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Population (year 2000): 16,957. Estimated population in July 2005: 16,458 (-2.9% change)
Males: 7,734 (45.6%), Females: 9,223 (54.4%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 36.8 years
Median household income: $28,745 (year 2000)
Median house value: $74,600 (year 2000)

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Races in Roanoke Rapids:

  • White Non-Hispanic (71.6%)
  • Black (24.9%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)
  • Asian Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: English (13.9%), United States (13.9%), Irish (5.9%), German (5.2%), Scotch-Irish (1.8%), French (1.7%).Rapids, North Carolina

Elevation: 155 feet

Land area: 7.8 square miles

Roanoke

For population 25 years and over in Roanoke Rapids

  • High school or higher: 75.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Roanoke Rapids city

  • Never married: 23.8%
  • Now married: 52.7%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 11.1%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

2.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +536 (+3.3%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Mount, NC Rocky (36.1 miles pop. 55,893).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Raleigh, (81.0 miles pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (299.7 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: NC (3.0 miles Gaston, Rosemary, NC (3.2 miles South NC (4.1 miles Weldon, Weldon, NC (4.3 miles South NC Garysburg, (6.5 miles NC Halifax, (9.8 miles NC (15.0 miles Seaboard, NC (16.6 miles Jackson,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 33 buildings, average cost: $83,900
  • 1997: 24 buildings, average cost: $118,200
  • 1998: 29 buildings, average cost: $118,400
  • 1999: 31 buildings, average cost: $145,200
  • 2000: 38 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2001: 36 buildings, average cost: $117,800
  • 2002: 17 buildings, average cost: $147,600
  • 2003: 16 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $118,200
  • 2005: 32 buildings, average cost: $131,800

Latitude: 36.45 N, Longitude: 77.65 W

Area code: 252


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.9%), Manufacturing (18.7%), Retail trade (13.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,684 (+15.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,132 (59.7%)


 

Crime in Roanoke Rapids by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 2 1 0 2 0 2
    per 100,000 11.8 5.9 0.0 11.8 0.0 11.8
Rapes 3 14 5 1 6 7
    per 100,000 17.7 82.6 29.5 5.9 35.4 41.3
Robberies 19 36 31 40 36 25
    per 100,000 112.0 212.3 182.8 235.9 212.3 147.4
Assaults 51 56 43 53 57 40
    per 100,000 300.8 330.2 253.6 312.6 336.1 235.9
Burglaries 289 191 238 251 224 241
    per 100,000 1704.3 1126.4 1403.6 1480.2 1321.0 1421.2
Thefts 741 756 694 752 739 768
    per 100,000 4369.9 4458.3 4092.7 4434.7 4358.1 4529.1
Auto thefts 45 52 52 69 48 68
    per 100,000 265.4 306.7 306.7 406.9 283.1 401.0
428.0 450.4 403.8 461.0 434.5 432.4

Average climate in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Roanoke

Roanoke Rapids-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 4% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/28/1988, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.1 miles away from the Roanoke Rapids city center killed 4 people and injured 154 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 10/14/1986, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.9 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Main business address for: ROANOKE TECHNOLOGY CORP (SERVICES-BUSINESS SERVICES, NEC).


Hospital/medical center in Roanoke Rapids:
  • HALIFAX REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER INC (250 SMITH CHURCH RD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Roanoke Rapids:
  • GREENSVILLE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; EMPORIA, VA)
  • OUR COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 28 miles; SCOTLAND NECK, NC)
  • LIFECARE HOSPITALS OF NC (about 36 miles; ROCKY MOUNT, NC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Roanoke Rapids:
  • ROCKY MOUNT-WILSON RGNL (about 45 miles; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; ID: RWI)
  • PITT-GREENVILLE (about 60 miles; GREENVILLE, NC; ID: PGV)
  • RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL (about 76 miles; RICHMOND, VA; ID: RIC)
Other public-use airports nearest to Roanoke Rapids:
  • HALIFAX COUNTY (about 4 miles; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; ID: RZZ)
  • EMPORIA-GREENSVILLE REGIONAL (about 21 miles; EMPORIA, VA; ID: EMV)
  • LAWRENCEVILLE/BRUNSWICK MUNI (about 24 miles; LAWRENCEVILLE, VA; ID: LVL)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 30 $78,781 $31,512 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $2,269 $27,228 0 $0
Streets and Highways 30 $61,235 $24,494 0 $0
Health 1 $1,908 $22,896 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 12 $21,569 $21,569 0 $0
Local Libraries 6 $12,126 $24,252 3 $1,331
Other and Unallocable 2 $5,522 $33,132 0 $0
Other Government Administration 10 $33,662 $40,394 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 13 $32,568 $30,062 27 $7,840
Police - Other 2 $3,912 $23,472 3 $1,348
Financial Administration 5 $15,186 $36,446 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 41 $105,612 $30,910 0 $0
Totals for Government 153 $374,350 $29,360 33 $10,519
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Roanoke Rapids:
  • VANCE-GRANVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 52 miles; HENDERSON, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,076)
  • VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 55 miles; PETERSBURG, VA; FT enrollment: 3,641)
  • PITT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 64 miles; GREENVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 3,072)
  • JOHN TYLER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 64 miles; CHESTER, VA; FT enrollment: 2,520)
  • EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (about 64 miles; GREENVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 16,633)
  • UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND (about 75 miles; RICHMOND, VA; FT enrollment: 3,756)
  • VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY (about 77 miles; RICHMOND, VA; FT enrollment: 18,753)
Public high school in Roanoke Rapids:
  • ROANOKE RAPIDS HIGH (Students: 871; Location: 800 HAMILTON ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Roanoke Rapids:
  • HALIFAX ACADEMY (Students: 482; Location: 1400 THREE BRIDGES ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Roanoke Rapids:
  • BELMONT ELEMENTARY (Students: 729; Location: 1517 BOLLING ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CHALONER MIDDLE (Students: 722; Location: 2100 VIRGINIA AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WILLIAM L MANNING ELEMENTARY (Students: 686; Location: 1102 BARRETT ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • WILLIAM R DAVIE MIDDLE (Students: 550; Location: 4391 HWY 158; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • EVERETTS ELEMENTARY (Students: 346; Location: 458 EVERETTS SCHOOL RD; Grades: PK - 05)
Library in Roanoke Rapids:
  • ROANOKE RAPIDS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $303,979; Location: 319 ROANOKE AVENUE; 41,781 books; 2,105 audio materials; 2,896 video materials; 117 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Davis Recreation Center (A).

Shopping Center: Becker Village Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Roanoke Rapids include: White Church (A), Tabernacle Church (B), Calvary Church (C), Central Church (D), Chockoyotte Church (E), Saint Johns Church (F), Roanoke Church (G), Faith Tabernacle (H).

Cemeteries: Poplar Grove Cemetery (1), Cedarwood Cemetery (2).

Reservoirs: Lake Williams (A), I F Rochelle Pond (B).

Park in Roanoke Rapids: Chaloner Park (1).


Roanoke Rapids compared to North Carolina state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Roanoke Rapids:
  • WCBT (1230 AM; 1 kW; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: MAINQUAD, INC.)
  • WSMY (1400 AM; 1 kW; WELDON, NC; Owner: MAINQUAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDZY (1290 AM; 25 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYAL (1280 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SCOTLAND NECK, NC)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEVA (860 AM; daytime; 1 kW; EMPORIA, VA; Owner: COLONIAL MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WETC (540 AM; 8 kW; WENDELL-ZEBULON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA REGIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WARR (1520 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WARRENTON, NC; Owner: QUAD DIVISIONS, INC. DBA DARENSBURG BROADCASTING)
Strongest FM radio stations in Roanoke Rapids:
  • WRTP-FM (90.1 FM; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPGT (91.1 FM; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WYTT (97.9 FM; GASTON, NC; Owner: MAINQUAD, INC.)
  • WZRU (88.5 FM; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: ROANOKE VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPTM (102.3 FM; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: MAINQUAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYFL (92.5 FM; HENDERSON, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJYA (89.3 FM; EMPORIA, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WKTC (95.5 FM; PINETOPS, NC; Owner: WEQQ, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Roanoke Rapids:
  • WNVN-LP (Channel 20; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: MAINQUAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUNP-TV (Channel 36; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WWAY (Channel 3; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WRPX (Channel 47; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: PAXSON RALEIGH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WRAY-TV (Channel 30; WILSON, NC; Owner: WRAY, INC.)

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