Roanoke Rapids

  1. Roanoke Rapids Legal Resources
  2. Roanoke Rapids Statistics
  3. Roanoke Rapids Property/Housing/Real Estate Information
  4. Roanoke Rapids Employment Information
  5. Roanoke Rapids Family Information
  6. Roanoke Rapids Education Information
  7. Roanoke Rapids Public Benefits Information
  8. Roanoke Rapids Criminal Information
  9. Roanoke Rapids Immigration & Civil Rights Information
  10. Roanoke Rapids Zip Codes


Roanoke Rapids Legal Resources

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Roanoke Rapids Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 21,246
  • Land Area (2000): 64.035 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 5.676 square kilometers

Roanoke Rapids Population By Year


Year  Population Year  Population Year  Population
1999 15,736 2002 17,527 2005 16,670
2000 16,798 2003 16,771 2006 16,786
2001 17,246 2004 16,775 2007 16,407

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Houses (2000): 9,485

Roanoke Rapids Population - Urban/Rural

Urban/Rural Population Percent
 Urban 18,444 86.77%
 Rural, Farm 39 0.18%
 Rural, Non-farm 2,772 13.04%

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Roanoke Rapids Employment Information

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Roanoke Rapids Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Construction 460 10.65%
2. Public Administration 405 9.37%
3. Paper Manufacturing 327 7.57%
4. Wood Manufacturing 236 5.46%
5. Educational Services 217 5.02%
6. Textile and Textile Mills Manufacturing 205 4.74%
7. Repair and Maintenance 179 4.14%
8. Utilities 174 4.03%
9. Accommodation and Food Services 151 3.49%
10. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 146 3.38%
11. Truck Transportation 135 3.12%
12. Finance and Insurance 109 2.52%
13. Plastics and Rubber Manufacturing 104 2.41%
14. Health Care 100 2.31%
15. Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 100 2.31%
16. Metal Manufactuing 83 1.92%
17. Agriculture / Forestry / Fishing / Hunting 81 1.87%
18. Machinery Manufacturing 81 1.87%
19. Food and Beverage Stores 78 1.81%
20. Food Manufacturing 75 1.74%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Health Care 770 17.56%
2. Educational Services 661 15.08%
3. Accommodation and Food Services 358 8.17%
4. Public Administration 299 6.82%
5. Department and Other General Stores 185 4.22%
6. Social Assistance 173 3.95%
7. Finance and Insurance 172 3.92%
8. Textile and Textile Mills Manufacturing 155 3.54%
9. Personal and Laundry Services 104 2.37%
10. Food and Beverage Stores 103 2.35%
11. Plastics and Rubber Manufacturing 95 2.17%
12. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 85 1.94%
13. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 73 1.67%
14. Utilities 70 1.60%
15. Clothing and Apparel Including Shoes 67 1.53%
16. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 66 1.51%
17. Apparel Manufacturing 48 1.09%
18. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 48 1.09%
19. Food Manufacturing 48 1.09%
20. Machinery Manufacturing 48 1.09%

Roanoke Rapids Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Other Installation / Maintenance 425 9.84%
2. Other Production Occupations 405 9.37%
3. Driver / Sales Workers and Truckers 236 5.46%
4. Law Enforcement Workers 210 4.86%
5. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 186 4.30%
6. Vehicle Mechanics 161 3.73%
7. Other Sales and Related Occupations 141 3.26%
8. Other Management Occupations 134 3.10%
9. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 130 3.01%
10. Carpenters 123 2.85%
11. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 121 2.80%
12. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 119 2.75%
13. Laborers and Material Movers / Handlers 113 2.62%
14. Electricians 111 2.57%
15. Top Executives 94 2.18%
16. Textile / Apparel / Furnishings 92 2.13%
17. Other Office and Admin Support 91 2.11%
18. Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 76 1.76%
19. Other Construction Trades 64 1.48%
20. Plant and System Operators 59 1.37%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 376 8.58%
2. Secretaries and Admins 339 7.73%
3. Other Office and Admin Support 319 7.28%
4. Informaion and Record Clerks, Not Customer Service 201 4.58%
5. Other Production Occupations 196 4.47%
6. Cashiers 195 4.45%
7. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 184 4.20%
8. Other Sales and Related Occupations 169 3.85%
9. Bookkeeping / Accounting / Auditing 164 3.74%
10. Registered Nurses 132 3.01%
11. Nursing / Psychiatric / Home Health 124 2.83%
12. Waiters and Waitresses 115 2.62%
13. Counselors / Social Workers / Etc. 112 2.55%
14. Cooks and Food Preparation Workers 105 2.40%
15. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 104 2.37%
16. Other Management Occupations 96 2.19%
17. Financial Clerks, Non-bookkeeping 82 1.87%
18. Law Enforcement Workers 82 1.87%
19. Other Teachers / Instructors / Librarians 80 1.82%
20. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 77 1.76%

Roanoke Rapids Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 8,324 51.40%
15-35 hours 1,340 8.27%
1-14 hours 413 2.55%
No regular hours 6,117 37.77%

Roanoke Rapids Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 233 2.71%
5 AM-5:29 AM 220 2.56%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 198 2.30%
6 AM-6:29 AM 527 6.12%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 925 10.74%
7 AM-7:29 AM 1,151 13.37%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 1,626 18.89%
8 AM-8:29 AM 1,033 12.00%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 443 5.15%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 541 6.28%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 128 1.49%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 44 0.51%
Noon-3:59 PM 769 8.93%
4 PM-11:59 PM 771 8.96%

Roanoke Rapids Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 413 4.80%
5-9 1,870 21.72%
10-14 2,448 28.44%
15-19 1,483 17.23%
20-24 505 5.87%
25-29 210 2.44%
30-34 677 7.86%
35-39 56 0.65%
40-44 167 1.94%
45-59 349 4.05%
60-89 228 2.65%
At least 90 203 2.36%

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


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 26 0.30% 6,903 80.18%
30-44 0 0.00% 900 10.45%
45-59 0 0.00% 349 4.05%
At least 60 0 0.00% 431 5.01%

Roanoke Rapids Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 0 0.00%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 1,196 13.71%
 Car / truck / van, solo 7,160 82.07%
 Motorcycle 0 0.00%
 Other 92 1.05%
 Public transportation 26 0.30%
 Walked 135 1.55%
 Worked at home 115 1.32%

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Roanoke Rapids Family Information

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Households (2000): 8,543 (20,721 people)
Families (2000): 5,848 (17,290 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 2,074
People at same address in 1995: 11,720

Roanoke Rapids Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 1,428 16.46%
$10,000-$14,999 861 9.93%
$15,000-$19,999 781 9.00%
$20,000-$24,999 744 8.58%
$25,000-$29,999 578 6.66%
$30,000-$34,999 518 5.97%
$35,000-$39,999 431 4.97%
$40,000-$44,999 478 5.51%
$45,000-$49,999 427 4.92%
$50,000-$59,999 747 8.61%
$60,000-$74,999 668 7.70%
$75,000-$99,999 551 6.35%
$100,000-$124,999 253 2.92%
$125,000-$149,999 66 0.76%
$150,000-$199,999 62 0.71%
$200,000 or more 81 0.93%

Roanoke Rapids Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 2,445 28.50%
 Family, 2 people 2,504 29.19%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 246 2.87%
 Family, 3 people 1,480 17.25%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 40 0.47%
 Family, 4 people 1,183 13.79%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 15 0.17%
 Family, 5 people 443 5.16%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 3 0.03%
 Family, 6 people 143 1.67%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 3 0.03%
 Family, 7 or more people 74 0.86%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 0 0.00%

Roanoke Rapids Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 6,269 28.57%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 2,243 10.22%
Public Assistance 485 2.21%
Retirement 1,742 7.94%
Self Employment 674 3.07%
Social Security 2,756 12.56%
Supplemental Security 577 2.63%
Wage / Salary 6,051 27.57%
Other 1,148 5.23%

Roanoke Rapids Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 2,306 55.53%
 With children under 18 1,847 44.47%

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

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 514 6.88%
 Married 4,598 61.54%
 Never Married 2,082 27.87%
 Widowed 277 3.71%

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

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 888 9.79%
 Married 4,804 52.99%
 Never Married 1,967 21.70%
 Widowed 1,407 15.52%

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Roanoke Rapids Education Information

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Roanoke Rapids Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 1,207 7.73%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 2,804 17.95%
 High school diploma or equivalent 5,229 33.48%
 Some college, no degree 3,212 20.56%
 Associate degree 1,058 6.77%
 Bachelors degree 1,527 9.78%
 Graduate or professional degree 583 3.73%

Roanoke Rapids Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 307 1.44% 91 0.43% 398 1.87%
Kindergarten 305 1.44% 20 0.09% 325 1.53%
Grades 1-4 1,365 6.42% 50 0.24% 1,415 6.66%
Grades 5-8 1,317 6.20% 45 0.21% 1,362 6.41%
Grades 9-12 1,216 5.72% 18 0.08% 1,234 5.81%
Undergrad college 657 3.09% 80 0.38% 737 3.47%
Graduate or professional school 131 0.62% 0 0.00% 131 0.62%
Total 5,298 24.94% 304 1.43% 5,602 26.37%

Roanoke Rapids 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 Public Benefits Information

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Roanoke Rapids Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 17,139 81.56%
 Below Poverty Level 3,876 18.44%

Roanoke Rapids 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 Criminal Information

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Roanoke Rapids Crimes Per 1,000 People By Type And Year



Year  Aggravated Assault  Forcible Rape  Murder / Manslaughter  Robbery Total Violent Crimes  Arson  Burglary  Larceny / Theft  Motor Vehicle Theft Total Property Crimes
1999 3.241 0.191 0.127 1.207 4.766 0.572 18.366 47.089 2.860 68.887
2000 3.334 0.833 0.060 2.143 6.370 0.238 11.370 45.005 3.096 59.709
2001 2.493 0.290 0.000 1.798 4.581 0.348 13.800 40.241 3.015 57.405
2002 3.024 0.057 0.114 2.282 5.477 0.228 14.321 42.905 3.937 61.391
2003 3.399 0.358 0.000 2.147 5.903 0.060 13.356 44.064 2.862 60.283
2004 2.385 0.417 0.119 1.490 4.411 0.179 14.367 45.782 4.054 64.203
2005 4.259 0.300 0.000 2.400 6.959 0.420 17.516 46.851 3.359 67.726
2006 4.111 0.119 0.119 2.204 6.553 0.417 16.561 39.378 4.111 60.050
2007 3.169 0.366 0.122 1.828 5.485 0.122 12.921 35.229 4.327 52.478

Roanoke Rapids Law Enforcement Employeess

Year  Officers  Civilian
2004 3 40
2005 3 40
2006 3 42
2007 6 40

Roanoke Rapids Crime Index

Year  Index
1999 1,159
2000 1,110
2001 1,069
2002 1,172

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Roanoke Rapids Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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Roanoke Rapids Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 3,018 14.21%
10-19 Years 3,200 15.06%
20-29 Years 2,420 11.39%
30-39 Years 3,166 14.90%
40-49 Years 3,003 14.13%
50-59 Years 2,400 11.30%
60-69 Years 1,723 8.11%
70-79 Years 1,503 7.07%
80-89 Years 705 3.32%
90+ Years 108 0.51%

Roanoke Rapids Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 9,733 45.81%
 Female 11,513 54.19%

Roanoke Rapids Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 Caucasian 14,139 66.55%
 African-American 6,394 30.10%
 Asian 258 1.21%
 Hispanic/Latino 189 0.89%
 Amerindian 133 0.63%
 Multiracial 109 0.51%
 Other Race 19 0.09%
 Pacific Islander 5 0.02%

Roanoke Rapids Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. United States Or American 2,921 29.71%
2. English 2,585 26.29%
3. Irish 1,134 11.53%
4. German 1,044 10.62%
5. Scotch Irish 370 3.76%
6. French Non-Basque 310 3.15%
7. Scottish 224 2.28%
8. Italian 186 1.89%
9. European 170 1.73%
10. African 164 1.67%

Roanoke Rapids Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 19,127 96.55%
2. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 387 1.95%
3. African 59 0.30%
4. French 55 0.28%
5. German 43 0.22%
6. Chinese 39 0.20%
7. Gujarathi 30 0.15%
8. Korean 18 0.09%
9. Vietnamese 16 0.08%
10. Other Pacific Island 14 0.07%

Roanoke Rapids Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 20,908 98.37%
 Naturalized immigrant 83 0.39%
 Not a citizen 264 1.24%

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Roanoke Rapids 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.


Roanoke Rapids Zip Codes

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Alphabetical | By Population

27870