Roanoke, Alabama

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Population in 2017: 5,934 (73% urban, 27% rural).
Population change since 2000: -9.6%
 
Males: 2,710  (45.7%)
Females: 3,224  (54.3%)
Median resident age:

42.4 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 36274.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $38,789 (it was $26,946 in 2000)
Roanoke:

$38,789
AL:

$48,123

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,860 (it was $14,088 in 2000)

Roanoke city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $84,823 (it was $60,500 in 2000)
Roanoke:

$84,823
AL:

$141,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $198,920; detached houses: $217,598; mobile homes: $51,022

Median gross rent in 2017: $564.

March 2019 cost of living index in Roanoke: 77.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.8%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.6% for Black residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 81.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Roanoke, AL (2010)
    • 3,44356.7%White alone
    • 2,45740.5%Black alone
    • 711.2%Hispanic
    • 520.9%Two or more races
    • 350.6%Asian alone
    • 150.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.02%Other race alone

Races in Roanoke detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 27 registered sex offenders living in Roanoke, Alabama as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Roanoke is 223 to 1.


Crime rates in Roanoke by year

Type

2005

2006

2008

2010

2011

2012

2014

2016

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(45.2)
4
(59.6)
8
(120.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(49.2)
2
(33.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(66.7)
2
(33.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(60.3)
6
(89.4)
5
(75.6)
5
(74.4)
3
(49.2)
3
(49.5)
1
(16.6)
10
(166.9)
2
(33.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
11
(165.7)
13
(193.7)
10
(151.1)
13
(193.6)
26
(426.0)
18
(296.8)
10
(165.9)
27
(450.5)
37
(625.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
30
(451.9)
29
(432.2)
27
(408.0)
8
(119.1)
35
(573.5)
40
(659.5)
31
(514.2)
30
(500.6)
15
(253.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
183
(2,756)
161
(2,399)
187
(2,826)
92
(1,370)
172
(2,818)
176
(2,902)
91
(1,509)
130
(2,169)
106
(1,792)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
13
(195.8)
10
(149.0)
8
(120.9)
5
(74.4)
13
(213.0)
11
(181.4)
8
(132.7)
14
(233.6)
9
(152.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/A0
(0.0)
N/AN/AN/AN/A
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)244.9281.2300.8159.9309.2277.3145.1334.1263.9

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City-data.com crime index in Roanoke, AL

Crime rate in Roanoke detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 29 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.89
Alabama average:

2.17
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Ancestries: Irish (7.7%), American (7.2%), English (7.1%), German (1.5%), Scottish (1.4%), European (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 880 feet

Land area: 18.8 square miles.

Population density: 316 people per square mile   (very low).

Roanoke, Alabama map

113 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.9%
Alabama:

3.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $358 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $386 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbus, GA (52.0 miles , pop. 185,781).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (70.0 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (614.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Rock Mills, AL (2.2 miles ),
Standing Rock, AL (2.9 miles),
Five Points, AL (3.0 miles),
Abanda, AL (3.1 miles),
Milltown, AL (3.3 miles ),
White Plains, AL (3.3 miles ),
Penton, AL (3.4 miles ),
Wadley, AL (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 33.15 N, Longitude: 85.37 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +608 (+10.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,428 (56.2%)

Area code: 334

Distribution of median household income in Roanoke, AL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Roanoke, AL in 2017
Roanoke satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.9%
Alabama:

3.8%
Historical population in Roanoke, AL
Historical housing units in Roanoke, AL

Population change in the 1990s: +84 (+1.3%).
Most common industries in Roanoke, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (19.2%)
  • Health care (7.3%)
  • Educational services (6.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Construction (5.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (22.0%)
  • Construction (10.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.9%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.1%)
  • Educational services (3.6%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (16.4%)
  • Health care (13.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.8%)
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Apparel (6.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Roanoke, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (11.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.4%)
  • Cashiers (4.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.1%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (17.3%)
  • Cashiers (8.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Registered nurses (4.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.4%)

Average climate in Roanoke, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Roanoke-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 67% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/1/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.4 miles away from the Roanoke city center killed 7 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 1/26/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.9 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Roanoke-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 94.2 miles away from Roanoke center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 110.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 173.6 miles away from Roanoke center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 179.0 miles away from Roanoke center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 147.9 miles away from Roanoke center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 200.1 miles away from Roanoke center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Randolph County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Roanoke topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Roanoke:

  • FAITH HOME CARE, INC (60008 HIGHWAY 22)
  • ROANOKE HEALTH CARE CENTER, LLC (680 SEYMOUR DRIVE)
  • ROSSER NH (SEYMORE AVE)
  • TRAYLOR RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (1235 YANCEY STREET P O BOX 467)
  • ROANOKE DIALYSIS CLINIC (4459 US HIGHWAY 431)
  • RANDOLPH COUNTY HOME CARE (320 MAIN STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Roanoke:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Roanoke:

  • Southern Union State Community College (about 12 miles; Wadley, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,120)
  • University of West Georgia (about 34 miles; Carrollton, GA; FT enrollment: 10,358)
  • Auburn University (about 39 miles; Auburn University, AL; FT enrollment: 22,741)
  • West Georgia Technical College (about 40 miles; Waco, GA; FT enrollment: 4,768)
  • Columbus Technical College (about 50 miles; Columbus, GA; FT enrollment: 3,241)
  • Columbus State University (about 52 miles; Columbus, GA; FT enrollment: 6,876)
  • Jacksonville State University (about 52 miles; Jacksonville, AL; FT enrollment: 7,566)

Public high school in Roanoke:

Private high school in Roanoke:

  • FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 106, Location: 1120 US HIGHWAY 431, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Roanoke:

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Library in Roanoke:

  • ROANOKE - ANNIE L. AWBREY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $108,124; Location: 736 COLLEGE STREET; 19,487 books; 604 audio materials; 41 video materials; 1 state licensed databases)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Private Schools Faith Christian Academy

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Roanoke: Roanoke County Club (A), Roanoke Sewage Disposal Plant (B), Roanoke Public Library (C), Roanoke City Hall (D), Roanoke Fire Department Station 1 (E), Roanoke Fire Department Station 2 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Roanoke include: Peace and Goodwill Church (A), Mount Pisgah Baptist Church (B), Mission Mount Bethel Church (C), Roanoke Church of Christ (D), Center Chapel (E), Trinity Baptist Church (F), Neighborhood Chapel Church of God (G), First United Methodist Church (H), First Christian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Booger Hill Cemetery (1), Brown Cemetery (2), Cedarwood Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Bell Lake (A), Rice Pond (B), Bartlett Pond (C), Lake Louise (D), High Pine Creek Lake Number 3 (E), High Pine Creek Lake Number 2 (F), Roanoke City Lake (G), McMurray Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Graves Creek (A), Town Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Roanoke Inn (2983 Highway 431), Traveler's Inn (286 Highway 431), Budget Inn (701 Highway 431).

Birthplace of: Ella Gaunt Smith - Manufacturing businesspeople, Fred Hyatt - Football player, Horace Gillom - Football player, Jake Daniel - Baseball player.

Randolph County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Roanoke and their reported violations in the past:

ROANOKE (THE UTIL. BD. OF THE CITY OF) (Population served: 7,575, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-06-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-06-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-22-2013), St Public Notif received (MAR-01-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-06-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-06-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-22-2013), St Public Notif received (MAR-01-2013)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

63.8%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.9%
Whole state:

4.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
166 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
373 people in nursing homes in 2000
4 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with branches in Roanoke (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Roanoke Office at 607 Main St, branch established on 1931/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Small Town Bank: Roanoke Branch at 548 Main Street, branch established on 1931/05/12. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $236.7 mil, Deposits: $196.0 mil, headquarters in Wedowee, AL, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: East Alabama Financial Group, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Roanoke Branch at 3140 Highway 431, branch established on 1961/09/15. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • First Bank: Roanoke Branch at 109 Main Street, branch established on 1982/08/31. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $67.5 mil, Deposits: $60.8 mil, headquarters in Wadley, AL, positive income, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Independent Bancshares, Inc.
  • Bank of Wedowee: Roanoke Branch at 3500 Highway 431, branch established on 1997/10/14. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $119.5 mil, Deposits: $99.0 mil, headquarters in Wedowee, AL, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Swann Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Roanoke:

Marital status in Roanoke, AL
  • Never married: 30.2%
  • Now married: 39.5%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 11.6%
  • Divorced: 16.6%

For population 25 years and over in Roanoke:

  • High school or higher: 82.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Alabama average:

11.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Roanoke
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Roanoke, AL (based on Randolph County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,05369
Mainline Protestant1,97826
Black Protestant1,9539
Catholic1491
Other11
None9,779-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Randolph County:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Randolph County:

10.72 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.7%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.7%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Randolph County:

13.6%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Roanoke:

48.0%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.2%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Roanoke:

29.4
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.5%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.3%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
Roanoke:

34.7%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

51.9%
State:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Roanoke:

77.7%
State:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Roanoke, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 23$69,577$36,3010$0
Streets and Highways 10$24,428$29,3142$1,094
Parks and Recreation 5$7,551$18,1220$0
Police - Other 5$10,161$24,3860$0
Financial Administration 3$6,193$24,7720$0
Local Libraries 3$4,451$17,8042$1,459
Other Government Administration 2$3,479$20,8747$4,500
Judicial and Legal 1$4,063$48,7562$1,530
Firefighters 0$0 3$1,170
Totals for Government 52$129,903$29,97816$9,753

Roanoke government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,527,000 ($257.33)
    General - Other: $890,000 ($149.98)
    General Public Buildings: $730,000 ($123.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $557,000 ($93.87)
    Parks and Recreation: $238,000 ($40.11)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $188,000 ($31.68)
    Local Fire Protection: $176,000 ($29.66)
    Libraries: $108,000 ($18.20)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($1.35)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $290,000 ($48.87)

Roanoke government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $560,000 ($94.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $39,000 ($6.57)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,000 ($0.34)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $47,000 ($7.92)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $90,000 ($15.17)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $179,000 ($30.17)
    Interest Earnings: $88,000 ($14.83)
    General Revenue - Other: $67,000 ($11.29)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,779,000 ($468.32)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $747,000 ($125.88)
    Property: $515,000 ($86.79)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $95,000 ($16.01)
    Motor Vehicle License: $63,000 ($10.62)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $25,000 ($4.21)

Roanoke government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,389,000 ($1750.76)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,980,000 ($1681.83)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,670,000 ($1461.07)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,261,000 ($1392.15)

Roanoke government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $409,000 ($68.92)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,195,000 ($369.90)

5.56% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($35,010 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
Alabama average:

5.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Chambers County, AL  0.52% ($26,053 average AGI)
from Carroll County, GA  0.43% ($25,688)
from Troup County, GA  0.43% ($30,875)
Businesses in Roanoke, AL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Nike1
Advance Auto Parts1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Sears1
Circle K1Subway1
FedEx1U-Haul2
H&R Block1Walmart1
McDonald's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Roanoke:

  • WELR (1360 AM; 1 kW; ROANOKE, AL)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WGSE (720 AM; daytime; 8 kW; HOGANSVILLE, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WZZX (780 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LINEVILLE, AL; Owner: ROBERT A. PERRY)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WAOK (1380 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Roanoke:

  • WELR-FM (102.3 FM; ROANOKE, AL; Owner: EAGLE'S NEST, INC.)
  • WMAX-FM (105.3 FM; BOWDON, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTBJ (91.3 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WALR-FM (104.1 FM; LA GRANGE, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WSTH-FM (106.1 FM; ALEXANDER CITY, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVFJ-FM (93.3 FM; MANCHESTER, GA; Owner: PROVIDENT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVOK-FM (97.9 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: WOODARD BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • WASZ (95.5 FM; ASHLAND, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJSP-FM (88.1 FM; WARM SPRINGS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WCJM-FM (100.9 FM; WEST POINT, GA; Owner: QANTUM OF AUBURN LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WZLM (97.3 FM; DADEVILLE, AL; Owner: GREAT SOUTH RFDC, LLC)
  • WBTR-FM (92.1 FM; CARROLLTON, GA; Owner: WYAI, INC.)
  • W220AN (91.9 FM; LA GRANGE, ETC., GA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WMGP (98.1 FM; HOGANSVILLE, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Roanoke:

  • WSWS-TV (Channel 66; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF OPELIKA)
  • W04DB (Channel 4; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: VVILPTV, INC.)
  • WJSP-TV (Channel 28; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WCAG-LP (Channel 33; LA GRANGE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA-ALABAMA BROADCASTING, INC.)
Roanoke fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Roanoke fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 34Number of bridges
  • 187ft / 56.7mTotal length
  • $20,961,000Total costs
  • 66,751Total average daily traffic
  • 5,276Total average daily truck traffic
  • 86,108Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic
New bridges in Roanoke, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31920-1929
  • 51930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 71960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Roanoke, AL

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 39. The highest number of fire incidents - 74 took place in 2007, and the least - 0 in 2015. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Roanoke, AL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (42.9%), and Outside Fires (36.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Roanoke, AL
    • 28442.9%Structure Fires
    • 24036.3%Outside Fires
    • 10716.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 314.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Roanoke, AL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Roanoke, Alabama:

  • Key West Inn, 2983 Hwy 431, Roanoke, Alabama 36274 , Phone: (334) 863-2100, Fax: (334) 863-6713
  • Traveler's Inn, 286 Hwy 431, Roanoke, Alabama 36274 , Phone: (334) 863-4196, Fax: (334) 863-4943
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Roanoke, Alabama
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Roanoke, AL
  • 68.5%Electricity
  • 14.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.3%Utility gas
  • 3.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Roanoke, AL
  • 73.4%Electricity
  • 13.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.6%Utility gas
  • 1.6%Other fuel


Roanoke compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Roanoke on our top lists:

  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: material moving occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: transportation occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: material moving occupations (population 5,000+)"
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