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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C+
Roanoke is a town in Alabama with a population of 5,925. Roanoke is in Randolph County. Living in Roanoke offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and retirees live in Roanoke and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Roanoke are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$79,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$562
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Roanoke Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    450.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    166.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,169.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    233.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

Working in Roanoke

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$37,458
National
$55,322
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Roanoke Reviews

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You'll never find a more loving community than Roanoke. For many years our town has been left behind by industry, forced to drive for work, or worse forced to leave. Yet she has endured with a winners attitude, crying for more industry and business. This place sticks to you, leaves a hole in your heart when you leave it, and fills it once again when you return. From walks in a revived downtown, Friday night football games, and a vibrant religious scene, you can find home, comfort, and love in beautiful Roanoke, Alabama.
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Roanoke has been my home since I was born. I would not have wanted to grow up anywhere else. Roanoke is a great place to live. The schools are good. The town loves sports. People of our town come out to support our sports teams and participate in events. Our town is friendly. I have no complaints about Roanoke. The only thing that I would change is there needs to be more places to do things in town and more places to eat. Overall there is nothing else that I would change. I love my town and there is no where else I would have wanted to grow up in.
I like the small town feel in Roanoke and the overall friendliness. Everybody knows everybody, and we don't have to lock our doors because we feel safe. However, we have no healthy food options, minimal shopping areas and the social services are not what they should be.