Roanoke demographics profile

StatisticRoanokeVirginiaNational
Population96,7428,014,955309,138,711
Population density (sq mi)2,27520990
Median age38.437.437.2
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)48%58%56%
Speak English92%85%79%
Speak Spanish4%7%13%

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  • The population density in Roanoke is 987% higher than Virginia.
  • The median age in Roanoke is 3% higher than Virginia.
  • In Roanoke 65.57% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Roanoke 27.93% of the population is African American.
  • In Roanoke 1.81% of the population is Asian.
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Roanoke population breakdown by race

RaceRoanokeVirginiaNational
Caucasian65.57%69.56%74.17%
African American27.93%19.48%12.56%
Asian1.81%5.53%4.81%
American Indian0.22%0.31%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.01%0.07%0.17%
Mixed race3.33%2.74%2.68%
Other race1.14%2.30%4.79%
In Roanoke, 5.3% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Roanoke age breakdown

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Source: The Roanoke, VA demographics data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.