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Roanoke city, Virginia

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Table

Roanoke city, Virginia
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
98,865
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
98,865
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
100,011
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-1.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 100,011
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 97,032
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.5%
Female persons, percent
52.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
61.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
29.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
3.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
Two or More Races, percent
4.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
58.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 6,101
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 6.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 52.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $134,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $398
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $804
Building permits, 2021 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 41,694
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.33
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 83.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 8.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 86.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 77.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 87.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 24.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 7.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
13.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 64.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 60.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 308,073
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,582,260
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,629,699
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,461,000
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $25,249
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 22.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $45,664
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $29,585
Persons in poverty, percent
20.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 X
Total employment, 2020 X
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 8,330
Men-owned firms, 2012 4,488
Women-owned firms, 2012 2,806
Minority-owned firms, 2012 1,661
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 6,109
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 900
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 6,737
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 2,279.8
Land area in square miles, 2010 42.56
FIPS Code 5168000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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