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Roanoke, Texas
City
Roanoke, TX, 2011.jpg
Nickname(s): The Unique Dining Capital of Texas
Location of Roanoke in Denton County, Texas
Location of Roanoke in Denton County, Texas
Country United StatesUnited States
State TexasTexas
County Denton, Tarrant
Area
 • Total 5.3 sq mi (13.8 km2)
 • Land 5.3 sq mi (13.8 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 633 ft (193 m)
Population (2012 est.)
 • Total 8,000
 • Density 1,500/sq mi (580/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
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 8,000 at the 2012 census estimate. A small part of the city extends into Tarrant.

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 / 33.005°N 97.22639°W / 33.005; -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
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
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%
Est. 2015 7,400 24.1%
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 female householder with no husband present, 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.

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