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The City of Roanoke had a population of 5,203 as of July 1, 2022. 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 33.1512 and longitude -85.3722 in Randolph County. The formal boundaries for the City of Roanoke 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 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Roanoke: Chulafinnee, High Pine.

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Roanoke, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 5,203 (100%)
Population in Households 5,056 (97.2%)
Population in Families 4,052 (77.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 147 ( 2.8%)
Population Density 278
Diversity Index2 55


Median Household Income $49,515
Average Household Income $66,183
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $27,148
Wealth Index5 54


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,722 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,431 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 688 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 603 (22.2%)
Median Home Value $99,027
Average Home Value $169,986
Housing Affordability Index3 255


Total Households 2,119
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 1,338
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.91% -0.25%
Households -0.54% -0.14%
Families   -0.21%
Median Household Income   0.87%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
Owner Occupied HU   0.10%

Roanoke, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Roanoke to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 114 81st
Population Density # 252 58th
Median Household Income # 303 49th
Housing Affordability Index # 539 91st
Per Capita Income # 321 46th
Diversity Index # 129 79th

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