Roanoke city, Virginia Population 2021

Roanoke city, 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 city, Virginia is the null 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%
County Website
County Seat
2010 Population
96,720
Growth Since 2010
2.78%
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Roanoke city, 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 city, Virginia Population By Race

Roanoke city, Virginia Population Pyramid 2021

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Roanoke city, Virginia Median Age

38.5


Total

37.4


Male

39.7


Female

Roanoke city, Virginia Adults

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

Roanoke city, Virginia Age Dependency

61.2

Age Dependency Ratio

26

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Roanoke city, Virginia Sex Ratio

Mujer

51,973

52.38%

Masculino

47,256

47.62%

Roanoke city, Virginia Population by Age

Roanoke city, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Roanoke city, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.6%31.4%
All51.5%48.5%
Non Family44.8%55.2%
Masculino41.3%58.7%
Mujer39.7%60.3%

51.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Roanoke city, Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All41,7402.3351.5
Non Family19,2451.2644.8
Married13,4253.0568.6
Mujer6,8263.4339.7
Masculino2,2443.8941.3

3.11

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

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Roanoke city, 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 city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Roanoke city, 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 city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
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 city, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Roanoke city, Virginia Language by Age

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Roanoke city, Virginia Language

91.36% of Roanoke city, 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 city, Virginia Language

Roanoke city, 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 city, Virginia

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Roanoke city, 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 city, Virginia Poverty

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

Roanoke city, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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

Roanoke city, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Roanoke city, 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 city, 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 city, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Roanoke city, 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 city, Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Roanoke city, 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 city, 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 city, 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 city, Virginia Veterans by Race

Roanoke city, Virginia Veterans by Education

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12.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Roanoke city, Virginia Veterans by Education

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64.1%

Labor Force Participation

60%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Roanoke city, Virginia Employment by Age

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Roanoke city, Virginia Employment by Race

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Roanoke city, 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 city, Virginia

93.28%

Native Born

6.72%

Foreign Born

4.62%

Non Citizen

2.09%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.28% of Roanoke city, 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 city, 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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