Roanoke County, VA

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2022 Population
96,653
0.363% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
43.6
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
7.08%
2.19% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$80,872
8.38% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$245,800
13.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
47,051
0.994% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Roanoke County, VA had a population of 96.7k people with a median age of 43.6 and a median household income of $80,872. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Roanoke County, VA grew from 96,303 to 96,653, a 0.363% increase and its median household income grew from $74,622 to $80,872, a 8.38% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Roanoke County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (84%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.08%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.48%), and White (Hispanic) (1.58%).

None of the households in Roanoke County, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.4% of the residents in Roanoke County, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Roanoke County, VA are Hollins University (233 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Roanoke County, VA was $245,800, and the homeownership rate was 75.7%.

Most people in Roanoke County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Roanoke County, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Roanoke County, VA is home to a population of 96.7k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.02% of Roanoke County, VA residents were born outside of the country (5.82k people).

In 2022, there were 13.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (81.2k people) in Roanoke County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.88k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.39k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.4%
2022 Citizenship
97.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.4% of Roanoke County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Roanoke County, VA was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Roanoke County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    81.2k ± 340
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.88k ± 301
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    3.39k ± 245
3.52%
Hispanic Population
3.4k people

In 2022, there were 13.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (81.2k people) in Roanoke County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.88k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.39k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.52% of the people in Roanoke County, VA are hispanic (3.4k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    107,605 ± 8,003 people
  2. India
    98,735 ± 7,670 people
  3. Mexico
    59,855 ± 5,986 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,605 Virginia residents, followed by India with 98,735 and Mexico with 59,855.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.02%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.82k people
5.78%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.56k people

As of 2022, 6.02% of Roanoke County, VA residents (5.82k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Roanoke County, VA was 5.78%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,229 ± 264
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,310 ± 299
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,144 ± 285

Roanoke County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.7 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Roanoke County, VA employs 47.1k people. The largest industries in Roanoke County, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,304 people), Retail Trade (4,729 people), and Educational Services (4,719 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($80,862), Public Administration ($64,293), and Wholesale Trade ($62,607).

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $69,674. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.475, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

47.1k
2022 Value
± 1,735
0.994%
1 Year growth
± 5.16%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Roanoke County, VA grew at a rate of 0.994%, from 46.6k employees to 47.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Roanoke County, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,238 people), Management Occupations (5,122 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,847 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Roanoke County, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

47.1k
2022 Value
± 1,735
0.994%
1 Year growth
± 5.16%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Roanoke County, VA grew at a rate of 0.994%, from 46.6k employees to 47.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Roanoke County, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,304 people), Retail Trade (4,729 people), and Educational Services (4,719 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Roanoke County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Roanoke County, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$55,896
Median earning men ± $3,043
$42,690
Median earning women ± $2,372

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($85,091), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($77,345), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,750).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($84,063), Public Administration ($75,357), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,313).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 893
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 678
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 498
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Roanoke County, VA went to Donald J. Trump with 87.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (84.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.95%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Roanoke County, VA awarded 233 degrees. The student population of Roanoke County, VA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 34 male students and 769 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Roanoke County, VA are White (144 and 68.2%), followed by Two or More Races (19 and 9%), Black or African American (15 and 7.11%), and Asian (11 and 5.21%).

The largest universities in Roanoke County, VA by number of degrees awarded are Hollins University (233 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Roanoke County, VA are Creative Writing (28 and 12%), General English Language & Literature (19 and 8.15%), and General Psychology (17 and 7.3%).

The median tuition cost in Roanoke County, VA for private four year colleges is $40,350.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Roanoke County, VA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 72.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 8.86%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 803 (4.23% men and 95.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 803 students enrolled in Roanoke County, VA, 4.23% men and 95.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 486 records, of which 94.4% were women and 5.56% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 17 degrees awarded
  2. 16 degrees awarded
  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Roanoke County, VA was General Psychology with 17 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
233 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Hollins University with 233 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 15 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Roanoke County, VA, which is 0.0688 times less than the 218 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 144 degrees mean that there were 7.58 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 19 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($40,350) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($860) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.884% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.904% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Bachelors Degree (1.47M), and Some college (1.4M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Roanoke County, VA was $245,800 in 2022, which is 0.872 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $215,800 to $245,800, a 13.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Roanoke County, VA is 75.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Roanoke County, VA have an average commute time of 22.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Roanoke County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Roanoke County, VA is $80,872. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Roanoke County, VA was Census Tract 307.01 with a value of $97,110, followed by Census Tract 309 and Census Tract 302.05, with respective values of $87,837 and $87,688.

In 2022, 10.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Roanoke County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.58%.

Property

$245,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,561
$29,642
Median Property Taxes
±$1,316

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Roanoke County, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

75.7%
Homeownership
2022
67.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.7% of the housing units in Roanoke County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 307.01
  2. Census Tract 309
  3. Census Tract 302.05

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Roanoke County, VA was Census Tract 307.01 with a value of $97,110, followed by Census Tract 309 and Census Tract 302.05, with respective values of $87,837 and $87,688.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Roanoke County, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$80,872
Median Household Income
± $1,889
39.2k
Number of Households
± 1,453

In 2022, the median household income of the 39.2k households in Roanoke County, VA grew to $80,872 from the previous year's value of $74,622.

The following chart displays the households in Roanoke County, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Roanoke County, VA is from Virginia.
0.475
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.164% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.5%)
  3. Carpooled (5.87%)

In 2022, 79.7% of workers in Roanoke County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.5%) and those who carpooled to work (5.87%).

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Commute Time

22.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Roanoke County, VA have a shorter commute time (22.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.55% of the workforce in Roanoke County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 10.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Roanoke County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.58%.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.08% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Roanoke County, VA (6.67k out of 94.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Roanoke County, VA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 7.2% of the children was living in poverty in Roanoke County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 184 in Roanoke County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 38.9 per 100,000 population.

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Health

95.4% of the population of Roanoke County, VA has health coverage, with 56% on employee plans, 8.8% on Medicaid, 17.7% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 1.63% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Roanoke County, VA see 760 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.93% increase from the previous year (753 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1099 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 363 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

760 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Roanoke County, VA

Primary care physicians in Roanoke County, VA see an average of 760 patients per year. This represents a 0.93% increase from the previous year (753 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.9% under 18 years, 17.8% between 18 and 34 years, 38.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.63%
Uninsured
56%
Employer Coverage
8.8%
Medicaid
17.7%
Medicare
11.2%
Non-Group
1.63%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Roanoke County, VA declined by 4% from 4.82% to 4.63%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 42.8 in Roanoke County, VA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 28.8% in Roanoke County, VA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.48% in Roanoke County, VA.

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