City of Roanoke Rapids, NC
Roanoke Rapids is located in Halifax County in North Carolina. The median income is $35,388 and the median home value is $110,300. The unemployment rate is 14.53% compared to the 6.1% unemployment rate for the United States (as of August 2014). Workers commute an average of 17 minutes to work each day. The population is 65% White, 29% Black, 1% Asian. 0% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. 4% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. For more on schools, business, and healthcare in Roanoke Rapids, see each of the tabs to the leftabove.
Median Household Income$35,388
Median Home Price$110,300
Paws here — at the Halifax County Visitors Center Dog Run. The fenced-in park behind the Visitors Center off of Interstate 95 at exit 173 has opened to give motorists traveling with dogs a convenient place to stop and let their pups play, and many residents take advantage of the facility, as well.
Be sure to try the Hatteras fish soup. That particular dish has won contests and awards for David Watson, executive chef and owner of David's Restaurant in Roanoke Rapids. The popular eatery in the Uptown Roanoke Rapids Historic District has been serving hungry customers since 1999. “Hatteras fish soup is actually a full dinner made with shrimp, oysters, clams and flounder,” Watson says. “Other popular dishes at my restaurant are the roast rockfish and a chicken David meal I created.”
Home to one of the greatest striped bass runs anywhere in the world and teeming with wild creatures, from white-tailed deer to black bears to possums, the Roanoke Valley's forests, river banks and lakes add up to an outdoorsman's paradise.
SchoolsIn Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
The quality of a school district if often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Roanoke Rapids rates.
BusinessIn Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
Being a great place to live and being a great place to work, often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Roanoke Rapids.
HealthIn Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
Access to quality hospitals, doctors and healthcare providers are just part of what make a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Roanoke Rapids.