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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).

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 located in 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 (with a count of 94,911 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Roanoke ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Roanoke.

  • Salem [Salem City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
    • Salem [Salem City] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Roanoke
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,301 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<6>
  • Rocky Mount [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Mount
    • Rocky Mount [Franklin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Roanoke
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,724 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mount
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocky Mount<6>
  • Troutville [Botetourt County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troutville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troutville
    • Troutville [Botetourt County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Roanoke
    • Estimated population in 2019: 427 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troutville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troutville<6>
  • Fincastle [Botetourt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fincastle
    • Fincastle [Botetourt County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Roanoke
    • Estimated population in 2019: 341 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fincastle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fincastle<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Boones Mill [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boones Mill
      • Boones Mill [Franklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Roanoke
      • Estimated population in 2019: 233 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boones Mill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boones Mill<6>
    • New Castle [Craig County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Castle have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Castle
      • New Castle [Craig County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Roanoke
      • Estimated population in 2019: 153 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Castle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Castle<6>
    • Cave Spring [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cave Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave Spring
      • Cave Spring [Roanoke County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Roanoke
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cave Spring
    • Hollins [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollins have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollins
      • Hollins [Roanoke County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of Roanoke
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollins<6>
    • Sunset Village [Salem City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Village
      • Sunset Village [Salem City] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Roanoke
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Village
    • Apple Tree Village [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apple Tree Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Tree Village
      • Apple Tree Village [Botetourt County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Roanoke
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Tree Village

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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Virginia: https://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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Roanoke.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Roanoke - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. 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 (or directions), 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Roanoke

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roanoke. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2718, Longitude: -79.9424    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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