Roanoke, Louisiana

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Population in 2010: 546.
Males: 289  (53.0%)
Females: 257  (47.0%)
Median resident age:

51.9 years
Louisiana median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 70581.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $43,470
Roanoke:

$43,470
LA:

$51,073

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $26,148

Roanoke CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $120,291
Roanoke:

$120,291
LA:

$172,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $122,464; detached houses: $127,589; mobile homes: $101,700

Median gross rent in 2019: $253.

March 2019 cost of living index in Roanoke: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 28.2%
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According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Roanoke, Louisiana as of May 27, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Roanoke is 482 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: French (25.0%), French Canadian (20.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 28 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $664 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lake Charles, LA (27.6 miles , pop. 71,757).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baton Rouge, LA (97.1 miles , pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (161.3 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Welsh, LA (2.1 miles ),
Jennings, LA (2.3 miles ),
Mermentau, LA (3.2 miles ),
Lacassine, LA (3.2 miles ),
Lake Arthur, LA (3.4 miles ),
Fenton, LA (3.7 miles ),
Hayes, LA (3.7 miles ),
Egan, LA (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 30.24 N, Longitude: 92.75 W

Area code: 337

Distribution of median household income in Roanoke, LA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Roanoke, LA in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.2%
Louisiana:

8.1%

Tornado activity:

Roanoke-area historical tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 55% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1952, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.7 miles away from the Roanoke place center injured 10 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 10/29/1974, a category F3 tornado 10.3 miles away from the place center killed 2 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Roanoke-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Louisiana state average. It is 41% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/17/2012 at 08:12:00, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 151.3 miles away from Roanoke center
On 9/2/2013 at 23:51:15, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 152.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/2013 at 21:52:38, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 159.4 miles away from Roanoke center
On 1/25/2013 at 07:01:19, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 144.3 miles away from Roanoke center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 463.5 miles away from the city 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 331.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson Davis Parish (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tropical Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Roanoke:

  • WESTEND HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 4 miles away; JENNINGS, LA)
  • GOLDEN AGE OF WELSH, LLC (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; WELSH, LA)
  • WELSH NURSING FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; WELSH, LA)
  • E NICHOLS STREET COMMUNITY HOM (Hospital, about 5 miles away; WELSH, LA)
  • CAMELOT BROOKSIDE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; JENNINGS, LA)
  • JENNINGS AMERICAN LEGION HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; JENNINGS, LA)
  • DCI - JENNINGS (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; JENNINGS, LA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Roanoke:

  • SOWELA Technical Community College (about 25 miles; Lake Charles, LA; Full-time enrollment: 2,160)
  • McNeese State University (about 29 miles; Lake Charles, LA; FT enrollment: 7,444)
  • South Louisiana Community College (about 42 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 2,519)
  • Acadiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus (about 42 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 2,378)
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette (about 44 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 14,493)
  • Lamar University (about 81 miles; Beaumont, TX; FT enrollment: 13,658)
  • Lamar Institute of Technology (about 81 miles; Beaumont, TX; FT enrollment: 2,023)

Public elementary/middle school in Roanoke:

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Notable location: Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Roanoke include: Roanoke United Methodist Church (A), Church of the Brethren (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Jefferson Davis Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.7 people
Louisiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

74.5%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.4%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.5% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Roanoke:

Marital status in Roanoke, LA
  • Never married: 10.8%
  • Now married: 73.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

For population 25 years and over in Roanoke:

  • High school or higher: 81.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.5
Louisiana average:

11.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Roanoke, LA (based on Jefferson Davis Parish data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic16,10011
Evangelical Protestant6,07823
Mainline Protestant1,38411
Black Protestant4413
Other2302
None7,361-
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: 10
This county:

3.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Jefferson Davis Parish:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Here:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Jefferson Davis Parish:

5.78 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

3.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Jefferson Davis Parish:

11.4%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

32.0%
State:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.1%
State:

13.7%

5.61% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,269 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.61%
Louisiana average:

6.26%

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 Calcasieu Parish, LA  2.03% ($47,423 average AGI)
from Acadia Parish, LA  0.60% ($48,000)
from Allen Parish, LA  0.42% ($35,065)


5.47% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,206 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
Louisiana average:

6.56%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Calcasieu Parish, LA  1.84% ($35,543 average AGI)
to Acadia Parish, LA  0.92% ($33,586)
to Lafayette Parish, LA  0.34% ($44,757)

Strongest AM radio stations in Roanoke:

  • KJEF (1290 AM; 1 kW; JENNINGS, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLCL (1470 AM; 5 kW; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDYS (1520 AM; 10 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVOL (1330 AM; 5 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLVI (560 AM; 5 kW; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • KWDF (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; BALL, LA; Owner: BALL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KJMJ (580 AM; 5 kW; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Roanoke:

  • K201FO (88.1 FM; JENNINGS, LA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KBXG (99.5 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAJN-FM (102.9 FM; CROWLEY, LA; Owner: RICE CAPITAL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KVEE (107.5 FM; LAKE ARTHUR, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOJO (91.7 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • KHLA (92.9 FM; JENNINGS, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQIS (102.1 FM; BASILE, LA; Owner: THIRD PARTNER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRVS (88.7 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE)
  • KYKZ (96.1 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KSMB (94.5 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBIU (103.7 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KJJB (105.5 FM; EUNICE, LA; Owner: TRI-PARISH BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KBEB-FM (106.7 FM; RAYNE, LA; Owner: BROADCAST PARTNERS, INC.)
  • K217DZ (91.3 FM; JENNINGS, LA; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Roanoke:

  • KPLC (Channel 7; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KLFY-TV (Channel 10; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KLFY, L.P.)
  • K45DI (Channel 45; MERMENTAU, LA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KJEF-CA (Channel 13; JENNINGS, ETC., LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLTL-TV (Channel 18; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KLPB-TV (Channel 24; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KATC (Channel 3; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KATC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KADN (Channel 15; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KADN-15, INC.)
  • KAGN-LP (Channel 65; CROWLEY, LA; Owner: RICE CAPITAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K69HD (Channel 69; CHURCH POINT, LA; Owner: GULF MANAGEMENT II, L.L.C.)
  • KVHP (Channel 29; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFAM-LP (Channel 58; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: RICE CAPITAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLAF-LP (Channel 62; OPELOUSAS, LA; Owner: WNTZ-48, INC.)

Roanoke fatal accident list:

Feb 17, 1985 02:43 PM, Parish2-11, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 92ft / 28.3mTotal length
  • 176,370Total average daily traffic
  • 463Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,232Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Roanoke, LA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Roanoke, LA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7
  • BRAD G ZIELIE, Railroad M/W Bldg 300' S Of R/W (Lat: 30.237222 Lon: -92.739444), Type: 98.5, Overall height: 97.5 m, Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad Company, Uplicensing@up.Com, , Omaha, Phone: (402) 544-1777
  • BRAD G ZIELIE, Railroad M/W Bldg 300' S Of R/W (Lat: 30.237222 Lon: -92.739444), Type: 98.5, Overall height: 97.5 m, Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad Company, Uplicensing@up.Com, , Omaha, Phone: (402) 544-1777
  • BRAD G ZIELIE, Railroad M/W Bldg 300' S Of R/W (Lat: 30.237222 Lon: -92.739444), Type: 98.5, Overall height: 97.5 m, Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad Company, Uplicensing@up.Com, , Omaha, Phone: (402) 544-1777
  • David Ayers, Ne Of End Of Pr 6-4 - Roanoke Tower Site (Lat: 30.236417 Lon: -92.740917), Type: 97.5, Structure height: 22053 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., David.Ayers@bnsf.Com, , Lenex-a, Phone: (913) 577-8962
  • David Ayers, Ne Of End Of Pr 6-4 - Roanoke Tower Site (Lat: 30.236417 Lon: -92.740917), Type: 97.5, Structure height: 22053 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., David.Ayers@bnsf.Com, , Lenex-a, Phone: (913) 577-8962
  • St Hwy 395 .25 Mi N Of I-10 (Lat: 30.250000 Lon: -92.738056), Type: 77.2, Overall height: 77.2 m, Registrant: State Of Louisiana, Baton- Rouge, Phone: (504) 935-0295
  • Railroad M/W Bldg 300' S Of R/W (Lat: 30.237222 Lon: -92.739444), Type: 98.5, Overall height: 97.5 m, Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad Company, Toddh@writeme.Com, , Omaha, Phone: (800) 544-4179

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 2 Mi N (Lat: 30.262139 Lon: -92.763750), Call Sign: WZE537, Licensee ID: L00057236,
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.725 MHz, Grant Date: 11/25/2003, Expiration Date: 01/04/2014, Cancellation Date: 03/08/2014, Registrant: Cyrus W Tietje, Roanoke, LA 70581
  • ROANOKE RADIO SITE, Ne Of End Of Pr 6-4 - Roanoke Tower Site (Lat: 30.236417 Lon: -92.740917), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQPJ853,
    Assigned Frequencies: 44.5800 MHz, Grant Date: 06/07/2012, Expiration Date: 06/07/2022, Certifier: Robert Leedham, Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4015, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • Lat: 30.201806 Lon: -92.723694, Call Sign: WQXL737,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.825 MHz, 456.425 MHz, 456.875 MHz, Grant Date: 04/09/2016, Expiration Date: 04/09/2026, Certifier: Jeff Mundy, Registrant: Allcomm Wireless Inc., 4116 First Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35222, Phone: (205) 591-8804, Fax: (205) 595-7642, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • DTL JENNINGS, St Hwy 395 .25 Mi N Of I-10 (Lat: 30.250000 Lon: -92.738056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 77.2 m, Call Sign: WQHL863,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/05/2007, Expiration Date: 09/05/2017, Cancellation Date: 11/11/2017, Certifier: Daryl Deshotel, Registrant: Detel Wireless LLC, 2028 Hwy. 115, Mansura, LA 71350, Phone: (318) 597-0303, Fax: (318) 597-3707, Email:
  • STATION, Sp Mw Bldg 300 Ft S Of Right Of Way (Lat: 30.237139 Lon: -92.739306), Overall height: 98.5 m, Call Sign: WAA633,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6675.00 MHz, Grant Date: 04/18/2019, Expiration Date: 05/12/2029, Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St., Suite 505n, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (402) 346-6676, Email:
  • STATION, On State Hwy 395 1/4 Mi N Of I-10 (Lat: 30.250194 Lon: -92.738194), Overall height: 77.1 m, Call Sign: WBD283,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6655.00 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6695.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/10/2021, Expiration Date: 04/01/2031, Registrant: Ladotd, 7686 Tom Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70806, Phone: (225) 935-0291, Fax: (225) 935-0363, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KF5VGF, Licensee ID: L01784536, Grant Date: 04/29/2013, Expiration Date: 04/29/2023, Certifier: Kenneth P Mott, Registrant: Kenneth P Mott, 47222 Ferguson Rd, Roanoke, LA 70581

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Roanoke, LA
  • 82.0%Utility gas
  • 18.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Roanoke, LA
  • 60.0%Electricity
  • 40.0%Utility gas


Roanoke compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
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