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Local Demographics

Population by Locality

Locality/Year 1980 1990 2000 2010 2016
Alleghany County 19,379 17,855 17,215 16,250 15,561
Botetourt County 23,270 24,992 30,496 33,148 33,176
Franklin County 35,740 39,549 47,286 56,159 56,205
City of Roanoke 100,220 96,397 94,911 97,032 99,644
Roanoke County 72,945 79,332 85,778 92,376 93,924
City of Salem 23,958 23,756 24,747 24,802 25,476
City of Covington 9,063 7,198 6,303 5,961 5,965
Roanoke Region 284,575 289,079 306,736 325,728 329,951
Source:  Census Bureau and Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, 2016

Population by Age and Locality

Locality <19 20-39 40-59 60-79 >80
Alleghany County 23.9% 20.1% 28.9% 21.9% 5.2%
Botetourt County 23.5% 20.1% 33.5% 19.4$ 3.5%
Franklin County 23.7% 22.2% 30.2% 20.5% 3.3%
City of Roanoke 23.2% 28.1% 26.1% 16.3% 6.3%
Roanoke County 25.8% 21.3% 30.4% 18.0% 4.5%
City of Salem 24.4% 25.5% 27.0% 17.9% 4.9%
City of Covington 23.7% 22.6% 28.1% 19.8% 5.7%
Roanoke Region 24.1% 23.0% 29.6% 18.7% 4.6%

 

Percentage of Population by Race

Locality White Black Am. Indian Asian Hispanic Other
Alleghany County 92.6% 4.6% 0.2% 0.2% 1.1% 1.3%
Botetourt County 94.2% 3% 0.2% 0.5% 1.1% 1.0%
Franklin County 87.4% 8.1% 0.2% 0.4% 2.5% 1.4%
City of Roanoke * 61.9% 28.1% 0.2% 1.7% 5.5% 2.6%
Roanoke County 88.6% 5.0% 0.1% 2.7% 2.1% 1.5%
City of Salem 87.3% 7% 0.2% 0.6% 2.4% 1.5%
City of Covington 83.1% 12.4% 0.3% 0.6% 1.5% 2%
Roanoke Region 81% 12.5% 0.2% 1.5% 3.1% 1.7%
Source U.S. Census. 2010
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