Also See: Roanoke, VA ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps
The City of Roanoke is the 9th largest city in Virginia with a population of 99,400 as of July 1, 2021. 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 37.271 and longitude -79.9414 in Roanoke (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Roanoke 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 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Roanoke: Big Lick, Old Lick, Rawrenock, Rhoanoke, Star City, Star City of the SouMagic City, The own.
|Total Population||99,400 (100%)|
|Population in Households||97,300 (97.9%)|
|Population in Families||69,205 (69.6%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||2,100 ( 2.1%)|
|Median Household Income||$44,585|
|Average Household Income||$65,835|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||15%|
|Per Capita Income||$29,015|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||48,604 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||22,364 (46.0%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||21,345 (43.9%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||4,895 (10.1%)|
|Median Home Value||$155,793|
|Average Home Value||$228,597|
|Housing Affordability Index3||156|
|Average Household Size||2.23|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.85%|
|Per Capita Income||2.34%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.55%|
The table below compares Roanoke to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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||# 123||79th|
|Median Household Income||# 451||24th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 256||43rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 320||46th|
|Diversity Index||# 145||76th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.