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.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Roanoke is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 42.78% of the Roanoke workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. 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%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Roanoke has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Roanoke a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

As is often the case in a small city, Roanoke doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

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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