Roanoke city, Virginia Population 2020

Roanoke city, Virginia's estimated population is 100,888 with a growth rate of 0.48% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Roanoke city, Virginia is the 18th largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020100,8884840.48%
2019100,4044840.48%
201899,9204840.49%
201799,436-136-0.14%
201699,572-161-0.16%
201599,7332900.29%
201499,4435830.59%
201398,8607680.78%
201298,0921,3161.36%
201196,776540.06%
201096,7223250.34%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
0.48%
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Roanoke city, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White62,28262.52%
Black or African American28,60728.72%
Two or More Races3,5523.57%
Asian3,0703.08%
Some Other Race1,8961.90%
American Indian and Alaska Native1860.19%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander280.03%
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Roanoke city, Virginia Population Pyramid 2020

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Roanoke city, Virginia Median Age

38.7


Total

36.8


Male

40.5


Female

Roanoke city, Virginia Adults

There are 77,761 adults, (15,805 of whom are seniors) in Roanoke city, Virginia.

Roanoke city, Virginia Age Dependency

60.8

Age Dependency Ratio

25.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Roanoke city, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

51,846

52.04%

Male

47,775

47.96%

Roanoke city, Virginia Households and Families

Roanoke city, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Roanoke city, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69%31%
All51.8%48.2%
Non Family45.5%54.5%
Male40.2%59.8%
Female39.1%60.9%

51.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All42,0372.3251.8
Non Family18,9721.2545.5
Married13,7343.0469
Female6,9703.3239.1
Male2,3613.8140.2

3.07

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

7.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Roanoke city, Virginia Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,0265.75%
9th to 12th Grade6,1178.74%
High School Graduate22,87332.67%
Some College14,14320.20%
Associates Degree6,1518.79%
Bachelors Degree10,58615.12%
Graduate Degree6,1098.73%
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Roanoke city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White45,14540,14113,328
Black18,11614,9481,527
Hispanic3,3432,238507
Asian2,1871,519982
Multiple Races1,3271,110271
Other Race980664109
Native American13913914

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 44.90%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,232$35,623$29,103
Less Than High School$18,229$21,628$13,638
High School Grad$26,940$29,938$22,813
Some College$31,645$35,741$28,599
Bachelors Degree$43,701$50,811$38,521
Graduate Degree$61,036$72,738$53,219

$32,232

Average Earnings

$35,623

Average Male

$29,103

Average Female

Roanoke city, Virginia Language

Roanoke city, Virginia Language by Age

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Roanoke city, Virginia Language

91.13% of Roanoke city, Virginia residents speak only English, while 8.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.17% of the population.

Roanoke city, Virginia Poverty

Roanoke city, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black28,0339,16932.71%
White57,5428,58814.92%
Hispanic6,0771,24620.50%
Multiple3,4921,05230.13%
Other1,88641922.22%
Asian3,0701203.91%
Native1862211.83%

20.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.69%

Male Poverty Rate

22.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Roanoke city, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Roanoke city, Virginia is Black, with 32.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Roanoke city, Virginia is Asian, with 3.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.83%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.15%
High School20.45%
Some College12.66%
Bachelors or Greater5.99%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed46.36%
Male Unemployed34.51%
Female Employed11.98%
Male Employed8.11%

Roanoke city, Virginia Income

Roanoke city, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,028$59,205
Families$53,599$71,379
Married Families$70,016$91,871
Non Families$29,188$41,344
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Roanoke city, Virginia Marital Status

Roanoke city, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.4%

Male Marriage Rate

36.3%

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 35-44.

Roanoke city, Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Roanoke city, Virginia Veterans

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6,434

Number of Veterans

6,040

Male Veterans

394

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,549
First Gulf War1,188
Second Gulf War1,175
Korea513
World War II324
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,583
55 to 641,429
35 to 541,422
75+1,384
18 to 34616
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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,6159.00%
Black1,4937.12%
Hispanic2456.38%
2 or More17410.58%
Other746.71%
Asian652.58%
Indian138.18%

Roanoke city, Virginia Veterans by Education

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12.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Roanoke city, Virginia Employment Status

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64.1%

Labor Force Participation

59.6%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

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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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63.90%

Born in Virginia

92.44%

Native Born

7.56%

Foreign Born

5.74%

Non Citizen

1.82%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.44% of Roanoke city, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 63.90% having been born in Virginia. 5.74% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  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