Roanoke, VA Population

Population: 94,911. Estimated population in July 2020: 92,631 (-2.4% change)
Males: 44,501 (46.9%), Females: 50,410 (53.1%)

Zip codes: 24011, 24012, 24013, 24014, 24015, 24016, 24017, 24018, 24019, 24020.

Median resident age: 37.6 years
Median household income: $30,719
Median house value: $80,300

Races in Roanoke:

  • White Non-Hispanic (68.8%)
  • Black (26.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.5%)
  • Other race (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Vietnamese (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (12.5%), German (9.5%), English (9.1%), Irish (7.9%), Scotch-Irish (2.7%), Italian (1.8%).

Elevation: 940 feet

Land area: 42.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Roanoke

  • High school or higher: 76.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 18.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Roanoke city

  • Never married: 27.4%
  • Now married: 46.0%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

3.1% Foreign born (1.1% Asia, 1.0% Europe, 0.8% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -1,865 (-1.9%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Roanoke:

  • CARILION MEDICAL CENTER (BELLEVIEW & JEFFERSON STS PO BOX 13367)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Roanoke:

  • COLUMBIA LEWIS-GALE MEDICAL CENTER (about 9 miles; SALEM, VA)
  • CATAWBA HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; CATAWBA, VA)
  • CARILION FRANKLIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; ROCKY MOUNT, VA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Roanoke:

  • ROANOKE REGIONAL/WOODRUM FIELD (about 3 miles; ROANOKE, VA; Abbreviation: ROA)
  • GREENBRIER VALLEY (about 50 miles; LEWISBURG, WV; Abbreviation: LWB)
  • LYNCHBURG REGIONAL/PRESTON GLENN FLD (about 53 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Abbreviation: LYH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Roanoke:

  • SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE (about 29 miles; MONETA, VA; Abbreviation: W91)
  • VIRGINIA TECH (about 32 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; Abbreviation: BCB)
  • NEW LONDON (about 44 miles; FOREST, VA; Abbreviation: W90)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Roanoke:

  • VIRGINIA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 3,535; Location: 3095 COLONIAL AVE; Public; Website: www.vw.cc.va.us)
  • HOLLINS UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 911; Location: 7916 WILLIAMSON RD NW; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.hollins.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • COMMUNITY HOSP OF ROANOKE VALLEY COLL OF HLTH SCI (Full-time enrollment: 432; Location: 920 S JEFFERSON ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.chs.edu)
  • ECPI TECHNICAL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 299; Location: 5234 AIRPORT RD; Private, for-profit; Website: www.ecpi.edu)
  • DOMINION COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 221; Location: 5372 FALLOWATER LN STE B; Private, for-profit; Website: www.dominioncollege.org)
  • VIRGINIA CAREERS ACADEMY (Full-time enrollment: 92; Location: 3312 WILLIAMSON RD NW; Private, for-profit; Website: [email protected])
  • ATI HOLLYWOOD (Full-time enrollment: 57; Location: 3535 D FRANKLIN RD SW; Private, for-profit; Website: ATIHOLLYWOOD.COM)
  • CARILION ROANOKE MEMORIAL HOSP SCH OF PRACT NURS (Full-time enrollment: 35; Location: PO BOX 13367; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.carilion.com)
  • CARILION MEDICAL CENTER SCHOOL OF CLINICAL LAB SCI (Full-time enrollment: 5; Location: BELLEVIEW AND JEFFERSON ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.carilion.com)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Roanoke:

  • NATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE (about 9 miles; SALEM, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,382)
  • VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIV (about 29 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 25,754)
  • RADFORD UNIVERSITY (about 43 miles; RADFORD, VA; Full-time enrollment: 8,034)
  • WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY (about 49 miles; LEXINGTON, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,063)
  • NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 52 miles; DUBLIN, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,262)
  • LIBERTY UNIVERSITY (about 52 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,348)
  • CONCORD COLLEGE (about 74 miles; ATHENS, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,723)

Schools

Public high schools in Roanoke:

  • PATRICK HENRY HIGH (Students: 1,821; Location: 2102 GRANDIN RD SW; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WILLIAM FLEMING HIGH (Students: 1,393; Location: 3649 FERNCLIFF AVE NW; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • HIDDEN VALLEY HIGH (Students: 1,040; Location: 5000 TITAN TRAIL; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • NORTHSIDE HIGH (Students: 1,031; Location: 6758 NORTHSIDE HIGH SCH RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CAVE SPRING HIGH (Students: 800; Location: 3712 CHAPARRAL DR SW; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • BLUE RIDGE TECHNICAL ACADEMY (Students: 87; Location: 108 N JEFFERSON ST; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • ROANOKE VALLEY GOV SCH (Location: 2104 GRANDIN RD SW; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Roanoke:

  • ROANOKE CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 577; Location: 621 N JEFFERSON STREET; Grades: PK – 12)
  • NORTH CROSS SCHOOL (Students: 571; Location: 4254 COLONIAL AVENUE SW; Grades: PK – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Roanoke:

  • HIDDEN VALLEY MIDDLE (Students: 848; Location: 4902 HIDDEN VAL SCH RD SW; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • NORTHSIDE MIDDLE (Students: 758; Location: 6810 NORTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WILLIAM RUFFNER MIDDLE (Students: 627; Location: 3601 FERNCLIFF AVE NW; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • CAVE SPRING MIDDLE (Students: 618; Location: 4880 BRAMBLETON AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WESTSIDE ELEM. (Students: 599; Location: 1441 WESTSIDE BLVD NW; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CAVE SPRING ELEM. (Students: 577; Location: 5404 SPRINGLAWN AVE SW; Grades: KG – 05)
  • FALLON PARK ELEM. (Students: 553; Location: 502 19TH ST SE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • WOODROW WILSON MIDDLE (Students: 551; Location: 1813 CARTER RD SW; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • JAMES MADISON MIDDLE (Students: 542; Location: 1160 OVERLAND RD SW; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • PENN FOREST ELEM. (Students: 525; Location: 6328 MERRIMAN RD; Grades: KG – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Roanoke:

  • COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 127; Location: 7815 WILLIAMSON RD; Grades: UG – UG)
  • GRACE ACADEMY (Students: 118; Location: 2731 EDGEWOOD STREET SW; Grades: PK – 5)
  • THE ACHIEVEMENT CENTER (Students: 87; Location: 615 NORTH JEFFERSON STREET; Grades: UG – UG)
  • FIRST WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN SCH (Students: 44; Location: 3706 PETERS CREEK RD NW; Grades: KG – 5)
  • NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 41; Location: 5745 AIRPORT RD; Grades: PK – 5)
  • ROANOKE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 35; Location: 3379 COLONIAL AVENUE; Grades: PK – 4)
  • ROANOKE ADVENTIST PREPARATORY (Students: 30; Location: 1716 OXFORD AVE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • BLUE RIDGE MONTESSORI SCHL ROA (Students: 22; Location: 4249 APPLETON AVENUE NW; Grades: PK – KG)
  • MONTESSORI CHILDREN’S HOUSE OF (Students: 20; Location: 4523 BRAMBLETON AVENUE SW; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Libraries in Roanoke:

  • ROANOKE CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,342,486; Location: 706 S. JEFFERSON ST.; 326,546 books; 13,165 audio materials; 7,766 video materials; 373 serial subscriptions)
  • ROANOKE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,262,219; Location: 3131 ELECTRIC ROAD S.W.; 372,866 books; 8,069 audio materials; 9,711 video materials; 963 serial subscriptions)
  • BOTETOURT COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $557,078; Location: 28 AVERY ROW; 88,680 books; 3,872 audio materials; 5,116 video materials; 298 serial subscriptions)