Roanoke, VA 24017 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 24017: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Roanoke, VA 24017

Not Acceptable, USPS
Melrose, VA 24017

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 670
  • Single Family Addresses: 9,054
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 878
  • County: Roanoke City County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.296, Longitude -79.989
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Roanoke, VA 24017 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 24,043
Population in Households 23,969
Population in Familes 18,647
Population in Group Qrtrs 74
Population Density1 2,660
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 9,905
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 6,092
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,267 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,460 (48.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,445 (39.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,362 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $113,181
Average Home Value $124,025


Median Household Income $32,761
Average Household Income $40,517
Per Capita Income $16,789
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.1% 0.39%
Households -0.02% 0.31%
Families -0.06% 0.28%
Median Household Income   0.07%
Per Capita Income   0.06%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Roanoke, VA 24017 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 24017 to the other 873 ZIP Codes in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 139 84th
Population Density1 # 108 88th
Diversity Index2 # 215 75th
Median Household Income # 794 9th
Per Capita Income # 817 7th

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