Living in Roanoke, VA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Roanoke SnackAbility

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

Roanoke, VA Crime Report

4,861
Total Crimes
4,859.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
89.18%
Above National Average

Roanoke, VA Cost Of Living

88
Roanoke's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

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
99,621
Unemployment
6.8%
Poverty
20.5%
Median Home
$133,200
Median Income
$43,028
Median Rent
$799

Roanoke, VA Photos

Rankings for Roanoke in Virginia

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Map Of Roanoke, VA

Population over time in Roanoke

Year Population % Change
2017 99,621 0.0%
2016 99,572 0.2%
2015 99,329 0.6%
2014 98,736 0.8%
2013 97,949 0.6%
2012 97,355 0.6%
2011 96,742 0.5%
2010 96,264 0.5%
2009 95,793 -
Crime/100k Roanoke VA USA
Violent Crime 426.8 200.0 368.9
Murder 12.0 4.6 5.0
Robbery 103.0 42.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 263.9 118.7 246.8
Property Crime 4432.1 1665.8 2199.5
Burglary 487.8 182.8 376.0
Larceny 3577.5 1356.4 1594.6
Car Theft 366.8 126.5 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Roanoke

White
59.0% (58,808)
African American
28.2% (28,128)
American Indian
0.2% (171)
Asian
3.1% (3,043)
Hawaiian
0.0% (28)
Other
0.3% (278)
Two Or More
3.1% (3,061)
Hispanic
6.1% (6,104)
Race Roanoke VA USA
White 59.0% 62.2% 61.1%
African American 28.2% 18.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 3.1% 6.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.1% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 6.1% 9.2% 17.8%

Household Income For Roanoke, Virginia

Less than $10,000
9.8% (973,056)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.2% (714,033)
$15,000 to $24,999
12.5% (1,247,721)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.4% (1,233,976)
$35,000 to $49,999
15.1% (1,505,796)
$50,000 to $74,999
18.4% (1,831,413)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.2% (1,119,512)
$100,000 to $149,999
7.9% (791,289)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.4% (236,273)
$200,000 or more
3.1% (309,027)
Income Roanoke VA USA
Less than $10,000 9.8% 5.3% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.2% 3.7% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 12.5% 7.4% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.4% 7.7% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 15.1% 11.3% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 18.4% 16.7% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.2% 12.9% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 7.9% 16.8% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.4% 8.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 3.1% 10.1% 7.0%

Gender in Roanoke

Female
52.0% (51,846)
Male
48.0% (47,775)
Gender Roanoke VA USA
Female 52.0% 50.8% 50.8%
Male 48.0% 49.2% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Roanoke for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
6.0% (5,977)
9-12th Grade
9.0% (8,965)
High School / GED
33.0% (32,874)
Some College
20.0% (19,924)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (8,965)
Bachelor's Degree
15.0% (14,943)
Master's Degree
5.0% (4,981)
Professional Degree
2.0% (1,992)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (996)
Education Roanoke VA USA
< 9th Grade 6.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 9.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 33.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 20.0% 19.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 15.0% 22.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 12.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

2 Reviews & Comments About Roanoke

Overall User Rating
4.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

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.


HomeSnacks User

Roanoke is not the best city but Roanoke is history, it's a place to call home. Every where you go will have it's trouble, Roanoke is relaxing, laid back and fun homelessness is a big issue here but what is the city doing yo help also- Doesn't make them bad people I come across them all the time and never once has anything bad happened. ROANOKE IS A PLACE TO CALL HOME..

The Roanoke City Star, the history, science and all of the art around the city.

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