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Population in 2012: 97,469 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.7%
 

Males: 46,395  (47.6%)
Females: 51,074  (52.4%)

Median resident age:  38.4 years
Virginia median age:  37.1 years

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

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,890 (it was $30,719 in 2000)
Roanoke:

$37,890
VA:

$61,741
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,179

Roanoke city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $132,300 (it was $80,100 in 2000)
Roanoke:

$132,300
VA:

$237,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $159,465; Detached houses: $159,476; Townhouses or other attached units: $182,210; In 2-unit structures: $139,543; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $154,872; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $127,258; Mobile homes: $100,067

Median gross rent in 2012: $702.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 24011, 24012, 24013, 24014, 24015, 24016, 24017.

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  • White alone - 60,042 (61.9%)
  • Black alone - 27,256 (28.1%)
  • Hispanic - 5,345 (5.5%)
  • Two or more races - 2,280 (2.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1,676 (1.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 198 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 199 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 36 (0.04%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Roanoke: 87.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (12.9%), English (12.3%), German (11.2%), Irish (8.9%), Scotch-Irish (2.9%), Scottish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1874

Elevation: 940 feet

Land area: 42.9 square miles.

Population density: 2,273 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Roanoke:

  • High school or higher: 84.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.9%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Roanoke city:

  • Never married: 34.8%
  • Now married: 39.6%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 15.2%

4,260 residents are foreign born (2.2% Latin America, 1.1% Asia, 0.7% Europe).

This city:  4.5%
Virginia:  11.6%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 386 registered sex offenders living in Roanoke, Virginia as of October 23, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Roanoke to the number of sex offenders is 253 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,383 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,412 (1.1%)

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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

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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: +24,575 (+25.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 28,162 (63.4%)

Area code: 540

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Crime rates in Roanoke by Year
Type 2001 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 5816124119989
per 100,000 5.28.517.112.84.412.09.79.58.19.2
Rapes 41605560554826273340
per 100,000 42.564.058.764.160.552.227.928.533.640.9
Robberies 135187228220266213184176175141
per 100,000 140.1199.4243.4235.2292.6231.6197.6185.7178.2144.2
Assaults 404596596661576473420465373352
per 100,000 419.2635.5636.2706.5633.7514.2451.1490.5379.9360.0
Burglaries 6899931,0119781,016983913883928940
per 100,000 714.91058.81079.11045.41117.81068.7980.6931.5945.1961.3
Thefts 3,8564,4704,9123,8873,6373,8113,7743,6083,4243,583
per 100,000 4001.04766.15243.14154.84001.44143.24053.33806.13487.13664.3
Auto thefts 338492446430347296288244283248
per 100,000 350.7524.6476.1459.6381.8321.8309.3257.4288.2253.6
Arson 34463736283945333242
per 100,000 35.349.039.538.530.842.448.334.832.643.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 293.6) 395.4544.0585.5547.0523.4488.2432.5419.8388.5387.8

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 301 (256 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.62
Virginia average:

2.27

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.2%
Virginia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

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Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,865 (-1.9%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Roanoke-area historical tornado activity is below Virginia state average. It is 52% 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 below Virginia state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 87.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi) earthquake occurred 48.0 miles away from Roanoke center
On 6/26/1995 at 00:36:17, a magnitude 3.5 (3.1 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/22/2001 at 16:01:20, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, 2.5 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 99.9 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 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: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 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/medical centers in Roanoke:

  • BMA - CRYSTAL SPRING (Dialysis Facility, 404 MCCLANAHAN STREET)
  • BMA - NORTH ROANOKE (Dialysis Facility, 1326 7TH ST NE)
  • FMC - FRIENDSHIP MANOR (Dialysis Facility, DIALYSIS UNIT)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF ROANOKE (Home Health Center, 5221 VALLEY PARK DRIVE SUITE 3)
  • CARILION HOMECARE SRV ROANOKE (Home Health Center, 1615 FRANKLIN ROAD)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, 5306 PETERS CREEK ROAD, SUITE D)
  • HEARTLAND HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, 2800 ELECTRIC ROAD SW SUITE 105C)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE OF ROANOKE (Home Health Center, 4395 ELECTRIC ROAD SW)
  • MEDI HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, 5369 PETERS CREEK ROAD)
  • PROFESSIONAL HEALTHCARE RESOURCES OF ROANOKE, INC (Home Health Center, 5401 FALLOWATER LANE, SUITE G)
  • RESCARE HOMECARE (Home Health Center, 5115 BERNARD DR #103)
  • CARILION HOSPICE SERVICES OF ROANOKE (Hospital, 1917 FRANKLIN ROAD, SUITE B)
  • CARILION ROANOKE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, provides emergency services, 101 ELM ST SE PO BOX 12946)
  • CARILION ROANOKE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1906 BELLEVIEW AVENUE, SE)
  • GENTLE SHEPHERD HOSPICE INC (Hospital, 6045 PETERS CREEK ROAD)
  • GILL MEM EYE EAR NOSE THROAT (Hospital, provides emergency services, 711 S JEFFERSON ST)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPICE INC (Hospital, 3825 ELECTRIC ROAD SW, SUITE A)
  • MEDI HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE - ROANOKE (Hospital, 1948 FRANKLIN ROAD)
  • SOUTHERNCARE ROANOKE (Hospital, 5330 PETERS CREEK ROAD, NW, SUITE D-1)
  • AVANTE AT ROANOKE (Nursing Home, 324 KING GEORGE AVE SW)
  • BRANDON OAKS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 3837 BRANDON AVENUE)
  • BURRELL NURSING CARE (Nursing Home, 611 MCDOWELL AVE, NW)
  • BURRELL NURSING CENTER INC (Nursing Home, 611 MCDOWELL AVENUE NW)
  • FRIENDSHIP HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, 327 HERSHBERGER RD NW)
  • FRIENDSHIP MANOR CONV CTR (Nursing Home, 320 HERSHBERGER RD N W)
  • LIBERTY HOUSE (Nursing Home, 324 KING GEORGE AVE SW)
  • OUR LADY OF THE VALLEY (Nursing Home, 650 NORTH JEFFERSON STREET)
  • PHEASANT RIDGE NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, 4355 PHEASANT RIDGE ROAD, SW)
  • RALEIGH COURT HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 1527 GRANDIN ROAD SOUTHWEST)
  • ROANOKE CITY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, RTE 1 BOX 478)
  • SOUTH ROANOKE NURSING HOME INC (Nursing Home, 3823 FRANKLIN RD, SW)
  • SPRINGTREE HEALTHCARE AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, 3433 SPRINGTREE DRIVE)
  • VIRGINIA VETERANS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 4550 SHENANDOAH AVE N W)

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Local government website: www.ci.roanoke.va.us

Colleges/Universities in Roanoke:

  • Virginia Western Community College (Full-time enrollment: 2,563; Location: 3093 Colonial Ave; Public; Website: www.virginiawestern.edu)
  • Hollins University (FT enrollment: 847; Location: 7916 Williamson Rd NW; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.hollins.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Jefferson College of Health Sciences (FT enrollment: 757; Location: 920 S Jefferson St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.jchs.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • ECPI Technical College (FT enrollment: 450; Location: 5234 Airport Rd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.ecpitech.edu)
  • Bar Palma Beauty Careers Academy (FT enrollment: 63; Location: 3535 D Franklin Rd SW; Private, for-profit; Website: ATIHOLLYWOOD.COM)
  • Tap This Valley Works CET (FT enrollment: 6; Location: 108 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 303; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.tapintohope.org)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Roanoke:

  • National College-Salem (about 5 miles; Salem, VA; Full-time enrollment: 4,851)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 26 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 27,887)
  • Radford University (about 34 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 7,927)
  • New River Community College (about 43 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • Liberty University (about 44 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 25,053)
  • Lynchburg College (about 44 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,207)
  • Washington and Lee University (about 46 miles; Lexington, VA; FT enrollment: 2,152)

Public high schools in Roanoke:

Private high schools in Roanoke:

  • ROANOKE CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 545; Location: 621 N JEFFERSON ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • NORTH CROSS SCHOOL (Students: 499; Location: 4254 COLONIAL AVE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • ROANOKE VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 366; Location: 6520 WILLIAMSON RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 285; Location: 3585 BUCK MOUNTAIN RD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • PARKWAY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 238; Location: 3230 KING ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • MINNICK EDUCATION CENTER (Students: 63; Location: 775 DENT RD; Grades: 1 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Roanoke:

Private elementary/middle schools in Roanoke:

  • LIFE ACADEMY & LIFE AFTER SCHOOL (Students: 163; Location: 7422 DEER BRANCH RD; Grades: PK - 11)
  • COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 152; Location: 7815 WILLIAMSON RD; Grades: UG - UG)
  • NEW VISTA MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 47; Location: 2005 LANGDON RD SW; Grades: PK - 2)
  • ROANOKE ADVENTIST PREPARATORY (Students: 24; Location: 1701 MEMORIAL AVE SW; Grades: KG - 8)
See full list of schools located in Roanoke, map of school districts: ROANOKE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, ROANOKE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Roanoke, Virginia addition - Wayne Newton was born here on 3-Apr-1942.
  • Ryan Price basketball player at McNeese State University (should be added to your birthplace of: ) he played high school basketball at William Fleming

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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

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
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AQI  Ozone  SO2 NO2 CO  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.6. This is about average.
City:

32.6
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.840. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.840
U.S.:

2.433
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 6.75. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.75
U.S.:

9.39
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.179. This is significantly better than average. There were 18 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.179
U.S.:

0.334
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 22.4. This is about average. There were 31 monitors within city limits.
City:

22.4
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.39. This is about average. There were 15 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.39
U.S.:

9.59

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

HOMEPLACE (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
RISING STAR SPORTS AND ADVENTURE CAMP (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
HARDY ROAD TRAILER PARK, SECTION II (Population served: 260, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUL-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-21-1999), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-21-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - Between MAR-28-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-28-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAR-28-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-25-2005), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-25-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-25-2005), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-25-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2003 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-21-2004)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-2003 and NOV-10-2003, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-08-2003), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-08-2003), St Compliance achieved (NOV-10-2003)
  • 48 regular monitoring violations
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
HOLLOW CREEK SWIM CLUB (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-19-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-19-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-05-2005)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
SMITH MT DAM VISITORS CENTER (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MCFARLAND PROPERTIES (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
GARDEN CITY (Population served: 165, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
BRITISH WOODS (Population served: 155, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • CRYSTAL SPRING (Population served: 15000, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater_under_infl_of_surface_water)
  • FALLING CREEK WTP (Population served: 15000, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)
  • APPLE TREE (Population served: 2245, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ASHLEY PLANTATION (Population served: 857, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BLUE RIDGE HEIGHTS (Population served: 315, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ANDREW LEWIS PLACE (Population served: 272, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • MORRIS HILL(USFS) (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)
  • DELANEY COURT (Population served: 224, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SMITH MOUNTAIN DAM PICNIC AREA (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HURRICANE RECREATION AREA (Population served: 170, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.8%
(13.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.1% for Black 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Roanoke, VA

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 compared to Virginia state average:

Roanoke, Virginia environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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.


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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Roanoke, Virginia:

  • Holiday Inn Roanoke, 3315 Ordway Dr, Roanoke, VA 24017 , Phone: (540) 362-4500, Fax: (540) 362-4506
  • Sheraton Roanoke Hotel & Conference Center, 2801 Hershberger Rd NW, Roanoke, VA 24017 , Phone: (540) 563-9300, Fax: (540) 563-9300
  • Quality Inn Roanoke Airport, 6626 Thirlane Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019 , Phone: (540) 366-8861, Fax: (540) 366-1637
  • Ramada, 1927 Franklin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24014 , Phone: (540) 343-0121, Fax: (540) 342-2048
  • Sleep Inn - Tanglewood, 4045 Electric Rd, Roanoke, VA 24014 , Phone: (540) 772-1500, Fax: (540) 772-1500
  • Best Western Coachman Inn, I81 US 220N Exit 150B, Roanoke, VA 24019 , Phone: (540) 992-1234, Fax: (540) 992-2227
  • Econo Lodge - Civic Center, 308 Orange Ave Ne, Roanoke, VA 24017 , Phone: (540) 343-2413
  • Best Western Inn Valley View, 5050 Vly VW Blvd NW, Roanoke, VA 24012 , Phone: (800) 362-2410
  • 22 other hotels and motels
All 30 fire-safe hotels and motels in Roanoke, Virginia

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Roanoke travel time to work - commute


Roanoke mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (45%)
  • Electricity (44%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

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Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
This county:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

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

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.33 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

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

5.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.1%
State:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

24.6%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Roanoke County:

16.5%
Virginia:

18.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 125$510,907$49,0479$11,776
Other Government Administration 108$360,789$40,08821$17,798
Judicial and Legal 66$269,833$49,0612$4,667
Police Protection - Officers 274$1,088,595$47,6769$14,964
Police - Other 50$124,192$29,80624$14,604
Firefighters 307$1,232,308$48,1689$7,127
Fire - Other 7$24,179$41,45012$7,012
Correction 188$654,569$41,78110$6,303
Streets and Highways 85$227,267$32,0858$11,043
Welfare 216$631,918$35,1073$3,819
Health 22$67,589$36,8674$4,579
Solid Waste Management 61$153,625$30,2210$0
Parks and Recreation 102$296,525$34,885105$55,118
Housing and Community Development(Local) 104$361,641$41,7286$7,277
Natural Resources 2$6,027$36,1620$0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 1,622$6,142,777$45,446405$1,070,429
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 660$1,293,186$23,512173$232,636
Local Libraries 38$122,115$38,56315$11,933
Other and Unallocable 107$311,676$34,95410$10,959
Totals for Government 4,144$13,879,718$40,192825$1,492,044

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

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $15,547,000 ($159.51)
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $13,207,000 ($135.50)
    Housing & Community Development: $5,700,000 ($58.48)
    Sewerage: $3,445,000 ($35.34)
    Regular Highways: $2,317,000 ($23.77)
    General: $837,000 ($8.59)
    Water Utilities: $601,000 ($6.17)
    Parking Facilities: $13,000 ($0.13)
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $115,032,000 ($1180.19)
    Housing & Community Development: $26,072,000 ($267.49)
    Welfare - Other: $23,899,000 ($245.20)
    Fire Protection: $16,027,000 ($164.43)
    Police Protection: $15,839,000 ($162.50)
    Corrections - Other: $15,037,000 ($154.27)
    Sewerage: $10,421,000 ($106.92)
    Water Utilities: $9,973,000 ($102.32)
    General Public Buildings: $8,798,000 ($90.26)
    Regular Highways: $8,423,000 ($86.42)
    Transit Utilities: $7,078,000 ($72.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,159,000 ($63.19)
    Financial Administration: $5,825,000 ($59.76)
    General - Other: $5,473,000 ($56.15)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,940,000 ($50.68)
    Central Staff Services: $4,073,000 ($41.79)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,595,000 ($36.88)
    Welfare, Cash Assistance - Other: $3,336,000 ($34.23)
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $2,854,000 ($29.28)
    Libraries: $2,402,000 ($24.64)
    Health Services - Other: $1,853,000 ($19.01)
    Parking Facilities: $1,567,000 ($16.08)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $867,000 ($8.90)
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $70,000 ($0.72)
  • Employee Retirement - Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $28,656,000 ($294.00)
    Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $26,734,000 ($274.28)
    Benefit Payments: $18,171,000 ($186.43)
    Other Investments - Other: $15,313,000 ($157.11)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $5,368,000 ($55.07)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $24,402,000 ($250.36)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,965,000 ($40.68)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $5,709,000 ($58.57)
    Central Staff: $3,332,000 ($34.19)
    Transit Utilities: $2,980,000 ($30.57)
    Water Utilities: $279,000 ($2.86)
    Parks & Recreation: $169,000 ($1.73)
    General Public Building: $124,000 ($1.27)
    Regular Highways: $94,000 ($0.96)
    Police Protection: $35,000 ($0.36)
    Judicial: $10,000 ($0.10)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $142,616,000 ($1463.19)
  • Transit Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,129,000 ($11.58)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $10,410,000 ($106.80)
    Sewerage: $8,437,000 ($86.56)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,939,000 ($40.41)
    Housing & Community Development: $3,062,000 ($31.42)
    Parking Facilities: $2,646,000 ($27.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,769,000 ($18.15)
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,445,000 ($14.83)
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Tuition: $1,169,000 ($11.99)
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $0 ($0.00)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $36,609,000 ($375.60)
    From Local Government: $4,480,000 ($45.96)
    From Other Government: $924,000 ($9.48)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $16,796,000 ($172.32)
    Transit Utilities: $2,843,000 ($29.17)
    All Other: $2,712,000 ($27.82)
    Public Welfare: $471,000 ($4.83)
    Water Utilities: $454,000 ($4.66)
    Education: $322,000 ($3.30)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $4,768,000 ($48.92)
    Housing & Community Development: $4,200,000 ($43.09)
    All Other: $2,723,000 ($27.94)
    Transit Utilities: $78,000 ($0.80)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $13,616,000 ($139.70)
    General Revenue, NEC: $5,784,000 ($59.34)
    Special Assessments: $959,000 ($9.84)
    Rents: $683,000 ($7.01)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $12,929,000 ($132.65)
    Transit Utilities: $1,439,000 ($14.76)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $69,258,000 ($710.56)
    Public Welfare: $27,498,000 ($282.12)
    All Other: $14,318,000 ($146.90)
    General Support: $13,387,000 ($137.35)
    Highways: $9,518,000 ($97.65)
    Transit Utilities: $951,000 ($9.76)
  • Tax - Property: $76,526,000 ($785.13)
    Total General Sales: $19,226,000 ($197.25)
    Public Utilities: $16,217,000 ($166.38)
    NEC: $13,417,000 ($137.65)
    Other Selective Sales: $10,454,000 ($107.25)
    Tobacco Sales: $1,896,000 ($19.45)
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,737,000 ($17.82)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $170,370,000 ($1747.94)
    Water Utilities: $22,605,000 ($231.92)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, Education, NEC: $58,831,000 ($603.59)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $166,671,000 ($1709.99)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $106,380,000 ($1091.42)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $72,033,000 ($739.03)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $19,822,000 ($203.37)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $140,855,000 ($1445.13)
    Full Faith & Credit - Elementary & Secondary Education: $66,564,000 ($682.92)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $273,100,000 ($2801.92)
    Water Utilities: $20,565,000 ($210.99)
    Other, NEC: $18,940,000 ($194.32)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,650,000 ($37.45)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $78,909,000 ($809.58)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $12,089,000 ($124.03)
    Water Utilities: $2,040,000 ($20.93)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $25,489,000 ($261.51)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $231,484,000 ($2374.95)
    Total Federal Securities: $127,000 ($1.30)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $64,669,000 ($663.48)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $288,442,000 ($2959.32)

9.40% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($42,724 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.40%
Virginia average:

11.06%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($56 average AGI)
Roanoke County:

0.04%
Virginia average:

0.41%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Roanoke city, VA  3.19% ($37,304 average AGI)
from Botetourt County, VA  0.57% ($37,686)
from Salem city, VA  0.50% ($40,413)


8.70% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($45,458 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.70%
Virginia average:

10.78%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($49 average AGI)
Roanoke County:

0.03%
Virginia average:

0.22%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Roanoke city, VA  3.09% ($31,028 average AGI)
to Botetourt County, VA  0.58% ($58,291)
to Salem city, VA  0.53% ($45,684)

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 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Roanoke)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 164 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Roanoke, VA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 135 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 161 (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: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 718 (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: 115 (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

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

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
Businesses in Roanoke, VA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven7Lane Furniture3
AMF Bowling1LensCrafters1
AT&T2Little Caesars Pizza3
Abercrombie & Fitch1Long John Silver's2
Abercrombie Kids1Lowe's3
Aeropostale1Macy's1
American Eagle Outfitters1MainStay1
Ann Taylor1Marriott3
Applebee's3Marshalls1
Arby's4MasterBrand Cabinets13
Ashley Furniture1McDonald's7
AutoZone3Men's Wearhouse2
Avenue1Motherhood Maternity2
BMW1New Balance2
Baskin-Robbins1New York & Co1
Bath & Body Works2Nike15
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
Chick-Fil-A4Pizza Hut4
Chico's1Quality2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Quiznos1
Cold Stone Creamery1RadioShack4
Comfort Inn1Ramada1
Curves1Red Lobster1
Dairy Queen2Red Robin1
Days Inn1Rite Aid2
Dennys1Rodeway Inn1
Domino's Pizza4Ruby Tuesday2
Dunkin Donuts4Rue211
Econo Lodge1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Eddie Bauer1SAS Shoes1
Express1SONIC Drive-In4
Extended Stay America1Sam's Club1
Fashion Bug1Sears5
FedEx28Shoe Carnival1
Finish Line1Sleep Inn1
Firestone Complete Auto Care4Spencer Gifts1
Foot Locker1Sprint Nextel4
GNC2Staples2
GameStop3Starbucks4
Gap1Subway15
Gymboree1Super 81
H&R Block6T-Mobile7
Hardee's9T.G.I. Driday's1
Havertys Furniture1T.J.Maxx1
Haworth1Taco Bell3
Holiday Inn3Talbots1
Hollister Co.1Target1
Home Depot2The Limited1
Hot Topic1The Room Place1
Howard Johnson1Toys"R"Us1
Hyatt1True Value3
IHOP2U-Haul11
JCPenney2U.S. Cellular4
Jimmy John's1UPS59
JoS. A. Bank1Vans3
Jones New York1Verizon Wireless2
Journeys1Victoria's Secret1
KFC3Waffle House2
Kincaid3Walgreens3
Kmart2Walmart3
Knights Inn1Wendy's5
Kroger7Wet Seal1
La-Z-Boy3YMCA3
Lane Bryant1
Browse common businesses in Roanoke, VA


Roanoke on our top lists:

  • #58 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #91 (24013) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Unclassified or not reported first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Ronald D. Blum (92)
  • Robert Gregory Wagoner (55)
  • Joshua N. Haddock (46)
  • Amitava Gupta (39)
  • Allen Michael Ritter (26)
  • Venkatramani S. Iyer (20)
  • Ronald Blum (17)
  • Steven William Smith (15)
  • John Michael Karaffa (13)
  • Leland H. Lyon (11)

Total of 597 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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