Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina Population 2021

13,972
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Roanoke Rapids is a city located in Halifax County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 13,972, it is the 72nd largest city in North Carolina and the 2431st largest city in the United States . Roanoke Rapids is currently declining at a rate of -1.23% annually and its population has decreased by -11.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,754 in 2010. Roanoke Rapids reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 10 miles, Roanoke Rapids has a population density of 1,409 people per square mile.

The average household income in Roanoke Rapids is $56,100 with a poverty rate of 25.69%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $722 per month, and the median house value is $112,400. The median age in Roanoke Rapids is 37 years, 33.1 years for males, and 41.3 years for females.

Roanoke Rapids Demographics

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

  • White: 59.56%
  • Black or African American: 35.74%
  • Asian: 1.89%
  • Native American: 1.32%
  • Two or more races: 1.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.29%
  • Other race: 0.01%
The current population of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina is 13,972 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,320.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,754.

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202167,815-839-1.24%
202068,654-839-1.22%
201969,493-839-1.21%
201870,332-869-1.24%
201771,201-741-1.04%
201671,942-773-1.07%
201572,715-770-1.06%
201473,485-558-0.76%
201374,043-974-1.32%
201275,017-1,013-1.35%
201176,030-479-0.63%
201076,5090.00%

Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,78059.56%
Black or African American5,26935.74%
Asian2791.89%
American Indian and Alaska Native1951.32%
Two or More Races1741.18%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander430.29%
Some Other Race10.01%
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Roanoke Rapids Population by Race

Roanoke Rapids Population Pyramid $2021

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Roanoke Rapids Median Age

37


Total

33.1


Male

41.3


Female

Roanoke Rapids Adults

There are 10,760 adults, (2,442 of whom are seniors) in Roanoke Rapids.

Roanoke Rapids Age Dependency

77.2

Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Roanoke Rapids Sex Ratio

Female

7,768

52.70%

Male

6,973

47.30%

Roanoke Rapids Population by Age

Roanoke Rapids Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Roanoke Rapids Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female27.2%72.8%
Non Family40.2%59.8%
Male46.7%53.3%
All48.1%51.9%
Married72.1%27.9%

48.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Roanoke Rapids Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,0512.4148.1
Non Family2,2901.1840.2
Married2,0063.1172.1
Female1,4023.3227.2
Male3532.7546.7

3.07

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

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Roanoke Rapids Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4895.09%
9th to 12th Grade1,30013.53%
High School Graduate3,01031.33%
Some College1,76718.39%
Associates Degree1,02910.71%
Bachelors Degree1,22812.78%
Graduate Degree7838.15%
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Roanoke Rapids Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Roanoke Rapids Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,6504,8861,126
Black3,2672,474661
Hispanic35916952
Asian14914278
Native American1108320
2+ Races534531
Islander434343
Other Race11

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%.

Roanoke Rapids Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,306$37,888$24,110
Less Than 9th Grade$15,000$25,991$12,413
High School Graduate$27,149$34,301$21,333
Some College$30,094$43,750$24,009
Bachelors Degree$38,614$37,880$40,833
Graduate Degree$54,384$75,000$42,917

$31,306

Average Earnings

$37,888

Average Male

$24,110

Average Female

Roanoke Rapids Earnings by Educational Attainment

Roanoke Rapids Language by Age

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Roanoke Rapids Language

93.85% of Roanoke Rapids residents speak only English, while 6.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.11% of the population.

Roanoke Rapids Language

Roanoke Rapids Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black5,2022,15941.50%
White7,8871,14114.47%
Hispanic86326030.13%
Native19514373.33%
Multiple1673420.36%
Asian27993.23%
Other11100.00%

25.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.27%

Male Poverty Rate

26.07%

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 3.23% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.96%.

Roanoke Rapids Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade51.99%
High School21.34%
Some College15.03%
Bachelors or Greater4.83%

Roanoke Rapids Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed18.45%
Male Unemployed16.67%
Female Employed15.52%
Male Employed8.76%

Roanoke Rapids Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Roanoke Rapids Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,575$56,100
Families$47,559$68,093
Married Families$73,472-
Non Families$26,607$34,328
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Income by Household Type

Roanoke Rapids Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.2%

Male Marriage Rate

33.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Roanoke Rapids Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

Roanoke Rapids Marital Status by Race

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Roanoke Rapids Marital Status

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776

Number of Veterans

678

Male Veterans

98

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam275
First Gulf War269
Second Gulf War136
Korea48
World War II15

Roanoke Rapids Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54300
55 to 64170
65 to 74143
75+141
18 to 3422

Roanoke Rapids Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6009.04%
Black1473.95%
Native American1917.27%
2+ Races1012.66%
Hispanic91.73%

Roanoke Rapids Veterans by Race

Roanoke Rapids Veterans by Education

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4.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

Roanoke Rapids Veterans by Education

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56.5%

Labor Force Participation

52.7%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Roanoke Rapids Employment by Age

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Roanoke Rapids Employment by Race

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Roanoke Rapids 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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72.52%

Born in Roanoke Rapids

96.35%

Native Born

3.65%

Foreign Born

2.26%

Non Citizen

1.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.35% of Roanoke Rapids residents were born in the United States, with 72.52% having been born in North Carolina. 2.26% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202113,972-174-1.23%
202014,146-174-1.22%
201914,320-174-1.20%
201814,494-283-1.92%
201714,777-190-1.27%
201614,967-133-0.88%
201515,100-196-1.28%
201415,296-61-0.40%
201315,357-189-1.22%
201215,546-115-0.73%
201115,661-5-0.03%
201015,666-1,291-0.79%
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%

Roanoke Rapids Population by Year