For population 25 years and over in Roanoke Rapids:
For population 15 years and over in Roanoke Rapids city:
255 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,768 (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 ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 36.45 N, Longitude: 77.65 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,368 (+8.7%)
Area code: 252
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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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).
Population change in the 1990s: +536 (+3.3%).
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-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 41% greater 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 significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 97% 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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
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).
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.
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Local government website: www.roanokerapidsnc.com
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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)
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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%
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 25
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
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4.93% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,411 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.25% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,919 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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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
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Roanoke Rapids)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 68 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Roanoke Rapids, NC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Roanoke Rapids)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 23 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Roanoke Rapids)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 6 patent applications in 2008-2014.