Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 15,623 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.9%
 
Males: 7,272  (46.6%)
Females: 8,351  (53.4%)
Median resident age:  37.9 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 27870, 27890.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,398 (it was $28,745 in 2000)
Roanoke Rapids:

$34,398
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,792 (it was $15,972 in 2000)

Roanoke Rapids city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $107,787 (it was $72,600 in 2000)
Roanoke Rapids:

$107,787
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $123,290; Detached houses: $128,416; Townhouses or other attached units: $86,070; In 2-unit structures: $107,587; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $106,631; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $79,495; Mobile homes: $41,820

Median gross rent in 2012: $643.

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  • White alone - 10,147 (62.9%)
  • Black alone - 4,768 (29.6%)
  • Two or more races - 509 (3.2%)
  • Hispanic - 400 (2.5%)
  • Asian alone - 225 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 55 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Roanoke Rapids: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (14.3%), United States (11.4%), Irish (10.1%), German (4.7%), Scottish (2.2%), Scotch-Irish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 155 feet

Land area: 7.84 square miles.

Population density: 1,994 people per square mile   (low).

Roanoke Rapids,NC real estate house value index trend

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Roanoke Rapids:

  • High school or higher: 81.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Roanoke Rapids city:

  • Never married: 30.0%
  • Now married: 45.5%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

265 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.6%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 52 registered sex offenders living in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina as of March 26, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Roanoke Rapids to the number of sex offenders is 302 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,768 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,297 (1.5%)

Roanoke Rapids satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 36.45 N, Longitude: 77.65 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,370 (+8.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,019 (47.9%)

Area code: 252

Roanoke Rapids household income distribution Roanoke Rapids home values distribution

Crime rates in Roanoke Rapids by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1020202205321
per 100,000 6.00.011.40.011.90.011.912.20.030.618.612.56.3
Rapes 145167526677714
per 100,000 83.329.05.735.841.730.011.936.636.742.843.443.988.9
Robberies 36314036254037304027291924
per 100,000 214.3179.8228.2214.7149.0240.0220.4182.8244.7165.2179.9119.1152.3
Assaults 56435357407169523845373468
per 100,000 333.4249.3302.4339.9238.5425.9411.1316.9232.5275.4229.5213.1431.6
Burglaries 191238251224241292278212249284209306251
per 100,000 1137.01380.01432.11335.61436.71751.61656.11292.11523.21738.21296.41918.01593.0
Thefts 756694752739768781661578711639638539626
per 100,000 4500.54024.14290.54406.44578.24685.13937.83522.94349.43910.93957.63378.53973.1
Auto thefts 52526948685669715650211925
per 100,000 309.6301.5393.7286.2405.4335.9411.1432.7342.6306.0130.3119.1158.7
Arson 4641377252440
per 100,000 23.834.822.86.017.942.041.712.230.612.224.825.10.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 500.0413.7465.3459.2471.5524.4494.0443.2462.9508.9436.6422.6505.0

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Roanoke Rapids detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 43 (39 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.48
North Carolina average:

2.37
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

10.0%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +536 (+3.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

Work and jobs in Roanoke Rapids: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina average temperatures Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina average precipitation Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina humidity Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina wind speed Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina snowfall Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina sunshine Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina clear and cloudy days

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 the city 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 (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, 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

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.

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)
  • BMA OF ROANOKE RAPIDS INC (260 SMITH CHURCH ROAD)
  • HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE OF HAL (1229 JULIAN R. ALLSBROOK HIGHW)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB-ROANOKE RAPIDS (305 FOURTEENTH STREET)

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)

Private high schools in Roanoke Rapids:

  • HALIFAX ACADEMY (Students: 557; Location: 1400 THREE BRIDGES RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CORNERSTONE SCHOOL (Students: 98; Location: 90 WOOD STORE RD; Grades: KG - 12)
See full list of schools located in Roanoke Rapids

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)

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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).

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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.9%
(7.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.6% for Black residents, 22.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 11.5% for other race residents, 56.9% for two or more races residents)
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

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Roanoke Rapids compared to North Carolina state average:

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

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) (Amended And
  • 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

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

  • Inn At Roanoke Rapids, 100 Holiday Dr, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 , Phone: (252) 537-1031, Fax: (252) 537-7848
  • Quality Inn, 1914 Julian R Allsbrook Hwy, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 , Phone: (252) 537-9927, Fax: (252) 308-6905
  • Comfort Inn, 1911 Weldon Rd, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 , Phone: (252) 537-5252, Fax: (252) 537-9469
  • Sleep Inn, 101 Hampton Blvd, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 , Phone: (252) 537-3141, Fax: (252) 537-3165
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 136 Sheraton Dr, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 , Phone: (252) 536-2300
  • Comfort Suites, 74 Premier Blvd, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 , Phone: (252) 535-3300, Fax: (252) 535-3325
  • Hilton Garden Inn, 111 Carolina Crossroads Pkwy, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 , Phone: (252) 519-2333, Fax: (252) 536-2458
  • Hampton Inn, 85 Hampton Blvd, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 , Phone: (252) 537-7555, Fax: (252) 537-9852
  • Best Western Roanoke Rapids, I-95 At NC 46, Exit 176, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 , Phone: (252) 537-1011, Fax: (252) 537-9258
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Roanoke Rapids travel time to work - commute Roanoke Rapids mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (47%)
  • Utility gas (44%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Roanoke Rapids city (based on Halifax County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.62%
Here: 34.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchEpiscopal Church
Adherents42.2%27.2%9.4%4.8%3.3%
Congregations30.6%23.5%7.1%7.1%8.2%
NameCatholic ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)American Baptist Churches in the USAPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.7%2.7%2.6%2.2%2.9%
Congregations2.4%4.7%2.4%3.5%10.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
Halifax County:

4.55 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

7.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

14.6%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Halifax County:

34.1%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.3%
State:

15.6%
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
Financial Administration 4$15,301$45,9030$0
Other Government Administration 4$15,323$45,9697$2,239
Police Protection - Officers 35$107,999$37,0282$9,566
Police - Other 4$11,088$33,2640$0
Firefighters 30$92,063$36,8250$0
Fire - Other 1$2,686$32,2320$0
Streets and Highways 11$25,716$28,0541$1,506
Welfare 1$3,184$38,2082$1,634
Solid Waste Management 25$62,313$29,9100$0
Parks and Recreation 11$31,505$34,36934$19,005
Local Libraries 4$13,450$40,3502$1,284
Other and Unallocable 3$10,532$42,1280$0
Totals for Government 133$391,160$35,29348$35,234

Roanoke Rapids government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $16,000 ($1.02)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,848,000 ($118.29)
    General - Other: $1,445,000 ($92.49)
    Fire Protection: $1,361,000 ($87.12)
    Regular Highways: $1,157,000 ($74.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $857,000 ($54.86)
    Parks & Recreation: $826,000 ($52.87)
    Housing & Community Development: $673,000 ($43.08)
    Central Staff Services: $397,000 ($25.41)
    Financial Administration: $348,000 ($22.27)
    Libraries: $276,000 ($17.67)
    Transit Utilities: $181,000 ($11.59)
    Air Transportation: $128,000 ($8.19)
    General Public Buildings: $64,000 ($4.10)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $19,000 ($1.22)
    Health Services - Other: $10,000 ($0.64)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $4,000 ($0.26)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $489,000 ($31.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $127,000 ($8.13)
    Police Protection: $125,000 ($8.00)
    Parks & Recreation: $39,000 ($2.50)
    Air Transportation: $35,000 ($2.24)
    General Public Building: $33,000 ($2.11)
    Regular Highways: $30,000 ($1.92)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $9,000 ($0.58)
    Fire Protection: $9,000 ($0.58)
    Central Staff: $6,000 ($0.38)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,316,000 ($276.26)

Roanoke Rapids government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $112,000 ($7.17)
  • Charges - All Other: $373,000 ($23.88)
    Solid Waste Management: $364,000 ($23.30)
    Parking Facilities: $115,000 ($7.36)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,445,000 ($92.49)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $389,000 ($24.90)
    Interest Earnings: $142,000 ($9.09)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $965,000 ($61.77)
    Housing & Community Development: $673,000 ($43.08)
    Highways: $576,000 ($36.87)
    All Other: $470,000 ($30.08)
  • Tax - Property: $4,326,000 ($276.90)
    NEC: $271,000 ($17.35)
    Motor Vehicle License: $71,000 ($4.54)
    Total General Sales: $13,000 ($0.83)

Roanoke Rapids government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,598,000 ($294.31)

4.69% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,251 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.69%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Northampton County, NC  0.85% ($23,289 average AGI)
from Nash County, NC  0.54% ($26,760)
from Edgecombe County, NC  0.35% ($16,871)


5.30% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,078 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.30%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Northampton County, NC  0.77% ($24,620 average AGI)
to Nash County, NC  0.70% ($28,833)
to Edgecombe County, NC  0.38% ($24,294)

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 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Roanoke Rapids fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total average daily traffic: 150
Total average daily truck traffic: 10
Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic: 300

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 184
  • Hazardous Condition: 278
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 10

Incident types - Roanoke Rapids

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Roanoke Rapids, NC
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
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