Roanoke is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 6,974 people and just one neighborhood, Roanoke is the 320th largest community in Texas. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Roanoke, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Roanoke, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Roanoke’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Roanoke does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $61,010.
Real Estate Prices
Roanoke real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Roanoke house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, Roanoke isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Roanoke are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Roanoke is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Roanoke who work in office and administrative support (20.17%), sales jobs (14.24%) and management occupations (7.55%).
Also of interest is that Roanoke has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Roanoke is also a city of artists. Roanoke has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Roanoke’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.01% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Roanoke is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.