Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

Population 15,783

Roanoke Rapids is located in Halifax County, NC. The population is 15,783, making Roanoke Rapids the largest city in Halifax County.

There are 7 public schools in Roanoke Rapids with an average Homefacts rating of C. The total crime rate for Roanoke Rapids is very low , and there are 68 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Roanoke Rapids is high and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Roanoke Rapids property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Roanoke Rapids include Weldon, Roanoke Rapids Township and South Rosemary.

Roanoke Rapids Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Average
  • No High School Diploma: 20.5%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 58.7%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 20.7%

Crime Rate

57.22% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 153
  • Violent Crimes: 892
  • Robbery: 223
  • Burglary: 1
  • Property Crime: 4
  • Larceny Theft: 3

Registered Offenders

68.57% Higher than national avg.
  • 68 offenders in Roanoke Rapids
  • 43.08 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

277 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 1
  • Registered Polluters: 7
  • Superfunds: 2
  • Tanks & Spills: 267


High 6.6%
  • North Carolina unemployment average: 3.9%
  • National unemployment average: 3.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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7 Public Schools view public schools

There are 7 K-12 public schools in Roanoke Rapids, NC and 4 private schools. Homefacts rates Roanoke Rapids's schools as Average, with an overall C rating.

0 Colleges & Universities view all colleges & universities

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68 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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0 Former Drug Labs view all

  • Good news! No Drug lab found in Roanoke Rapids, NC

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6 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Roanoke Rapids, NC issued 6 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Roanoke Rapids, NC issued 50 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 50 permits, 10 were issued for single family homes and 40 were issued for multi-family homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $614
  • 1 Bedroom: $618
  • 2 Bedrooms: $813
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,005
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,201

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Environmental Hazards

277 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (385/400)
    Roanoke Rapids, NC has 96.25% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 3 COUNTY
    Roanoke Rapids, NC is a green zone.
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  • UV Index HIGH 5.2 Average
    Roanoke Rapids, NC is a high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 40.63°
  • February 44.1°
  • March 51.37°
  • April 60.88°
  • May 69.07°
  • June 77.26°
  • July 80.17°
  • August 78.66°
  • September 72.3°
  • October 61.12°
  • November 50.48°
  • December 44.2°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Roanoke Rapids, NC

Roanoke Rapids, NC has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Roanoke Rapids, NC has no risk of hurricanes.
Roanoke Rapids, NC has a low risk of hail storms.
Roanoke Rapids, NC has a low risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Roanoke Rapids, NC: $33,844


Unemployment in Roanoke Rapids is 6.6%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 3.9% and 3.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 39.93%
White Collar - 60.07%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Pat McCrory
  • Sen. Richard Burr
  • Sen. Thom Tillis

City Representatives

  • G.K. Butterfield

Neighborhood Info

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10 FCC Towers view all

1 Hospital view all

1 Library view all

1 Retirement Home view all

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