Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina Population 2020

14,103

Roanoke Rapids is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 14,103, it is the 71st largest city in North Carolina and the 2409th largest city in the United States. Roanoke Rapids is currently declining at a rate of -1.37% annually and its population has decreased by -10.48% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,754 in 2010. Roanoke Rapids reached it's highest population of 16,957 in 2000. Spanning over 10 miles, Roanoke Rapids has a population density of 1,423 people per square mile.

The average household income in Roanoke Rapids is $53,587 with a poverty rate of 23.99%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $704 per month, and the median house value is $112,900. The median age in Roanoke Rapids is 36.7 years, 33.9 years for males, and 40.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.2 males.

Roanoke Rapids Demographics

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

  • White: 59.52%
  • Black or African American: 36.38%
  • Two or more races: 1.61%
  • Asian: 1.30%
  • Native American: 0.54%
  • Other race: 0.42%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.24%
The current population of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina is 14,103, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,495.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,754.

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202068,360-945-1.38%
201969,305-945-1.36%
201870,250-945-1.35%
201771,195-759-1.07%
201671,954-762-1.06%
201572,716-782-1.08%
201473,498-550-0.75%
201374,048-972-1.31%
201275,020-1,005-1.34%
201176,025-488-0.64%
201076,5130.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,89059.52%
Black or African American5,43436.38%
Two or More Races2401.61%
Asian1941.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native810.54%
Some Other Race620.42%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander360.24%

Roanoke Rapids Population Pyramid 2020

Roanoke Rapids Median Age

36.7


Total

33.9


Male

40.6


Female

Roanoke Rapids Adults

There are 10,863 adults, (2,567 of whom are seniors) in Roanoke Rapids.

Roanoke Rapids Age Dependency

80.1

Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Roanoke Rapids Sex Ratio

Female

8,022

53.71%

Male

6,915

46.29%

Roanoke Rapids Households and Families

Roanoke Rapids Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Roanoke Rapids Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.7%30.3%
Male48.2%51.8%
All47.9%52.1%
Non Family39.4%60.6%
Female28.4%71.6%

47.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,0702.4347.9
Non Family2,2691.1739.4
Married2,1033.1269.7
Female1,3623.3428.4
Male3362.948.2

3.11

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Roanoke Rapids Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5655.82%
9th to 12th Grade1,29813.37%
High School Graduate3,05131.42%
Some College1,70217.53%
Associates Degree1,03310.64%
Bachelors Degree1,25412.91%
Graduate Degree8078.31%

Roanoke Rapids Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,9865,1801,353
Black3,2302,354549
Hispanic24511844
Asian1039545
Native American814411
Multiple Races807123
Islander363636
Other Race231

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,564$37,201$24,350
Less Than High School$16,477$30,625$15,179
High School Grad$27,224$32,798$21,174
Some College$27,888$43,587$24,031
Bachelors Degree$38,505$38,065$40,043
Graduate Degree$53,026$58,333$43,000

$31,564

Average Earnings

$37,201

Average Male

$24,350

Average Female

Roanoke Rapids Language

Roanoke Rapids Language by Age

Roanoke Rapids Language

94.98% of Roanoke Rapids residents speak only English, while 5.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.33% of the population.

Roanoke Rapids Poverty

Roanoke Rapids Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black5,3622,09739.11%
White8,3381,07412.88%
Hispanic64329145.26%
Other6262100.00%
Native813846.91%
Multiple2283716.23%
Asian19452.58%

23.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.09%

Male Poverty Rate

24.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Roanoke Rapids

The race most likely to be in poverty in Roanoke Rapids is Other, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Roanoke Rapids is Asian, with 2.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.21%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School49.34%
High School19.37%
Some College13.80%
Bachelors or Greater5.78%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed30.41%
Male Unemployed22.99%
Female Employed14.51%
Male Employed9.10%

Roanoke Rapids Income

Roanoke Rapids Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$36,495$53,587
Families$47,461$65,463
Married Families$71,991-
Non Families$24,401$32,566

Roanoke Rapids Marital Status

Roanoke Rapids Marital Status

Marriage Rates

39.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.6%

Male Marriage Rate

34.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Roanoke Rapids Married by Age and Sex

Roanoke Rapids 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 55-64.

Roanoke Rapids Marital Status by Race

Roanoke Rapids Veterans

881

Number of Veterans

765

Male Veterans

116

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam297
First Gulf War253
Second Gulf War155
Korea75
World War II29
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54356
55 to 64204
75+163
65 to 74133
18 to 3425
Name Veterans % of Total
White6399.46%
Black2125.66%
Indian2328.40%
Hispanic113.10%
2 or More76.48%

$Roanoke Rapids Veterans by Education

6.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Roanoke Rapids Employment Status

56.9%

Labor Force Participation

53.3%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Roanoke Rapids Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

75.60%

Born in North Carolina

97.14%

Native Born

2.86%

Foreign Born

2.28%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.14% of Roanoke Rapids residents were born in the United States, with 75.60% having been born in North Carolina. 2.28% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202014,103-196-1.37%
201914,299-196-1.35%
201814,495-273-1.85%
201714,768-196-1.31%
201614,964-134-0.89%
201515,098-200-1.31%
201415,298-63-0.41%
201315,361-187-1.20%
201215,548-116-0.74%
201115,664-8-0.05%
201015,672-1,285-0.78%
200016,9571,2350.76%
199015,7221,0200.67%
198014,7021,1940.85%
197013,5081880.14%
196013,3205,1645.03%
19508,156-389-0.46%
19408,5455,1419.64%
19303,404350.10%
19203,3690.00%