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Overview

Introduction to Roanoke, Alabama

Roanoke, Alabama, in Randolph county, is 52 miles NW of Columbus, Georgia (center to center) and 70 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia.

Roanoke History

Roanoke is in Randolph County which was named after the Virginia statesman, John Randolph. The city was named after Randolph's plantation by the same name. Earlier, the area was named Chulafinee and High Pine. The Ella Smith Dolls, manufactured by the city's resident Ella Gaunt Smith, became very popular in the early 20th century.

Roanoke and nearby Attractions

  • Roanoke County Club
  • Roanoke Public Library
  • Bell Lake
  • Town Creek
  • Center Chapel
  • First Baptist Church

Things To Do In Roanoke

The city of Roanoke is dotted with lakes and reservoirs that offer folks the opportunity to indulge in water sports. One can visit Bell Lake, High Pine Creek Lake, and Roanoke City Lake. There are also a couple of creeks worth visiting. Bellevue, a Greek revival home built in the 1850's, is a historic place which one can visit while in Roanoke. There are approximately nine churches in the area which are worth visiting.

Roanoke Transportation

The local airport is Anniston Metropolitan Airport.

Roanoke Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are offered by Southern Union State Community College, State University of West Georgia, Auburn University Main Campus, and Jacksonville State University.

People

Total Population 6,013
Male Share of the Population 44.3%
Female Share of the Population 55.7%
Senior Citizens 18.6%
Employed Population 16+ 2,309
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 43.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.7%
Median Earnings25+ $29,345
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,282
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,462

Wealth

Median Family Income $39,882
% Above Poverty Level 79.7%
% Below Poverty Level 20.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 24.5%
Median Gross Rent $558
Median House Value $82,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 50.3%
US/American 0%
English 6.7%
Irish 7.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Roanoke Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 52 miles NW of Columbus, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 70 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia
County Randolph
Standard Zip Codes 36274
Phone Area Codes 334
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.151
Longitude -85.372

Roanoke Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ROCK MILLS
Distance 5.3 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 55 F
Apr Temp 45 to 77 F
Jul Temp 67 to 93 F
Oct Temp 46 to 77 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches
Station ASHLAND 3 SE
Distance 26.3 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 52 F
Apr Temp 49 to 73 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 52 to 73 F
Annual Precip 59.4 inches
Station OPELIKA
Distance 33.8 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 55 F
Apr Temp 47 to 75 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 56.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Daviston 271 $52,708
Five Points 181 $51,250
Lineville 2,549 $41,181
Wadley 809 $31,042
Wedowee 714 $29,833
Woodland 222 $43,750

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Roanoke Public Libraries

Library
Annie L. Awbrey Public Library
736 COLLEGE STREET
Roanoke, Alabama
(334) 863-2632

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Roanoke Hospitals

RANDOLPH MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
59928 HIGHWAY 22 P O BOX 670
(334) 863-4111
Emergency Service: Yes

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Roanoke High Schools

HANDLEY HIGH SCHOOL
158 W POINT ST
334-863-6815
A Title I School.
Serves 401 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

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