Roanoke, Alabama Population 2024

5,408

Roanoke is a city located in Randolph County Alabama. Roanoke has a 2024 population of 5,408. Roanoke is currently growing at a rate of 0.65% annually and its population has increased by 1.71% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,317 in 2020.

The average household income in Roanoke is $56,369 with a poverty rate of 16.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Roanoke is 43.4 years, 40.6 years for males, and 48.7 years for females.

Roanoke Demographics

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

  • White: 52.41%
  • Black or African American: 44.29%
  • Two or more races: 2.23%
  • Other race: 1.07%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Alabama
Land Area (mi²)
18.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
288.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.71% (91)
The current population of Roanoke, Alabama is 5,408 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,317.

Roanoke, Alabama Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,80252.41%
Black or African American2,36844.29%
Two or more races1192.23%
Other race571.07%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Roanoke Population by Race

Roanoke Population Pyramid 2024

Roanoke Median Age

43.4

Total

40.6

Male

48.7

Female

Roanoke Adults

There are 4,295 adults, (1,240 of whom are seniors) in Roanoke.

Roanoke Age Dependency

75

Age Dependency Ratio

40.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Roanoke Sex Ratio

Female2,73351.12%
Male2,61348.88%

Roanoke Population by Age

Roanoke Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,1012.4669.630.4
Married8042.8890.29.8
Non Family6251.0348.851.2
Female5603.2172.127.9
Male1123.572575
showing: 5 rows

2.96

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

69.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Roanoke Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Roanoke Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Roanoke Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 19.23%.

Roanoke Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$32,455

Average Earnings

$42,029

Average Male

$30,344

Average Female

Roanoke Earnings by Educational Attainment

Roanoke Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Roanoke Language

98.33% of Roanoke residents speak only English, while 1.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.2% of the population.

Roanoke Language

Roanoke Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,64242516.09%
Black2,30526711.58%
Multiple11911697.48%
Other5757100%
Hispanic705781.43%
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16.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.35%

Male Poverty Rate

17.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Roanoke

The race most likely to be in poverty in Roanoke is Other, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Roanoke is Black, with 11.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.86%.

Roanoke Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.5%
High School17.59%
Some College3.68%
Bachelors or Greater3.33%
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Roanoke Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed25%
Female Employed10.7%
Male Employed4.74%
Female Unemployed
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Roanoke Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Roanoke Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Roanoke Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.0%

Male Marriage Rate

39.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Roanoke Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Roanoke Marriage

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

Roanoke Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Roanoke Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

118

Number of Veterans

118

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Roanoke Veterans by War

count

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Roanoke Veterans by Age

count

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Roanoke Veterans by Race

Roanoke Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Roanoke Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.4%

Labor Force Participation

49.6%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Roanoke Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Roanoke Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Roanoke Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

72.17%

Born in Roanoke

98.69%

Native Born

1.31%

Foreign Born

1.14%

Non Citizen

0.17%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.69% of Roanoke residents were born in the United States, with 72.17% having been born in Alabama. 1.14% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,583350.63%
20285,548350.63%
20275,513350.64%
20265,478350.64%
20255,443350.65%
20245,408350.65%
20235,373350.66%
20225,338350.66%
20215,303-14-0.26%
20205,317-607-10.25%
20195,924-7-0.12%
20185,931-9-0.15%
20175,940230.39%
20165,917-36-0.6%
20155,953470.8%
20145,906-64-1.07%
20135,970-6-0.1%
20125,976-61-1.01%
20116,037-51-0.84%
20106,088-475-7.24%
20006,5632013.16%
19906,3624667.9%
19805,89664512.28%
19705,251-37-0.7%
19605,288-104-1.93%
19505,3921,22429.37%
19404,168-205-4.69%
19304,37353213.85%
19203,841
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Roanoke Population by Year