Roanoke, Virginia

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Population in 2014: 99,428 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.8%
 
Males: 47,672  (47.9%)
Females: 51,756  (52.1%)
Median resident age:  37.5 years
Virginia median age:  37.6 years

Zip codes: 24011, 24013, 24014, 24016, 24017.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,651 (it was $30,719 in 2000)
Roanoke:

$36,651
VA:

$62,666

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,861 (it was $18,468 in 2000)

Roanoke city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $131,800 (it was $80,100 in 2000)
Roanoke:

$131,800
VA:

$239,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $157,094; Detached houses: $158,819; Townhouses or other attached units: $184,139; In 2-unit structures: $115,481; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $144,950; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $104,711; Mobile homes: $77,140

Median gross rent in 2013: $714.

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  • Races in Roanoke, VA (2013)

    Roanoke races chart
    • 60,19361.1%White alone
    • 26,26926.7%Black alone
    • 5,7705.9%Hispanic
    • 3,7623.8%Two or more races
    • 2,1462.2%Asian alone
    • 1770.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 940.10%American Indian alone
    • 860.09%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Roanoke: 87.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (11.6%), English (11.5%), Irish (9.4%), United States (9.2%), Scotch-Irish (3.2%), Subsaharan African (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1874

Elevation: 940 feet

Land area: 42.9 square miles.

Population density: 2,319 people per square mile   (low).

Roanoke,VA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Roanoke:

  • High school or higher: 81.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Roanoke city:

  • Never married: 35.2%
  • Now married: 42.0%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

6,415 residents are foreign born (3.2% Latin America, 1.1% Asia, 1.0% Africa).

This city:

6.5%
Virginia:

11.5%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 65 registered sex offenders living in Roanoke, Virginia as of December 05, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Roanoke to the number of sex offenders is 1,500 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,283 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,356 (1.1%)

Roanoke satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (83.1 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (320.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Cherry Hill, VA (1.7 miles ), Vinton, VA (1.8 miles ), Cave Spring, VA (2.0 miles ), Hollins, VA (2.1 miles ), Salem, VA (2.4 miles ), Cloverdale, VA (2.5 miles ), Laymantown, VA (2.9 miles ), Glenvar, VA (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 66 buildings, average cost: $55,200
  • 1998: 70 buildings, average cost: $55,700
  • 1999: 184 buildings, average cost: $73,400
  • 2000: 168 buildings, average cost: $71,400
  • 2001: 238 buildings, average cost: $85,800
  • 2002: 273 buildings, average cost: $71,900
  • 2003: 219 buildings, average cost: $86,300
  • 2004: 198 buildings, average cost: $81,600
  • 2005: 151 buildings, average cost: $91,900
  • 2006: 80 buildings, average cost: $177,600
  • 2007: 89 buildings, average cost: $136,700
  • 2008: 140 buildings, average cost: $135,600
  • 2009: 80 buildings, average cost: $131,900
  • 2010: 47 buildings, average cost: $210,100
  • 2011: 46 buildings, average cost: $155,400
  • 2012: 39 buildings, average cost: $181,500
  • 2013: 65 buildings, average cost: $179,200
  • 2014: 35 buildings, average cost: $131,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.28 N, Longitude: 79.96 W

Roanoke nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): Star City of the South, Magic City

Daytime population change due to commuting: +24,529 (+24.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 26,980 (58.4%)

Area code: 540

Roanoke household income distribution Roanoke home values distribution

Crime rates in Roanoke by Year
Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 81612411998992
per 100,000 8.517.112.84.412.09.79.58.19.29.22.0
Rapes 6055605548262733404435
per 100,000 64.058.764.160.552.227.928.533.640.944.935.4
Robberies 18722822026621318417617514114289
per 100,000 199.4243.4235.2292.6231.6197.6185.7178.2144.2145.090.0
Assaults 596596661576473420465373352262214
per 100,000 635.5636.2706.5633.7514.2451.1490.5379.9360.0267.5216.3
Burglaries 9931,0119781,016983913883928940628557
per 100,000 1,058.81,079.11,045.41,117.81,068.7980.6931.5945.1961.3641.3563.0
Thefts 4,4704,9123,8873,6373,8113,7743,6083,4243,5833,6363,386
per 100,000 4,766.15,243.14,154.84,001.44,143.24,053.33,806.13,487.13,664.33,713.03,422.2
Auto thefts 492446430347296288244283248180184
per 100,000 524.6476.1459.6381.8321.8309.3257.4288.2253.6183.8186.0
Arson 4637362839453332422125
per 100,000 49.039.538.530.842.448.334.832.643.021.425.3
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 280.6) 546.0587.6549.0525.3490.0434.1421.4390.0389.2349.3285.5

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

Crime rate in Roanoke detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 292 (246 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.49
Virginia average:

2.27

Roanoke tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.5%
Virginia:

4.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,865 (-1.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Roanoke, Virginia

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Tornado activity:

Roanoke-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 3.6 miles away from the Roanoke city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/17/1953, a category F2 tornado 5.9 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Roanoke-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 227.3 miles away from the city center
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 114.8 miles away from Roanoke center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 108.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 111.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 292.4 miles away from Roanoke center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 110.0 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 Roanoke County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Ice Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Roanoke topographic map

Birthplace of: Henrietta Lacks - Medical patient, Louis A. Johnson, Don Pullen - Jazz pianist, John Payne (actor) - Hollywood actor, Ralph K. Smith - Politician, Tony Atlas - Professional wrestler, Belford Lawson, Jr. - Football player and coach, James Hylton - Stock car racing driver, John C. Mather - Astrophysicist and cosmologist, Lynn Bari - Actress.

Main business address for: OPTICAL CABLE CORP (DRAWING AND INSULATING NONFERROUS WIRE), ADVANCE AUTO PARTS INC (RETAIL-AUTO & HOME SUPPLY STORES), WESTERN SIZZLIN CORP (RETAIL-EATING PLACES), APPALACHIAN POWER CO (ELECTRIC SERVICES), ROANOKE ELECTRIC STEEL CORP (STEEL WORKS, BLAST FURNACES ROLLING MILLS (COKE OVENS)), VALLEY FINANCIAL CORP /VA/ (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED), RGC RESOURCES INC (NATURAL GAS TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION).

Hospitals in Roanoke:

  • CARILION HOSPICE SERVICES OF ROANOKE (1917 FRANKLIN ROAD, SUITE B)
  • CARILION ROANOKE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 101 ELM ST SE PO BOX 12946)
  • CARILION ROANOKE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1906 BELLEVIEW AVENUE, SE)
  • GENTLE SHEPHERD HOSPICE INC (6045 PETERS CREEK ROAD)
  • GILL MEM EYE EAR NOSE THROAT (provides emergency services, 711 S JEFFERSON ST)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPICE INC (3825 ELECTRIC ROAD SW, SUITE A)
  • MEDI HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE - ROANOKE (1948 FRANKLIN ROAD)
  • SOUTHERNCARE ROANOKE (5330 PETERS CREEK ROAD, NW, SUITE D-1)

Nursing Homes in Roanoke:

  • AVANTE AT ROANOKE (324 KING GEORGE AVE SW)
  • BRANDON OAKS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (3837 BRANDON AVENUE)
  • BURRELL NURSING CARE (611 MCDOWELL AVE, NW)
  • FRIENDSHIP HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (327 HERSHBERGER RD NW)
  • FRIENDSHIP MANOR CONV CTR (320 HERSHBERGER RD N W)
  • OUR LADY OF THE VALLEY (650 NORTH JEFFERSON STREET)
  • PHEASANT RIDGE NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (4355 PHEASANT RIDGE ROAD, SW)
  • RALEIGH COURT HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (1527 GRANDIN ROAD SOUTHWEST)
  • SOUTH ROANOKE NURSING HOME INC (3823 FRANKLIN RD, SW)
  • SPRINGTREE HEALTHCARE AND REHAB CENTER (3433 SPRINGTREE DRIVE)

Dialysis Facilities in Roanoke:

  • BMA - CRYSTAL SPRING (404 MCCLANAHAN STREET)
  • BMA - NORTH ROANOKE (1326 7TH ST NE)
  • FMC - FRIENDSHIP MANOR (DIALYSIS UNIT)

Home Health Centers in Roanoke:

  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF ROANOKE (5221 VALLEY PARK DRIVE SUITE 3)
  • CARILION HOMECARE SRV ROANOKE (1615 FRANKLIN ROAD)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (5306 PETERS CREEK ROAD, SUITE D)
  • HEARTLAND HOME HEALTH CARE (2800 ELECTRIC ROAD SW SUITE 105C)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE OF ROANOKE (4395 ELECTRIC ROAD SW)
  • MEDI HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (5369 PETERS CREEK ROAD)
  • PROFESSIONAL HEALTHCARE RESOURCES OF ROANOKE, INC (5401 FALLOWATER LANE, SUITE G)
  • RESCARE HOMECARE (5115 BERNARD DR #103)

Airports and heliports located in Roanoke:

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Colleges/Universities in Roanoke:

  • Virginia Western Community College (Full-time enrollment: 4,762; Location: 3093 Colonial Ave; Public; Website: virginiawestern.edu/)
  • Jefferson College of Health Sciences (FT enrollment: 1,002; Location: 101 Elm Avenue SE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.jchs.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Hollins University (FT enrollment: 947; Location: 7916 Williamson Rd NW; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.hollins.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Miller-Motte Technical College-Roanoke (FT enrollment: 304; Location: 4444 Electric Rd SW; Private, for-profit; Website: www.miller-motte.edu)
  • Skyline College-Roanoke (FT enrollment: 184; Location: 5234 Airport Rd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.skyline.edu)
  • Regency Beauty Institute-Roanoke (FT enrollment: 75; Location: 5002 Cross Road; Private, for-profit; Website: www.regency.edu)
  • Bar Palma Beauty Careers Academy (FT enrollment: 52; Location: 3535 D Franklin Rd SW; Private, for-profit; Website: barpalma.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Roanoke:

  • American National University (about 5 miles; Salem, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,297)
  • Roanoke College (about 6 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,316)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 26 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)
  • Radford University (about 35 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • Patrick Henry Community College (about 38 miles; Martinsville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,266)
  • New River Community College (about 43 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • Central Virginia Community College (about 43 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,759)

Public high schools in Roanoke:

Private high schools in Roanoke:

  • NORTH CROSS SCHOOL (Students: 481, Location: 4254 COLONIAL AVE, Grades: PK-12)
  • ROANOKE CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 466, Location: 621 N JEFFERSON ST, Grades: PK-12)
  • PARKWAY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 348, Location: 3230 KING ST NE, Grades: PK-12)
  • ROANOKE VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 338, Location: 6520 WILLIAMSON RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 298, Location: 3585 BUCK MOUNTAIN RD, Grades: KG-12)
  • LIFE ACADEMY & LIFE AFTER SCHOOL (Students: 134, Location: 7422 DEER BRANCH RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 46, Location: 302 2ND ST SW, Grades: 8-12)
  • HOPETREE ACADEMY (Students: 28, Location: 862 MT VERNON AVE, Grades: UG-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Roanoke:

Private elementary/middle schools in Roanoke:

  • COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 130, Location: 7815 WILLIAMSON RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • BLUE RIDGE AUTISM & ACHIEVEMENT CENTER (Students: 47, Location: 312 WHITWELL DR, Grades: PK-8)
  • ROANOKE ADVENTIST PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 10, Location: 4120 CHALLENGER AVE, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Roanoke

Libraries in Roanoke:

  • ROANOKE CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $4,582,575; Location: 706 S. JEFFERSON ST.; 273,811 books; 25,424 e-books; 10,923 audio materials; 16,690 video materials; 8 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 452 print serial subscriptions)
  • ROANOKE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,269,464; Location: 3131 ELECTRIC ROAD S.W.; 318,563 books; 47,166 e-books; 12,872 audio materials; 19,591 video materials; 9 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 567 print serial subscriptions; 5 electronic serial subscriptions)
  • BOTETOURT COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $848,334; Location: 28 AVERY ROW; 139,803 books; 25,427 e-books; 7,612 audio materials; 13,766 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 229 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Add to your school listing: Roanoke Valley Christian Schools K4 - 12 College Preparatory
  • You need to add Tiki and Rhonde Barber to your list of noteable births.. I amazed that J.J. redick is there and the Barbers are not!
  • Please add to the list of from Roanoke People: Ronde and Tiki Barber- Both are Professionl Football player and do many things for this community. Thank you.
  • Ryan Price basketball player at McNeese State University (should be added to your birthplace of: ) he played high school basketball at William Fleming
  • Roanoke, Virginia addition - Wayne Newton was born here on 3-Apr-1942.

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Notable locations in Roanoke: Saint Vincents Orphanage (A), Statesman Industrial Park (B), Roanoke Country Club (C), Ole Monterey Golf Club (D), Blue Hills Golf Club (E), Roanoke Industrial Center (F), Orange Avenue Industrial Park (G), Countryside Golf Club (H), Blue Hills Golf Club (I), Williamson Road Branch Roanoke City Public Library (J), Roanoke Methodist Home (K), Roanoke Fine Arts Center (L), Raleigh Court Health Care Center (M), Raleigh Court Branch Roanoke City Public Library (N), Mary Louisa Home for the Aged (O), Grandin Court Community Center (P), Fire Station Number 13 (Q), Fire Station Number 12 (R), Fire Station Number 11 (S), Fire Station Number 10 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Roanoke-Salem Plaza Shopping Center (1), Shenandoah Crossing Shopping Center (2), Southwest Plaza Shopping Center (3), Towne Square Shopping Center (4), Townside Festival Shopping Center (5), Valley View Mall Shopping Center (6), Towers Shopping Center (7), Parkside Plaza Shopping Center (8), Orange Plaza Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Roanoke include: WESTERN SIZZLIN CORP (A), APPALACHIAN POWER CO (B), ROANOKE ELECTRIC STEEL CORP (C), VALLEY FINANCIAL CORP /VA/ (D), RGC RESOURCES INC (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Roanoke include: Covenant Church (A), East End Church (B), Hollins Road Church (C), Mount Moriah Church (D), New Hope Church (E), Belmont Baptist Church (F), Belmont Christian Church (G), Belmont Church of God (H), Belmont Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Beth Israel Cemetery (1), Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens (2), Campbells Burial Park (3), Cedar Lawn Burial Park (4), Emanuel Cemetery (5), Evergreen Cemetery (6), Fairview Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Windsor Lake (A), Spring Valley Lake (B), Crestmoor Lake (C), Medmont Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Peters Creek (A), Ore Branch (B), Murray Run (C), Lick Run (D), Gum Spring Branch (E), Garnand Branch (F), Mud Lick Creek (G), Carvin Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Roanoke include: Ghent Park (1), Highland Park (2), Maher Field (3), Mill Mountain Park (4), Morningside Park (5), Norwich Park (6), Villa Heights Recreation Center (7), Southwest Historic District (8), Southeast Recreation Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Center in the Square - Science Museum of Western Virginia and Hopkins Plan- Informa (1 Market Square Southeast Suite 5) (1), Harrison Museum of African American Culture (523 Harrison Avenue Northwest) (2), Catholic Historical Society Museum & Religious Shop (400 Campbell Avenue Southwest) (3), History Museum & Historical Society of Wstrn Vrgna (1 Market Square Southeast) (4), Art Museum of Western Virginia (1 Market Square Southeast) (5), Center in the Square - Western Virginia Foundation for the Arts and Sc (Museums; 1 Market Square Southeast Suite 5) (6), Center in the Square (Museums; 1 Market Square Southeast) (7), O Winston Link Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 101 Shenandoah Avenue Northeast) (8), State Amusement CO Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2306 Liberty Road Northwest) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Days Inn Roanoke Airport VA (8118 Plantation Road) (1), Best Inn (501 Orange Avenue North East) (2), Hampton Inn (7922 Plantation Road) (3), Holiday Inn (4468 Starkey Road) (4), Eastern Hospitality Management Inc - Regnl OFC (6616 Thirlane Road) (5), Econo Lodge (Orange Avenue & Will) (6), Econo Lodge Civic Center (308 Orange Avenue) (7), Eastern Motor Inns Inc (305 1st Street Southwest) (8), Clarion Hotel Roanoke Airport (3315 Ordway Drive) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Roanoke City - Schools- Raleigh Court (2202 Grandin Road Southwest) (1), Roanoke City - Parks and Recreation- Recreation Centers- Grandin Court (2621 Barham Road Southwest) (2), Roanoke City - Libraries- Branch Libraries- Raleigh Court (2112 Grandin Road Southwest) (3), Roanoke City - Courts- Juvenile & Domestic Relations- Court Services- In (315 Church Avenue Southwest) (4), Roanoke City - Courts- General District- Traffic Division (315 Church Avenue Southwest) (5), United States Government - Bankruptcy Court (210 Church Avenue Southwest) (6), United States Government - Courts - Federal- District Court- Clerk's Of (210 Franklin Road Southwest) (7), U. S. Attorney's Office (310 First Street Southwest) (8), Virginia Commonwealth - Juvenile Justice Dept- 23-A District Court Service (309 3rd Street Southwest) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Roanoke County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 57.9. This is better than average.

City:

57.9
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.219. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.219
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 5.85. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.85
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.622. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.622
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 29.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 20.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.5
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.20. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.20
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 24.9%
(14.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.5% for Black residents, 30.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.5% for American Indian residents, 34.7% for other race residents, 24.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  55.0%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.0%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Roanoke in 2010:

  • 611 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 555 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 517 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 247 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 87 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 84 people in college/university student housing
  • 14 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 8 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 3 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Roanoke in 2000:

  • 1,055 people in nursing homes
  • 618 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 615 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 101 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 59 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 24 people in other group homes
  • 20 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 18 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 17 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 8 people in halfway houses
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Roanoke, Virginia environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

Arena or stadium:
  • Roanoke Civic Center. Capacity: 11,000.

Banks with most branches in Roanoke (2011 data):

  • SunTrust Bank: 13 branches. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 8 branches. 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
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: 7 branches. 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
  • Carter Bank & Trust: 7 branches. Info updated 2007/02/23: Bank assets: $3,970.4 mil, Deposits: $3,610.0 mil, headquarters in Martinsville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 123 total offices
  • Valley Bank: South Roanoke Branch, Hershberger Branch, Lewis Gale Branch, at 36 Church Avenue Southwest, Tanglewood Branch, Grandin Village. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $771.2 mil, Deposits: $633.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Valley Financial Corporation
  • StellarOne Bank: Franklin Plaza Branch, Brandon Oaks Branch, Crossroads Branch, Tanglewood Branch, Hollins Branch, Oak Grove Branch. Info updated 2008/06/06: Bank assets: $2,911.7 mil, Deposits: $2,404.3 mil, headquarters in Christiansburg, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: Stellarone Corporation
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Valley View Mall Branch, Roanoke Main, Roanoke Drive-Up Branch, Roanoke Heights Cave Spring Branch, Electric Road Branch, Roanoke Mcclanahan Branch. 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.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Roanoke Branch, Brambleton Branch, Crossroads Branch, Melrose Avenue Branch, Starkey Road Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Woodforest National Bank: Va Franklin Road Walmart Branch, Roanoke Walmart Branch, Roanoke Wal-Mart Branch. 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
  • 5 other banks with 8 local branches

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.7
Virginia average:

12.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant22,47174
Mainline Protestant7,77318
Catholic3,5361
Other1,7487
Black Protestant1092
None56,739-
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: 12
Roanoke County:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Roanoke County:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Roanoke County:

3.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 46
Here:

5.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.1%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Roanoke County:

24.6%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.5%
State:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Roanoke:

47.9%
State:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Roanoke:

43.6%
Virginia:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.0
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.1%
State:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.8%
Virginia:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Roanoke:

34.1%
Virginia:

33.7%

General health condition:
Roanoke:

53.5%
State:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.5%
Virginia:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Roanoke, VA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 124$519,958$50,3198$13,488
Other Government Administration 82$373,672$54,6842$1,738
Judicial and Legal 61$277,737$54,6372$3,244
Police Protection - Officers 283$1,117,807$47,3985$17,167
Police - Other 40$107,718$32,3152$5,378
Firefighters 294$1,139,555$46,51219$16,260
Fire - Other 5$20,289$48,6943$2,874
Correction 164$616,539$45,1133$2,300
Streets and Highways 81$234,015$34,6690$0
Welfare 210$697,406$39,8527$9,788
Health 7$20,705$35,4940$0
Solid Waste Management 53$133,247$30,1690$0
Parks and Recreation 52$158,232$36,51547$41,253
Housing and Community Development(Local) 99$352,460$42,7223$3,879
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 1,539$6,245,034$48,694434$511,790
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 404$1,182,548$35,12558$53,780
Local Libraries 41$136,318$39,89822$20,415
Other and Unallocable 87$261,825$36,1147$5,701
Totals for Government 3,626$13,595,065$44,992622$709,055

Roanoke government finances - Expenditure in 2004 (per resident):

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $15,547,000 ($156.36)
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $13,207,000 ($132.83)
    Housing & Community Development: $5,700,000 ($57.33)
    Sewerage: $3,445,000 ($34.65)
    Regular Highways: $2,317,000 ($23.30)
    General: $837,000 ($8.42)
    Water Utilities: $601,000 ($6.04)
    Parking Facilities: $13,000 ($0.13)
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $115,032,000 ($1156.94)
    Housing & Community Development: $26,072,000 ($262.22)
    Welfare - Other: $23,899,000 ($240.36)
    Fire Protection: $16,027,000 ($161.19)
    Police Protection: $15,839,000 ($159.30)
    Corrections - Other: $15,037,000 ($151.24)
    Sewerage: $10,421,000 ($104.81)
    Water Utilities: $9,973,000 ($100.30)
    General Public Buildings: $8,798,000 ($88.49)
    Regular Highways: $8,423,000 ($84.71)
    Transit Utilities: $7,078,000 ($71.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,159,000 ($61.94)
    Financial Administration: $5,825,000 ($58.59)
    General - Other: $5,473,000 ($55.04)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,940,000 ($49.68)
    Central Staff Services: $4,073,000 ($40.96)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,595,000 ($36.16)
    Welfare, Cash Assistance - Other: $3,336,000 ($33.55)
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $2,854,000 ($28.70)
    Libraries: $2,402,000 ($24.16)
    Health Services - Other: $1,853,000 ($18.64)
    Parking Facilities: $1,567,000 ($15.76)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $867,000 ($8.72)
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $70,000 ($0.70)
  • Employee Retirement - Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $28,656,000 ($288.21)
    Benefit Payments: $18,171,000 ($182.76)
    Other Investments - Other: $15,313,000 ($154.01)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $5,368,000 ($53.99)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $24,402,000 ($245.42)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,965,000 ($39.88)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $5,709,000 ($57.42)
    Central Staff: $3,332,000 ($33.51)
    Transit Utilities: $2,980,000 ($29.97)
    Water Utilities: $279,000 ($2.81)
    Parks & Recreation: $169,000 ($1.70)
    General Public Building: $124,000 ($1.25)
    Regular Highways: $94,000 ($0.95)
    Police Protection: $35,000 ($0.35)
    Judicial: $10,000 ($0.10)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $142,616,000 ($1434.36)
  • Transit Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,129,000 ($11.35)

Roanoke government finances - Revenue in 2004 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $10,410,000 ($104.70)
    Sewerage: $8,437,000 ($84.86)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,939,000 ($39.62)
    Housing & Community Development: $3,062,000 ($30.80)
    Parking Facilities: $2,646,000 ($26.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,769,000 ($17.79)
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,445,000 ($14.53)
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Tuition: $1,169,000 ($11.76)
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $0 ($0.00)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $36,609,000 ($368.20)
    From Local Government: $4,480,000 ($45.06)
    From Other Government: $924,000 ($9.29)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $16,796,000 ($168.93)
    Transit Utilities: $2,843,000 ($28.59)
    All Other: $2,712,000 ($27.28)
    Public Welfare: $471,000 ($4.74)
    Water Utilities: $454,000 ($4.57)
    Education: $322,000 ($3.24)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $4,768,000 ($47.95)
    Housing & Community Development: $4,200,000 ($42.24)
    All Other: $2,723,000 ($27.39)
    Transit Utilities: $78,000 ($0.78)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $13,616,000 ($136.94)
    General Revenue, NEC: $5,784,000 ($58.17)
    Special Assessments: $959,000 ($9.65)
    Rents: $683,000 ($6.87)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $12,929,000 ($130.03)
    Transit Utilities: $1,439,000 ($14.47)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $69,258,000 ($696.56)
    Public Welfare: $27,498,000 ($276.56)
    All Other: $14,318,000 ($144.00)
    General Support: $13,387,000 ($134.64)
    Highways: $9,518,000 ($95.73)
    Transit Utilities: $951,000 ($9.56)
  • Tax - Property: $76,526,000 ($769.66)
    Total General Sales: $19,226,000 ($193.37)
    Public Utilities: $16,217,000 ($163.10)
    NEC: $13,417,000 ($134.94)
    Other Selective Sales: $10,454,000 ($105.14)
    Tobacco Sales: $1,896,000 ($19.07)
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,737,000 ($17.47)

Roanoke government finances - Debt in 2004 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $170,370,000 ($1713.50)
    Water Utilities: $22,605,000 ($227.35)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, Education, NEC: $58,831,000 ($591.69)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $166,671,000 ($1676.30)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $106,380,000 ($1069.92)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $72,033,000 ($724.47)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $19,822,000 ($199.36)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $140,855,000 ($1416.65)
    Full Faith & Credit - Elementary & Secondary Education: $66,564,000 ($669.47)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $273,100,000 ($2746.71)
    Water Utilities: $20,565,000 ($206.83)
    Other, NEC: $18,940,000 ($190.49)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,650,000 ($36.71)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $78,909,000 ($793.63)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $12,089,000 ($121.59)
    Water Utilities: $2,040,000 ($20.52)

Roanoke government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $25,489,000 ($256.36)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $231,484,000 ($2328.16)
    Total Federal Securities: $127,000 ($1.28)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $64,669,000 ($650.41)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $288,442,000 ($2901.01)

7.78% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,168 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.78%
Virginia average:

9.34%

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 Roanoke city, VA  2.82% ($35,699 average AGI)
from Botetourt County, VA  0.53% ($41,629)
from Salem city, VA  0.45% ($33,564)


7.64% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($45,244 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.64%
Virginia average:

9.20%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($282 average AGI)
Roanoke County:

0.04%
Virginia average:

0.20%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Roanoke city, VA  2.59% ($30,981 average AGI)
to Salem city, VA  0.47% ($34,282)
to Bedford County, VA  0.39% ($39,034)

Strongest AM radio stations in Roanoke:

  • WFIR (960 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WKBA (1550 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VINTON, VA; Owner: TINKER CREEK BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WRIS (1410 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WRIS INC.)
  • WGMN (1240 AM; 1 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVBE (610 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WWWR (910 AM; 1 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WTOY (1480 AM; 5 kW; SALEM, VA; Owner: WARD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WLLL (930 AM; 10 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: HUBBARD'S ADVERTISING AGENCY, INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Roanoke:

  • WJJS-FM (106.1 FM; VINTON, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMGR-FM (104.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WVTF (89.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WYYD-FM1 (107.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WYYD LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPAR (91.3 FM; SALEM, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WZZI (101.5 FM; VINTON, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • W279AC (103.7 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WSNV (93.5 FM; SALEM, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRXT (90.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WBWR (106.9 FM; BEDFORD, VA; Owner: BEDFORD RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WYYD (107.9 FM; AMHERST, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXCF-FM (103.9 FM; CLIFTON FORGE, VA; Owner: IMPACT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZZU (97.9 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA L.L.C.)
  • WNRS-FM (89.9 FM; SWEET BRIAR, VA; Owner: SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE)
  • WFNR-FM (100.7 FM; CHRISTIANSBURG, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Roanoke:

  • W34CU (Channel 34; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WSET-TV (Channel 13; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: WSET INCORPORATED)
  • WJPR (Channel 21; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: GRANT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS II, INC.)
  • W04AG (Channel 4; GARDEN CITY, ETC., VA; Owner: WDBJ TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W49AP (Channel 49; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WBRA-TV (Channel 15; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WRKV-LP (Channel 65; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSLS-TV (Channel 10; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPXR (Channel 38; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WDBJ (Channel 7; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WDBJ TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WFXR-TV (Channel 27; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: GRANT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS II, INC.)
  • W54BT (Channel 54; ROANOKE, ETC., VA; Owner: BIP, INC.)
  • W05AA (Channel 5; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WSET, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Roanoke fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 151Number of bridges
  • 1,208m3,963ftTotal length
  • $149,959,000Total costs
  • 2,885,516Total average daily traffic
  • 111,339Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21900-1909
  • 51920-1929
  • 151930-1939
  • 41940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 451960-1969
  • 351970-1979
  • 171980-1989
  • 191990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 12010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Roanoke, VA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Roanoke)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 211 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Roanoke, VA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 144 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 188 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 792 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Roanoke)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Roanoke)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 91 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 23 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED581$114,821424$133,6891,577$137,940133$42,48915$1,166,733212$99,1933$64,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$96,22213$125,92392$138,70716$88,4381$259,0008$62,5000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED63$99,30271$101,380637$120,342117$35,4271$190,00081$81,4940$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN50$93,44040$130,775363$128,46823$47,1300$034$81,7350$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS15$108,1335$107,40094$119,1606$33,8330$07$144,7140$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

Detailed mortgage data for all 23 tracts in Roanoke, VA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 23 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED51$136,49029$173,3452$53,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$117,3338$164,7502$123,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED9$123,4446$161,6672$111,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$03$211,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$56,0000$01$56,000
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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

ASHLEY PLANTATION (Population served: 857, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2012), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-02-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-29-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-24-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
HIGHLAND LAKE SUBDIVISION (Population served: 376, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-23-2006), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-23-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-29-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-18-2007)
  • 32 regular monitoring violations
CONTENTMENT ISLAND (Address: 601 SOUTH JEFFERSON STREET , Population served: 260, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In NOV-19-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-12-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-12-2011), St Public Notif received (JAN-28-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-28-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-12-2008), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-12-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUN-28-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-02-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-05-2007), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-05-2007), St Compliance achieved (NOV-05-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-05-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-05-2007), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-05-2007), St Compliance achieved (NOV-05-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-05-2008)
  • 22 regular monitoring violations
MORRIS HILL(USFS) (Population served: 250, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
DEER CREEK ESTATES (Population served: 187, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
BOXWOOD GREEN (Address: 601 SOUTH JEFFERSON STREET , Population served: 180, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-29-2006), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-29-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-23-2007)
SUBWAY (TEXACO STATION) (Population served: 130, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-02-2008), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-02-2008), St Public Notif received (NOV-14-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-19-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
BETHEL WOODS SUBDIVISION (Population served: 109, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Roanoke that have no violations reported:

  • DELANEY COURT (Population served: 224, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MCFARLAND PROPERTIES (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HOLLINS MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 175, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CASTLE CRAIG SUBDIVISION (Population served: 78, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CAROLINA VILLAGE (Population served: 72, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BELLAVISTA ESTATES (Population served: 45, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RACCOON BRANCH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 731
  • Hazardous Condition: 985
  • Service Call: 35
  • Good Intent Call: 15

Incident types - Roanoke

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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Roanoke, Virginia:

  • Holiday Inn Roanoke, 3315 Ordway Dr, Roanoke, Virginia 24017 , Phone: (540) 362-4500, Fax: (540) 362-4506
  • Sheraton Roanoke Hotel & Conference Center, 2801 Hershberger Rd NW, Roanoke, Virginia 24017 , Phone: (540) 563-9300, Fax: (540) 563-9300
  • Quality Inn Roanoke Airport, 6626 Thirlane Rd, Roanoke, Virginia 24019 , Phone: (540) 366-8861, Fax: (540) 366-1637
  • Ramada, 1927 Franklin Rd SW, Roanoke, Virginia 24014 , Phone: (540) 343-0121, Fax: (540) 342-2048
  • Hyatt Place Roanoke Airport/Valley View Mall, 5040 Valley Vw Mall NW, Roanoke, Virginia 24012 , Phone: (540) 366-4700, Fax: (540) 366-1157
  • Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, 7860 Plantation Rd, Roanoke, Virginia 24019 , Phone: (540) 366-5678, Fax: (540) 366-8214
  • Howard Johnson Express Inn-Airport, 3695 Thirlane Rd NW, Roanoke, Virginia 24019 , Phone: (540) 563-0229, Fax: (540) 362-9202
  • Extended Stay America - Roanoke - Airport, 2705 Frontage Rd, Roanoke, Virginia 24017 , Phone: (540) 366-3216, Fax: (540) 366-3207
  • 12 other hotels and motels
All 20 fire-safe hotels and motels in Roanoke, Virginia
Most common first names in Roanoke, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1,57279.6 years
James1,54172.1 years
William1,48872.8 years
John1,23274.0 years
Robert93771.3 years
Charles72272.1 years
George65975.1 years
Virginia53078.1 years
Ruth48780.5 years
Margaret48577.6 years
Most common last names in Roanoke, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith61773.1 years
Brown47773.8 years
Jones43273.7 years
Johnson40474.5 years
Martin39976.5 years
Williams34872.9 years
Davis27575.9 years
Wright25574.6 years
Thomas24175.9 years
Harris23775.7 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (47%)
  • Electricity (44%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
Businesses in Roanoke, VA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven7La-Z-Boy3
AMF Bowling1Lane Bryant1
AT&T2Lane Furniture3
Abercrombie & Fitch1LensCrafters1
Abercrombie Kids1Little Caesars Pizza3
Advance Auto Parts7Long John Silver's2
Aeropostale1Lowe's3
American Eagle Outfitters1Macy's1
Ann Taylor1MainStay1
Applebee's3Marriott3
Arby's4Marshalls1
Ashley Furniture1MasterBrand Cabinets13
Audi1McDonald's7
AutoZone3Men's Wearhouse2
Avenue1Motherhood Maternity2
BMW1New Balance2
Barnes & Noble2New York & Co1
Baskin-Robbins1Nike15
Bath & Body Works2Nissan1
Bed Bath & Beyond1OfficeMax1
Ben & Jerry's1Old Navy1
Best Western1Olive Garden1
Budget Car Rental1Outback1
Buffalo Wild Wings2Outback Steakhouse1
Burger King5Pac Sun1
Burlington Coat Factory1Panera Bread2
CVS7Papa John's Pizza3
Cambria1Payless2
Casual Male XL1Penske1
Catherines1PetSmart1
Charlotte Russe1Pier 1 Imports1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut4
Chick-Fil-A4Plato's Closet1
Chico's1Quality2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Quiznos1
Circle K2RadioShack4
Cold Stone Creamery1Ramada1
Comfort Inn1Red Lobster1
Curves1Red Robin1
Dairy Queen2Rite Aid2
Days Inn1Rodeway Inn1
Dennys1Ruby Tuesday2
Domino's Pizza4Rue211
Dunkin Donuts4Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Econo Lodge1SAS Shoes1
Eddie Bauer1SONIC Drive-In4
Express1Sam's Club1
Extended Stay America1Sears5
Fashion Bug1Sheraton1
FedEx28Shoe Carnival1
Finish Line1Sleep Inn1
Firestone Complete Auto Care4Spencer Gifts1
Foot Locker1Sprint Nextel4
Ford1Staples2
GNC2Starbucks4
GameStop3Subaru1
Gap1Subway15
Gymboree1Super 81
H&R Block6T-Mobile7
Hardee's9T.G.I. Driday's1
Havertys Furniture1T.J.Maxx1
Haworth1Taco Bell3
Hilton3Talbots1
Holiday Inn3Target1
Hollister Co.1The Limited1
Home Depot2The Room Place1
Honda1Toyota1
Hot Topic1Toys"R"Us1
Howard Johnson1True Value3
Hyatt1U-Haul11
Hyundai1U.S. Cellular4
IHOP2UPS59
JCPenney2Vans3
Jimmy John's1Verizon Wireless2
JoS. A. Bank1Victoria's Secret1
Jones New York1Volkswagen1
Journeys1Waffle House2
Justice1Walgreens3
KFC3Walmart3
Kincaid3Wendy's5
Kmart2Wet Seal1
Knights Inn1YMCA3
Kroger7

Roanoke compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Roanoke on our top lists:

  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Health technologists and technicians (population 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Accommodation and food services (population 50,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most recent year of entry for the foreign-born population (2,000+ people)+"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers per 1000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time firefighters per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Transportation occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Accommodation and food services (population 50,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average snowfall in a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Health care and social assistance (population 50,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time financial administration workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Health care and social assistance (population 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Food preparation and serving related occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage population decreases in the 1990s) (population 50,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest wind speed differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest local government total salary and wages expenses per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #13 (24013) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average net capital gain/loss (pop 5,000+)"
  • #62 (24011) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scotch-Irish first ancestries"
  • #99 (24013) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest charity contributions deductions as a percentage of AGI in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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