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Roanoke, VA Metro Area&

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Population
312,576
0.22% growth
Median Age
42.5
Median Household Income
$50,551
0.04% decline
Poverty Rate
14.2%
Number of Employees
146,735
1.5% growth
Median Property Value
$171,400
0.7% decline

Economy

The economy of Roanoke, VA Metro Area employs 146,735 people. The economy of Roanoke, VA Metro Area is specialized in Utilities; Retail trade; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 1.42; 1.18; and 1.18 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Roanoke, VA Metro Area are Healthcare & Social Assistance (23,898), Retail trade (19,803), and Manufacturing (16,021), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($50,255), Utilities ($50,136), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($50,074).

Median household income in Roanoke, VA Metro Area is $50,551. Males in Roanoke, VA Metro Area 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, VA Metro Area (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, VA Metro Area. In Virginia the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 76 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,714. Petersburg city, VA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Virginia.

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The closest comparable data for the metropolitan statistical area of Roanoke, VA Metro Area is from the state of Virginia.

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Diversity

Roanoke, VA Metro Area is home to a population of 312,576 people, from which 97.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Roanoke, VA Metro Area is composed of 246,719 White residents (78.9%), 42,980 Black residents (13.8%), 10,433 Hispanic residents (3.34%), 7,807 Asian residents (2.5%), and 3,483 Two+ residents (1.11%). The most common foreign languages in Roanoke, VA Metro Area are Spanish (7,869 speakers), African Languages (1,245 speakers), and Other Indic (997 speakers), but compared to other places, Roanoke, VA Metro Area has a relative high number of Gujarati (556 speakers), African Languages (1,245 speakers), and Serbo-Croatian (299 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Roanoke, VA Metro Area awarded 3,284 degrees. The student population of Roanoke, VA Metro Area is skewed towards females, with 1,050 male students and 2,234 female students. Most students in Roanoke, VA Metro Area are White (2,463 and 75%), followed by Black or African American (462 and 14.1%), Hispanic or Latino (100 and 3.05%), and Unknown (84 and 2.56%). The largest universities in Roanoke, VA Metro Area by number of graduates are Virginia Western Community College (1,107 and 33.7%), American National University (554 and 16.9%), and Roanoke College (465 and 14.2%). The most popular majors in Roanoke, VA Metro Area are Medical Assistant (247 and 7.52%), General Business Administration & Management (114 and 3.47%), and General Studies (107 and 3.26%). The median tuition costs in Roanoke, VA Metro Area 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Roanoke, VA Metro Area is $171,400, which is 0.84 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $172,600 to $171,400, a 0.7% increase. The homeownership rate of Roanoke, VA Metro Area is 69.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Roanoke, VA Metro Area have an average commute time of 24.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Roanoke, VA Metro Area is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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