Roane County, TN

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2020 Population
53,331
0.482% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2018 Median Age
46.3
0.43% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
13.5%
2.3% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$55,578
4.14% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$157,900
5.06% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
22,969
3.49% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Roane County, TN had a population of 53.3k people with a median age of 46.3 and a median household income of $55,578. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Roane County, TN grew from 53,075 to 53,331, a 0.482% increase and its median household income grew from $53,367 to $55,578, a 4.14% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Roane County, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.39%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.79%), White (Hispanic) (1.03%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.746%).

None of the households in Roane County, TN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.4% of the residents in Roane County, TN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Roane County, TN are Roane State Community College (221397) (1,136 degrees awarded in 2020) and Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Harriman (168 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Roane County, TN was $157,900, and the homeownership rate was 75.6%.

Most people in Roane County, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28 minutes. The average car ownership in Roane County, TN was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Roane County, TN is home to a population of 53.3k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.02% of Roane County, TN residents were born outside of the country (1.08k people).

In 2020, there were 38.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (49.4k people) in Roane County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.28k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 957 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2020 Citizenship
99.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.4% of Roane County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Roane County, TN was 99.3%, 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)
    49.4k ± 59
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.28k ± 263
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    957 ± 281
1.96%
Hispanic Population
1.04k people

In 2020, there were 38.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (49.4k people) in Roane County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.28k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 957 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.96% of the people in Roane County, TN are hispanic (1.04k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    88,072 ± 7,239 people
  2. India
    23,811 ± 3,782 people
  3. Guatemala
    14,944 ± 2,998 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tennessee was Mexico, the natal country of 88,072 Tennessee residents, followed by India with 23,811 and Guatemala with 14,944.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.02%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.08k people
1.94%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.03k people

As of 2020, 2.02% of Roane County, TN residents (1.08k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Roane County, TN was 1.94%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,006 ± 283
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    861 ± 250
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    792 ± 207

Roane County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Roane County, TN employs 23k people. The largest industries in Roane County, TN are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,474 people), Retail Trade (3,208 people), and Manufacturing (2,229 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($92,952), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($68,939), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($46,840).

Males in Tennessee have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,310. The income inequality in Tennessee (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

23k
2020 Value
± 1,353
3.49%
1 Year growth
± 7.71%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Roane County, TN grew at a rate of 3.49%, from 22.2k employees to 23k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Roane County, TN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,320 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,214 people), and Management Occupations (2,201 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Roane County, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

23k
2020 Value
± 1,353
3.49%
1 Year growth
± 7.71%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Roane County, TN grew at a rate of 3.49%, from 22.2k employees to 23k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Roane County, TN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,474 people), Retail Trade (3,208 people), and Manufacturing (2,229 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,477
Median earning men ± $3,271
$27,468
Median earning women ± $2,513

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,008), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($59,657), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($52,665).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Information ($68,036), Construction ($53,750), and Wholesale Trade ($39,219).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Tennessee. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Tennessee.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 316
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 213
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 187
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $149k
    Manufacturing
  2. $128k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $51.7k
    Retail Trade

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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. $66B
  2. $49B
  3. $47B

In 2020, the top outbound Tennessee product (by dollars) was Electronics with $66B, followed by Mixed freight ($49B) and Pharmaceuticals ($47B).

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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$498B
2020 Value in Tennessee
$1.05T
Projected 2050 Value in Tennessee
111% growth

In 2020, total outbound Tennessee trade was $498B. This is expected to increase 111% to $1.05T by 2050.

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. $36.6B
  2. $29.5B
  3. $26.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Tennessee domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $36.6B, followed by Texas with $29.5B and California and $26.2B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Roane County, TN went to Donald J. Trump with 74.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (23.3%), followed by Other (2.48%).

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing the state of Tennessee. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Tennessee

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Marsha Blackburn
Senator from Tennessee1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Bill Hagerty
Senator from Tennessee2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing Tennessee.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Tennessee

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Tennessee have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Roane County, TN awarded 1,304 degrees. The student population of Roane County, TN in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1,907 male students and 3,659 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Roane County, TN are White (1,193 and 91.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (30 and 2.3%), Black or African American (29 and 2.22%), and Two or More Races (29 and 2.22%).

The largest universities in Roane County, TN by number of degrees awarded are Roane State Community College (221397) (1,136 and 87.1%) and Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Harriman (168 and 12.9%).

The most popular majors in Roane County, TN are Liberal Arts & Sciences (600 and 46%), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (96 and 7.36%), and Registered Nursing (80 and 6.13%).

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2016 in Roane County, TN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 99.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 68%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 5,566 (34.3% men and 65.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 5,566 students enrolled in Roane County, TN, 34.3% men and 65.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,863 records, of which 65.9% were women and 34.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 80 degree-majors awarded
  2. 34 degree-majors awarded
  3. 600 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Roane County, TN was Registered Nursing with 80 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,136 degrees awarded
  2. 168 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Roane State Community College (221397) with 1,136 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 472 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Roane County, TN, which is 0.567 times less than the 832 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,193 degrees mean that there were 39.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 30 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,242) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($310) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,700) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.713% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.697% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Some college (1.19M), and Bachelors Degree (883k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Roane County, TN was $157,900 in 2020, which is 0.687 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $150,300 to $157,900, a 5.06% increase. The homeownership rate in Roane County, TN is 75.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Roane County, TN have an average commute time of 28 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Roane County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Roane County, TN is $55,578. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Roane County, TN was Census Tract 301 with a value of $108,750, followed by Census Tract 309 and Census Tract 306, with respective values of $62,477 and $46,429.

In 2021, 12% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Roane County, TN. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.257%.

Property

$157,900
Median Property Value 2020
±$7,732
$16,337
Median Property Taxes
±$1,109

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Roane County, TN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

75.6%
Homeownership
2020
63.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 75.6% of the housing units in Roane County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 301
  2. Census Tract 309
  3. Census Tract 306

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Roane County, TN was Census Tract 301 with a value of $108,750, followed by Census Tract 309 and Census Tract 306, with respective values of $62,477 and $46,429.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$55,578
Median Household Income
± $4,114
21.6k
Number of Households
± 1,206

In 2020, the median household income of the 21.6k households in Roane County, TN grew to $55,578 from the previous year's value of $53,367.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Roane County, TN is from Tennessee.
0.463
2020 Wage GINI in Tennessee
0.465
2019 Wage GINI in Tennessee

In 2020, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.436% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (85.1%)
  2. Carpooled (8.79%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.16%)

In 2020, 85.1% of workers in Roane County, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.79%) and those who worked at home (5.16%).

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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Commute Time

28 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Roane County, TN have a longer commute time (28 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.12% of the workforce in Roane County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 12% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Roane County, TN. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.257%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Roane County, TN (7.12k out of 52.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 45 - 54.

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

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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 21.1% of the children was living in poverty in Roane County, TN. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 3.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 334 in Roane County, TN. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 76.4 per 100,000 population.

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91.4% of the population of Roane County, TN has health coverage, with 40.3% on employee plans, 18% on Medicaid, 15.8% on Medicare, 15.3% on non-group plans, and 1.92% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Tennessee 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 2952 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.77% increase from the previous year (2791 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1977 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2224 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Tennessee, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,952 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Roane County, TN

Primary care physicians in Roane County, TN see an average of 2,952 patients per year. This represents a 5.77% increase from the previous year (2,791 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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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Tennessee across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.5% under 18 years, 16.4% between 18 and 34 years, 40.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

8.65%
Uninsured
40.3%
Employer Coverage
18%
Medicaid
15.8%
Medicare
15.3%
Non-Group
1.92%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Roane County, TN declined by 7.68% from 9.37% to 8.65%.

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 Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 49.9 in Roane County, TN.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36.6% in Roane County, TN.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.1% in Roane County, TN.

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