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0.6% growth
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The economy of Roanoke, VA employs 47,019 people. The economy of Roanoke, VA is specialized in Accommodation & Food Service; Healthcare & Social Assistance; and Transportation & Warehousing, which employ respectively 1.55; 1.27; and 1.14 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Roanoke, VA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (8,292), Accommodation & Food Service (5,866), and Retail trade (5,723), 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, VA is $39,201. Males in Roanoke, VA have an average income that is 1.42 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,122. The income inequality of Roanoke, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Roanoke, VA. In Roanoke city, VA 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 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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The closest comparable data for the census place of Roanoke, VA is from the county of Roanoke city, VA.

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Roanoke, VA is home to a population of 99,329 people, from which 94.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Roanoke, VA is composed of 59,666 White residents (60.1%), 27,914 Black residents (28.1%), 5,928 Hispanic residents (5.97%), 2,699 Two+ residents (2.72%), and 2,691 Asian residents (2.71%). The most common foreign languages in Roanoke, VA are Spanish (3,853 speakers), African Languages (824 speakers), and French Creole (814 speakers), but compared to other places, Roanoke, 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, VA awarded 1,583 degrees. The student population of Roanoke, VA is skewed towards females, with 588 male students and 995 female students. Most students in Roanoke, 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, 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, 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, VA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $24,700 and $24,700 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, VA is $133,000, which is 0.65 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $134,400 to $133,000, a 1.04% increase. The homeownership rate of Roanoke, VA is 52.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Roanoke, VA have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Roanoke, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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