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Welcome to Roanoke ...
When the people of Roanoke refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Roanoker<1>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Roanoke has a population of 99,143 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Roanoke.
The city of Roanoke is 930 feet [283 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Roanoke lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Roanoke lies within the (540) area code.
Websites for Roanoke ...
Official Website: www.roanokeva.gov/
Chamber of Commerce: www.roanokechamber.org/
Junior League: www.jlrv.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Roanoke had an population of 99,143 people. This is an increase of 2.18% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.46% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Roanoke had a population of 97,032 people.
The population of Roanoke represents 1.21% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 9th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 97,032 people, the population of Roanoke increased 2.23% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 94,911 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Roanoke.
Adding Roanoke to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Roanoke in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Roanoke was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Roanoke on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Roanoke ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Roanoke - they are located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Roanoke.
Communities near Roanoke ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Roanoke.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Roanoke. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Roanoke.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Roanoke. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Roanoke.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Roanoke. Our list includes 38 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Roanoke.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Roanoke ...
Looking for more information about Roanoke? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Roanoke, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Roanoke.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Roanoke: www.roanokeva.gov/
The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/
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This page was last modified: 21 Jun 2021