Roanoke Metro Area, Virginia 

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Population

313,784

+2.7% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

4.9%

Median Income

$50,056

Median Home Price

$212,400

Median Age

42.6

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.2 / 6.0

summer / winter

United States / Virginia / Roanoke Metro Area / Counties / Cities / Zip Codes

Best Places to Live in Roanoke Metro Area, Virginia

Mid-sized city - Southwestern Virginia along the Blue Ridge Mountains. September, June and May are the most pleasant months in the Roanoke metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.
State: Virginia
County:
Metro Area: Roanoke Metro Area
City: Roanoke, Cave Spring, 22 total
Zip Codes: 24153, 24018, 24012, 24019, 24017, 24151, 24179, 24014, 24015, 24016, 34 total
Cost of Living: -11.0% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 1176 ft above sea level

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Roanoke, VA Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
Pros
Nearby mountains
Attractive downtown
Pleasant climate
Cons
Future job growth
Some industrial feel
Air service

What Bert Has To Say About Roanoke Metro Area

Roanoke is a mid-sized commercial and transportation center located between the Blue Ridge and Appalachian mountains in the western part of the state. The city area spreads through a narrow valley surrounded by hills and mountains. The downtown area itself is an American classic with museums, shops and a famous farmer’s market in a lively historic central core known as Market Square. More modern commercial structures surround this core. On the whole Roanoke is more “old” than “new” South, but is bringing in a strong influx of northern migrants (evidenced among other things by a minor league hockey team).


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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Roanoke Metro Area is 4.9% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Roanoke Metro Area jobs have increased by 1.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Roanoke Metro Area's cost of living is 11.0% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Roanoke Metro Area's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in the Roanoke metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, the Roanoke metro area remained strongly Republican, 55.7% to 42.4%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Roanoke Metro Area's population is 313,784 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 2.7%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 23.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Roanoke Metro Area is Real Estate: $212,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.1%.

SCHOOLS
Roanoke Metro Area public schools spend $11,482 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.1 students per teacher in Roanoke Metro Area. More Education



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Housing Market in Roanoke

It's a good time to buy in Roanoke. Home Appreciation is up 12.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Roanoke is $212,400.
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ZIP CODES IN ROANOKE METRO AREA, VIRGINIA
24153, 24018, 24012, 24019, 24017, 24151, 24179, 24014, 24015, 24016, 34 total

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