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%).
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Roanoke is worth considering.
As is often the case in a small city, Roanoke doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of adults in Roanoke with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 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.