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Roanoke is an independent city.
The community name derives from Indian term for "shell money."
The latitude of Roanoke is 37.270N. The longitude is -79.941W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 935 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 92,863.
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11% of Roanoke residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Roanoke ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Roanoke was $18,468, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Roanoke residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Roanoke include Roanoke City Market Historic District, Roanoke Warehouse Historic District, Southwest Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Roanoke, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $385. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $772.
Libraries in Roanoke include Blue Ridge Library, Gainsboro Branch Library, Glenvar Branch, Headquarters Library/Roanoke County Public, Hollins Branch, Jackson Park Branch Library, Law Library/Roanoke City Public, Melrose Branch Library, Mount Pleasant Branch, Raleigh Court Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Roanoke include Roanoke Times
TV stations in Roanoke include WBRA, WDBJ, WFXR, WPXR, WSLS.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WVTF.
Roanoke City supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Roanoke political report.
The average commute time for Roanoke workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 22 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Roanoke between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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