In 2019, Roanoke Rapids, NC had a population of 71.1k people with a median age of 45.3 and a median household income of $36,128. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Roanoke Rapids, NC declined from 71,923 to 71,136, a −1.09% decrease and its median household income grew from $34,654 to $36,128, a 4.25% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Roanoke Rapids, NC are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (53.6%), White (Non-Hispanic) (38.5%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (2.61%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.82%), and White (Hispanic) (1.74%). 0% of the households in Roanoke Rapids, NC speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.
99% of the residents in Roanoke Rapids, NC are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Roanoke Rapids, NC are Halifax Community College (422 degrees awarded in 2019).
In 2019, the median property value in Roanoke Rapids, NC was $85,500, and the homeownership rate was 64.3%. Most people in Roanoke Rapids, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Roanoke Rapids, NC was 2 cars per household.