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Roanoke County, Virginia (VA)

County population in 2019: 94,186 (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: 375 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Roanoke County: 86.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (27.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (20.2%), Educational, health and social services (19.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 21%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Roanoke County, VA (2019)
    • 80,27893.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5,6836.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,0393.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3,0263.5%Asian alone
    • 1,7032.0%Two or more races
    • 1560.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 770.09%Some other race alone
    • 90.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

44.1 years
Virginia median age:

38.5 years
Males: 45,692  (48.5%)
Females: 48,494  (51.5%)
Average household size:
Roanoke County:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $71,715 ($47,689 in 1999)
This county:

$71,715
Virginia:

$76,456

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $850 (lower quartile is $597, upper quartile is $1,066)
This county:

$850
State:

$1091


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $215,500 (it was $117,400 in 2000)
Roanoke:

$215,500
Virginia:

$288,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $167,300 - $305,100

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $255,147
Here:

$255,147
State:

$377,025

Townhouses or other attached units: $186,518
Here:

$186,518
State:

$384,010

In 2-unit structures: $118,475
Here:

$118,475
State:

$299,685

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $137,416
Here:

$137,416
State:

$265,498

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $612,341
Here:

$612,341
State:

$344,101

Mobile homes: $67,499
Here:

$67,499
State:

$76,756

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,256
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $418

Institutionalized population: 1,719
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Health of residents in Roanoke County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is about average.
72.7% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
43.5% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
47.1% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
74.4% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 196 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 163 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 418 buildings, average cost: $61,300
  • 1998: 402 buildings, average cost: $61,500
  • 1999: 432 buildings, average cost: $63,200
  • 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
  • 2015: 127 buildings, average cost: $190,800
  • 2016: 134 buildings, average cost: $198,800
  • 2017: 156 buildings, average cost: $200,200
  • 2018: 159 buildings, average cost: $203,200
  • 2019: 162 buildings, average cost: $203,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Roanoke, VA residents
Average permit cost in Roanoke, VA
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: $1,907 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,954 (0.9%)

Distribution of median household income in Roanoke, VA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Roanoke, VA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Roanoke, VA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.2%
Roanoke County:

6.2%
Virginia:

9.9%
(6.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.6% for Black residents, 11.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.2% for other race residents, 21.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 44.1 years old
(Males: 41.3 years old, Females: 45.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.2 years old, Black residents: 37.0 years old, American Indian residents: 37.6 years old, Asian residents: 35.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31.5 years old, Other race residents: 18.8 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

2018 air pollution in Roanoke County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.228 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.031 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.0 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 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 November 2020:
Here:

3.5%
Virginia:

4.6%

Unemployment by year in Roanoke, VA
County total employment by year in Roanoke, VA
County average yearly wages by year in Roanoke, VA

Current college students: 3,952
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 38.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 5,337 (54.9% naturalized citizens)

Roanoke County:

5.7%
Whole state:

12.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,4402010 or later
  • 1,6412000 to 2009
  • 1,2601990 to 1999
  • 5481980 to 1989
  • 3291970 to 1979
  • 612Before 1970

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: 30,968
  • One, attached: 2,271
  • Two: 474
  • 3 or 4: 700
  • 5 to 9: 657
  • 10 to 19: 3,283
  • 20 to 49: 863
  • 50 or more: 1,293
  • Mobile homes: 580

Housing units in Roanoke County with a mortgage: 18,330 (274 second mortgage, 2,103 home equity loan, 35 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,334

Here:

64.3% with mortgage
State:

67.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Roanoke County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above Virginia state average. It is 30% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 122.0 miles away from Roanoke County center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 80.8 miles away from the 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) earthquake occurred 225.6 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 110.4 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 117.5 miles away from Roanoke County center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 121.4 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:

  • Virginia Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4512-VA: April 2, 2020, FEMA Id: 4512, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Virginia Tropical Storm Michael, Incident Period: October 9, 2018 - October 16, 2018, FEMA Id: 4411, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Virginia Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 01, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3359: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3359, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Severe Storms and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 01, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4072: July 27, 2012, FEMA Id: 4072, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • Virginia Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1874: February 16, 2010, FEMA Id: 1874, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3240: September 12, 2005, FEMA Id: 3240, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Severe 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: 1570, Natural disaster type: Storm, Hurricane, Flood
  • Virginia Severe 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: 1458, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Flood, Heavy Rain, Snowfall
  • Virginia Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 25, 2000 to January 30, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1318: February 28, 2000, FEMA Id: 1318, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Virginia Hurricane Fran, Incident Period: September 05, 1996 to September 23, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1135: September 06, 1996, FEMA Id: 1135, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Roanoke County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Ice Storms: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Roanoke

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 31,804 (83.0%)
  • Carpooled: 2,534 (6.6%)
  • Bus: 316 (0.8%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 390 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 653 (1.7%)
  • Worked at home: 2,654 (6.9%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

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


  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (15%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (15%)
  • India (14%)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (5%)
  • Peru (4%)
  • Vietnam (3%)
  • Canada (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Roanoke County


  • American (25%)
  • English (10%)
  • German (8%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • European (5%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $75,921.

8.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($50,899 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.80%
Virginia average:

9.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.69% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($35,716 average AGI)
2.10% relocated from other states ($15,183 average AGI)
Roanoke County:

2.10%
Virginia average:

3.61%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Roanoke city, VA  3.12% ($44,087 average AGI)
from Salem city, VA  0.80% ($48,768)
from Botetourt County, VA  0.55% ($56,118)
from Bedford County, VA  0.46% ($47,011)
from Franklin County, VA  0.36% ($47,898)
from Montgomery County, VA  0.29% ($56,545)
from Craig County, VA  0.06% ($33,625)


8.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($56,783 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.94%
Virginia average:

9.76%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.61% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($35,989 average AGI)
2.33% relocated to other states ($20,794 average AGI)
Roanoke County:

2.33%
Virginia average:

3.89%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Roanoke city, VA  2.91% ($41,480 average AGI)
to Salem city, VA  0.67% ($49,266)
to Bedford County, VA  0.54% ($43,673)
to Botetourt County, VA  0.51% ($67,369)
to Franklin County, VA  0.38% ($61,027)
to Montgomery County, VA  0.25% ($37,320)
to Wake County, NC  0.10% ($153,308)

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 2019: 10.4

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 population in Roanoke County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 8.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Roanoke County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Roanoke County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Roanoke County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Roanoke County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Roanoke County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Roanoke County, Virginia in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,099)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,088)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (944)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (921)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (776)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (621)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (584)
  • Congestive heart failure (557)
  • Cardiac arrhythmia, unspecified (507)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (383)

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: 1,522
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 882
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 37
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 65

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10
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: 94,186
  • Male householders: 18,347 (3,596 living alone), Female householders: 19,159 (7,847 living alone)
  • 19,650 spouses (19,650 opposite-sex spouses), 3,134 unmarried partners, (2,944 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 25,285 children (22,431 natural, 1,041 adopted, 1,813 stepchildren), 1,503 grandchildren, 363 brothers or sisters, 1,408 parents, 51 foster children, 1,140 other relatives, 1,907 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 2,239

Size of family households: 11,042 2-persons, 5,975 3-persons, 4,491 4-persons, 2,263 5-persons, 859 6-persons, 203 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,443 1-person, 912 2-persons, 117 3-persons, 201 4-persons.

13,225 married couples with children.
3,558 single-parent households (1,354 men, 2,204 women).

92.8% of residents of Roanoke speak English at home.
2.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (62% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (76% speak English very well, 16% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $195,387,000 ($2,228 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:

7.2
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.4

Year house built in Roanoke County, Virginia
  • Year house built in Roanoke County, Virginia
  • 1,1692014 or later
  • 9392010 to 2013
  • 3,7142000 to 2009
  • 5,3341990 to 1999
  • 6,2891980 to 1989
  • 10,1211970 to 1979
  • 6,2801960 to 1969
  • 4,6111950 to 1959
  • 1,1351940 to 1949
  • 1,4971939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Roanoke County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Roanoke County, Virginia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Roanoke County, Virginia
  • 01 room
  • 2132 rooms
  • 2533 rooms
  • 1,2094 rooms
  • 3,0235 rooms
  • 5,3126 rooms
  • 6,1487 rooms
  • 5,2078 rooms
  • 7,2999+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Roanoke County, Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Roanoke County, Virginia
  • 4861 room
  • 2652 rooms
  • 1,2713 rooms
  • 3,0864 rooms
  • 1,6595 rooms
  • 7516 rooms
  • 7307 rooms
  • 3768 rooms
  • 2189+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Roanoke County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Roanoke County, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Roanoke County, Virginia
  • 0no bedroom
  • 3831 bedroom
  • 3,4222 bedrooms
  • 12,7963 bedrooms
  • 9,4284 bedrooms
  • 2,6355+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Roanoke County, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Roanoke County, Virginia
  • 486no bedroom
  • 1,6811 bedroom
  • 4,1092 bedrooms
  • 1,8203 bedrooms
  • 4084 bedrooms
  • 3385+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Roanoke County, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Roanoke County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Roanoke County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 274no vehicle
  • 6,4321 vehicle
  • 11,7802 vehicles
  • 5,4853 vehicles
  • 3,2814 vehicles
  • 1,4125+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Roanoke County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Roanoke County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,316no vehicle
  • 4,2041 vehicle
  • 2,2862 vehicles
  • 8483 vehicles
  • 1884 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

88.1% of Roanoke 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, 72% lived in Virginia.

Roanoke County:

88.1%
State average:

84.7%

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

  • This state: 62,540
  • Other state: 25,792
  • Northeast: 6,313
  • Midwest: 4,661
  • South: 13,339
  • West: 1,479
Year householders moved into unit in Roanoke County, VA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Roanoke County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 46.4%Utility gas
  • 42.6%Electricity
  • 5.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.3%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 56.9%Electricity
  • 37.4%Utility gas
  • 2.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 534
Here:

6.1%
Virginia:

10.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 277
Here:

5.0%
Virginia:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 770
Here:

20.9%
Virginia:

20.4%

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

Roanoke County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,510,000
  • Charges - Other: $16,416,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,299,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,856,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $923,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $115,000
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,794,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $146,318,000
    Health - Other: $30,635,000
    Police Protection: $19,360,000
    Local Fire Protection: $18,718,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $18,628,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,576,000
    General - Other: $8,377,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,284,000
    General Public Buildings: $5,222,000
    Financial Administration: $5,122,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,957,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,838,000
    Libraries: $4,803,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,566,000
    Regular Highways: $2,940,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,130,000
    Transit Utilities: $689,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $78,000
    Housing and Community Development: $18,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $5,112,000
    Other: $3,859,000
    Health and Hospitals: $271,000
    Education: $241,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,114,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $418,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,218,000
    Education: $550,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $168,170,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $162,085,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,524,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,440,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,785,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,533,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $252,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,090,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,204,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $479,000
    Sale of Property: $222,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $55,000
    Special Assessments: $18,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,213,000
    General - Other: $165,000
    Health - Other: $102,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,357,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,595,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $86,857,000
    Health and Hospitals: $14,981,000
    Other: $12,992,000
    General Local Government Support: $12,604,000
    Public Welfare: $3,411,000
  • Tax - Property: $116,631,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,174,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $7,672,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $7,496,000
    Other Selective Sales: $5,578,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,371,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,493,000
    Other License: $722,000
    Public Utility License: $553,000
    Amusements Sales: $91,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $91,403,000

Roanoke County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,510,000
  • Charges - Other: $16,416,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,299,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,856,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $923,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $115,000
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,794,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $146,318,000
    Health - Other: $30,635,000
    Police Protection: $19,360,000
    Local Fire Protection: $18,718,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $18,628,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,576,000
    General - Other: $8,377,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,284,000
    General Public Buildings: $5,222,000
    Financial Administration: $5,122,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,957,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,838,000
    Libraries: $4,803,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,566,000
    Regular Highways: $2,940,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,130,000
    Transit Utilities: $689,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $78,000
    Housing and Community Development: $18,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $5,112,000
    Other: $3,859,000
    Health and Hospitals: $271,000
    Education: $241,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,114,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $418,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,218,000
    Education: $550,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $168,170,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $162,085,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,524,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,440,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,785,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,533,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $252,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,090,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,204,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $479,000
    Sale of Property: $222,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $55,000
    Special Assessments: $18,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,213,000
    General - Other: $165,000
    Health - Other: $102,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,357,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,595,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $86,857,000
    Health and Hospitals: $14,981,000
    Other: $12,992,000
    General Local Government Support: $12,604,000
    Public Welfare: $3,411,000
  • Tax - Property: $116,631,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,174,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $7,672,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $7,496,000
    Other Selective Sales: $5,578,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,371,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,493,000
    Other License: $722,000
    Public Utility License: $553,000
    Amusements Sales: $91,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $91,403,000

Roanoke County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,510,000
  • Charges - Other: $16,416,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,299,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,856,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $923,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $115,000
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,794,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $146,318,000
    Health - Other: $30,635,000
    Police Protection: $19,360,000
    Local Fire Protection: $18,718,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $18,628,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,576,000
    General - Other: $8,377,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,284,000
    General Public Buildings: $5,222,000
    Financial Administration: $5,122,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,957,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,838,000
    Libraries: $4,803,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,566,000
    Regular Highways: $2,940,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,130,000
    Transit Utilities: $689,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $78,000
    Housing and Community Development: $18,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $5,112,000
    Other: $3,859,000
    Health and Hospitals: $271,000
    Education: $241,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,114,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $418,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,218,000
    Education: $550,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $168,170,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $162,085,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,524,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,440,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,785,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,533,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $252,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,090,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,204,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $479,000
    Sale of Property: $222,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $55,000
    Special Assessments: $18,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,213,000
    General - Other: $165,000
    Health - Other: $102,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,357,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,595,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $86,857,000
    Health and Hospitals: $14,981,000
    Other: $12,992,000
    General Local Government Support: $12,604,000
    Public Welfare: $3,411,000
  • Tax - Property: $116,631,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,174,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $7,672,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $7,496,000
    Other Selective Sales: $5,578,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,371,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,493,000
    Other License: $722,000
    Public Utility License: $553,000
    Amusements Sales: $91,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $91,403,000

Roanoke County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,510,000
  • Charges - Other: $16,416,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,299,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,856,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $923,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $115,000
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,794,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $146,318,000
    Health - Other: $30,635,000
    Police Protection: $19,360,000
    Local Fire Protection: $18,718,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $18,628,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,576,000
    General - Other: $8,377,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,284,000
    General Public Buildings: $5,222,000
    Financial Administration: $5,122,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,957,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,838,000
    Libraries: $4,803,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,566,000
    Regular Highways: $2,940,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,130,000
    Transit Utilities: $689,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $78,000
    Housing and Community Development: $18,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $5,112,000
    Other: $3,859,000
    Health and Hospitals: $271,000
    Education: $241,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,114,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $418,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,218,000
    Education: $550,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $168,170,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $162,085,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,524,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,440,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,785,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,533,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $252,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,090,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,204,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $479,000
    Sale of Property: $222,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $55,000
    Special Assessments: $18,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,213,000
    General - Other: $165,000
    Health - Other: $102,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,357,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,595,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $86,857,000
    Health and Hospitals: $14,981,000
    Other: $12,992,000
    General Local Government Support: $12,604,000
    Public Welfare: $3,411,000
  • Tax - Property: $116,631,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,174,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $7,672,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $7,496,000
    Other Selective Sales: $5,578,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,371,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,493,000
    Other License: $722,000
    Public Utility License: $553,000
    Amusements Sales: $91,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $91,403,000

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
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 in Roanoke, VA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Roanoke, VA - 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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  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"