and 8.07%), Hispanic or Latino (113 and 4.6%), and Unknown (70 and 2.85%).

The largest universities in Radford city, VA by number of degrees awarded are Radford University (2,467 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Radford city, VA are Other Multidisciplinary Studies (188 and 7.62%), General Psychology (174 and 7.05%), and General Business Administration & Management (170 and 6.89%).

The median tuition costs in Radford city, VA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,991 and $18,626 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Radford city, VA was General Business Administration & Management with 149 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Radford city, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

2,467 degrees awarded

$6,991

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Radford city, VA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Radford University with 2,467 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

990

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,477

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 990 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Radford city, VA, which is 0.67 times less than the 1,477 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,976 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    198 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    113 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Radford city, VA were to White students. These 1,976 degrees mean that there were 9.98 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 198 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Radford city, VA was $160,600 in 2017, which is 0.738 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $153,900 to $160,600, a 4.35% increase. The homeownership rate in Radford city, VA is 46.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Radford city, VA have an average commute time of 18.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Radford city, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$36,082

Median Household Income

± $5,918

5.5k

Number of Households

± 548

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.5k households in Radford city, VA grew to $36,082 from the previous year's value of $31,457.

The following chart displays the households in Radford city, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$160,600

2017 Median

± $10,342

$153,900

2016 Median

± $10,866

In 2017, the median property value in Radford city, VA grew to to $160,600 from the previous year's value of $153,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Radford city, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Radford city, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Radford city, VA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Radford city, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

46.5%

2017 Homeownership

43.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 46.5% of the housing units in Radford city, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 43.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Radford city, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Radford city, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Radford city, VA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

18.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Radford city, VA have a shorter commute time (18.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.16% of the workforce in Radford city, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78%

  2. Walked

    10.7%

  3. Carpooled

    7.07%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Radford city, VA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Walked and those who Carpooled.

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