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Roanoke Rapids is a city in Halifax County.

The community was named for its location on the Roanoke River

The latitude of Roanoke Rapids is 36.461N. The longitude is -77.654W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 154 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 16,512.


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Median household income
Local
$28,745
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Roanoke Rapids demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Great Falls
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 99. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 5.9 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 1 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Local festivals include:
  • Canal Festival - Sept. 15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Roanoke Rapids web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Roanoke Rapids demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Halifax County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 27890 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

7% of Roanoke Rapids residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Roanoke Rapids ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Roanoke Rapids was $15,972, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Roanoke Rapids residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Roanoke Rapids, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $304.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $821.


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Libraries

Libraries in Roanoke Rapids include Roanoke Rapids Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Roanoke Rapids include Daily Herald

TV stations in Roanoke Rapids include WUNP.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WZRU.

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Halifax County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Roanoke Rapids political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Roanoke Rapids workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Roanoke Rapids between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Roanoke Rapids include Holiday Inn Express, Jameson Inn Roanoke Rapids, Motel 6 Roanoke Rapids, Sleep Inn.

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