Roanoke, VA
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-08
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Roanoke, Virginia Info Snack

Population
99,122
Unemployment
6.7%
Poverty
20.1%
Median Home
$134,900
Median Income
$45,664
Median Rent
$804

Roanoke SnackAbility

4
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
6
Affordability
6
Diversity
9
Safety
4
Amenities
9
Education
6
Commute
8

Roanoke, VA Crime Report

4,257
Total Crimes
4,285.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
82.67%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Roanoke
/ 100k People
Virginia
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 4,257 4,285.5 1,665.1 2,346.0
Violent Crime 448 451.0 208.7 387.8
Murder 15 15.1 6.1 6.5
Robbery 90 90.6 34.3 73.9
Aggravated Assault 305 307.0 141.7 279.7
Property Crime 3,809 3,834.5 1,456.4 1,958.2
Burglary 412 414.8 133.5 314.2
Larceny 3,048 3,068.4 1,196.6 1,398.0
Car Theft 349 351.3 126.3 246.0

Roanoke, VA Cost Of Living

87
Roanoke's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Roanoke Virginia National Average
Overall 87 106 100
Services 88 99 100
Groceries 86 98 100
Health 100 98 100
Housing 74 131 100
Transportation 94 93 100
Utilities 98 96 100

Roanoke, VA Photos

Young Spinner In Roanoke Cotton Mills
Source: Public Domain

Rankings for Roanoke in Virginia

Map Of Roanoke, VA

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Population over time in Roanoke

Year Population % Change
2020 99,122 -0.5%
2019 99,621 0.0%
2018 99,572 0.2%
2017 99,329 0.6%
2016 98,736 0.8%
2015 97,949 0.6%
2014 97,355 0.6%
2013 96,742 0.5%
2012 96,264 0.5%
2011 95,793 -

Race / Ethnicity in Roanoke

White
58.1% (57,543)
African American
28.6% (28,306)
American Indian
0.2% (206)
Asian
3.2% (3,211)
Hawaiian
0.0% (48)
Other
0.2% (197)
Two Or More
3.3% (3,265)
Hispanic
6.4% (6,346)
Race Roanoke VA USA
White 58.1% 61.2% 60.1%
African American 28.6% 18.7% 12.2%
American Indian 0.2% 0.2% 0.6%
Asian 3.2% 6.6% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.3% 0.3%
Two Or More 3.3% 3.4% 2.8%
Hispanic 6.4% 9.5% 18.2%

Gender in Roanoke

Female
52.6% (52,128)
Male
47.4% (46,994)
Gender Roanoke VA USA
Female 52.6% 50.8% 50.8%
Male 47.4% 49.2% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Roanoke for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.0% (4,956)
9-12th Grade
8.0% (7,929)
High School / GED
35.0% (34,692)
Some College
19.0% (18,833)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (8,920)
Bachelor's Degree
15.0% (14,868)
Master's Degree
6.0% (5,947)
Professional Degree
2.0% (1,982)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (991)
Education Roanoke VA USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 3.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 8.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 35.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 19.0% 19.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 15.0% 22.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 6.0% 13.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Roanoke, Virginia

Less than $10,000
10.0% (987,321)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.1% (699,659)
$15,000 to $24,999
12.1% (1,199,857)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.0% (1,090,023)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.4% (1,426,183)
$50,000 to $74,999
18.8% (1,864,094)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.6% (1,051,034)
$100,000 to $149,999
9.5% (939,298)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.6% (260,084)
$200,000 or more
4.0% (394,643)
Income Roanoke VA USA
Less than $10,000 10.0% 4.8% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.1% 3.3% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 12.1% 7.0% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.0% 7.1% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.4% 10.8% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 18.8% 16.3% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.6% 12.9% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 9.5% 17.2% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.6% 9.0% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 4.0% 11.6% 8.3%

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