Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 14,787 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -12.8%
 
Males: 6,831  (46.2%)
Females: 7,956  (53.8%)
Median resident age:

36.7 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 27870, 27890.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $35,957 (it was $28,745 in 2000)
Roanoke Rapids:

$35,957
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,550 (it was $15,972 in 2000)

Roanoke Rapids city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $119,946 (it was $72,600 in 2000)
Roanoke Rapids:

$119,946
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $148,655; detached houses: $148,002; townhouses or other attached units: $123,993; mobile homes: $157,194

Median gross rent in 2017: $731.

March 2019 cost of living index in Roanoke Rapids: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 26.7%
(13.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.3% for Black residents, 34.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 56.7% for American Indian residents, 49.5% for other race residents, 21.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Roanoke Rapids, NC (2017)
    • 8,41054.5%White alone
    • 5,83237.8%Black alone
    • 8245.3%Hispanic
    • 1881.2%Asian alone
    • 740.5%Two or more races
    • 680.4%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 46 registered sex offenders living in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina as of July 05, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Roanoke Rapids is 343 to 1.


Crime rates in Roanoke Rapids by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(11.9)
2
(12.2)
0
(0.0)
5
(30.6)
3
(18.6)
2
(12.5)
1
(6.3)
2
(12.8)
3
(19.2)
2
(13.1)
2
(13.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(30.0)
2
(11.9)
6
(36.6)
6
(36.7)
7
(42.8)
7
(43.4)
7
(43.9)
14
(88.9)
12
(76.5)
5
(32.0)
9
(58.9)
N/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
40
(240.0)
37
(220.4)
30
(182.8)
40
(244.7)
27
(165.2)
29
(179.9)
19
(119.1)
24
(152.3)
23
(146.6)
36
(230.7)
25
(163.7)
28
(185.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
71
(425.9)
69
(411.1)
52
(316.9)
38
(232.5)
45
(275.4)
37
(229.5)
34
(213.1)
68
(431.6)
55
(350.6)
47
(301.2)
72
(471.4)
77
(510.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
292
(1,752)
278
(1,656)
212
(1,292)
249
(1,523)
284
(1,738)
209
(1,296)
306
(1,918)
251
(1,593)
239
(1,524)
268
(1,718)
265
(1,735)
208
(1,379)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
781
(4,685)
661
(3,938)
578
(3,523)
711
(4,349)
639
(3,911)
638
(3,958)
539
(3,378)
626
(3,973)
727
(4,635)
740
(4,743)
747
(4,891)
617
(4,091)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
56
(335.9)
69
(411.1)
71
(432.7)
56
(342.6)
50
(306.0)
21
(130.3)
19
(119.1)
25
(158.7)
23
(146.6)
20
(128.2)
33
(216.1)
25
(165.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
7
(42.0)
7
(41.7)
2
(12.2)
5
(30.6)
2
(12.2)
4
(24.8)
4
(25.1)
0
(0.0)
4
(25.5)
5
(32.0)
4
(26.2)
3
(19.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)518.1488.0437.9457.3502.7431.3417.5498.9504.6513.8551.1505.5

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 43 (36 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.45
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Ancestries: American (25.1%), English (6.2%), African (6.1%), Irish (3.5%), German (2.3%), Scotch-Irish (1.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 155 feet

Land area: 7.84 square miles.

Population density: 1,887 people per square mile   (low).

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina map

486 residents are foreign born (2.0% Latin America, 0.6% Asia).

This city:

3.1%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,883 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,440 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rocky Mount, NC (35.6 miles , pop. 55,893).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (70.6 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (280.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

South Rosemary, NC (1.6 miles ),
Gaston, NC (1.7 miles ),
Weldon, NC (1.9 miles ),
South Weldon, NC (2.0 miles ),
Garysburg, NC (2.3 miles ),
Halifax, NC (3.1 miles ),
Seaboard, NC (3.5 miles ),
Jackson, NC (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 36.45 N, Longitude: 77.65 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,599 (+10.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,068 (53.2%)

Area code: 252

Distribution of median household income in Roanoke Rapids, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Roanoke Rapids, NC in 2017
Roanoke Rapids satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 24 buildings, average cost: $118,200
  • 1998: 29 buildings, average cost: $118,400
  • 1999: 31 buildings, average cost: $145,200
  • 2000: 38 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2001: 36 buildings, average cost: $117,800
  • 2002: 17 buildings, average cost: $147,600
  • 2003: 16 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $118,200
  • 2005: 32 buildings, average cost: $131,800
  • 2006: 31 buildings, average cost: $131,800
  • 2007: 39 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2008: 18 buildings, average cost: $102,900
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $122,800
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $236,700
  • 2011: 11 buildings, average cost: $119,100
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2013: 10 buildings, average cost: $125,400
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $200,300
  • 2015: 9 buildings, average cost: $186,200
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $275,800
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $125,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Roanoke Rapids, NC residents
Average permit cost in Roanoke Rapids, NC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.8%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Historical population in Roanoke Rapids, NC
Historical housing units in Roanoke Rapids, NC

Population change in the 1990s: +536 (+3.3%).
Most common industries in Roanoke Rapids, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (10.9%)
  • Health care (10.2%)
  • Public administration (8.2%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Paper (4.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.7%)
  • Public administration (10.3%)
  • Paper (7.5%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
  • Wood products (5.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.4%)
  • Utilities (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.0%)
  • Educational services (15.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.2%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
  • Social assistance (3.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Roanoke Rapids, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.6%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.4%)
  • Cashiers (4.1%)

Average climate in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Roanoke Rapids-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 5% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/28/1988, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.1 miles away from the Roanoke Rapids city center killed 4 people and injured 154 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 10/14/1986, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.4 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Roanoke Rapids-area historical earthquake activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 79.5 miles away from the city center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 92.8 miles away from Roanoke Rapids center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 75.2 miles away from Roanoke Rapids center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 90.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 108.6 miles away from Roanoke Rapids center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 366.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Halifax County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Roanoke Rapids topographic map

Main business address for: ROANOKE TECHNOLOGY CORP (SERVICES-BUSINESS SERVICES, NEC).

Hospitals and medical centers in Roanoke Rapids:

  • HALIFAX REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER INC (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 250 SMITH CHURCH RD)
  • LIFE, INC IDLEWOOD GROUP HOME (103 WOOD GLENN ROAD)
  • LIFE, INC LAKEVIEW GROUP HOME (102 MIDWAY LANE)
  • SCI-ROANOKE HOUSE (103 & 105 CLEARFIELD DRIVE)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB-ROANOKE RAPIDS (305 FOURTEENTH STREET)
  • BMA OF ROANOKE RAPIDS INC (260 SMITH CHURCH ROAD)
  • HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE OF HAL (1229 JULIAN R. ALLSBROOK HIGHW)

Airports and heliports located in Roanoke Rapids:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Roanoke Rapids:

  • Southside Virginia Community College (about 31 miles; Alberta, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,716)
  • Nash Community College (about 36 miles; Rocky Mount, NC; FT enrollment: 2,520)
  • Edgecombe Community College (about 41 miles; Tarboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,058)
  • Vance-Granville Community College (about 48 miles; Henderson, NC; FT enrollment: 3,232)
  • Virginia State University (about 56 miles; Petersburg, VA; FT enrollment: 5,815)
  • East Carolina University (about 61 miles; Greenville, NC; FT enrollment: 23,943)
  • John Tyler Community College (about 64 miles; Chester, VA; FT enrollment: 5,864)

Public high school in Roanoke Rapids:

Private high schools in Roanoke Rapids:

  • HALIFAX ACADEMY (Students: 378, Location: 1400 THREE BRIDGES RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • CORNERSTONE SCHOOL (Students: 89, Location: 90 WOODSTORE RD, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Roanoke Rapids:

Private elementary/middle school in Roanoke Rapids:

  • GINGERBREAD HOUSE (Students: 23, Location: 132 CLEARFIELD DR, Grades: PK-5)
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Library in Roanoke Rapids:

  • ROANOKE RAPIDS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $289,118; Location: 319 ROANOKE AVENUE; 34,650 books; 1,757 audio materials; 2,581 video materials; 56 state licensed databases; 58 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Roanoke Rapids: Davis Recreation Center (A), Roanoke Rapids Police Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Becker Village Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Main business address in Roanoke Rapids: ROANOKE TECHNOLOGY CORP (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Roanoke Rapids include: White Church (A), Calvary Church (B), Central Church (C), Chockoyotte Church (D), Park Church (E), Roanoke Church (F), Faith Tabernacle (G), Saint Johns Church (H), Tabernacle Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Cedarwood Cemetery (1), Poplar Grove Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lake Williams (A), I F Rochelle Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Roanoke Rapids: Chaloner Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Best Western Roanoke Rapids (I 95 At Nc 46 Exit 176), Fairfax Motel (1135 East 10th Street), Brookwood Motel (1001 Julian R Allsbrook H), Comfort Inn (I-95 At Sr 46 (Exit 176)), Hampton Inn Roanoke Rapids (1914 Julian R Allsbrook Hwy Us 158 And I-95 At Exit 173), Carolina Inn (1015 Jackson Street).

Birthplace of: Chris Daughtry - Alternative rock musician, George Grizzard - Film actor, Ivan Parker - Gospel singer, Jack Boone - Football player and coach, James E. Cheek - Educator, Richard Kern - Experimental filmmaker, Clarke Hogan - Virginia Politician, James Anderson (American football) - Football player, Michael H. Wray - Politician, Ron Davis (outfielder) - Baseball player.

Halifax County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

ST JOHNS BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2014 and SEP-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-18-2014), St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-2014), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-18-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-28-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-28-2013), St Public Notif requested (JAN-28-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-12-2011), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-12-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-12-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-02-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-14-2011), St Formal NOV issued (APR-14-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-14-2011), St Public Notif received (APR-18-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-14-2010), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-14-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-14-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-22-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-17-2009), St Formal NOV issued (APR-17-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-12-2010)
  • 4 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In OCT-18-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-22-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-22-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAR-22-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-02-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-24-2007), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-24-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-14-2008)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.9%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.3%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Roanoke Rapids in 2010:

  • 108 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 27 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Roanoke Rapids in 2000:

  • 142 people in nursing homes
  • 92 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 28 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with most branches in Roanoke Rapids (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Roanoke Rapids Main Branch at 1001 Hamilton Street, branch established on 1956/06/11; Oakland Branch at 1180 Julian R. Allsbrook Hwy, branch established on 1966/10/25. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Old Farm Road Branch at 412 Old Farm Rd S, branch established on 2010/02/15; Roanoke Rapids Main Branch at 1583 East Tenth Street, branch established on 1970/03/17. 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
  • Roanoke Rapids Savings Bank, SSB: Roanoke Rapids Savings Bank, Ssb at 325 Becker Drive, branch established on 1914/01/01; Bolling Branch at 2451 Bolling Road, branch established on 1994/07/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $58.9 mil, Deposits: $45.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • Citizens Community Bank: Roanoke Rapids Branch at 778 Old Farm Road South, branch established on 2007/07/17. Info updated 2006/12/21: Bank assets: $161.5 mil, Deposits: $134.7 mil, headquarters in South Hill, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Roanoke Rapids - Main Branch at 306 Old Farm Road, branch established on 1951/03/09. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Southern Bank and Trust Company: Roanoke Rapids Branch at 1580 East Tenth Street, branch established on 1907/01/01. Info updated 2011/09/26: Bank assets: $2,039.8 mil, Deposits: $1,658.5 mil, headquarters in Mount Olive, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 66 total offices, Holding Company: Southern Bancshares (N.C.), Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Roanoke Rapids Walmart Branch at 251 Premier Blvd, branch established on 2008/05/31. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • Roanoke Valley Savings Bank, SSB: Roanoke Valley Savings Bank, Ssb at 828 Roanoke Avenue, branch established on 1929/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $42.4 mil, Deposits: $32.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices
  • New Republic Savings Bank: at 420 Becker Drive, branch established on 1998/12/15. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $55.1 mil, Deposits: $43.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Roanoke Rapids:

Marital status in Roanoke Rapids, NC
  • Never married: 33.5%
  • Now married: 41.2%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

For population 25 years and over in Roanoke Rapids:

  • High school or higher: 78.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.3
North Carolina average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Roanoke Rapids
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Religion statistics for Roanoke Rapids, NC (based on Halifax County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,22180
Mainline Protestant4,97630
Black Protestant3,83617
Catholic4582
Other3514
None28,849-
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: 25
Here:

4.55 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Halifax County:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
This county:

7.46 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
This county:

5.46 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Halifax County:

14.6%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Halifax County:

34.1%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.3%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Roanoke Rapids:

52.7%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Roanoke Rapids:

50.7%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Roanoke Rapids:

28.8
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.3%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.2%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Roanoke Rapids:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Roanoke Rapids:

35.4%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
Roanoke Rapids:

58.0%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Roanoke Rapids:

80.1%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Roanoke Rapids, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 36$155,255$51,7521$757
Firefighters 29$94,721$39,1951$2,325
Solid Waste Management 18$49,368$32,9120$0
Parks and Recreation 12$37,074$37,07421$10,633
Other and Unallocable 11$30,531$33,3076$9,289
Streets and Highways 11$28,438$31,0233$4,130
Other Government Administration 5$27,216$65,3186$3,656
Housing and Community Development (Local) 4$14,769$44,3070$0
Financial Administration 4$16,581$49,7432$1,517
Local Libraries 4$11,463$34,3893$1,256
Police - Other 3$8,924$35,6960$0
Welfare 1$3,479$41,7482$1,506
Health 1$2,615$31,3800$0
Fire - Other 1$3,009$36,1080$0
Totals for Government 140$483,443$41,43845$35,069

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

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,713,000 ($183.47)
    General - Other: $2,591,000 ($175.22)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,725,000 ($116.66)
    Regular Highways: $1,451,000 ($98.13)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,097,000 ($74.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $991,000 ($67.02)
    Central Staff Services: $618,000 ($41.79)
    Libraries: $236,000 ($15.96)
    Financial Administration: $215,000 ($14.54)
    Natural Resources - Other: $179,000 ($12.11)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $92,000 ($6.22)
    General Public Buildings: $87,000 ($5.88)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $28,000 ($1.89)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,388,000 ($93.87)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $239,000 ($16.16)
    Solid Waste Management: $176,000 ($11.90)
    Local Fire Protection: $37,000 ($2.50)
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000 ($1.76)
    General - Other: $25,000 ($1.69)
    Natural Resources - Other: $21,000 ($1.42)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($0.41)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $336,000 ($22.72)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,146,000 ($77.50)
    Other: $286,000 ($19.34)
    Air Transportation: $168,000 ($11.36)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $116,000 ($7.84)
    Parks and Recreation: $62,000 ($4.19)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $950,000 ($64.25)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($0.27)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,114,000 ($75.34)
    Housing and Community Development: $919,000 ($62.15)
    Highways: $459,000 ($31.04)
    Other: $179,000 ($12.11)
  • Tax - Property: $7,089,000 ($479.41)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,070,000 ($139.99)
    Other License: $215,000 ($14.54)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $95,000 ($6.42)
    Motor Vehicle License: $70,000 ($4.73)
    Other Selective Sales: $38,000 ($2.57)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,120,000 ($1360.65)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,690,000 ($1331.58)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $336,000 ($22.72)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,099,000 ($344.83)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,979,000 ($133.83)

4.81% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,661 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.81%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

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 Northampton County, NC  0.80% ($28,373 average AGI)
from Nash County, NC  0.55% ($28,663)
from Wake County, NC  0.25% ($32,467)


5.38% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($33,971 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

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 Nash County, NC  0.81% ($29,404 average AGI)
to Northampton County, NC  0.65% ($32,241)
to Wake County, NC  0.45% ($37,247)
Businesses in Roanoke Rapids, NC
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
Applebee's1McDonald's3
Arby's1Nike2
AutoZone1Nissan1
Best Western1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King2Payless1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Quality1
Chick-Fil-A1RadioShack1
Comfort Suites1Rite Aid1
Cracker Barrel1Ruby Tuesday1
Curves1Rue211
Dairy Queen1Ryan's Grill1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx2Sleep Inn1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Staples1
Ford1Starbucks1
GNC1Subway3
GameStop1T-Mobile2
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hardee's2Toyota1
Hilton2U-Haul3
Holiday Inn1U.S. Cellular1
Honda1UPS3
JCPenney1Vans1
KFC1Verizon Wireless1
La-Z-Boy2Waffle House1
Lane Furniture1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Roanoke Rapids:

  • WCBT (1230 AM; 1 kW; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: MAINQUAD, INC.)
  • WSMY (1400 AM; 1 kW; WELDON, NC; Owner: MAINQUAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WYAL (1280 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SCOTLAND NECK, NC)
  • WDZY (1290 AM; 25 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WARR (1520 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WARRENTON, NC; Owner: QUAD DIVISIONS, INC. DBA DARENSBURG BROADCASTING)
  • WETC (540 AM; 8 kW; WENDELL-ZEBULON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA REGIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEVA (860 AM; daytime; 1 kW; EMPORIA, VA; Owner: COLONIAL MEDIA CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Roanoke Rapids:

  • WRTP-FM (90.1 FM; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPGT (91.1 FM; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WYTT (97.9 FM; GASTON, NC; Owner: MAINQUAD, INC.)
  • WZRU (88.5 FM; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: ROANOKE VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPTM (102.3 FM; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: MAINQUAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYFL (92.5 FM; HENDERSON, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJYA (89.3 FM; EMPORIA, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WKTC (95.5 FM; PINETOPS, NC; Owner: WEQQ, INC.)
  • WSMY-FM (103.1 FM; ALBERTA, VA; Owner: MAINQUAD BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Roanoke Rapids:

  • WNVN-LP (Channel 20; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: MAINQUAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUNP-TV (Channel 36; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WRPX (Channel 47; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: PAXSON RALEIGH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WWAY (Channel 3; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WRAY-TV (Channel 30; WILSON, NC; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Roanoke Rapids fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 33Number of bridges
  • 436ft / 133mTotal length
  • 382,550Total average daily traffic
  • 56,422Total average daily truck traffic
  • 615,900Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Roanoke Rapids, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41950-1959
  • 131960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 71990-1999
  • 72000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Roanoke Rapids, NC

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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 139. The highest number of fires - 202 took place in 2008, and the least - 60 in 2018. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Roanoke Rapids, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (37.0%), and Structure Fires (36.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Roanoke Rapids, NC
    • 87437.0%Outside Fires
    • 85536.2%Structure Fires
    • 35615.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 27811.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Roanoke Rapids, NC

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina:

  • Quality Inn, 1914 Julian R Allsbrook Hwy, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina 27870 , Phone: (252) 537-9927, Fax: (252) 308-6905
  • Comfort Inn, 1911 Weldon Rd, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina 27870 , Phone: (252) 537-5252, Fax: (252) 537-9469
  • Sleep Inn, 101 Hampton Blvd, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina 27870 , Phone: (252) 537-3141, Fax: (252) 537-3165
  • SureStay Plus by Best Western Roanoke Rapids, 136 Sheraton Dr, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina 27870 , Phone: (252) 536-2300, Fax: (252) 536-2377
  • Comfort Suites, 74 Premier Blvd, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina 27870 , Phone: (252) 535-3300, Fax: (252) 535-3325
  • Hilton Garden Inn, 111 Carolina Crossroads Pkwy, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina 27870 , Phone: (252) 519-2333, Fax: (252) 536-2458
  • Hampton Inn, 85 Hampton Blvd, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina 27870 , Phone: (252) 537-7555, Fax: (252) 537-9852
  • Best Western Roanoke Rapids, I-95 At NC 46, Exit 176, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina 27870 , Phone: (252) 537-1011, Fax: (252) 537-9258
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Roanoke Rapids, NC
  • 46.2%Electricity
  • 45.2%Utility gas
  • 3.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Roanoke Rapids, NC
  • 65.6%Electricity
  • 29.6%Utility gas
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Solar energy


Roanoke Rapids compared to North Carolina state average:

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