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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 2017, Roanoke has a population of 99,837 people<2> (see below for details).

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 is within the boundaries of the (540) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Roanoke had a population of 97,032 people (which is 100% of the total population of Roanoke City). This makes Roanoke the county's most populous community.

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 ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Roanoke and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<4>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Apple Tree Village   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Boones Mill   [Map]   235   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cave Spring   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Fincastle   [Map]   338   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hollins   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
New Castle   [Map]   150   NW   18 miles [29 km]

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 that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Roanoke. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Roanoke. Our list includes 38 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Roanoke:

Websites for Roanoke ...

Official Website:   www.roanokeva.gov/
 
Chamber of Commerce:   www.roanokechamber.org/
 
Junior League:   www.jlrv.org/

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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Roanoke: www.roanokeva.gov/

The official website for State of Virginia: www.virginia.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Roanoke refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Roanoke may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Roanoke.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Roanoke - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Roanoke. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Roanoke) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Roanoke. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Roanoke

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roanoke. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2710, Longitude: -79.9414     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roanoke have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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