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Roanoke County, Virginia (VA)

County population in 2014: 93,785 (81% urban, 19% rural); it was 85,778 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 20,089
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 8,867
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 26,753
Renter-occupied apartments: 8,652 (it was 7,933 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

33%

Land area: 251 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 374 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Roanoke County: 87.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (23.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (22.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.3%), Retail trade (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 26%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Roanoke County, Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (88.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (5.0%)
  • Asian alone (2.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Virginia median age:  37.0 years
Males: 44,751  (47.7%)
Females: 49,034  (52.3%)
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Roanoke County,VA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Roanoke County:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $56,400 ($47,689 in 1999)

This county:

$56400
Virginia:

$62666

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $698 (lower quartile is $515, upper quartile is $836)
This county:

$698
State:

$922


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $182,200 (it was $117,400 in 2000)
Roanoke:

$182,200
Virginia:

$239,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $138,000 - $260,900
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,203
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $417

Institutionalized population: 1,719
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 478 buildings, average cost: $54,300
  • 2001: 440 buildings, average cost: $62,000
  • 2002: 451 buildings, average cost: $64,300
  • 2003: 536 buildings, average cost: $65,300
  • 2004: 588 buildings, average cost: $61,200
  • 2005: 381 buildings, average cost: $98,500
  • 2006: 396 buildings, average cost: $83,200
  • 2007: 347 buildings, average cost: $182,200
  • 2008: 219 buildings, average cost: $185,400
  • 2009: 138 buildings, average cost: $186,000
  • 2010: 137 buildings, average cost: $179,100
  • 2011: 176 buildings, average cost: $187,600
  • 2012: 149 buildings, average cost: $192,900
  • 2013: 203 buildings, average cost: $198,300
  • 2014: 147 buildings, average cost: $199,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,747 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,839 (1.0%)

Roanoke County household income distribution in 2009 Roanoke County home values distribution Roanoke County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 7.7%
(6.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.9% for Black residents, 26.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.5% for other race residents, 33.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 7.7%
Roanoke County:

7.7%
Virginia:

11.7%
(6.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.6% for Black residents, 24.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.4% for other race residents, 31.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 44 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 61 years old, Asian residents: 33 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 42 years old, Other race residents: 53 years old)

Area name: Roanoke, VA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Roanoke County is $456 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $589 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $747 a month.

Cities in this county include: Roanoke, Cave Spring, Salem, Hollins, Vinton, Glenvar.

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

2012 air pollution in Roanoke County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.033 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Barren County, Kentucky , Christian County, Missouri , Jackson County, Kentucky , Powhatan County , Prince Edward County , Stanton County, Kansas , Todd County, Kentucky .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
Virginia:

4.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 3,952
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 28.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,631 (47% naturalized citizens)

Roanoke County:

3.1%
Whole state:

8.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 734
  • 1990 to 1994: 408
  • 1985 to 1989: 301
  • 1980 to 1984: 247
  • 1975 to 1979: 160
  • 1970 to 1974: 169
  • 1970 to 1974: 186
  • 1965 to 1969: 426

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 33.2%

Roanoke County marital status for males Roanoke County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 27,521
  • One, attached: 1,482
  • Two: 581
  • 3 or 4: 620
  • 5 to 9: 1,125
  • 10 to 19: 2,529
  • 20 or more: 1,501
  • Mobile homes: 745
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 17

Housing units in Roanoke County with a mortgage: 16,812 (2,051 second mortgage, 3,292 home equity loan, 77 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,305

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

75.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Roanoke County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant22,47174
Mainline Protestant7,77318
Catholic3,5361
Other1,7487
Black Protestant1092
None56,739-
Roanoke 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: 12
Roanoke County:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Roanoke County:

3.33 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 46
This county:

5.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Roanoke County:

10.1%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Roanoke County:

24.6%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.5%
State:

18.6%

Agriculture in Roanoke County:

Average size of farms: 90 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $11,201
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $337.04
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 26.12%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 49.37%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $14,659
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 18.61%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.08%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $32,314
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.35%
Average age of principal farm operators: 60 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.10
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.27%
Vegetables: 128 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 163 acres

Earthquake activity:

Roanoke County-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 225.6 miles away from Roanoke County center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 117.5 miles away from the county center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 105.8 miles away from the county center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 109.0 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 294.1 miles away from Roanoke County center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 107.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • VirginiaSevere Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1874): February 16, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1874, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • VirginiaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3240): September 12, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3240, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • VirginiaSevere Storms and Flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Jeanne, Incident Period: September 27, 2004 to September 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1570): October 18, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1570, Natural disaster type: Storm, Hurricane, Flood
  • VirginiaSevere Winter Storm, Snowfall, Heavy Rain, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: February 15, 2003 to February 28, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1458): March 27, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1458, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Flood, Heavy Rain, Snowfall
  • VirginiaWinter Storm, Incident Period: January 25, 2000 to January 30, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1318): February 28, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1318, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • VirginiaHurricane Fran, Incident Period: September 5, 1996 to September 23, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1135): September 6, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1135, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • VirginiaBlizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1086): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1086, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • VirginiaSevere Storm, Flooding, Incident Period: June 22, 1995 to July 7, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1059): July 1, 1995, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1059, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • VirginiaIce Storm, Winter Storm, Severe Storm, Incident Period: March 1, 1994 to March 5, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1021): April 11, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1021, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Winter Storm, Storm
  • VirginiaIce Storm, Severe Storm, Flooding, Incident Period: February 8, 1994 to February 12, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1014): March 10, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1014, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Storm, Flood
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Roanoke County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Ice Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

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

  • India (10%)
  • Mexico (8%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • South Africa (6%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)

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

  • United States or American (22%)
  • English (17%)
  • German (15%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Scottish (3%)

Roanoke County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 38,072 (88%)
  • Carpooled: 3,356 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 54 (0%)
  • Railroad: 8 (0%)
  • Taxi: 32 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 21 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 35 (0%)
  • Walked: 495 (1%)
  • Other means: 166 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,180 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


People in group quarters in Roanoke County, Virginia in 2000:

  • 1,248 people in nursing homes
  • 603 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 151 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 133 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 77 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 26 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 18 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in Roanoke County, Virginia in 2010:

  • 873 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 832 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 482 people in college/university student housing
  • 107 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 14 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 13 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $66,708.

7.78% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,168 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.78%
Virginia average:

9.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.90% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($29,013 average AGI)
1.88% relocated from other states ($14,155 average AGI)
Roanoke County:

1.88%
Virginia average:

3.74%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Roanoke city, VA  2.82% ($35,699 average AGI)
from Botetourt County, VA  0.53% ($41,629)
from Salem city, VA  0.45% ($33,564)
from Franklin County, VA  0.35% ($37,636)
from Bedford County, VA  0.34% ($32,728)
from Montgomery County, VA  0.23% ($41,247)
from Craig County, VA  0.06% ($47,542)


7.64% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($45,244 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.64%
Virginia average:

9.20%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($282 average AGI)
Roanoke County:

0.04%
Virginia average:

0.20%

5.66% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($29,022 average AGI)
1.94% relocated to other states ($15,941 average AGI)
Roanoke County:

1.94%
Virginia average:

3.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Roanoke city, VA  2.59% ($30,981 average AGI)
to Salem city, VA  0.47% ($34,282)
to Bedford County, VA  0.39% ($39,034)
to Botetourt County, VA  0.37% ($51,889)
to Franklin County, VA  0.34% ($50,961)
to Montgomery County, VA  0.29% ($30,991)
to Henrico County, VA  0.09% ($67,667)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0

Births per 1000 population in Roanoke County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Roanoke County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Roanoke County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Roanoke County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Roanoke County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 17,407 (14,931 aged, 2,476 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,658 (8%)

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 Roanoke County, Virginia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (856)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (760)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (746)
  • Unspecified dementia (691)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (591)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (492)
  • Congestive heart failure (427)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (415)
  • Cardiac arrhythmia, unspecified (368)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (346)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1522.030
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 882.370
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2.27

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 37.11
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 64.65

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10.21
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 137.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 73.7
  • Other - 63.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 90,048
  • In family households: 76,416 (19,606 male householders, 6,335 female householders)
    20,941 spouses, 24,472 children (22,600 natural, 680 adopted, 1,192 stepchildren), 1,623 grandchildren, 439 brothers or sisters, 628 parents, 559 other relatives, 1,346 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 13,632 (4,672 male householders (3,773 living alone)), 6,995 female householders (6,276 living alone)), 1,965 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,328 (1,719 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 12,632 2-persons, 5,954 3-persons, 4,693 4-persons, 1,845 5-persons, 578 6-persons, 239 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,049 1-person, 1,394 2-persons, 142 3-persons, 53 4-persons, 23 5-persons, 4 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

15,042 married couples with children.
3,165 single-parent households (765 men, 2,400 women).

94.9% of residents of Roanoke County speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (35% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (80% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $195,387,000 ($2228 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,626,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $128,198,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $35,405,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $70,000
Federal grants: $27,214,000
Federal procurement contracts: $934,000 ($67,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,566,000 ($76,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $657,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $80,658,000
Federal Government insurance: $58,019,000

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

Births: 4,854
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,615
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +592
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,736
Here:

+20 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Roanoke County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 11.96 millions of gallons per day (14% from ground, 86% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.0
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 511
  • 2000 to 2004: 4,486
  • 1990 to 1999: 5,136
  • 1980 to 1989: 6,192
  • 1970 to 1979: 9,759
  • 1960 to 1969: 6,594
  • 1950 to 1959: 4,708
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,032
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,931
Rooms in houses/apartments in Roanoke County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 25
  • 3 rooms: 375
  • 4 rooms: 1,251
  • 5 rooms: 3,757
  • 6 rooms: 5,395
  • 7 rooms: 5,346
  • 8 rooms: 5,076
  • 9+ rooms: 5,520
  • 1 room: 141
  • 2 rooms: 429
  • 3 rooms: 1,463
  • 4 rooms: 2,535
  • 5 rooms: 1,795
  • 6 rooms: 756
  • 7 rooms: 401
  • 8 rooms: 219
  • 9+ rooms: 194
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Roanoke County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 427
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,416
  • 3 bedrooms: 13,097
  • 4 bedrooms: 8,347
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,458
  • no bedroom: 190
  • 1 bedroom: 1,823
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,010
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,462
  • 4 bedrooms: 379
  • 5+ bedrooms: 69
Cars and other vehicles available in Roanoke County, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 692
  • 1 vehicle: 5,566
  • 2 vehicles: 12,617
  • 3 vehicles: 5,586
  • 4 vehicles: 1,680
  • 5+ vehicles: 612
  • no vehicle: 811
  • 1 vehicle: 4,144
  • 2 vehicles: 2,236
  • 3 vehicles: 562
  • 4 vehicles: 111
  • 5+ vehicles: 69

59% of Roanoke County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 27% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Virginia.

Roanoke County:

58.6%
State average:

53.8%

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

  • This state: 55703
  • Northeast: 6596
  • Midwest: 5029
  • South: 13651
  • West: 1469

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $109,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Roanoke County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (48.4%)
  • Electricity (31.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.5%)
  • Wood (2.0%)
  • Electricity (53.0%)
  • Utility gas (34.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.5%)
  • Wood (1.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 769
Here:

8.3%
Virginia:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 359
Here:

7.6%
Virginia:

8.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,283
Here:

38.6%
Virginia:

20.6%

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)

Roanoke County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $594,000
    Local Fire Protection: $529,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $382,000
    General - Other: $277,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $185,000
    Parks and Recreation: $96,000
    General Public Buildings: $60,000
    Police Protection: $49,000
    Financial Administration: $44,000
    Sewerage: $21,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $120,583,000
    Health - Other: $23,555,000
    Police Protection: $15,025,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $13,069,000
    Local Fire Protection: $10,804,000
    General - Other: $7,012,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,268,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,570,000
    Financial Administration: $4,277,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,804,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,603,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,569,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,474,000
    Libraries: $2,593,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $970,000
    Sewerage: $446,000
    Transit Utilities: $410,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $52,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,672,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $461,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $10,803,000
    Local Fire Protection: $9,515,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $7,752,000
    General - Other: $2,515,000
    Central Staff Services: $406,000
    Sewerage: $360,000
    Libraries: $358,000
    Parks and Recreation: $328,000
    Solid Waste Management: $268,000
    General Public Building: $253,000
    Financial Administration: $162,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $72,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $41,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $39,000
    Correctional Institutions: $25,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $124,767,000

Roanoke County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $4,395,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $3,632,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,001,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $548,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $42,000
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $4,314,000
    All Other: $1,061,000
    Highways: $328,000
    Education: $162,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $866,000
    Education: $707,000
    Public Welfare: $297,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,901,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,982,000
    Rents: $669,000
    Sale of Property: $611,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $70,965,000
    General Local Government Support: $12,296,000
    Health and Hospitals: $11,555,000
    All Other: $10,816,000
    Public Welfare: $1,931,000
  • Tax - Property: $99,600,000
    Other Selective Sales: $11,021,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,047,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $6,995,000
    Other License: $6,255,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,896,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $94,000

Roanoke County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $127,016,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $118,646,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $115,740,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $107,940,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,370,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,800,000

Roanoke County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $134,425,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $107,940,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,528
  • Number of aged recipients: 225
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,303
  • Number of recipients under 18: 615
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,388
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 525
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,331
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,570
Roanoke County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 16 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED487$165,694547$176,9952,727$172,715188$59,7393$515,333129$134,10928$79,036
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$159,37519$208,053135$170,28111$43,7270$06$190,8330$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED51$163,39233$138,030564$180,16360$36,6670$024$120,4178$77,375
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN38$172,44741$211,512466$179,96434$88,0590$017$103,2353$99,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS11$157,63612$186,250101$174,15811$127,1820$05$159,4003$82,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 16 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED77$230,29963$200,9681$135,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$218,60025$215,2001$112,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$230,75012$246,9170$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$204,0003$157,6670$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$175,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Roanoke County, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William44872.6 years
Mary44079.8 years
James43673.3 years
John34975.2 years
Robert30971.7 years
Charles22172.3 years
George18775.7 years
Margaret17177.8 years
Virginia16978.8 years
Ruth15480.2 years
Most common last names in Roanoke County, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith16674.4 years
Johnson11572.9 years
Martin11375.6 years
Jones10777.5 years
Brown9478.3 years
Williams9375.4 years
Thomas7976.6 years
Carter6874.4 years
Harris6879.7 years
Wilson6773.0 years
Businesses in Roanoke County, VA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven5Little Caesars Pizza3
AT&T1Long John Silver's3
Advance Auto Parts7Lowe's2
Applebee's2Marriott2
Arby's4MasterBrand Cabinets14
Audi1Mazda1
AutoZone2McDonald's7
Avenue1New Balance2
BMW1Nike10
Barnes & Noble1Outback1
Baskin-Robbins1Outback Steakhouse1
Bath & Body Works1Panera Bread1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Papa John's Pizza3
Burger King6Payless1
CVS7Penske2
Cambria1Pizza Hut4
Chevrolet1Plato's Closet1
Chick-Fil-A2Quality3
Chico's1Quiznos2
Chuck E. Cheese's1RadioShack3
Circle K2Ramada1
Comfort Suites2Red Lobster1
Curves3Rite Aid4
Dairy Queen2Rodeway Inn1
Days Inn1Ruby Tuesday1
Dennys1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Domino's Pizza5SAS Shoes1
Dunkin Donuts5SONIC Drive-In3
Econo Lodge2Sears1
Extended Stay America1Sheraton1
FedEx23Sleep Inn1
Firestone Complete Auto Care3Sprint Nextel2
Ford2Staples1
GNC4Starbucks5
GameStop2Subway12
H&R Block8Super 81
Hardee's8T-Mobile5
Haworth1T.J.Maxx1
Hilton2Taco Bell4
Holiday Inn5Talbots1
Home Depot2The Room Place1
Howard Johnson1Toyota1
IHOP2Toys"R"Us1
JCPenney1True Value3
Jimmy John's1U-Haul10
JoS. A. Bank1U.S. Cellular6
KFC3UPS49
Kincaid1Verizon Wireless1
Kmart2Waffle House1
Kroger8Walgreens3
La Quinta1Walmart2
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's3
Lane Furniture3YMCA3

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