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Roanoke County, VA&

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The economy of Roanoke County, VA employs 45,611 people. The economy of Roanoke County, VA is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Finance & Insurance; and Utilities, which employ respectively 1.53; 1.37; and 1.36 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Roanoke County, VA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (7,746), Retail trade (5,882), and Manufacturing (4,185), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($52,609), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($52,206), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($50,097).

Median household income in Roanoke County, VA is $60,380. Males in Roanoke County, VA have an average income that is 1.07 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,934. The income inequality of Roanoke County, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.424 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 County, VA. In Roanoke County, VA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 124 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,588. Petersburg city, VA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Virginia.


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Roanoke County, VA is home to a population of 93,655 people, from which 97.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Roanoke County, VA is composed of 81,399 White residents (86.9%), 5,328 Black residents (5.69%), 2,580 Asian residents (2.75%), 2,517 Hispanic residents (2.69%), and 1,692 Two+ residents (1.81%). The most common foreign languages in Roanoke County, VA are Spanish (1,802 speakers), Gujarati (539 speakers), and African Languages (381 speakers), but compared to other places, Roanoke County, VA has a relative high number of Gujarati (539 speakers), Serbo-Croatian (175 speakers), and African Languages (381 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Roanoke County, VA awarded 374 degrees. The student population of Roanoke County, VA is skewed towards females, with 27 male students and 347 female students. Most students in Roanoke County, VA are White (273 and 73%), followed by Black or African American (57 and 15.2%), Hispanic or Latino (11 and 2.94%), and Unknown (8 and 2.14%). The largest universities in Roanoke County, VA by number of graduates are Hollins University (243 and 65%), Miller-Motte Technical College-Roanoke (131 and 35%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Roanoke County, VA are General English Language & Literature (29 and 7.75%), General Biological Sciences (21 and 5.61%), and General Business (16 and 4.28%). The median tuition costs in Roanoke County, VA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $36,200 and $36,200 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 County, VA is $189,800, which is 0.93 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $189,200 to $189,800, a 0.32% increase. The homeownership rate of Roanoke County, VA is 74.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Roanoke County, VA have an average commute time of 20.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Roanoke County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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