Roanoke County

Roanoke County, Virginia

5204 Bernard Dr
Roanoke, VA 24018
Phone: (540) 772-2006
Fax: (540) 772-2193
www.co.roanoke.va.us

In west-central VA, west of Lynchburg; organized Mar 30, 1838 from Botetourt and Montgomery counties. Name Origin: From an Indian word spelled Roanoak by the first English settlers. Indians applied it to an island, meaning 'place where white shells are found' or perhaps 'shells which are used for money.' Or possibly named for the lost colony of Roanoke

Area (sq mi):: 251.04 (land 250.87; water 0.18) Population per square mile: 351.50
Population 2005: 88,172 State rank: 20 Population change: 2000-20005 2.80%; 1990-2000 8.10% Population 2000: 85,778 (White 93.00%; Black or African American 3.40%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 1.60%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 3.10%. Median age: 40.90
Income 2000: per capita $24,637; median household $47,689; Population below poverty level: 4.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $30,422-$32,951
Unemployment (2004): 3.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.20% Median travel time to work: 20.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 66.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Counties USA: A Directory of United States Counties, 3rd Edition. © 2006 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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