Roanoke, Virginia Population 2021

Roanoke, Virginia's estimated population is 99,411 with a growth rate of 0.13% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Roanoke, Virginia is the 19th largest county in Virginia. The 2010 Population was 96,720 and has seen a growth of 2.78% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202199,4111340.13%
202099,2771340.14%
201999,1431340.14%
201899,009230.02%
201798,986-351-0.35%
201699,337-332-0.33%
201599,6692420.24%
201499,4275780.58%
201398,8498380.86%
201298,0111,2291.27%
201196,782620.06%
201096,7203230.34%
199096,397-3,823-3.81%
1980100,2208,1058.80%
197092,115-4,995-5.14%
196097,1105,1895.65%
195091,92122,63432.67%
194069,287810.12%
193069,20618,36436.12%
192050,84215,96845.79%
191034,87413,37962.24%
190021,4950.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.13%
2010 Population
96,720
Growth Since 2010
2.78%
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Roanoke, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White61,90962.39%
Black or African American28,75328.98%
Two or More Races4,3234.36%
Asian2,9562.98%
Some Other Race1,0481.06%
American Indian and Alaska Native2200.22%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander200.02%
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Roanoke, Virginia Population by Race

Roanoke, Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Roanoke, Virginia Median Age

38.5


Total

37.4


Male

39.7


Female

Roanoke, Virginia Adults

There are 77,528 adults, (15,988 of whom are seniors) in Roanoke, Virginia.

Roanoke, Virginia Age Dependency

61.2

Age Dependency Ratio

26

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Roanoke, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

51,973

52.38%

Male

47,256

47.62%

Roanoke, Virginia Population by Age

Roanoke, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Roanoke, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.6%31.4%
All51.5%48.5%
Non Family44.8%55.2%
Male41.3%58.7%
Female39.7%60.3%

51.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Roanoke, Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All41,7402.3351.5
Non Family19,2451.2644.8
Married13,4253.0568.6
Female6,8263.4339.7
Male2,2443.8941.3

3.11

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

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Roanoke, Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,3624.81%
9th to 12th Grade6,2999.00%
High School Graduate23,85334.09%
Some College13,78219.70%
Associates Degree6,2788.97%
Bachelors Degree10,09214.43%
Graduate Degree6,2959.00%
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Roanoke, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Roanoke, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White44,78539,83412,892
Black18,73515,4761,521
Hispanic3,4002,456442
Asian2,1341,7991,245
2+ Races1,3681,125236
Other Race46241373
Native American146146

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 58.34%.

Roanoke, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,327$36,323$30,203
Less Than 9th Grade$18,003$17,718$18,115
High School Graduate$26,276$29,974$22,234
Some College$32,023$34,986$30,736
Bachelors Degree$46,145$51,155$41,654
Graduate Degree$60,369$67,054$55,931

$32,327

Average Earnings

$36,323

Average Male

$30,203

Average Female

Roanoke, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Roanoke, Virginia Language by Age

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Roanoke, Virginia Language

91.36% of Roanoke, Virginia residents speak only English, while 8.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.27% of the population.

Roanoke, Virginia Language

Roanoke, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black28,3319,69634.22%
White56,7508,06814.22%
Multiple4,2961,41232.87%
Hispanic6,1901,24620.13%
Asian2,9561796.06%
Other1,03112512.12%
Native220125.45%

20.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.24%

Male Poverty Rate

22.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Roanoke, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Roanoke, Virginia is Black, with 34.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Roanoke, Virginia is Native, with 5.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.70%.

Roanoke, Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.57%
High School21.27%
Some College13.14%
Bachelors or Greater5.73%

Roanoke, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed41.13%
Male Unemployed33.57%
Female Employed11.82%
Male Employed9.58%

Roanoke, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Roanoke, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,230$60,914
Families$54,633$74,726
Married Families$72,970$96,467
Non Families$29,345$42,024
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Income by Household Type

Roanoke, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.3%

Male Marriage Rate

34.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Roanoke, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Roanoke, Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Roanoke, Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Roanoke, Virginia Marital Status

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6,467

Number of Veterans

5,911

Male Veterans

556

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,478
Second Gulf War1,307
First Gulf War1,197
Korea493
World War II240

Roanoke, Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,622
55 to 641,470
75+1,321
35 to 541,309
18 to 34745

Roanoke, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,5218.85%
Black1,5657.31%
2+ Races19911.04%
Asian1536.28%
Hispanic1463.74%
Native American2613.40%
Other Race30.60%

Roanoke, Virginia Veterans by Race

Roanoke, Virginia Veterans by Education

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12.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Roanoke, Virginia Veterans by Education

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64.1%

Labor Force Participation

60%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Roanoke, Virginia Employment by Age

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Roanoke, Virginia Employment by Race

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Roanoke, Virginia 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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64.12%

Born in Roanoke, Virginia

93.28%

Native Born

6.72%

Foreign Born

4.62%

Non Citizen

2.09%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.28% of Roanoke, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 64.12% having been born in Virginia. 4.62% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Roanoke, Virginia Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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