The City of Roanoke is the 9th largest city in Virginia with a population of 100,823 as of July 1, 2017. Roanoke ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Roanoke is located at latitude 37.2785 and longitude -79.9582 in Roanoke (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Roanoke (see map below) encompass a land area of 42.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.34 sq. miles. Roanoke (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 935 feet.
The City of Roanoke (GNIS ID: 1498439) has a C7 Census Class Code which indicates an incorporated place that is independent of any county. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Roanoke population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Roanoke: Big Lick, Old Lick, Rawrenock, Rhoanoke, Star City, Star City of the SouMagic City, The own.
|Daytime Population: Workers||74,224|
|Daytime Population: Residents||54,516|
|Total Daytime Population (TDP)||128,740|
|Ratio TDP/Total Population1||1.28|
|Population in Households||98,686|
|Population in Familes||70,525|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||2,137|
|Median Household Income||$37,464|
|Average Household Income||$51,885|
|Per Capita Income||$23,036|
|Total Housing Units||48,710 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||22,561 (46.3%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||21,247 (43.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||4,903 (10.1%)|
|Median Home Value||$135,383|
|Average Home Value||$175,891|
|Average Household Size||2.25|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.21%|
|Per Capita Income||1.82%|
The table below compares Roanoke to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 9||99th|
|Population Density||# 119||80th|
|Diversity Index||# 149||75th|
|Median Household Income||# 482||19th|
|Per Capita Income||# 394||34th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.