Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina Population 2024

14,410

Roanoke Rapids is a city located in Halifax County North Carolina. Roanoke Rapids has a 2024 population of 14,410. Roanoke Rapids is currently declining at a rate of -1.52% annually and its population has decreased by -5.1% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,185 in 2020.

The average household income in Roanoke Rapids is $63,980 with a poverty rate of 20.39%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Roanoke Rapids is 40.5 years, 33.6 years for males, and 44.2 years for females.

Roanoke Rapids Demographics

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

  • White: 53.17%
  • Black or African American: 34.46%
  • Two or more races: 7.03%
  • Other race: 2.71%
  • Asian: 1.32%
  • Native American: 0.92%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.4%
Land Area (mi²)
9.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,453.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.1% (-775)
The current population of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina is 14,410 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 15,185.

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina Population 2024

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Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White8,05153.17%
Black or African American5,21834.46%
Two or more races1,0647.03%
Other race4102.71%
Asian2001.32%
Native American1390.92%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander610.4%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Roanoke Rapids Population by Race

Roanoke Rapids Population Pyramid 2024

Roanoke Rapids Median Age

40.5

Total

33.6

Male

44.2

Female

Roanoke Rapids Adults

There are 11,462 adults, (2,854 of whom are seniors) in Roanoke Rapids.

Roanoke Rapids Age Dependency

75.9

Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Roanoke Rapids Sex Ratio

Female8,01852.95%
Male7,12547.05%

Roanoke Rapids Population by Age

Roanoke Rapids Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,3182.3750.349.7
Non Family2,4151.149.150.9
Married2,3322.9367.132.9
Female1,3763.625.474.6
Male1952.754060
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3.05

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

50.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Roanoke Rapids 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 Rapids Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Roanoke Rapids Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 77.05%.

Roanoke Rapids Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,041

Average Earnings

$44,263

Average Male

$38,052

Average Female

Roanoke Rapids Earnings by Educational Attainment

Roanoke Rapids Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Roanoke Rapids Language

92.68% of Roanoke Rapids residents speak only English, while 7.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.74% of the population.

Roanoke Rapids Language

Roanoke Rapids Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White7,7771,33717.19%
Black5,1601,23323.9%
Hispanic90824827.31%
Other41024760.24%
Native13912992.81%
Multiple1,0641029.59%
Islander611422.95%
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20.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.8%

Male Poverty Rate

20.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Roanoke Rapids

The race most likely to be in poverty in Roanoke Rapids is Native, with 92.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Roanoke Rapids is Multiple, with 9.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.27%.

Roanoke Rapids Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.06%
Some College18.77%
High School17.06%
Bachelors or Greater4.22%
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Roanoke Rapids Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed34.45%
Female Employed10.24%
Female Unemployed7.02%
Male Employed2.22%
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Roanoke Rapids Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Roanoke Rapids Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Roanoke Rapids Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.2%

Male Marriage Rate

36.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Roanoke Rapids Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Roanoke Rapids Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Roanoke Rapids Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Roanoke Rapids Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

739

Number of Veterans

663

Male Veterans

76

Female Veterans

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Roanoke Rapids Veterans by War

count

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Roanoke Rapids Veterans by Age

count

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Roanoke Rapids Veterans by Race

Roanoke Rapids Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.9%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Roanoke Rapids Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.7%

Labor Force Participation

52.1%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Roanoke Rapids Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Roanoke Rapids Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Roanoke Rapids 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

70.86%

Born in Roanoke Rapids

96.26%

Native Born

3.74%

Foreign Born

3.03%

Non Citizen

0.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.26% of Roanoke Rapids residents were born in the United States, with 70.86% having been born in North Carolina. 3.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Roanoke Rapids Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202913,295-223-1.65%
202813,518-223-1.62%
202713,741-223-1.6%
202613,964-223-1.57%
202514,187-223-1.55%
202414,410-223-1.52%
202314,633-223-1.5%
202214,856-223-1.48%
202115,079-106-0.7%
202015,1858345.81%
201914,351-163-1.12%
201814,514-270-1.83%
201714,784-185-1.24%
201614,969-135-0.89%
201515,104-198-1.29%
201415,302-61-0.4%
201315,363-187-1.2%
201215,550-115-0.73%
201115,665-7-0.04%
201015,672-1,285-7.58%
200016,9571,2357.86%
199015,7221,0206.94%
198014,7021,1948.84%
197013,5081881.41%
196013,3205,16463.32%
19508,156-389-4.55%
19408,5455,141151.03%
19303,404351.04%
19203,369
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Roanoke Rapids Population by Year