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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,987
Male Share of the Population46.3%
Female Share of the Population53.7%
Senior Citizens21%
Employed Population 16+2,383
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married42.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.7%
Median Earnings25+$28,839
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,567
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,417

Wealth

Median Family Income$39,703
% Above Poverty Level81.6%
% Below Poverty Level18.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone24.8%
Median Gross Rent$558
Median House Value$78,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)52.5%
Irish8%
English5.8%
German4.4%
Scottish1.3%
French Except Basque0.7%
Greek0.3%
Italian0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Polish0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Czech0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Arab0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
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Roanoke Almanac

CategoryValue
County Randolph County
Standard Zip Codes36274
Phone Area Codes334
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.14
Approximate Longitude-85.36

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)

StationROCK MILLS
Distance5.3 miles
Jan Temp30 to 55 F
Apr Temp45 to 77 F
Jul Temp67 to 93 F
Oct Temp46 to 77 F
Annual Precip53.2 inches
StationASHLAND 3 SE
Distance26.3 miles
Jan Temp33 to 52 F
Apr Temp49 to 73 F
Jul Temp69 to 88 F
Oct Temp52 to 73 F
Annual Precip59.4 inches
StationOPELIKA
Distance33.8 miles
Jan Temp33 to 55 F
Apr Temp47 to 75 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp50 to 76 F
Annual Precip56.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Daviston232$53,000
Five Points180$54,500
Lineville2,590$46,852
Wadley890$45,000
Wedowee742$32,961
Woodland197$49,688

Roanoke Public Libraries

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

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Roanoke Public Schools

Handley High Sch
100 Tiger Circle
ZIP: 36274
High
Total Enrollment 450
Handley Middle Sch
251 Gilham Rd
ZIP: 36274
Middle
Total Enrollment 584
Knight Enloe Elem Sch
430 Park Ave
ZIP: 36274
Primary
Total Enrollment 507
Rock Mills Jr High Sch
415 County Road 75
ZIP: 36274
Primary
Total Enrollment 152

Roanoke Private Schools

Faith Christian Academy
1120 Us Highway 431
ZIP: 36274
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 57
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