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Welcome to Roanoke ...
The location of Roanoke has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
When the people of Roanoke refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Roanoker<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Roanoke has a population of 99,837 people<3> (see below for details).
The city of Roanoke is 930 feet [283 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Roanoke lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Roanoke is located in the (540) area code.
Population Details ...
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).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Roanoke had an population of 99,837 people. This is an increase of 2.89% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.19% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Roanoke.
Communities near Roanoke ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Roanoke and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.
To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Roanoke.
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.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Roanoke:
Websites 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: 08 Apr 2019