Roanoke, Indiana

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Roanoke is a town in Jackson Township, Huntington County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,495 at the 2000 census. Roanoke is governed by a town council. Town offices include the clerk treasurer, utilities department, police department, and volunteer fire department. The town has a public elementary school. WOWO and WBNI have transmitter towers in Roanoke, along U.S. Highway 24. For many years, television station WPTA was licensed to Roanoke, though that station's studios and transmitter have always been located in nearby Fort Wayne.

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Geography

Roanoke is located at 40°57′51″N 85°22′28″W / 40.96417°N 85.37444°W / 40.96417; -85.37444 (40.964252, -85.374431)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,495 people, 589 households, and 411 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,400.5 people per square mile (931.0/km²). There were 630 housing units at an average density of 1,011.6/sq mi (392.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.66% White, 0.27% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94% of the population.

There were 589 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% 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 3.07.

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