Roanoke, Illinois

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Roanoke is a village in Woodford County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,994 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Peoria, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.



2004 Tornado

On July 13, 2004, an F4 tornado demolished the Parsons Manufacturing Plant approximately 4 miles (6 km) west of downtown Roanoke. While over 200 people were still inside the plant at the time, the event was notable because there were no serious injuries or fatalities.


Roanoke is located at 40°47′51″N 89°11′59″W / 40.7975°N 89.19972°W / 40.7975; -89.19972 (40.797421, -89.199784).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.5 km²), of which, 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (4.21%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,994 people, 765 households, and 559 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,192.0 people per square mile (846.0/km²). There were 809 housing units at an average density of 889.3/sq mi (343.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.15% White, 0.10% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.15% of the population.

There were 765 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.6% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.00.

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