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Roanoke Rapids is a city in Halifax County.
The community was named for its location on the Roanoke River
The latitude of Roanoke Rapids is 36.461N. The longitude is -77.654W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 154 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 16,512.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Roanoke Rapids demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Halifax County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 27890 ZIP code.
7% of Roanoke Rapids residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Roanoke Rapids ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Roanoke Rapids was $15,972, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Roanoke Rapids residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Roanoke Rapids, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $304. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $821.
Libraries in Roanoke Rapids include Roanoke Rapids Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Roanoke Rapids include Daily Herald
TV stations in Roanoke Rapids include WUNP.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WZRU.
Halifax County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Roanoke Rapids political report.
The average commute time for Roanoke Rapids workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Roanoke Rapids between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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