Statewide Claims to Fame

Roanoke is 8th in Virginia out of 121 other cities in Retail sales

Roanoke is 8th in Virginia out of 63 other cities in Current population (2012)

Roanoke is 9th in Virginia out of 125 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Roanoke is 9th in Virginia out of 185 other cities in Households

Roanoke is 9th in Virginia out of 185 other cities in Housing units

Roanoke is 10th in Virginia out of 112 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Roanoke is 10th in Virginia out of 185 other cities in Size in square miles

Roanoke, Virginia Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Roanoke Rank Virginia US
Current population (2012) 97,469 8th 8,185,867 313,914,040
Size in square miles 42.6 10th 39,490.1 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,279.8 102nd 202.6 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Roanoke Rank Virginia US
Residents younger than 5 7.2% 68th 6.2% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 21.8% 130th 22.7% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 14.3% 54th 13.0% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Roanoke Rank Virginia US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 81.5% 147th 86.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 22.4% 144th 34.4% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Roanoke Rank Virginia US
Race - White 64.2% 110th 71.1% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 28.5% 35th 19.7% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3% 93rd 0.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.8% 139th 6.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 87th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.8% 112th 2.6% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 5.5% 109th 8.4% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 61.9% 98th 64.1% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Roanoke Rank Virginia US
Female residents 52.2% 71st 50.9% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 6.4% 129th 11.0% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Roanoke Rank Virginia US
Housing units 47,453 9th 3,387,654 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 33.1% 47th 21.4% 25.9%
Households 42,892 9th 2,991,025 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 56.4% 138th 68.4% 66.1%
Home median value $131,800 169th $254,600 $186,200
People per household 2.2 165th 2.6 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Roanoke Rank Virginia US
Income per capita $23,023 148th $33,040 $27,915
Income per household $37,753 160th $63,302 $52,762
Income below poverty line 20.8% 24th 10.7% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Roanoke Rank Virginia US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 7,102 9th 638,643 27,092,908
Retail sales $2,039,763 8th $105,663,299 $3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $21,922 22nd $13,687 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $267,171 10th $15,340,483 $613,795,732

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