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Roanoke Rapids, NC
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Living in Roanoke Rapids


Roanoke Rapids is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 15,229 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Roanoke Rapids is the 70th largest community in North Carolina.

Roanoke Rapids is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Roanoke Rapids is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Roanoke Rapids who work in office and administrative support (14.16%), sales jobs (8.93%), and healthcare (8.52%).

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

The education level of Roanoke Rapids citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.26% of adults 25 and older in Roanoke Rapids have a college degree.

The per capita income in Roanoke Rapids in 2018 was $22,820, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,280 for a family of four. However, Roanoke Rapids contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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