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Time Zone: Roanoke County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

Roanoke County was founded in 1838.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Roanoke had a population of 91,011 people. This is an increase of 6.1% since the last Census (which gave a population of 85,778 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Roanoke represented 1.21% of the total population of Virginia, making it the state's 10th most populous county (out of 134 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201092,376+7.69%+1.5% since 2009
200991,011+6.1%+0.62% since 2008
200890,449+5.45%+0.45% since 2007
200085,778The Last Census

More information can be found on the Roanoke County Census Page for Roanoke County.


Websites for Roanoke County

Official Website:   www.roanokecountyva.gov/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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