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Roanoke, VA

Roanoke is strongly conservative and has a Democratic representative in Congress
99,621
Roanoke Population7
$
37,213
Median Income6
7.0
%
Unemployment Rate21
 

City Score

 

Population

The population of Roanoke that is 55 years and older grew by 14.4% since 2010, which is the city's fastest growing segment.

Age

38.7
Median Age7
4.0
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Roanoke residents are mostly white; however, the city is slowly becoming more diverse as the white community has shrunk by 1.5% since 2010, while the Black community, 2nd largest in the city, has shrunk by 0.8%

Race

62.2
%
Virginia Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Roanoke is at a low risk for natural disasters. The most common disasters are volcanoes, volcanoes, and volcanoes.

Weather

33
%
Chance of Rain12
59
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature37

 

Housing

The average home value in Roanoke increased by 23% since 2010 which is 20% lower than the national average and 1% higher than the state average

Rent

$
775
Monthly Average14
48
%
Renters38

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Roanoke is a high tax location with sales tax 23% lower than the national average and property tax 27% lower than the national average, but income tax 36% higher than the national average.

Other

0.81
%
Property Tax25
5.3
%
Sales Tax23
4.05
%
Vehicle Tax25

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)39

 

Employment

Roanoke has an average employment rate of 93% which is 1% lower than the national average. The largest employers are Medical Facilities of America and Roanoke Electric Steel

Income

14.8
%
<$25,0006
6.0
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry21

 

Politics

Roanoke is strongly conservative and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results40

Representatives

Mayor31 Sherman P. Lea, Sr.
Democratic
House of Representative31 Benjamin Lee Cline
Republican
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Northern Regional Hospital, is 65.6 miles from the center of Roanoke, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, Beckley VA Medical Center, is 77.1 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, is 81.1 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical32 CBD Oil Only
Decriminalized32 Yes
 

Safety

In Virginia, 35.3% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a decrease since 2000 when 41.8% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks33
No
Permit to Purchase Law33

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

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