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 100,011 people and 40 constituent neighborhoods, Roanoke is the tenth largest community in Virginia.

Roanoke is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Roanoke is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Roanoke who work in office and administrative support (12.84%), sales jobs (10.66%), and management occupations (7.84%).

The population of Roanoke overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Roanoke, 24.77% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Roanoke in 2018 was $29,585, which is middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $118,340 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 Scottish.

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