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Roanoke city, Virginia; Roanoke County, Virginia

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Roanoke city, Virginia
Roanoke County, Virginia
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) X 1,194,695
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 99,143 94,186
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 96,910 92,465
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 2.3% 1.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 97,032 92,376
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.9%
4.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.9%
19.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.9%
21.8%
Female persons, percent
52.0%
51.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
62.5%
87.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
28.7%
6.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
3.1%
3.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
Z
Two or More Races, percent
3.6%
1.9%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.1%
3.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
59.0%
85.2%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 6,434 7,005
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 7.6% 5.2%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X 41,096
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 51.8% 74.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $133,200 $194,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,088 $1,350
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $405 $421
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $799 $949
Building permits, 2019 X 162
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 42,037 38,343
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.32 2.38
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 79.9% 87.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 8.9% 6.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 84.4% 89.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 71.9% 81.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 85.5% 92.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 23.8% 34.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 10.4% 7.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
14.7%
8.3%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 64.0% 61.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 58.8% 56.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 308,073 128,289
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,582,260 381,711
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,629,699 815,656
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,397,950 700,237
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,461,000 891,006
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $25,249 $9,591
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 21.3 23.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $43,028 $65,467
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $26,119 $34,901
Persons in poverty, percent
20.5%
6.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 X 2,010
Total employment, 2018 X 29,061
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) X 1,194,695
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 X -0.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X 5,919
All firms, 2012 8,330 6,344
Men-owned firms, 2012 4,488 3,432
Women-owned firms, 2012 2,806 2,241
Minority-owned firms, 2012 1,661 559
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 6,109 5,523
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 900 721
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 6,737 5,168
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 2,279.8 368.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 42.56 250.52
FIPS Code 5168000 51161
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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