Radford city, VA

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2020 Population
17,833
0.803% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
23.7
1.28% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
39.3%
8.34% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$34,576
4.74% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$171,000
0.117% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
8,217
0.857% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Radford city, VA had a population of 17.8k people with a median age of 23.7 and a median household income of $34,576. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Radford city, VA grew from 17,691 to 17,833, a 0.803% increase and its median household income declined from $36,297 to $34,576, a −4.74% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Radford city, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.68%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.18%), White (Hispanic) (1.83%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.56%).

None of the households in Radford city, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.5% of the residents in Radford city, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Radford city, VA are Radford University (2,485 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Radford city, VA was $171,000, and the homeownership rate was 48.2%.

Most people in Radford city, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Radford city, VA was 2 cars per household.

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

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Radford city, VA is home to a population of 17.8k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.69% of Radford city, VA residents were born outside of the country (480 people).

In 2020, there were 8.59 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.8k people) in Radford city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.73k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 388 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2020 Citizenship
99.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.5% of Radford city, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Radford city, VA was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Radford city, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14.8k ± 50
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.73k ± 115
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    388 ± 156
2.99%
Hispanic Population
534 people

In 2020, there were 8.59 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.8k people) in Radford city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.73k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 388 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.99% of the people in Radford city, VA are hispanic (534 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Radford city, VA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    109,267 ± 8,063 people
  2. India
    94,596 ± 7,509 people
  3. Mexico
    56,409 ± 5,812 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 109,267 Virginia residents, followed by India with 94,596 and Mexico with 56,409.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.69%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
480 people
2.57%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
455 people

As of 2020, 2.69% of Radford city, VA residents (480 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Radford city, VA was 2.57%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    265 ± 103
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    97 ± 81
  3. World War II
    49 ± 46

Radford city, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Radford city, VA employs 8.22k people. The largest industries in Radford city, VA are Educational Services (1,560 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,478 people), and Retail Trade (1,399 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($60,859), Construction ($58,482), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,706).

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $60,365. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

8.22k
2020 Value
± 772
−0.857%
1 Year decline
± 13.3%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Radford city, VA declined at a rate of −0.857%, from 8.29k employees to 8.22k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Radford city, VA, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,221 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,022 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (804 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Radford city, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.22k
2020 Value
± 772
−0.857%
1 Year decline
± 13.3%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Radford city, VA declined at a rate of −0.857%, from 8.29k employees to 8.22k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Radford city, VA, are Educational Services (1,560 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,478 people), and Retail Trade (1,399 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$31,731
Median earning men ± $6,316
$17,375
Median earning women ± $7,596

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($90,430), Public Administration ($63,421), and Construction ($58,482).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($41,898), Manufacturing ($41,532), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($35,039).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Virginia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 128
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 104
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 76
    Manufacturing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $215k
    Manufacturing
  2. $48.1k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $31.3k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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. $37.3B
  2. $28.7B
  3. $25.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $37.3B, followed by Electronics ($28.7B) and Machinery ($25.6B).

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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$325B
2020 Value in Virginia
$612B
Projected 2050 Value in Virginia
88.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Virginia trade was $325B. This is expected to increase 88.1% to $612B by 2050.

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. $25B
  2. $18.9B
  3. $13.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $25B, followed by Maryland with $18.9B and Pennsylvania and $13.2B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Radford County, VA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 53.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (44.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.29%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Radford city, VA awarded 2,485 degrees. The student population of Radford city, VA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 3,260 male students and 7,435 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Radford city, VA are White (1,793 and 72.8%), followed by Black or African American (305 and 12.4%), Hispanic or Latino (124 and 5.04%), and Unknown (115 and 4.67%).

The largest universities in Radford city, VA by number of degrees awarded are Radford University (2,485 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Radford city, VA are Registered Nursing (219 and 8.81%), General Psychology (177 and 7.12%), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (169 and 6.8%).

The median tuition cost in Radford city, VA for a public four year colleges is $7,922 for in-state students and $19,557 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Radford city, VA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 78.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 11.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 10,695 (30.5% men and 69.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 10,695 students enrolled in Radford city, VA, 30.5% men and 69.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 6,306 records, of which 68.4% were women and 31.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 150 degree-majors awarded
  2. 219 degree-majors awarded
  3. 169 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Radford city, VA was General Psychology with 150 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
2,485 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Radford University with 2,485 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 896 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Radford city, VA, which is 0.564 times less than the 1,589 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,793 degrees mean that there were 5.88 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 305 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($7,922) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,494) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.823% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.842% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.66M), Some college (1.42M), and Bachelors Degree (1.41M).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Radford city, VA was $171,000 in 2020, which is 0.744 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $170,800 to $171,000, a 0.117% increase. The homeownership rate in Radford city, VA is 48.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Radford city, VA have an average commute time of 18.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Radford city, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

In 2021, 21% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Radford city, VA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 4.32%.

Property

$171,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$12,702
$2,736
Median Property Taxes
±$405

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Radford city, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

48.2%
Homeownership
2020
56.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 48.2% of the housing units in Radford city, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 46.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 101.02
  2. Census Tract 101.01

The following map shows all of the tracts in Radford city, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$34,576
Median Household Income
± $5,609
5.68k
Number of Households
± 573

In 2020, the median household income of the 5.68k households in Radford city, VA declined from $34,576 from the previous year's value of $36,297.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Radford city, VA is from Virginia.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.479
2019 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2020, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.181% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (76.3%)
  2. Walked (8.63%)
  3. Carpooled (7.66%)

In 2020, 76.3% of workers in Radford city, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (8.63%) and those who carpooled to work (7.66%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

18.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Radford city, VA have a shorter commute time (18.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.25% of the workforce in Radford city, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 21% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Radford city, VA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 4.32%.

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Poverty & Diversity

39.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Radford city, VA (5.88k out of 15k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 18.5% of the children was living in poverty in Radford city, VA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 582 in Radford city, VA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 137 per 100,000 population.

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93.1% of the population of Radford city, VA has health coverage, with 53.1% on employee plans, 11.2% on Medicaid, 7.69% on Medicare, 17.7% on non-group plans, and 3.42% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Virginia 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 1834 patients per year on average, which represents a 24.6% increase from the previous year (1472 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1521 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 652 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.8% were men and 55.2% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,834 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Radford city, VA

Primary care physicians in Radford city, VA see an average of 1,834 patients per year. This represents a 24.6% increase from the previous year (1,472 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 its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Virginia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 17.1% under 18 years, 48.3% between 18 and 34 years, 26.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 8.47% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.8% were men and 55.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.87%
Uninsured
53.1%
Employer Coverage
11.2%
Medicaid
7.69%
Medicare
17.7%
Non-Group
3.42%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Radford city, VA declined by 15.4% from 8.12% to 6.87%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 33.2% in Radford city, VA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.49% in Radford city, VA.

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