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Roanoke city, VA&

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Population
98,736
0.8% growth
Median Age
38
Median Household Income
$39,930
1.01% growth
Poverty Rate
21.2%
Number of Employees
46,331
1.19% growth
Median Property Value
$134,400
-0.88% decline

Economy

The economy of Roanoke city, VA employs 46,331 people. The economy of Roanoke city, VA is specialized in Accommodation & Food Service; Healthcare & Social Assistance; and Finance & Insurance, which employ respectively 1.63; 1.32; and 1.19 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Roanoke city, VA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (8,443), Retail trade (5,950), and Accommodation & Food Service (5,605), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($46,940), Transportation & Warehousing ($40,422), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($39,681).

Median household income in Roanoke city, VA is $39,930. Males in Roanoke city, VA have an average income that is 1.18 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,630. The income inequality of Roanoke city, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444 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 Roanoke city, VA. In Roanoke city, VA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 25-34 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 85 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,417. Petersburg city, VA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Virginia.

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Diversity

Roanoke city, VA is home to a population of 98,736 people, from which 94.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Roanoke city, VA is composed of 59,962 White residents (60.7%), 27,148 Black residents (27.5%), 5,808 Hispanic residents (5.88%), 2,972 Two+ residents (3.01%), and 2,424 Asian residents (2.46%). The most common foreign languages in Roanoke city, VA are Spanish (3,853 speakers), African Languages (824 speakers), and French Creole (814 speakers), but compared to other places, Roanoke city, VA has a relative high number of French Creole (814 speakers), African Languages (824 speakers), and Other Indic (694 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Roanoke city, VA awarded 1,583 degrees. The student population of Roanoke city, VA is skewed towards females, with 588 male students and 995 female students. Most students in Roanoke city, VA are White (1,276 and 80.6%), followed by Black or African American (142 and 8.97%), Hispanic or Latino (50 and 3.16%), and Asian (39 and 2.46%). The largest universities in Roanoke city, VA by number of graduates are Virginia Western Community College (1,107 and 69.9%), Jefferson College of Health Sciences (342 and 21.6%), and Skyline College-Roanoke (54 and 3.41%). The most popular majors in Roanoke city, VA are General Studies (107 and 6.76%), Biological & Physical Sciences (75 and 4.74%), and General Social Sciences (74 and 4.67%). The median tuition costs in Roanoke city, VA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $24,000 and $24,000 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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The median property value in Roanoke city, VA is $134,400, which is 0.69 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $135,600 to $134,400, a -0.88% increase. The homeownership rate of Roanoke city, VA is 53.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Roanoke city, VA have an average commute time of 18.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Roanoke city, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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