Roane County, TN

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Population

52,926

0.108% decline

Poverty Rate

15.4%


Median Age

46.5


Median Household Income

$45,407

7.35% growth

Number of Employees

21,209

2.01% growth

Median Property Value

$135,900

6.25% growth

About

In 2017, Roane County, TN had a population of 52.9k people with a median age of 46.5 and a median household income of $45,407. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Roane County, TN declined from 52,983 to 52,926, a -0.108% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,299 to $45,407, a 7.35% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Roane County, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.36%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.77%), White (Hispanic) (1.23%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.699%). N/A% of the people in Roane County, TN speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Roane County, TN are Roane State Community College (1,010 degrees awarded in 2017) and Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Harriman (163 degrees).

The median property value in Roane County, TN is $135,900, and the homeownership rate is 75.3%. Most people in Roane County, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Roane County, TN is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Roane County, TN employs 21.2k people. The largest industries in Roane County, TN are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,933 people), Retail Trade (2,851 people), and Manufacturing (2,502 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,625), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($78,750), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($53,632).

Median household income in Roane County, TN is $45,407. Males in Roane County, TN have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,201. The income inequality in Roane County, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,407

2017 value

± $2,707

7.35%

1 Year Growth

± 7.92%

Households in Roane County, TN have a median annual income of $45,407, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $42,299 in 2016, which represents a 7.35% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,961

Average Male Salary

± $1,374

$42,201

Average Female Salary

± $943

In 2017, full-time male employees in Tennessee made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Tennessee by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $53,011 ± $6,619

  2. White

    $46,471 ± $904

  3. American Indian

    $40,237 ± $11,516

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Tennessee workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.14 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Tennessee by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Roane County, TN is from Tennessee.

0.466

2017 Wage GINI

0.465

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.325% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Tennessee across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 301

  2. Census Tract 302.01

  3. Census Tract 302.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Roane County, TN was Census Tract 301 with a value of $94,118, followed by Census Tract 302.01 and Census Tract 302.02, with respective values of $56,559 and $53,046.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Roane County, TN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Roane County, TN (8.05k out of 52.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    7,539 ± 689

  2. Black

    245 ± 151

  3. Two Or More

    151 ± 148

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Roane County, TN is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

21.2k

2017 Value

± 1,102

2.01%

1 Year growth

± 7.33%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Roane County, TN grew at a rate of 2.01%, from 20.8k employees to 21.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Roane County, TN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,789 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,155 people), and Production Occupations (2,018 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Roane County, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Roane County, TN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,789 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,155 people), and Production Occupations (2,018 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Roane County, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.73 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.64 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.39 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Roane County, TN, by median earnings, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations ($120,000), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($88,365), and Management Occupations ($65,589).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

21.2k

2017 Value

± 1,102

2.01%

1 Year growth

± 7.33%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Roane County, TN grew at a rate of 2.01%, from 20.8k employees to 21.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Roane County, TN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,933 people), Retail Trade (2,851 people), and Manufacturing (2,502 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Roane County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Roane County, TN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Roane County, TN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,933 people), Retail Trade (2,851 people), and Manufacturing (2,502 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Roane County, TN has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.17 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.29 times), and Public Administration (1.22 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Roane County, TN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($80,625), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($78,750), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($53,632).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Tennessee to other states, or from other states to Tennessee.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $38.9B

  2. $35.5B

  3. $29.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $38.9B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($35.5B) and Mixed freight ($29.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Tennessee products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$366B

2020 Value

$525B

Projected 2045 Value

43.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Tennessee trade was $366B. This is expected to increase 43.2% to $525B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Tennessee trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Tennessee to other states, or from other states to Tennessee.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $31.6B

  2. $18.7B

  3. $18.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Kentucky with $31.6B, followed by Texas with $18.7B and Georgia and $18.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Tennessee shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90.6% of the population of Roane County, TN has health coverage, with 40.4% on employee plans, 17.4% on Medicaid, 15.8% on Medicare, 15% on non-group plans, and 2.12% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Roane County, TN was $7,372 in 2014. This is a 3.74% increase from the previous year ($7,106).

Primary care physicians in Roane County, TN see 3103 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.9% increase from the previous year (2930 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1958 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2299 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dyer County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.5%). Additionally, Hardeman County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,103 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Roane County, TN see an average of 3,103 patients per year. This represents a 5.9% increase from the previous year (2,930 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Roane County, TN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,372

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,680

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,677

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,371

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Tennessee (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.74%, from $7,106 to $7,372.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.37%

Uninsured

40.4%

Employer Coverage

17.4%

Medicaid

15.8%

Medicare

15%

Non-Group

2.12%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Roane County, TN declined by 4.35% from 9.79% to 9.37%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Roane County, TN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 17.5% prevalence

  2. 17% prevalence

  3. 16.8% prevalence

Dyer County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Tennessee, at 17.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Tennessee by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Roane County, TN is home to a population of 52.9k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.74% of Roane County, TN residents were born outside of the country (922 people).

In 2017, there were 39.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (49.3k people) in Roane County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.25k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 935 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Roane County, TN was 46.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Roane County, TN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Roane County, TN residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.74%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

922 people

2.02%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.07k people

As of 2017, 1.74% of Roane County, TN residents (922 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Roane County, TN was 2.02%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    92,263 ± 7,405 people

  2. India

    21,162 ± 3,566 people

  3. Guatemala

    12,669 ± 2,761 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tennessee was Mexico, the natal country of 92,263 Tennessee residents, followed by India with 21,162 and Guatemala with 12,669.

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Citizenship

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Roane County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Roane County, TN was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Roane County, TN

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    49.3k ± 33

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    1.25k ± 187

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    935 ± 232

In 2017, there were 39.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (49.3k people) in Roane County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.25k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 935 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Roane County, TN as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,305 ± 307

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    605 ± 201

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    354 ± 131

Roane County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Roane County, TN awarded 1,173 degrees. The student population of Roane County, TN is skewed towards women, with 2,042 male students and 3,865 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Roane County, TN are White (1,059 and 90.5%), followed by Unknown (32 and 2.74%), Two or More Races (24 and 2.05%), and Hispanic or Latino (23 and 1.97%).

The largest universities in Roane County, TN by number of degrees awarded are Roane State Community College (1,010 and 86.1%) and Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Harriman (163 and 13.9%).

The most popular majors in Roane County, TN are Liberal Arts & Sciences (505 and 43.1%), Registered Nursing (72 and 6.14%), and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (47 and 4.01%).

The median tuition costs in Roane County, TN are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 505 degrees awarded

  2. 72 degrees awarded

  3. 42 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Roane County, TN was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 505 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Roane County, TN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,010 degrees awarded

  2. 163 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Roane County, TN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Roane State Community College with 1,010 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

416

Degrees Awarded to Men

757

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 416 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Roane County, TN, which is 0.55 times less than the 757 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Roane County, TN by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,059 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    32 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    24 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Roane County, TN were to White students. These 1,059 degrees mean that there were 33.1 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 32 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Roane County, TN was $135,900 in 2017, which is 0.592 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $127,900 to $135,900, a 6.25% increase. The homeownership rate in Roane County, TN is 75.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Roane County, TN have an average commute time of 26.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Roane County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$135,900

2017 Median

± $8,017

$127,900

2016 Median

± $6,912

In 2017, the median property value in Roane County, TN grew to to $135,900 from the previous year's value of $127,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Roane County, TN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Roane County, TN the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$45,407

Median Household Income

± $2,707

21.6k

Number of Households

± 1,127

In 2017, the median household income of the 21.6k households in Roane County, TN grew to $45,407 from the previous year's value of $42,299.

The following chart displays the households in Roane County, TN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Roane County, TN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Roane County, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

75.3%

2017 Homeownership

74.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.3% of the housing units in Roane County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Roane County, TN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

26.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Roane County, TN have a longer commute time (26.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.42% of the workforce in Roane County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.5%

  2. Carpooled

    9.38%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.35%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Roane County, TN was Drove Alone (86.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.38%) and those who Worked At Home (3.35%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Roane County, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Roane County, TN have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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