Latest Data (2016)
Population 99,660
Nationwide Rank 304

Quick Facts

Roanoke, Virginia is the 304th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Roanoke, Virginia is a city.

Roanoke, Virginia is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Roanoke had its largest population ever.

Roanoke, Virginia's growth is below average. 70% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Roanoke, Virginia Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
294 Jurupa Valley, California 103,541
295 Rialto, California 103,314 11.3%
296 Davenport, Iowa 102,612 4.4%
297 League City, Texas 102,010 122.3%
298 Davie, Florida 101,871 23.9%
299 Las Cruces, New Mexico 101,759 38.2%
300 South Bend, Indiana 101,735 -6.1%
301 Vista, California 101,659 13.0%
302 Renton, Washington 100,953 96.0%
303 San Angelo, Texas 100,702 13.8%
304 Roanoke, Virginia 99,660 5.1%
305 Kenosha, Wisconsin 99,631 9.2%
306 Tuscaloosa, Alabama 99,543 26.5%
307 Allen, Texas 99,179 119.9%
308 Erie, Pennsylvania 98,593 -4.8%
309 Sparks, Nevada 98,345 46.9%
310 Vacaville, California 98,303 9.9%
311 Albany, New York 98,111 3.7%
312 Beaverton, Oregon 97,590 22.1%
313 Compton, California 97,550 4.1%
314 Orem, Utah 97,499 15.4%

Similarly Sized Cities In Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
135 Newport News 181,825 0.8%
163 Alexandria 155,810 20.3%
194 Hampton 135,410 -7.5%
304 Roanoke 99,660 5.1%
328 Portsmouth 95,252 -5.1%
359 Suffolk 89,273 39.0%
424 Lynchburg 80,212 22.8%
715 Harrisonburg 53,078 31.2%
721 Leesburg 52,607 83.1%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 99,660 304
2015 99,897 303
2014 99,428 298
2013 98,465 298
2012 97,469 300
2011 96,627 300
2010 97,032 293
2009 94,482 296
2008 93,734 292
2007 93,048 291
2006 92,586 291
2005 92,506 286
2004 92,450 288
2003 92,807 281
2002 93,354 274
2001 94,583 265
2000 94,806 259
1990 96,487 214