Roanoke, Texas

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Roanoke, Texas
Nickname(s): The Unique Dining Capital of Texas
Location of Roanoke in Denton County, Texas
Location of Roanoke in Denton County, Texas
Coordinates: 33°0′18″N 97°13′35″W / 33.00500°N 97.22639°W / 33.00500; -97.22639Coordinates: 33°0′18″N 97°13′35″W / 33.00500°N 97.22639°W / 33.00500; -97.22639
Country United StatesUnited States
State TexasTexas
County Denton
 • Type Home Rule Charter
 • City Council Mayor Scooter Gierisch
Holly Gray-McPherson
Melvin Smith
Brian Darby
Kirby Smith
Steve Health
Dion James
 • Town Manager Scott Campbell
 • Total 5.3 sq mi (13.8 km2)
 • Land 5.3 sq mi (13.8 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 633 ft (193 m)
Population (2012 est.)
 • Total 8,000
 • Density 1,500/sq mi (580/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 76262
Area code(s) 817, 682
FIPS code 48-62504[1]
GNIS feature ID 1345293[2]

Roanoke is a city in Denton County, Texas, United States and part of the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex. The population was 8,000 at the 2012 census estimate.[3]

The main east-west road through town, State Highway 114 Business, is named "Byron Nelson Boulevard" in honor of the golfer who resided in the community. Roanoke is home to many restaurants, as well as a hotel that bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde resided in during the 1930s.

The Northwest Regional Airport is located 2 miles (3 km) north of the city center.


Roanoke is located at 33°0′18″N 97°13′35″W / 33.00500°N 97.22639°W / 33.00500; -97.22639 (33.005002, -97.226282).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.8 km2), of which 5.3 square miles (13.8 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.54%, is water.[5]

In November 2007, the town of Marshall Creek consolidated with Roanoke.[6]


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Roanoke has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[7]


  • Mayor, Carl E. "Scooter" Gierisch, Jr.
  • Mayor Pro Tem Holly McPherson Ward 1

Council members:

  • Brian Darby Ward 2
  • Steve Heath Ward 3
  • Dion M. Jones Ward 3
  • Melvin Smith Ward 1
  • Kirby Smith Ward 2


The Tom Thumb Food & Pharmacy distribution center is in Roanoke.[8] The United Supermarkets Distribution Center is also located in Roanoke.[9] Walmart, Minyard Sun Fresh Market, and The Home Depot are also in the community.The Martin-Brower Distribution Center is also located in Roanoke.[1] There are some major food chains in Roanoke such as Subway, Wendy's, Taco Bell, Taco Bueno, Taco Casa, Sonic, Chick-fil-A, Chili's, McDonald's, Whataburger, Dairy Queen, Panda Express, Krispy Kreme, On the Border and Dickey's Barbecue.

Oak Street in Roanoke is the newly redeveloped Old Town District which is the home for a number of restaurants, such as Babe's Chicken Dinner House, Twisted Root Burger Company, Tacos n' Avocados, Hard 8 BBQ, Bayou Jack's Cajun Grill, Jack & Grill on Oak St., Oak Street Pie & Candy Co., Susie's Sweet Boutique, Hey Sugar Candy Store, INZO Pizza and Wine, La Familia Mexican and the (4 Star) Classic Cafe. The large number of independent restauranteurs on Roanoke's Oak Street led to the moniker "Unique Dining Capital of the Texas".[10]


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 per square mile (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.

There were 1,106 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 38.6% from 25 to 44, 17.4% from 45 to 64, and 5.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 101.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $48,107, and the median income for a family was $58,833. Males had a median income of $37,845 versus $30,920 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,051. About 2.5% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.1% of those under age 18 and 2.1% of those age 65 or over.


Roanoke is served by the noted Northwest Independent School District. Elementary school students attend Roanoke Elementary School, middle school students attend Medlin Middle School or John Tidwell Middle School, and high school students go to Byron Nelson High School in Trophy Club. Also, Roanoke is home to James Steele Accelerated High School, an NISD high school for students who want to graduate from high school in 2 1/2 to 3 years. There is another elementary school (James A. Cox) currently being built in the town as well.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Roanoke city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Roanoke city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  6. ^ Ladson, LaKisha.Union Valley incorporates to prevent being annexed, The Dallas Morning News, 2007-11-23. Accessed 2007-12-18.
  7. ^ Climate Summary for Roanoke, Texas
  8. ^ "Distribution Centers." Safeway Inc. 2. Retrieved on May 13, 2010.
  9. ^ "[2]."2. Retrieved on October 15, 2009.
  10. ^ [3]

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