Roanoke, Alabama Population 2021

5,875
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Roanoke is a city located in Randolph County Alabama. With a 2020 population of 5,875, it is the 94th largest city in Alabama and the 4340th largest city in the United States . Roanoke is currently declining at a rate of -0.32% annually and its population has decreased by -3.28% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,074 in 2010. Roanoke reached it's highest population of 6,563 in 2000. Spanning over 19 miles, Roanoke has a population density of 314 people per square mile.

The average household income in Roanoke is $56,405 with a poverty rate of 20.02%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $602 per month, and the median house value is $85,900. The median age in Roanoke is 45 years, 42.4 years for males, and 49.2 years for females.

Roanoke Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Roanoke was:

  • White: 51.05%
  • Black or African American: 45.98%
  • Two or more races: 2.97%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Roanoke, Alabama is 5,875 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,932.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,074.

Roanoke, Alabama Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,02551.05%
Black or African American2,72545.98%
Two or More Races1762.97%
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Roanoke Population by Race

Roanoke Population Pyramid $2021

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Roanoke Median Age

45


Total

42.4


Male

49.2


Female

Roanoke Adults

There are 4,806 adults, (1,159 of whom are seniors) in Roanoke.

Roanoke Age Dependency

62.5

Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Roanoke Sex Ratio

Female

3,149

53.14%

Male

2,777

46.86%

Roanoke Population by Age

Roanoke Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Roanoke Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88%12%
All68.4%31.6%
Non Family59.9%40.1%
Male52%48%
Female48.9%51.1%

68.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Roanoke Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,3872.4268.4
Married9482.6588
Non Family8251.2759.9
Female4873.5948.9
Male1273.5752

2.89

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

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Roanoke Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2195.16%
9th to 12th Grade52612.40%
High School Graduate1,50535.48%
Some College84219.85%
Associates Degree4139.74%
Bachelors Degree47911.29%
Graduate Degree2586.08%
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Roanoke Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Roanoke Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,3762,078629
Black1,7821,419108
Hispanic9957
2+ Races42

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 87.46%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 26.47%.

Roanoke Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,829$36,321$26,685
Less Than 9th Grade$21,772$32,948$20,429
High School Graduate$27,038$27,381$26,589
Some College$35,114$39,167$31,449
Bachelors Degree$40,156$83,382$
Graduate Degree$$190,917$

$31,829

Average Earnings

$36,321

Average Male

$26,685

Average Female

Roanoke Earnings by Educational Attainment

Roanoke Language by Age

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Roanoke Language

99.00% of Roanoke residents speak only English, while 1.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.75% of the population.

Roanoke Language

Roanoke Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,87451417.88%
Black2,67347417.73%
Multiple17614280.68%
Hispanic20713263.77%

20.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.67%

Male Poverty Rate

23.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Roanoke

The race most likely to be in poverty in Roanoke is Multiple, with 80.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Roanoke is Black, with 17.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.48%.

Roanoke Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.92%
High School12.87%
Some College7.36%
Bachelors or Greater1.26%

Roanoke Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed33.33%
Female Employed12.04%
Male Employed3.24%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Roanoke Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Roanoke Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,069$56,405
Families$50,672$63,419
Married Families$66,814-
Non Families$28,516$38,654
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Income by Household Type

Roanoke Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.3%

Male Marriage Rate

38.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Roanoke Married by Age and Sex

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Roanoke Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Roanoke Marital Status by Race

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Roanoke Marital Status

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369

Number of Veterans

332

Male Veterans

37

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam231
Second Gulf War97
First Gulf War36
World War II10
Korea

Roanoke Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74189
75+73
18 to 3472
55 to 6423
35 to 5412

Roanoke Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black22410.43%
White1455.54%

Roanoke Veterans by Race

Roanoke Veterans by Education

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6.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Roanoke Veterans by Education

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59.6%

Labor Force Participation

57%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Roanoke Employment by Age

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Roanoke Employment by Race

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Roanoke Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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70.62%

Born in Roanoke

99.14%

Native Born

0.86%

Foreign Born

0.86%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.14% of Roanoke residents were born in the United States, with 70.62% having been born in Alabama. 0.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Roanoke Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,875-19-0.32%
20205,894-19-0.32%
20195,913-19-0.32%
20185,932-8-0.13%
20175,940230.39%
20165,917-37-0.62%
20155,954490.83%
20145,905-65-1.09%
20135,970-8-0.13%
20125,978-58-0.96%
20116,036-53-0.87%
20106,089-474-0.75%
20006,5632010.31%
19906,3624660.76%
19805,8966451.17%
19705,251-37-0.07%
19605,288-104-0.19%
19505,3921,2242.61%
19404,168-205-0.48%
19304,3735321.31%
19203,8410.00%

Roanoke Population by Year