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Roanoke, Texas
Roanoke City Hall.jpg
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, Tarrant
Government
 • Type Home Rule Charter
Area
 • Total 6.96 sq mi (18.02 km2)
 • Land 6.89 sq mi (17.85 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.17 km2)
Elevation
653 ft (199 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 5,962
 • Estimate 
(2019)
9,388
 • Density 1,362.36/sq mi (526.04/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
76262
Area code(s) 817, 682
FIPS code 48-62504
GNIS feature ID 1345293

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. A small part of the city extends into Tarrant. It's nicknamed as "The Unique Dining Capital of Texas"

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.

Geography

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).

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.

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

Surrounding municipalities

Climate

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.

Weather chart for Roanoke, Texas
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temperatures in °F
precipitation totals in inches
source: NWS, Ft Worth Alliance Airport TX
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
(32.2)
95
(35)
100
(37.8)
102
(38.9)
108
(42.2)
109
(42.8)
112
(44.4)
112
(44.4)
99
(37.2)
89
(31.7)
90
(32.2)
112
(44.4)
Average high °F (°C) 65.3
(18.5)
67.4
(19.67)
73.0
(22.78)
78.1
(25.61)
83.3
(28.5)
88.2
(31.22)
91.1
(32.83)
92.2
(33.44)
87.3
(30.72)
81.1
(27.28)
72.3
(22.39)
66.0
(18.89)
92.4
(33.56)
Average low °F (°C) 28.0
(-2.22)
30.6
(-0.78)
38.5
(3.61)
50.5
(10.28)
59.2
(15.11)
73.8
(23.22)
77.5
(25.28)
76.9
(24.94)
64.7
(18.17)
50.8
(10.44)
37.1
(2.83)
28.8
(-1.78)
23.5
(-4.72)
Precipitation inches (mm) 2.12
(53.8)
2.09
(53.1)
3.09
(78.5)
3.60
(91.4)
3.96
(100.6)
4.12
(104.6)
2.28
(57.9)
2.33
(59.2)
2.71
(68.8)
3.33
(84.6)
2.05
(52.1)
1.93
(49)
33.61
(853.7)
Snowfall inches (cm) 0.3
(0.8)
0.3
(0.8)
0.3
(0.8)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
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0.0
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0.0
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0.1
(0.3)
1.4
(3.6)
2.4
(6.1)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 6 6 8 7 9 7 6 4 6 7 5 6 77
Avg. 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

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 292
1940 485
1950 511 5.4%
1960 585 14.5%
1970 817 39.7%
1980 910 11.4%
1990 1,616 77.6%
2000 2,810 73.9%
2010 5,962 112.2%
2019 (est.) 9,388 57.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census 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 single householder, 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.

Economy

The Tom Thumb Food & Pharmacy distribution center is in Roanoke. The United Supermarkets Distribution Center is also located in Roanoke. Walmart, and The Home Depot are also in the community. The Martin-Brower Distribution Center is also located in Roanoke. There are some major food chains in Roanoke such as Subway, Wendy's, Taco Bell, Sonic, Chick-fil-A, Chili's, McDonald's, Taco Casa, Whataburger, Panda Express, 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 the first original 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, Craft & Vine, Fosters, Wise Guys Pizzeria, The Brew Junkie Coffee House, Mugs Cafe & Bakery, (4 Star) Classic Cafe and the brewery Soulfire brew. The large number of independent restaurateurs on Roanoke's Oak Street led to the moniker "Unique Dining Capital of the Texas".

At the intersection of Highway 377 and 114 the Roanoke Corner shopping center is home to Rise Men's Health clinic, Businesses on Oak Street include First State Bank, The Plaid Peacock, Lucky Luke's All In, Kiki LaCrap Boutique, Addicted Couture, Rehab Construction Management, Across the Times Home Furnishings, Haynes & Associates PC, Lori Spearman Law Office, Shepards Guide, Harold A O'neil Inc, Syncro Marketing, Affinity Title LLC, and RGA Architects founded by architect Rick Gilliland.

Roanoke provides several automotive repair shops such Gierisch Brothers Motor Co, Scotty's Automotive Repair, Roanoke Tire & Auto, and A Bikers Garage.

Education

Roanoke is served by the noted Northwest Independent School District. Elementary school students attend Roanoke Elementary School or Wayne A. Cox 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.

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