Roanoke, Alabama

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Roanoke is a city in Randolph County, Alabama, United States.

Roanoke is served by a weekly newspaper, The Randolph Leader. [1] As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 6,563.



Roanoke is located at 33°8′56″N 85°22′11″W / 33.14889°N 85.36972°W / 33.14889; -85.36972 (33.148830, -85.369784)[1].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 19.1 square miles (49.4 km²), of which, 18.8 square miles (48.7 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (1.47%) is water.

The city is served by Mayor Mike Fisher since 2009.

Roanoke has three schools: Knight Enloe Elementary (K-3), Handley Middle School (4-8), and Handley High School (9-12).


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 6,563 people, 2,467 households, and 1,660 families residing in the city. The population density was 348.9 people per square mile (134.7/km²). There were 2,792 housing units at an average density of 148.4/sq mi (57.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 58.94% White, 39.77% Black or African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.34% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. 1.19% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,467 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 17.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.12.

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