Roane County, TN

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2022 Population
53,777
0.87% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
47.4
0.637% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.2%
11.4% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$66,460
10.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$193,400
18.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
23,668
2.32% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Roane County, TN had a population of 53.8k people with a median age of 47.4 and a median household income of $66,460. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Roane County, TN grew from 53,313 to 53,777, a 0.87% increase and its median household income grew from $60,044 to $66,460, a 10.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Roane County, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.84%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.7%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.12%), and White (Hispanic) (0.677%).

None of the households in Roane County, TN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.6% of the residents in Roane County, TN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Roane County, TN are Roane State Community College (221397) (955 degrees awarded in 2022) and Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Harriman (167 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Roane County, TN was $193,400, and the homeownership rate was 77.3%.

Most people in Roane County, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29 minutes. The average car ownership in Roane County, TN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Roane County, TN is home to a population of 53.8k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.61% of Roane County, TN residents were born outside of the country (865 people).

In 2022, there were 32.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (49.1k people) in Roane County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.53k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.45k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.6% of Roane County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Roane County, TN was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Roane County, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    49.1k ± 341
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.53k ± 433
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.45k ± 221
2.23%
Hispanic Population
1.2k people

In 2022, there were 32.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (49.1k people) in Roane County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.53k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.45k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.23% of the people in Roane County, TN are hispanic (1.2k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    84,446 ± 7,091 people
  2. India
    23,758 ± 3,778 people
  3. Guatemala
    22,245 ± 3,656 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tennessee was Mexico, the natal country of 84,446 Tennessee residents, followed by India with 23,758 and Guatemala with 22,245.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.61%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
865 people
1.61%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
856 people

As of 2022, 1.61% of Roane County, TN residents (865 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Roane County, TN was 1.61%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,528 ± 229
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    788 ± 216
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    710 ± 209

Roane County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.94 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Roane County, TN employs 23.7k people. The largest industries in Roane County, TN are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,479 people), Retail Trade (2,745 people), and Manufacturing (2,553 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($81,716), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($77,303), and Public Administration ($62,262).

Males in Tennessee have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,544. The income inequality in Tennessee (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

23.7k
2022 Value
± 1,319
2.32%
1 Year growth
± 7.96%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Roane County, TN grew at a rate of 2.32%, from 23.1k employees to 23.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Roane County, TN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,357 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,032 people), and Management Occupations (1,991 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Roane County, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

23.7k
2022 Value
± 1,319
2.32%
1 Year growth
± 7.96%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Roane County, TN grew at a rate of 2.32%, from 23.1k employees to 23.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Roane County, TN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,479 people), Retail Trade (2,745 people), and Manufacturing (2,553 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Roane County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Roane County, TN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,294
Median earning men ± $3,553
$32,762
Median earning women ± $1,570

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($77,270), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,344), and Public Administration ($61,250).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($63,668), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,659), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($44,473).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.15%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.29M people employed in Tennessee. This represents a 3.15% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Tennessee.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 316
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 213
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 187
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Roane County, TN went to Donald J. Trump with 74.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (23.3%), followed by Other (2.48%).

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing the state of Tennessee. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Tennessee

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Marsha Blackburn
Senator from Tennessee1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Bill Hagerty
Senator from Tennessee2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing Tennessee.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Tennessee

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Roane County, TN awarded 1,122 degrees. The student population of Roane County, TN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,876 male students and 3,160 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Roane County, TN are White (982 and 87.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (46 and 4.11%), Two or More Races (38 and 3.4%), and Black or African American (24 and 2.15%).

The largest universities in Roane County, TN by number of degrees awarded are Roane State Community College (221397) (955 and 85.1%) and Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Harriman (167 and 14.9%).

The most popular majors in Roane County, TN are Liberal Arts & Sciences (467 and 41.6%), Registered Nursing (74 and 6.6%), and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (64 and 5.7%).

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2016 in Roane County, TN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 99.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 68%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 5,036 (37.3% men and 62.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 5,036 students enrolled in Roane County, TN, 37.3% men and 62.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,127 records, of which 63% were women and 37% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 467 degrees awarded
  2. 74 degrees awarded
  3. 41 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Roane County, TN was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 467 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Roane County, TN according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 955 degrees awarded
  2. 167 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Roane State Community College (221397) with 955 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 404 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Roane County, TN, which is 0.563 times less than the 718 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 982 degrees mean that there were 21.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 46 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,414) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($310) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,460) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.806% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.744% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.2M), and Bachelors Degree (956k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Roane County, TN was $193,400 in 2022, which is 0.686 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $162,900 to $193,400, a 18.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Roane County, TN is 77.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Roane County, TN have an average commute time of 29 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Roane County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Roane County, TN is $66,460. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Roane County, TN was Census Tract 301 with a value of $107,632, followed by Census Tract 309 and Census Tract 307, with respective values of $81,696 and $52,813.

In 2022, 11.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Roane County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.205%.

Property

$193,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,503
$16,968
Median Property Taxes
±$1,039

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Roane County, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

77.3%
Homeownership
2022
66.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.3% of the housing units in Roane County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 301
  2. Census Tract 309
  3. Census Tract 307

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Roane County, TN was Census Tract 301 with a value of $107,632, followed by Census Tract 309 and Census Tract 307, with respective values of $81,696 and $52,813.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Roane County, TN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$66,460
Median Household Income
± $4,354
22k
Number of Households
± 1,188

In 2022, the median household income of the 22k households in Roane County, TN grew to $66,460 from the previous year's value of $60,044.

The following chart displays the households in Roane County, TN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Roane County, TN is from Tennessee.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Tennessee
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in Tennessee

In 2022, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.289% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.4%)
  2. Carpooled (8.44%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.28%)

In 2022, 81.4% of workers in Roane County, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.44%) and those who worked at home (8.28%).

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Commute Time

29 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Roane County, TN have a longer commute time (29 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.13% of the workforce in Roane County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Roane County, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Roane County, TN have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 11.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Roane County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.205%.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Roane County, TN (6.47k out of 53.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Roane County, TN is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 19.1% of the children was living in poverty in Roane County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 334 in Roane County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 76.4 per 100,000 population.

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Health

92.6% of the population of Roane County, TN has health coverage, with 42% on employee plans, 17.4% on Medicaid, 18.2% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 2.16% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Roane County, TN see 2810 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.81% decrease from the previous year (2952 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1994 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2447 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,810 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Roane County, TN

Primary care physicians in Roane County, TN see an average of 2,810 patients per year. This represents a 4.81% decrease from the previous year (2,952 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Roane County, TN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.9% under 18 years, 16.7% between 18 and 34 years, 40.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.36%
Uninsured
42%
Employer Coverage
17.4%
Medicaid
18.2%
Medicare
12.9%
Non-Group
2.16%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Roane County, TN declined by 5.12% from 7.76% to 7.36%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 57.6 in Roane County, TN.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35% in Roane County, TN.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.6% in Roane County, TN.

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