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Roanoke, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Roanoke had a population of 5,949 as of July 1, 2017. Roanoke ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Roanoke is located at latitude 33.1453 and longitude -85.3695 in Randolph County. The formal boundaries for the City of Roanoke (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.38 sq. miles. Randolph County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 846 feet.

The City of Roanoke (GNIS ID: 2404627) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Roanoke is located within Roanoke Division of Randolph County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Roanoke population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Roanoke: Chulafinnee, High Pine.

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Roanoke, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,949
Daytime Population: Workers 2,570
Daytime Population: Residents 3,806
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,376
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 5,794
Population in Familes 4,677
Population in Group Qrtrs 155
Population Density2 318
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $32,759
Average Household Income $45,507
Per Capita Income $18,595


Total Housing Units 2,916 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,388 (47.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 988 (33.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 540 (18.5%)
Median Home Value $89,604
Average Home Value $129,442


Total Households 2,376
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 1,518
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.3% 0.02%
Households -0.2% 0.08%
Families -0.2% -0.07%
Median Household Income   1.29%
Per Capita Income   1.27%

Roanoke, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Roanoke to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 103 82nd
Population Density # 222 62nd
Diversity Index # 103 82nd
Median Household Income # 450 23rd
Per Capita Income # 444 24th

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