Roanoke SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
7
Affordability
6
Diversity
9
Safety
4
Amenities
9
Education
6
Commute
8.5

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Roanoke, Virginia Info Snack

Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 97,032. It is located in the Roanoke Valley of the Roanoke Region of Virginia.
Population
99,572
Unemployment
6.6%
Poverty
21.6%
Median Home
$133,700
Median Income
$41,483
Median Rent
$776

1 Reviews & Comments About Roanoke

Overall User Rating
4.0
/5

08/05/2018

Roanoke was a low crime area and a relatively safe city. There were multiple schools in the city, all decently rated nationally. The Downtown was the main place to go and do things, like going to the weekend the farmer's market, the science and art museum, restaurants, bars, shopping, and theater. Overall, it is a pleasant and growing city.

My favorite places were the Downtown restaurant and bar, Fork in the Market, and the beautiful drive and overlooks along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Also enjoyable was the short drive to Smith Mountain Lake. It's best to avoid the business side of downtown, where there is more crime and homelessness.

Rankings for Roanoke in Virginia

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Map Of Roanoke, VA

Population over time in Roanoke

Year Population % Change
2017 99,572 0.2%
2016 99,329 0.6%
2015 98,736 0.8%
2014 97,949 0.6%
2013 97,355 0.6%
2012 96,742 0.5%
2011 96,264 0.5%
2010 95,793 -

Crime in Roanoke Per 100k

Crime Roanoke VA USA
Violent Crime 401.9 208.2 382.9
Murder 16.0 5.3 5.3
Robbery 79.0 51.1 98.0
Aggravated Assault 265.9 117.9 248.9
Property Crime 4491.8 1792.9 2362.0
Burglary 486.9 218.0 430.4
Larceny 3718.0 1454.7 1694.0
Car Theft 286.9 120.1 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in Roanoke

White
59.5% (59,263)
African American
28.0% (27,865)
American Indian
0.2% (193)
Asian
3.0% (2,950)
Hawaiian
0.2% (171)
Other
0.2% (200)
Two Or More
2.9% (2,918)
Hispanic
6.0% (6,012)
Race Roanoke VA USA
White 59.5% 62.6% 61.5%
African American 28.0% 18.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 3.0% 6.2% 5.3%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.9% 2.9% 2.3%
Hispanic 6.0% 9.0% 17.6%

Household Income For Roanoke, Virginia

Less than $10,000
9.7% (965,848)
$10,000 to $14,999
8.1% (806,533)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.5% (1,344,222)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.8% (1,174,949)
$35,000 to $49,999
15.1% (1,503,537)
$50,000 to $74,999
18.6% (1,852,039)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.0% (1,095,292)
$100,000 to $149,999
7.3% (726,875)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.4% (238,972)
$200,000 or more
2.5% (248,930)
Income Roanoke VA USA
Less than $10,000 9.7% 5.5% 6.7%
$10,000 to $14,999 8.1% 3.8% 4.9%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.5% 7.8% 9.8%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.8% 7.9% 9.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 15.1% 11.7% 13.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 18.6% 17.1% 17.7%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.0% 12.8% 12.3%
$100,000 to $149,999 7.3% 16.4% 14.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.4% 7.8% 5.8%
$200,000 or more 2.5% 9.2% 6.3%

Gender in Roanoke

Female
52.1% (51,835)
Male
47.9% (47,736)
Gender Roanoke VA USA
Female 52.1% 50.8% 50.8%
Male 47.9% 49.2% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Roanoke for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
6.3% (6,230)
9-12th Grade
8.7% (8,712)
High School / GED
31.8% (31,633)
Some College
20.9% (20,780)
Associate's Degree
9.2% (9,116)
Bachelor's Degree
14.3% (14,262)
Master's Degree
5.5% (5,458)
Professional Degree
2.4% (2,349)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (1,027)
Education Roanoke VA USA
< 9th Grade 6.3% 4.5% 8.8%
9-12th Grade 8.7% 6.5% 7.2%
High School / GED 31.8% 24.3% 27.3%
Some College 20.9% 19.7% 20.8%
Associate's Degree 9.2% 7.5% 8.3%
Bachelor's Degree 14.3% 21.5% 19.1%
Master's Degree 5.5% 11.8% 8.4%
Professional Degree 2.4% 2.5% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.8% 1.4%

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