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.
Roanoke is a blue-collar town, with 46.55% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Roanoke is a city of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Roanoke who work in office and administrative support (11.14%), sales jobs (10.30%), and healthcare (6.37%).
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.
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.
In Roanoke, just 10.51% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Roanoke in 2010 was $17,962, which is lower middle income relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $71,848 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 Irish, German, African, and British.
The most common language spoken in Roanoke is English. Other important languages spoken here include Japanese and Spanish.