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County population in 2016: 53,817 (49% urban, 51% rural); it was 51,910 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 9,444
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,385
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 16,438
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,547 (it was 4,762 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

32%

Land area: 361 sq. mi.

Water area: 34.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 149 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Roane County: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Retail trade (24.2%), Manufacturing (17.7%), Educational, health and social services (17.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 80%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 19%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Roane County, Tennessee:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (93.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.7%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  46.4 years
Tennessee median age:  38.6 years
Males: 26,571  (49.4%)
Females: 27,246  (50.6%)
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Roane County,TN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Roane County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $44,090 ($33,226 in 1999)

This county:

$44,090
Tennessee:

$48,547

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $498 (lower quartile is $373, upper quartile is $649)
This county:

$498
State:

$637


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $138,150 (it was $79,400 in 2000)
Roane:

$138,150
Tennessee:

$157,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $80,507 - $237,723
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,093
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $365

Institutionalized population: 431

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 73
  • Burglaries: 357
  • Thefts: 466
  • Auto thefts: 87

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 75
  • Burglaries: 296
  • Thefts: 462
  • Auto thefts: 103
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 64 buildings, average cost: $156,100
  • 2008: 31 buildings, average cost: $77,700
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $231,300
  • 2010: 15 buildings, average cost: $100,500
  • 2011: 12 buildings, average cost: $112,300
  • 2012: 15 buildings, average cost: $137,300
  • 2013: 9 buildings, average cost: $109,400
  • 2014: 7 buildings, average cost: $111,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $972 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $819 (0.7%)

Roane County household income distribution in 2009 Roane County home values distribution Roane County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 14.8%
Roane County:

14.8%
Tennessee:

15.8%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.2% for Black residents, 47.6% for American Indian residents, 13.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 46.4 years old
(Males: 45.2 years old, Females: 48.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.0 years old, Black residents: 53.6 years old, American Indian residents: 55.9 years old, Asian residents: 26.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.0 years old, Other race residents: 27.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Roane County is $416 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $483 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $646 a month.

Cities in this county include: Harriman, Barnard, Rockwood, Kingston, Oliver Springs, Midtown.

Roane County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Roane County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 18.4 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 11.4 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Above U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Newton County, Arkansas , Pitt County, North Carolina , Washington County , Roberts County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.2%
Tennessee:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,573
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,087 (51.1% naturalized citizens)

Roane County:

2.0%
Whole state:

4.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 233
  • 2000 to 2009: 325
  • 1990 to 1999: 53
  • 1980 to 1989: 154
  • 1970 to 1979: 73
  • Before 1970: 166
Note: State values scaled to Roane County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 50.3%

Roane County marital status for males Roane County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 17,998
  • One, attached: 319
  • Two: 825
  • 3 or 4: 753
  • 5 to 9: 589
  • 10 to 19: 269
  • 20 to 49: 205
  • 50 or more: 318
  • Mobile homes: 4,580
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 10

Housing units in Roane County with a mortgage: 7,280 (203 second mortgage, 498 home equity loan, 25 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,786

Here:

46.7% with mortgage
State:

59.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Roane County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant29,50297
Mainline Protestant3,38520
Black Protestant6534
Catholic5001
Other3452
None19,796-
Roane County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Roane County:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

0.94 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Roane County:

5.82 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 22
This county:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Roane County:

12.9%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Roane County:

31.1%
State:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.9%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Roane County:

Average size of farms: 88 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $7,839
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $118.56
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 17.44%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 68.52%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $11,486
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 23.71%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $35,404
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.12%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 21.97
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.95%
Corn for grain: 98 harvested acres
Vegetables: 106 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 21 acres

Earthquake activity:

Roane County-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 32.2 miles away from Roane County center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 164.0 miles away from the county center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 114.3 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 256.7 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 180.7 miles away from Roane County center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 231.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Tennessee Severe Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: February 15, 2015 to February 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4211: April 02, 2015, FEMA Id: 4211, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 05, 2014 to June 10, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4189: August 13, 2014, FEMA Id: 4189, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3217: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3217, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Tennessee Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 16, 2004 to September 20, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1568: October 07, 2004, FEMA Id: 1568, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1464: May 08, 2003, FEMA Id: 1464, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 2003 to February 26, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1456: March 20, 2003, FEMA Id: 1456, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: November 09, 2002 to November 12, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1441: November 13, 2002, FEMA Id: 1441, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 23, 2002 to March 20, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1408: April 05, 2002, FEMA Id: 1408, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 23, 1998 to December 29, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1260: January 15, 1999, FEMA Id: 1260, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 1998 to May 18, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1215: April 20, 1998, FEMA Id: 1215, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Roane County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • India (16%)
  • Germany (11%)
  • Philippines (8%)
  • Canada (8%)
  • Mexico (8%)
  • Cuba (6%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Roane County (%):

  • American (40%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (7%)
  • German (6%)
  • Scotch-Irish (5%)
  • European (3%)
  • Italian (2%)

Roane County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 13,502 (85.1%)
  • Carpooled: 1,339 (8.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 6 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 71 (0.4%)
  • Bicycle: 25 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 117 (0.7%)
  • Worked at home: 855 (5.4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Roane County, Tennessee in 2000:

  • 380 people in nursing homes
  • 123 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 77 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 72 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 20 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 17 people in other group homes
  • 6 people in unknown juvenile institutions

People in group quarters in Roane County, Tennessee in 2010:

  • 295 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 140 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 100 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 40 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 36 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 24 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $52,392.

5.47% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,767 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
Tennessee average:

6.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.60% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($24,253 average AGI)
1.87% relocated from other states ($17,514 average AGI)
Roane County:

1.87%
Tennessee average:

3.16%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Knox County, TN  1.00% ($42,005 average AGI)
from Anderson County, TN  0.59% ($44,327)
from Morgan County, TN  0.45% ($26,518)
from Loudon County, TN  0.32% ($39,774)
from Cumberland County, TN  0.16% ($32,600)
from Blount County, TN  0.13% ($33,000)
from McMinn County, TN  0.10% ($40,050)


5.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,305 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
Tennessee average:

6.26%


0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($291 average AGI)
Roane County:

0.09%
Tennessee average:

0.05%

4.05% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($23,378 average AGI)
1.54% relocated to other states ($11,636 average AGI)
Roane County:

1.54%
Tennessee average:

2.90%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Knox County, TN  1.17% ($36,090 average AGI)
to Anderson County, TN  0.65% ($32,512)
to Loudon County, TN  0.45% ($35,483)
to Morgan County, TN  0.39% ($27,840)
to Blount County, TN  0.19% ($28,389)
to Cumberland County, TN  0.18% ($29,471)
to Rhea County, TN  0.11% ($26,182)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.4

Births per 1000 population in Roane County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Roane County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Roane County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Roane County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Roane County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 11,619 (9,080 aged, 2,539 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,021 (9%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Roane County, Tennessee in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,040)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (857)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (623)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (513)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (399)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (343)
  • Unspecified dementia (333)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (184)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (181)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (156)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.89
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,267
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 125
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 45,123

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 978
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,254
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 30
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 62

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 62.7. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 185.4. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 120.0
  • Other - 65.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 53,817
  • In family households: 44,076 (7,818 male householders, 6,157 female householders)
    11,461 spouses, 13,711 children (12,031 natural, 598 adopted, 1,102 stepchildren), 2,163 grandchildren, 357 brothers or sisters, 641 parents, 886 other relatives, 830 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 9,058 (3,537 male householders (2,920 living alone)), 4,281 female householders (3,868 living alone)), 1,225 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 695

Size of family households: 7,340 2-persons, 2,991 3-persons, 2,234 4-persons, 849 5-persons, 401 6-persons, 217 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,791 1-person, 927 2-persons, 28 3-persons, 48 4-persons.

6,711 married couples with children.
1,631 single-parent households (381 men, 1,250 women).

97.8% of residents of Roane speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (61% speak English very well, 39% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English well, 53% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $416,630,000 ($7,873 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $8,503,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $168,988,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $87,443,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,060,000
Federal grants: $80,731,000
Federal procurement contracts: $44,579,000 ($55,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $33,829,000 ($1,135,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,951,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $11,578,000
Federal Government insurance: $12,917,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,896
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,237
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +130
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,247
Here:

+24 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Roane County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 6.35 millions of gallons per day (3% from ground, 97% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 148
  • 2010 to 2013: 514
  • 2000 to 2009: 3,147
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,842
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,864
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,153
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,779
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,135
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,451
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,634
Note: State values scaled to Roane population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Roane County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Roane County population
  • 1 room: 41
  • 2 rooms: 80
  • 3 rooms: 302
  • 4 rooms: 1,567
  • 5 rooms: 3,075
  • 6 rooms: 3,638
  • 7 rooms: 2,922
  • 8 rooms: 2,007
  • 9+ rooms: 2,317
  • 1 room: 81
  • 2 rooms: 186
  • 3 rooms: 863
  • 4 rooms: 1,498
  • 5 rooms: 1,430
  • 6 rooms: 979
  • 7 rooms: 347
  • 8 rooms: 123
  • 9+ rooms: 223
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Roane County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Roane County population
  • no bedroom: 40
  • 1 bedroom: 335
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,389
  • 3 bedrooms: 8,724
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,817
  • 5+ bedrooms: 652
  • no bedroom: 96
  • 1 bedroom: 1,055
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,164
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,999
  • 4 bedrooms: 379
  • 5+ bedrooms: 42
Cars and other vehicles available in Roane County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Roane County population
  • no vehicle: 320
  • 1 vehicle: 3,840
  • 2 vehicles: 6,212
  • 3 vehicles: 3,939
  • 4 vehicles: 1,268
  • 5+ vehicles: 426
  • no vehicle: 833
  • 1 vehicle: 2,864
  • 2 vehicles: 1,498
  • 3 vehicles: 333
  • 4 vehicles: 39
  • 5+ vehicles: 167

90% of Roane County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 52% lived in Tennessee.

Roane County:

90.2%
State average:

85.8%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 35,534
  • Other state: 16,916
  • Northeast: 2,244
  • Midwest: 5,338
  • South: 7,723
  • West: 1,614

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Roane County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (54.6%)
  • Utility gas (33.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.0%)
  • Wood (3.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.1%)
  • Electricity (78.9%)
  • Utility gas (17.3%)
  • Wood (1.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 527
Here:

11.4%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 309
Here:

12.1%
Tennessee:

12.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 157
Here:

8.8%
Tennessee:

22.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Roane County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $751,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $320,000
    Parks and Recreation: $80,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000
    Regular Highways: $9,000
    General Public Buildings: $8,000
    Health - Other: $5,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $52,191,000
    General - Other: $4,789,000
    Health - Other: $2,830,000
    Regular Highways: $2,723,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,788,000
    Police Protection: $1,655,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,235,000
    Financial Administration: $1,186,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,094,000
    Central Staff Services: $957,000
    General Public Buildings: $275,000
    Local Fire Protection: $97,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $90,000
    Parks and Recreation: $86,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $34,000
    Libraries: $17,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,722,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $5,593,000
    Police Protection: $90,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $70,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $12,000
    Central Staff Services: $12,000
    Financial Administration: $7,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $10,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,804,000
    General - Other: $975,000
    Health - Other: $526,000
    Solid Waste Management: $246,000
    Police Protection: $90,000
    Local Fire Protection: $88,000
    Regular Highways: $34,000
    Central Staff Services: $28,000
    Financial Administration: $26,000
    Correctional Institutions: $23,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $23,000
    General Public Building: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $39,474,000

Roane County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $5,165,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $2,575,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,446,000
    Sewerage: $357,000
    Solid Waste Management: $160,000
    Parks and Recreation: $31,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $67,000
    General Local Government Support: $20,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $303,000
    All Other: $197,000
    Education: $68,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $830,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $206,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $134,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $91,000
    Rents: $13,000
    Sale of Property: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $33,259,000
    All Other: $2,253,000
    Highways: $1,987,000
    General Local Government Support: $646,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,212,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,820,000
    Other Selective Sales: $440,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $410,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $201,000
    Other License: $196,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $161,000
    Severance: $76,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $5,000

Roane County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $45,315,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,612,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,600,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,897,000

Roane County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $72,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,603,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,378,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,747
  • Number of aged recipients: 121
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,626
  • Number of recipients under 18: 143
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,242
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 362
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 699
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 730
Roane County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Roane County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Roane County, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James58972.2 years
William44772.1 years
John43574.6 years
Mary37577.1 years
Charles31469.4 years
Robert30170.3 years
George21373.1 years
Thomas15673.3 years
Ruth12277.7 years
Margaret11675.8 years
Most common last names in Roane County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith20673.0 years
Brown18572.7 years
Jones17774.0 years
Davis14874.4 years
Johnson13273.2 years
Phillips12772.9 years
Hall11673.2 years
Moore11671.7 years
Wilson10675.3 years
Duncan10372.8 years
Businesses in Roane County, TN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Long John Silver's1
Ace Hardware3Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's2
AutoZone1Motel 61
CVS1Nike1
Chevrolet2Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut2
Cracker Barrel1Quality1
Curves2RadioShack1
Days Inn1Rite Aid3
Domino's Pizza2Rodeway Inn1
FedEx4Ruby Tuesday1
Ford1SONIC Drive-In3
GNC1Sears1
GameStop1Starbucks2
Goodwill3Subaru1
H&R Block4Subway5
Hardee's3Super 81
Holiday Inn1T-Mobile1
Jones New York1Taco Bell2
KFC1U-Haul6
Knights Inn1U.S. Cellular2
Kroger1UPS5
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture2Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1

Roane County on our top lists:

  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"