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Roane County, Tennessee (TN)

County population in 2019: 54,022 (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: 150 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Roane County: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (22.3%), Educational, health and social services (19.7%), Manufacturing (19.3%), Construction (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 27%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Roane County, TN (2019)
    • 49,76895.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,2472.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,0552.0%Two or more races
    • 1,0472.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4240.8%Asian alone
    • 2390.5%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 350.07%Some other race alone
    • 180.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

46.8 years
Tennessee median age:

39.0 years
Males: 26,569  (49.2%)
Females: 27,453  (50.8%)
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Average household size:
Roane County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $56,120 ($33,226 in 1999)
This county:

$56,120
Tennessee:

$56,071

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $516 (lower quartile is $388, upper quartile is $678)
This county:

$516
State:

$716


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $172,503 (it was $79,400 in 2000)
Roane:

$172,503
Tennessee:

$191,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $97,073 - $274,055

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $250,697
Here:

$250,697
State:

$260,661

Townhouses or other attached units: $184,014
Here:

$184,014
State:

$241,796

In 2-unit structures: $156,574
Here:

$156,574
State:

$215,388

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $145,569
Here:

$145,569
State:

$189,639

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $226,196
Here:

$226,196
State:

$254,887

Mobile homes: $103,329
Here:

$103,329
State:

$90,685

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,183
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $404

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:

  • 1997: 40 buildings, average cost: $75,400
  • 1998: 44 buildings, average cost: $104,600
  • 1999: 46 buildings, average cost: $77,500
  • 2000: 34 buildings, average cost: $77,800
  • 2001: 32 buildings, average cost: $97,100
  • 2002: 42 buildings, average cost: $102,100
  • 2003: 62 buildings, average cost: $117,400
  • 2004: 62 buildings, average cost: $120,900
  • 2005: 51 buildings, average cost: $143,900
  • 2006: 62 buildings, average cost: $176,400
  • 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
  • 2015: 8 buildings, average cost: $76,600
  • 2016: 6 buildings, average cost: $62,500
  • 2017: 8 buildings, average cost: $74,800
  • 2018: 103 buildings, average cost: $234,800
  • 2019: 108 buildings, average cost: $230,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Roane, TN residents
Average permit cost in Roane, TN
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,056 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $969 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Roane, TN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Roane, TN in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Roane, TN in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 12.6%
Roane County:

12.6%
Tennessee:

13.9%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.0% for Black residents, 19.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.4% for American Indian residents, 9.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 46.8 years old
(Males: 45.9 years old, Females: 48.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.7 years old, Black residents: 49.4 years old, American Indian residents: 34.1 years old, Asian residents: 33.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.5 years old, Other race residents: 29.4 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

2018 air pollution in Roane County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.0 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.1%
Tennessee:

5.0%

Unemployment by year in Roane, TN
County total employment by year in Roane, TN
County average yearly wages by year in Roane, TN

Current college students: 1,573
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,119 (69.8% naturalized citizens)

Roane County:

2.1%
Whole state:

5.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1192010 or later
  • 4942000 to 2009
  • 751990 to 1999
  • 1541980 to 1989
  • 731970 to 1979
  • 166Before 1970

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: 18,612
  • One, attached: 472
  • Two: 588
  • 3 or 4: 617
  • 5 to 9: 400
  • 10 to 19: 175
  • 20 to 49: 126
  • 50 or more: 593
  • Mobile homes: 4,441
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 41

Housing units in Roane County with a mortgage: 7,707 (152 second mortgage, 456 home equity loan, 37 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,920

Here:

46.7% with mortgage
State:

58.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Roane County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above Tennessee state average. It is 98% greater 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) earthquake occurred 114.3 miles away from the county center
On 12/12/2018 at 09:14:43, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MW, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 21.8 miles away from the county center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 196.0 miles away from Roane 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) earthquake occurred 256.7 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 Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4514, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides, Incident Period: February 19, 2019 - March 30, 2019, FEMA Id: 4427, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: May 27, 2017 - May 28, 2017, FEMA Id: 4320, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • 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
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Roane County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Roane

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 12,515 (81.6%)
  • Carpooled: 1,445 (9.4%)
  • Bus: 4 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 113 (0.7%)
  • Walked: 73 (0.5%)
  • Worked at home: 1,229 (8.0%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • India (25%)
  • Germany (14%)
  • Mexico (9%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (8%)
  • Russia (7%)
  • Cuba (6%)
  • Peru (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Roane County


  • American (39%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • European (4%)
  • German (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Italian (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $59,879.

7.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,752 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.11%
Tennessee average:

7.15%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.94% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($29,465 average AGI)
2.17% relocated from other states ($17,287 average AGI)
Roane County:

2.17%
Tennessee average:

3.48%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Knox County, TN  1.28% ($51,738 average AGI)
from Anderson County, TN  0.98% ($45,617)
from Morgan County, TN  0.67% ($37,891)
from Loudon County, TN  0.57% ($32,963)
from Cumberland County, TN  0.20% ($22,447)
from Rhea County, TN  0.15% ($45,414)
from Blount County, TN  0.14% ($46,259)


6.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,901 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
Tennessee average:

6.65%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.46% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($31,358 average AGI)
1.79% relocated to other states ($12,543 average AGI)
Roane County:

1.79%
Tennessee average:

2.95%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Knox County, TN  1.16% ($59,667 average AGI)
to Anderson County, TN  0.71% ($39,216)
to Loudon County, TN  0.56% ($45,368)
to Morgan County, TN  0.47% ($32,600)
to Cumberland County, TN  0.30% ($33,579)
to Blount County, TN  0.16% ($44,484)
to Monroe County, TN  0.14% ($33,846)

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 2019: 13.3

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 population in Roane County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 11.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Roane County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Roane County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Roane County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Roane County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Roane County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Roane County, Tennessee in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,420)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,085)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (811)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (710)
  • Unspecified dementia (525)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (477)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (406)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (167)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (141)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (127)

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: 54,022
  • Male householders: 11,462 (2,644 living alone), Female householders: 9,887 (3,688 living alone)
  • 11,280 spouses (11,132 opposite-sex spouses), 1,236 unmarried partners, (1,177 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 13,367 children (12,044 natural, 397 adopted, 926 stepchildren), 2,400 grandchildren, 420 brothers or sisters, 507 parents, 42 foster children, 1,533 other relatives, 1,150 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 802

Size of family households: 6,987 2-persons, 3,269 3-persons, 2,111 4-persons, 1,077 5-persons, 326 6-persons, 344 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,332 1-person, 769 2-persons, 112 3-persons, 22 4-persons, 15 6-persons.

5,552 married couples with children.
1,946 single-parent households (796 men, 1,150 women).

97.0% of residents of Roane speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (88% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 2% 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:

6.4
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.4

Year house built in Roane County, Tennessee
  • Year house built in Roane County, Tennessee
  • 6312014 or later
  • 3792010 to 2013
  • 3,3522000 to 2009
  • 4,3021990 to 1999
  • 3,5251980 to 1989
  • 4,6361970 to 1979
  • 2,4561960 to 1969
  • 3,1881950 to 1959
  • 1,2111940 to 1949
  • 2,0801939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Roane County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Roane County, Tennessee
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Roane County, Tennessee
  • 321 room
  • 632 rooms
  • 3083 rooms
  • 1,3614 rooms
  • 3,4925 rooms
  • 3,1476 rooms
  • 2,8477 rooms
  • 2,3518 rooms
  • 2,9509+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Roane County, Tennessee
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Roane County, Tennessee
  • 1711 room
  • 2112 rooms
  • 7513 rooms
  • 1,4174 rooms
  • 8715 rooms
  • 6836 rooms
  • 3067 rooms
  • 1858 rooms
  • 2409+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Roane County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Roane County, Tennessee
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Roane County, Tennessee
  • 31no bedroom
  • 1741 bedroom
  • 3,0462 bedrooms
  • 9,2683 bedrooms
  • 3,1544 bedrooms
  • 8095+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Roane County, Tennessee
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Roane County, Tennessee
  • 169no bedroom
  • 1,1191 bedroom
  • 1,8992 bedrooms
  • 1,3153 bedrooms
  • 2404 bedrooms
  • 1085+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Roane County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Roane County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Roane County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 308no vehicle
  • 3,3621 vehicle
  • 6,5422 vehicles
  • 3,9423 vehicles
  • 1,7884 vehicles
  • 6645+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Roane County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Roane County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 700no vehicle
  • 2,2311 vehicle
  • 1,2872 vehicles
  • 5063 vehicles
  • 824 vehicles
  • 285+ vehicles

86.9% of Roane County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 49% lived in Tennessee.

Roane County:

86.9%
State average:

85.5%

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

  • This state: 34,293
  • Other state: 18,196
  • Northeast: 2,514
  • Midwest: 5,425
  • South: 8,737
  • West: 1,484
Year householders moved into unit in Roane County, TN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Roane County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 53.4%Electricity
  • 37.1%Utility gas
  • 5.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.1%Wood
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 73.2%Electricity
  • 18.9%Utility gas
  • 3.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Wood
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 771
Here:

16.6%
Tennessee:

13.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 603
Here:

23.5%
Tennessee:

13.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 120
Here:

6.9%
Tennessee:

23.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Roane County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $2,870,000
    Hospital Public: $2,363,000
    Sewerage: $1,010,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $693,000
    Parks and Recreation: $233,000
    Solid Waste Management: $191,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,334,000
    Police Protection: $2,225,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $837,000
    Health - Other: $127,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $63,646,000
    Police Protection: $3,311,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,185,000
    Financial Administration: $2,253,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,196,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,661,000
    Parks and Recreation: $446,000
    Health - Other: $375,000
    Regular Highways: $339,000
    Local Fire Protection: $307,000
    Libraries: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $31,824,000
    Highways: $410,000
    Education: $13,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $962,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $122,000
    General Local Government Support: $113,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,567,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,607,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,215,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,255,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $234,000
    Sale of Property: $79,000
    General Revenue - Other: $60,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,954,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $686,000
    Parks and Recreation: $490,000
    Regular Highways: $354,000
    Financial Administration: $317,000
    Local Fire Protection: $80,000
    Health - Other: $50,000
    Police Protection: $45,000
    Central Staff Services: $45,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,669,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,118,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $39,594,000
    Gas Utilities: $3,264,000
    Electric Utilities: $1,829,000
    Other: $999,000
    General Local Government Support: $707,000
    Highways: $462,000
    Health and Hospitals: $228,000
  • Tax - Property: $22,990,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,118,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,613,000
    Other License: $251,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $179,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $37,663,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $99,000

Roane County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $2,870,000
    Hospital Public: $2,363,000
    Sewerage: $1,010,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $693,000
    Parks and Recreation: $233,000
    Solid Waste Management: $191,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,334,000
    Police Protection: $2,225,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $837,000
    Health - Other: $127,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $63,646,000
    Police Protection: $3,311,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,185,000
    Financial Administration: $2,253,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,196,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,661,000
    Parks and Recreation: $446,000
    Health - Other: $375,000
    Regular Highways: $339,000
    Local Fire Protection: $307,000
    Libraries: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $31,824,000
    Highways: $410,000
    Education: $13,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $962,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $122,000
    General Local Government Support: $113,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,567,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,607,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,215,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,255,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $234,000
    Sale of Property: $79,000
    General Revenue - Other: $60,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,954,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $686,000
    Parks and Recreation: $490,000
    Regular Highways: $354,000
    Financial Administration: $317,000
    Local Fire Protection: $80,000
    Health - Other: $50,000
    Police Protection: $45,000
    Central Staff Services: $45,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,669,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,118,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $39,594,000
    Gas Utilities: $3,264,000
    Electric Utilities: $1,829,000
    Other: $999,000
    General Local Government Support: $707,000
    Highways: $462,000
    Health and Hospitals: $228,000
  • Tax - Property: $22,990,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,118,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,613,000
    Other License: $251,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $179,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $37,663,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $99,000

Roane County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $2,870,000
    Hospital Public: $2,363,000
    Sewerage: $1,010,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $693,000
    Parks and Recreation: $233,000
    Solid Waste Management: $191,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,334,000
    Police Protection: $2,225,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $837,000
    Health - Other: $127,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $63,646,000
    Police Protection: $3,311,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,185,000
    Financial Administration: $2,253,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,196,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,661,000
    Parks and Recreation: $446,000
    Health - Other: $375,000
    Regular Highways: $339,000
    Local Fire Protection: $307,000
    Libraries: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $31,824,000
    Highways: $410,000
    Education: $13,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $962,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $122,000
    General Local Government Support: $113,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,567,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,607,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,215,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,255,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $234,000
    Sale of Property: $79,000
    General Revenue - Other: $60,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,954,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $686,000
    Parks and Recreation: $490,000
    Regular Highways: $354,000
    Financial Administration: $317,000
    Local Fire Protection: $80,000
    Health - Other: $50,000
    Police Protection: $45,000
    Central Staff Services: $45,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,669,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,118,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $39,594,000
    Gas Utilities: $3,264,000
    Electric Utilities: $1,829,000
    Other: $999,000
    General Local Government Support: $707,000
    Highways: $462,000
    Health and Hospitals: $228,000
  • Tax - Property: $22,990,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,118,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,613,000
    Other License: $251,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $179,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $37,663,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $99,000

Roane County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $2,870,000
    Hospital Public: $2,363,000
    Sewerage: $1,010,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $693,000
    Parks and Recreation: $233,000
    Solid Waste Management: $191,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,334,000
    Police Protection: $2,225,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $837,000
    Health - Other: $127,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $63,646,000
    Police Protection: $3,311,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,185,000
    Financial Administration: $2,253,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,196,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,661,000
    Parks and Recreation: $446,000
    Health - Other: $375,000
    Regular Highways: $339,000
    Local Fire Protection: $307,000
    Libraries: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $31,824,000
    Highways: $410,000
    Education: $13,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $962,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $122,000
    General Local Government Support: $113,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,567,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,607,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,215,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,255,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $234,000
    Sale of Property: $79,000
    General Revenue - Other: $60,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,954,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $686,000
    Parks and Recreation: $490,000
    Regular Highways: $354,000
    Financial Administration: $317,000
    Local Fire Protection: $80,000
    Health - Other: $50,000
    Police Protection: $45,000
    Central Staff Services: $45,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,669,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,118,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $39,594,000
    Gas Utilities: $3,264,000
    Electric Utilities: $1,829,000
    Other: $999,000
    General Local Government Support: $707,000
    Highways: $462,000
    Health and Hospitals: $228,000
  • Tax - Property: $22,990,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,118,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,613,000
    Other License: $251,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $179,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $37,663,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $99,000

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
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+)"