Roanoke, AL
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Roanoke is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 6,005 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Roanoke is the 101st largest community in Alabama.

When you are in Roanoke, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 42.78% of Roanoke’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Roanoke is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Roanoke who work in office and administrative support (11.69%), sales jobs (11.27%), and healthcare (6.14%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Roanoke has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Roanoke has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Roanoke than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Roanoke may be for you.

Being a small city, Roanoke does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The citizens of Roanoke are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.74% of adults in Roanoke have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Roanoke in 2010 was $19,444, which is middle income relative to Alabama, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,776 for a family of four.

Roanoke is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Roanoke home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Roanoke residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Roanoke include English, German, African, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Roanoke is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Japanese.

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