Roanoke is a very small town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 1,701 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Roanoke is the 238th largest community in Indiana.
Roanoke real estate is some of the most expensive in Indiana, although Roanoke house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some towns, 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 town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Roanoke who work in management occupations (11.05%), healthcare (10.06%), and office and administrative support (9.50%).
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.
Because of many things, Roanoke is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Roanoke a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Roanoke has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Roanoke’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Roanoke is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The overall education level of Roanoke citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.71% of adults in Roanoke have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Roanoke in 2010 was $25,910, which is wealthy relative to Indiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,640 for a family of four. However, Roanoke contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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, English, Scottish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Roanoke is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.