Roanoke, VA

Roanoke profile

Living in Roanoke

Roanoke is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 99,143 people and 36 constituent neighborhoods, Roanoke is the tenth largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Roanoke is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Roanoke is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Roanoke who work in office and administrative support (12.31%), sales jobs (11.25%), and management occupations (8.45%).

The citizens of Roanoke are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.42% of adults in Roanoke having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Roanoke in 2018 was $27,006, which is middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,024 for a family of four. However, Roanoke contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Roanoke is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Roanoke home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Roanoke residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Roanoke include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Roanoke is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.