Roanoke, Texas

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Roanoke is a city in Denton County, Texas, United States and part of the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex. The population was 5,450 at the 2005 census.

The main east-west road through town, State Highway 114 Business, is named "Byron Nelson Boulevard" in honor of the legendary golfer who resided in the community.

The Northwest Regional Airport is located 2 miles north of the city center.

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Geography

Roanoke is located at 33°0′18″N 97°13′35″W / 33.005°N 97.22639°W / 33.005; -97.22639 (33.005002, -97.226282)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.0 square miles (15.6 km²), of which, 6.0 square miles (15.6 km²) of it is land and 0.17% is water.

In November 2007, Marshall Creek consolidated with Roanoke.[4]

Politics

Mayor, Carl E. "Scooter" Gierisch, Jr. Mayor Pro Tem Holly McPherson Ward 1 Council Members: Brian Darby Ward 2 Steve Heath Ward 3 Sharron Holland Ward 3 Melvin Smith Ward 1 Kevin Stillwell Ward 2

Economy

The Tom Thumb Food & Pharmacy distribution center is in Roanoke.[5]

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,810 people, 1,106 households, and 759 families residing in the city. The population density was 466.2 people per square mile (179.9/km²). There were 1,462 housing units at an average density of 242.6/sq mi (93.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 80.43% White, 10.82% Hispanic, 1.35% African American, 1.14% Native American, 1.07% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 3.24% from other races, and 2.70% from two or more races.

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