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Roane County, WV&

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Population
14,513
0.84% decline
Median Age
44.2
Median Household Income
$34,144
7.33% growth
Poverty Rate
20.3%
Number of Employees
4,561
6.77% decline
Median Property Value
$88,000
1.01% decline

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Economy

The economy of Roane County, WV employs 4,561 people. The economy of Roane County, WV is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Utilities; and Construction, which employ respectively 12.54; 3.15; and 1.59 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Roane County, WV are Healthcare & Social Assistance (821), Retail trade (719), and Construction (452), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($54,659), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($37,393), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($32,161).

Median household income in Roane County, WV is $34,144. Males in Roane County, WV have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,662. The income inequality of Roane County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.407 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Roane County, WV. In Roane County, WV the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 41 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,081. McDowell County, WV has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in West Virginia.

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Diversity

Roane County, WV is home to a population of 14,513 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Roane County, WV is composed of 14,085 White residents (97.1%), 234 Two+ residents (1.61%), 139 Hispanic residents (0.96%), 20 Native residents (0.14%), and 16 Other residents (0.11%). The most common foreign languages in Roane County, WV are Spanish (129 speakers), Arabic (14 speakers), and Russian (14 speakers), but compared to other places, Roane County, WV has a relative high number of Italian (12 speakers), Russian (14 speakers), and Arabic (14 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV awarded 214 degrees. The student population of Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV is skewed away from females, with 113 male students and 101 female students. Most students in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV are White (190 and 88.8%), followed by Black or African American (17 and 7.94%), Two or more races (3 and 1.4%), and Unknown (3 and 1.4%). The largest universities in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV by number of graduates are Glenville State College (192 and 89.7%), Roane-Jackson Technical Center (22 and 10.3%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV are General Business Administration & Management (23 and 10.7%), Other Natural Resource Management & Policy (22 and 10.3%), and Other Social Sciences (17 and 7.94%). The median tuition costs in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV are N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,592 and $13,152 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Roane County, WV is $88,000, which is 0.43 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $88,900 to $88,000, a 1.01% increase. The homeownership rate of Roane County, WV is 78.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Roane County, WV have an average commute time of 29.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Roane County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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