Roanoke demographics profile

StatisticRoanokeVirginiaNational
Population99,3298,310,301318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)2,33619191
Median age38.137.837.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)48%57%55%
Speak English91%84%79%
Speak Spanish5%7%13%
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.

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  • The population density in Roanoke is 1121% higher than Virginia.
  • The median age in Roanoke is 1% higher than Virginia.
  • In Roanoke 63.76% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Roanoke 28.26% of the population is African American.
  • In Roanoke 2.71% of the population is Asian.

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Roanoke population breakdown by race

RaceRoanokeVirginiaNational
Caucasian63.76%68.75%73.35%
African American28.26%19.21%12.63%
Asian2.71%6.05%5.22%
American Indian0.27%0.26%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.18%0.07%0.18%
Mixed race3.55%3.37%3.06%
Other race1.27%2.30%4.75%
In Roanoke, 6.0% 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 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).