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Roanoke has the 229th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 3.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Roanoke area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Roanoke has the 151st largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Roanoke is below average at $42,630, and the median cost of a home in Roanoke is $135,600, which is below the national average. 24% of workers in Roanoke hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 83% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Roanoke. 87% of Roanoke workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 6% carpool, and 5% walk. People in Roanoke spend an average of 18 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

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Roanoke Virginia Workforce Center

1351 Hershberger Road
Suite 205
Roanoke, VA 24201