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Roanoke, VA
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Living in Roanoke



Roanoke is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 97,847 people and 40 associated neighborhoods, Roanoke is the tenth largest community in Virginia.

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.73% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In terms of college education, Roanoke is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.41% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Roanoke in 2018 was $33,206, which is middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $132,824 for a family of four. However, Roanoke contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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, Irish, Italian, and African.

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