Roanoke, VA has a population of 99,329 and is the 313th largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,336 per sq mi which is 1121% higher than the Virginia average and 2478% higher than the national average. The median age in Roanoke is 38 which is approximately 1% higher than the Virginia average of 38. In Roanoke, 48% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 91% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 64% of Roanoke residents were born in Virginia, 27% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 7% were foreign born.