Roanoke Rapids Metro Area

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  4. Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Employment Information
  5. Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Family Information
  6. Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Education Information
  7. Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Business Information
  8. Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Public Benefits Information
  9. Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Criminal Information
  10. Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Immigration & Civil Rights Information
  11. Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Counties
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Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Legal Resources

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Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 79,456
  • Land Area (2000): 3,268.140 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 52.116 square kilometers
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Houses (2000): 35,764

Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Population - Urban/Rural

Urban/Rural Population Percent
 Urban 53,264 33.19%
 Rural, Farm 4,728 2.95%
 Rural, Non-farm 102,496 63.87%

Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Real Estate Lawyers provide services for home buying/selling, commercial real estate, leases, landlord tenant, construction, land use and zoning laws. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Employment Information

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Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Labor Force By Month


Year Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
1990 32,746 30,917 1,829 5.58% 56
1991 33,107 30,364 2,743 8.29% 83
1992 34,126 31,146 2,980 8.73% 87
1993 33,671 31,077 2,594 7.70% 77
1994 32,940 30,485 2,455 7.45% 75
1995 32,529 29,669 2,860 8.79% 88
1996 32,595 29,506 3,089 9.48% 95
1997 32,504 29,621 2,884 8.87% 89
1998 31,505 28,829 2,676 8.49% 85
1999 31,682 29,400 2,282 7.20% 72
2000 31,607 29,741 1,866 5.90% 59
2001 31,255 28,287 2,968 9.50% 95
2002 31,094 27,988 3,107 9.99% 100
2003 32,144 29,431 2,713 8.44% 84
2004 32,409 29,965 2,444 7.54% 76
2005 32,806 30,489 2,317 7.06% 71
2006 33,028 30,959 2,069 6.26% 63
2007 34,180 32,079 2,102 6.15% 62
2008 34,469 31,709 2,759 8.01% 80
Month Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
Jan 2008 34,782 32,323 2,459 7.07% 71
Feb 2008 34,395 31,905 2,490 7.24% 72
Mar 2008 34,778 32,350 2,428 6.98% 70
Apr 2008 34,421 32,054 2,367 6.88% 69
May 2008 34,692 32,000 2,692 7.76% 78
Jun 2008 34,730 31,889 2,841 8.18% 82
Jul 2008 34,031 30,869 3,162 9.29% 93
Aug 2008 34,235 30,969 3,266 9.54% 95
Sep 2008 34,155 31,026 3,129 9.16% 92
Oct, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Nov, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Dec, 2008 -- -- -- --% --

Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Construction 3,686 12.82%
2. Public Administration 2,604 9.06%
3. Agriculture / Forestry / Fishing / Hunting 2,108 7.33%
4. Textile and Textile Mills Manufacturing 1,522 5.29%
5. Paper Manufacturing 1,174 4.08%
6. Educational Services 1,146 3.99%
7. Wood Manufacturing 1,094 3.80%
8. Truck Transportation 900 3.13%
9. Accommodation and Food Services 898 3.12%
10. Repair and Maintenance 818 2.84%
11. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 760 2.64%
12. Food Manufacturing 678 2.36%
13. Health Care 678 2.36%
14. Machinery Manufacturing 650 2.26%
15. Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 618 2.15%
16. Food and Beverage Stores 608 2.11%
17. Utilities 594 2.07%
18. Plastics and Rubber Manufacturing 556 1.93%
19. Chemical Manufacturing 456 1.59%
20. Metal Manufactuing 428 1.49%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Health Care 5,016 17.37%
2. Educational Services 3,988 13.81%
3. Accommodation and Food Services 2,362 8.18%
4. Public Administration 1,976 6.84%
5. Textile and Textile Mills Manufacturing 1,254 4.34%
6. Food and Beverage Stores 990 3.43%
7. Social Assistance 928 3.21%
8. Department and Other General Stores 832 2.88%
9. Finance and Insurance 812 2.81%
10. Food Manufacturing 794 2.75%
11. Plastics and Rubber Manufacturing 690 2.39%
12. Personal and Laundry Services 568 1.97%
13. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 516 1.79%
14. Apparel Manufacturing 490 1.70%
15. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 388 1.34%
16. Machinery Manufacturing 388 1.34%
17. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 374 1.30%
18. Chemical Manufacturing 338 1.17%
19. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 322 1.12%
20. Agriculture / Forestry / Fishing / Hunting 306 1.06%

Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Other Production Occupations 2,540 8.83%
2. Other Installation / Maintenance 2,144 7.46%
3. Driver / Sales Workers and Truckers 1,764 6.13%
4. Law Enforcement Workers 1,592 5.54%
5. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 1,250 4.35%
6. Laborers and Material Movers / Handlers 1,130 3.93%
7. Other Sales and Related Occupations 992 3.45%
8. Vehicle Mechanics 966 3.36%
9. Farmers and Farm Managers 864 3.00%
10. Other Construction Trades 816 2.84%
11. Other Management Occupations 800 2.78%
12. Agricultural Workers 766 2.66%
13. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 748 2.60%
14. Other Material Moving Workers 682 2.37%
15. Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 668 2.32%
16. Textile / Apparel / Furnishings 646 2.25%
17. Carpenters 592 2.06%
18. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 582 2.02%
19. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 540 1.88%
20. Electricians 464 1.61%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Other Production Occupations 1,980 6.86%
2. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 1,896 6.57%
3. Nursing / Psychiatric / Home Health 1,570 5.44%
4. Other Office and Admin Support 1,546 5.35%
5. Secretaries and Admins 1,546 5.35%
6. Cashiers 1,440 4.99%
7. Other Sales and Related Occupations 1,028 3.56%
8. Textile / Apparel / Furnishings 1,028 3.56%
9. Cooks and Food Preparation Workers 988 3.42%
10. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 962 3.33%
11. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 814 2.82%
12. Informaion and Record Clerks, Not Customer Service 796 2.76%
13. Registered Nurses 696 2.41%
14. Bookkeeping / Accounting / Auditing 694 2.40%
15. Counselors / Social Workers / Etc. 654 2.27%
16. Health Technologists and Technicians 640 2.22%
17. Waiters and Waitresses 612 2.12%
18. Other Management Occupations 572 1.98%
19. Other Teachers / Instructors / Librarians 558 1.93%
20. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 558 1.93%

Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 57,701 46.70%
15-35 hours 9,172 7.42%
1-14 hours 3,162 2.56%
No regular hours 53,509 43.31%

Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 1,948 3.46%
5 AM-5:29 AM 2,037 3.61%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 1,880 3.34%
6 AM-6:29 AM 4,427 7.85%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 6,000 10.65%
7 AM-7:29 AM 8,299 14.72%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 9,744 17.29%
8 AM-8:29 AM 5,907 10.48%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 2,177 3.86%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 2,543 4.51%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 845 1.50%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 332 0.59%
Noon-3:59 PM 5,118 9.08%
4 PM-11:59 PM 5,106 9.06%

Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 2,356 4.18%
5-9 7,584 13.46%
10-14 9,933 17.62%
15-19 9,220 16.36%
20-24 6,294 11.17%
25-29 2,896 5.14%
30-34 7,559 13.41%
35-39 1,356 2.41%
40-44 1,694 3.01%
45-59 3,372 5.98%
60-89 2,024 3.59%
At least 90 2,075 3.68%

Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Length Of Commute In Mintues - Public vs. Private Transportation


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 126 0.22% 38,157 67.70%
30-44 6 0.01% 10,603 18.81%
45-59 34 0.06% 3,338 5.92%
At least 60 12 0.02% 4,087 7.25%

Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 52 0.09%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 9,741 16.98%
 Car / truck / van, solo 44,849 78.17%
 Motorcycle 18 0.03%
 Other 511 0.89%
 Public transportation 178 0.31%
 Walked 1,014 1.77%
 Worked at home 1,013 1.77%

Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Employment Lawyers handle cases involving employment contracts, severance agreements, OSHA, workers compensation, ADA, race, sex, pregnancy, national-orgin, sexual orientation and age discrimination, sexual harassment, hours & wages and overtime issues. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Family Information

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Households (2000): 61,624 (153,652 people)
Families (2000): 42,702 (129,794 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 12,353
People at same address in 1995: 100,205

Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 12,429 19.97%
$10,000-$14,999 6,550 10.52%
$15,000-$19,999 5,372 8.63%
$20,000-$24,999 5,215 8.38%
$25,000-$29,999 4,478 7.20%
$30,000-$34,999 4,118 6.62%
$35,000-$39,999 3,513 5.64%
$40,000-$44,999 3,351 5.38%
$45,000-$49,999 2,841 4.57%
$50,000-$59,999 4,606 7.40%
$60,000-$74,999 3,976 6.39%
$75,000-$99,999 3,009 4.84%
$100,000-$124,999 1,482 2.38%
$125,000-$149,999 449 0.72%
$150,000-$199,999 394 0.63%
$200,000 or more 450 0.72%

Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 8,608 27.94%
 Family, 2 people 9,123 29.61%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 806 2.62%
 Family, 3 people 5,344 17.34%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 91 0.30%
 Family, 4 people 3,945 12.80%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 38 0.12%
 Family, 5 people 1,766 5.73%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 10 0.03%
 Family, 6 people 668 2.17%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 4 0.01%
 Family, 7 or more people 408 1.32%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 2 0.01%

Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 43,281 27.55%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 12,595 8.02%
Public Assistance 4,023 2.56%
Retirement 12,079 7.69%
Self Employment 4,858 3.09%
Social Security 21,519 13.70%
Supplemental Security 6,554 4.17%
Wage / Salary 41,837 26.63%
Other 10,372 6.60%

Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 17,275 61.15%
 With children under 18 10,977 38.85%

Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Marital Status - Male (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 4,918 8.31%
 Married 33,073 55.86%
 Never Married 18,898 31.92%
 Widowed 2,320 3.92%

Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Marital Status - Female (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 5,817 8.66%
 Married 33,795 50.31%
 Never Married 16,788 24.99%
 Widowed 10,777 16.04%

Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Family Lawyers help clients with family law issues, such as marriage, divorce, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, annulment, child support, custody, division of property, alimony, palimony, restraining orders, spousal support, uncontested divorce and visitation rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Education Information

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Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 15,517 13.01%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 26,713 22.41%
 High school diploma or equivalent 39,500 33.13%
 Some college, no degree 19,151 16.06%
 Associate degree 6,042 5.07%
 Bachelors degree 9,140 7.67%
 Graduate or professional degree 3,164 2.65%

Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 2,464 3.10% 468 0.59% 2,932 3.69%
Kindergarten 2,136 2.69% 166 0.21% 2,302 2.90%
Grades 1-4 9,188 11.56% 913 1.15% 10,101 12.71%
Grades 5-8 9,523 11.99% 811 1.02% 10,334 13.01%
Grades 9-12 9,255 11.65% 752 0.95% 10,007 12.59%
Undergrad college 4,179 5.26% 444 0.56% 4,623 5.82%
Graduate or professional school 744 0.94% 86 0.11% 830 1.04%
Total 37,489 47.18% 3,640 4.58% 41,129 51.76%

Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Education Lawyers represent colleges, school districts, other educational institutions, and students in the practice of education law. They handle issues related to No Child Left Behind, special education, and disability rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Business Information

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Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Businesses Changes By Year

Year  Business Births  Business Deaths
2003 129 123
2004 118 134

Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Business Lawyers provide services for corporations, LLCs, partnerships, contracts, franchising and business litigation. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Public Benefits Information

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Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 119,270 76.86%
 Below Poverty Level 35,905 23.14%

Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Public Benefits Lawyers assess the range of local, state and federal government benefits to which their clients may be entitled and help them apply for such programs, as well as appeal decisions denying such benefits to their clients. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Criminal Information

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Correctional Institution Population (2000): 1,647
Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Criminal Lawyers represent defendants in municipal, state and federal criminal proceedings. These lawyers commonly handle cases involving DUI/DWI (drunk driving), drug possession, gun crimes, traffic tickets, violent crimes, sex crimes, theft offenses and white collar crimes. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 10,700 13.47%
10-19 Years 11,609 14.61%
20-29 Years 8,881 11.18%
30-39 Years 11,004 13.85%
40-49 Years 11,692 14.72%
50-59 Years 9,458 11.90%
60-69 Years 7,061 8.89%
70-79 Years 5,999 7.55%
80-89 Years 2,592 3.26%
90+ Years 460 0.58%

Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 37,867 47.66%
 Female 41,589 52.34%

Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 African-American 43,114 54.26%
 Caucasian 32,872 41.37%
 Amerindian 1,843 2.32%
 Hispanic/Latino 740 0.93%
 Multiracial 475 0.60%
 Asian 330 0.42%
 Other Race 64 0.08%
 Pacific Islander 18 0.02%

Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. United States Or American 16,124 34.98%
2. English 10,611 23.02%
3. Irish 4,847 10.51%
4. German 4,059 8.80%
5. African 1,744 3.78%
6. Scotch Irish 1,624 3.52%
7. French Non-Basque 1,155 2.51%
8. Scottish 1,026 2.23%
9. Italian 863 1.87%
10. European 795 1.72%

Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 146,764 97.28%
2. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 2,287 1.52%
3. French 587 0.39%
4. Chinese 177 0.12%
5. German 175 0.12%
6. African 152 0.10%
7. Miao / Hmong 112 0.07%
8. Mon Khmer / Cambodian 86 0.06%
9. Korean 76 0.05%
10. Italian 72 0.05%

Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 158,853 98.98%
 Naturalized immigrant 537 0.33%
 Not a citizen 1,098 0.68%

Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Immigration Lawyers help clients navigate through the federal immigration process. They help workers secure temporary visas (H1-B, fiances obtain K-1 visas, and permanent immigrants apply for Green Cards or citizenship. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.
Roanoke Rapids Metro Area Civil Rights Lawyers represent clients who have been illegally discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and national origin. If you have suffered employment discrimination, sexual harassment, or have been treated differently by a hotel, restaurant, or other public accommodation, a civil rights lawyer can help you determine whether your rights were violated and what types of redress are available. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


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