Roanoke, Texas

Coordinates: 33°0′18″N 97°13′35″W / 33.00500°N 97.22639°W / 33.00500; -97.22639
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Roanoke, Texas
Nickname: 
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; -97.22639
CountryUnited StatesUnited States
StateTexasTexas
CountyDenton, Tarrant
Government
 • TypeHome Rule Charter
 • City CouncilMayor Scooter Gierisch
Holly Gray-Moore
Hogan Page
Brian Darby
Bryan Moyers
David Brundage
David Thompson
 • City ManagerCody Petree
Area
 • Total6.96 sq mi (18.02 km2)
 • Land6.89 sq mi (17.85 km2)
 • Water0.07 sq mi (0.17 km2)
Elevation623 ft (190 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total5,962
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
9,388
 • Density1,362.36/sq mi (526.04/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
76262
Area code(s)817, 682
FIPS code48-62504[4]
GNIS feature ID2410969[2]
Websitewww.roanoketexas.com

Roanoke is a city in Denton County, Texas, United States and part of the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex. The population was 5,962 at the 2010 census.[5] With a 2020 population of 10,537, it is the 236th largest city in Texas and the 2991st largest city in the United States. Roanoke is currently growing at a rate of 3.77% annually and its population has increased by 76.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,962 in 2010. A small part of the city extends into Tarrant. The city was originally founded after competition with Elizabethtown, located just off Highway 114. Settlers from Elizabethtown eventually moved to Roanoke permanently, and Elizabethtown currently resides as a ghost town.

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 such, its official slogan is "The Unique Dining Capital of Texas"), 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.

Geography[edit]

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).[6]

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.[7]

In November 2007, the town of Marshall Creek consolidated with Roanoke.[8]

Climate[edit]

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.[9]

Roanoke, Texas
Climate chart (explanation)
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Average max. and min. temperatures in °F
Precipitation totals in inches
Source:NWS, Ft Worth Alliance Airport TX
Metric conversion
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Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Climate data for Roanoke, Texas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 86
(30)
90
(32)
95
(35)
100
(38)
102
(39)
108
(42)
109
(43)
112
(44)
112
(44)
99
(37)
89
(32)
90
(32)
112
(44)
Mean daily maximum °F (°C) 65.3
(18.5)
67.4
(19.7)
73.0
(22.8)
78.1
(25.6)
83.3
(28.5)
88.2
(31.2)
91.1
(32.8)
92.2
(33.4)
87.3
(30.7)
81.1
(27.3)
72.3
(22.4)
66.0
(18.9)
92.4
(33.6)
Mean daily minimum °F (°C) 28.0
(−2.2)
30.6
(−0.8)
38.5
(3.6)
50.5
(10.3)
59.2
(15.1)
73.8
(23.2)
77.5
(25.3)
76.9
(24.9)
64.7
(18.2)
50.8
(10.4)
37.1
(2.8)
28.8
(−1.8)
23.5
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Average precipitation inches (mm) 2.12
(54)
2.09
(53)
3.09
(78)
3.60
(91)
3.96
(101)
4.12
(105)
2.28
(58)
2.33
(59)
2.71
(69)
3.33
(85)
2.05
(52)
1.93
(49)
33.61
(854)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 0.3
(0.76)
0.3
(0.76)
0.3
(0.76)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
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0.0
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0.0
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0.0
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0.0
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0.1
(0.25)
1.4
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2.4
(6.13)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 6 6 8 7 9 7 6 4 6 7 5 6 77
Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
Source: National Weather Service Forecast Office, Ft Worth Alliance Airport, Fort Worth TX

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1890292
1940485
19505115.4%
196058514.5%
197081739.7%
198091011.4%
19901,61677.6%
20002,81073.9%
20105,962112.2%
20209,66562.1%
2023 (est.)10,678[3]10.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
Roanoke racial composition as of 2020[11]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 6,224 64.4%
Black or African American (NH) 420 4.35%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 45 0.47%
Asian (NH) 723 7.48%
Pacific Islander (NH) 7 0.07%
Some Other Race (NH) 32 0.33%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 460 4.76%
Hispanic or Latino 1,754 18.15%
Total 9,665

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 9,665 people, 3,229 households, and 2,236 families residing in the city.[11]

Local government[edit]

The City of Roanoke was incorporated in 1933, operates under a Council-Manager form of government and provides the following services: general government, police and fire protection, emergency ambulance service, road and traffic signal maintenance, water and wastewater operations, parks and recreational facilities, courts, library services, building inspection, and development services. According to the city's 2012–2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the city's various funds had $37.2 million in revenues, $24.2 million in expenditures, $91.9 million in total assets, $38.4 million in total liabilities, and $12.1 million in cash and investments.[13]

The structure of the management and coordination of city services in 2015 was:[14]

City Department Director
City Manager Cody Petree
Assistant City Manager (ACM) Jeriahme Miller
Chief Finance Officer Vicki Rodriquez
Police Chief Jeriahme Miller
Fire Chief Chris Addington
Development Services Director Cody Petree, City Manager
Municipal Court Judge Greg Bertrand
Parks and Recreation Director Ray McDonald

Entertainment[edit]

Hawaiian Falls Roanoke, Cinemark Movie Theater, Roanoke Skatepark, and Evenings on Oak Street (Summer concert series every Thursday night on Oak Street).

Top employers[edit]

According to Roanoke's 2022 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report,[15] the top employers in the city were:

# Employer # of Employees
1 General Motors Corporation 460
2 WW Grainger 450
3 Martin Brower 450
4 Walmart 400
5 Randall's/Tom Thumb 360
6 Home Depot 325
7 Cardinal Health 270
8 Amerisource Bergen 260
9 Behr Process Corp 240
10 Heritage Bag 210

Education[edit]

Roanoke is served by the noted Northwest Independent School District. Elementary school students attend Roanoke Elementary School, Wayne A. Cox Elementary School, J. Lyndall Hughes Elementary School, and Granger Elementary. 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.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Roanoke, Texas
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Roanoke city, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  7. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Roanoke city, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
  8. ^ Ladson, LaKisha.Union Valley incorporates to prevent being annexed, The Dallas Morning News, 2007-11-23. Accessed 2007-12-18.
  9. ^ "Roanoke, Texas Köppen Climate Classification (Weatherbase)". Weatherbase. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ a b "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved May 22, 2022.
  12. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved May 18, 2022.
  13. ^ City of Roanoke 2012-13 CAFR Retrieved 2015-06-22
  14. ^ City of Roanoke FY2014-15 Budget Retrieved 2015-06-22
  15. ^ City of Roanoke ACFR Retrieved 2023-08-24

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