Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA

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2022 Population
202,959
0.261% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
45.9
0.217% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
9.52%
1.3% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$72,068
7.83% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$231,000
14.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
87,775
1.45% 1-year decline

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In 2022, Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA had a population of 203k people with a median age of 45.9 and a median household income of $72,068. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA grew from 202,431 to 202,959, a 0.261% increase and its median household income grew from $66,834 to $72,068, a 7.83% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.03%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.36%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.94%), and White (Hispanic) (1.27%).

5% of the households in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA 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.

98.4% of the residents in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA are Mountain Gateway Community College (331 degrees awarded in 2022), Hollins University (233 degrees), and Ferrum College (232089) (170 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA was $231,000, and the homeownership rate was 80.2%.

Most people in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA is home to a population of 203k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.84% of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA residents were born outside of the country (7.8k people).

In 2022, there were 14.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (175k people) in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.8k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA are Spanish (4,243 households), Telugu (543 households), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (516 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
102,793
Women
51.1%
98,506
Men
48.9%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 201,299 inhabitants, with 48.9% men, and 51.1% women.

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Citizenship

98.4%
2022 Citizenship
98.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.4% of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    175k ± 600
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    12.2k ± 485
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.8k ± 595
2.91%
Hispanic Population
5.91k people

In 2022, there were 14.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (175k people) in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.8k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.91% of the people in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA are hispanic (5.91k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. India
    1,215 ± 853 people
  2. Mexico
    1,019 ± 782 people
  3. Canada
    498 ± 547 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA was India, the natal country of 1,215 Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA residents, followed by Mexico with 1,019 and Canada with 498.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.84%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
7.8k people
3.79%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
7.66k people

As of 2022, 3.84% of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA residents (7.8k 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 Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA was 3.79%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    4,243 households (2.19%)
  2. Telugu
    543 households (0.28%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    516 households (0.266%)

5% of the households in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA was Spanish. 2.19% of the households in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,882 ± 422
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,547 ± 420
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,036 ± 364

Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA employs 87.8k people. The largest industries in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA are Elementary & secondary schools (6,048 people), Construction (5,537 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (4,545 people), and the highest paying industries are Nondepository credit & related activities ($217,881), Furniture & home furnishing merchant wholesalers ($127,370), and Legal services ($124,070).

Males in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,137. The income inequality in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.445, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
43,077
Women
48.4%
45,876
Men
51.6%

The workforce of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA in 2020 was 88,953 people, with 48.4% woman, and 51.6% men.

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Occupations

87.8k
2022 Value
−1.45%
1 Year decline
± −1.45%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA declined at a rate of −1.45%, from 89.1k employees to 87.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (3,068 people), Registered nurses (2,358 people), and Other managers (2,349 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

87.8k
2022 Value
−1.45%
1 Year decline
± −1.45%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA declined at a rate of −1.45%, from 89.1k employees to 87.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA, are Elementary & secondary schools (6,048 people), Construction (5,537 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (4,545 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA, though some of these residents may live in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$53,223
Median earning men ± $1,998
$37,359
Median earning women ± $1,093

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($81,738), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($71,385), and Information ($70,436).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($63,750), Public Administration ($56,709), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,910).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% 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%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Virginia went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 54.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (44%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.45%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

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 Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA awarded 734 degrees. The student population of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 930 male students and 1,674 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA are White (538 and 75.8%), followed by Black or African American (65 and 9.15%), Two or More Races (47 and 6.62%), and Hispanic or Latino (26 and 3.66%).

The largest universities in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA by number of degrees awarded are Mountain Gateway Community College (331 and 45.1%), Hollins University (233 and 31.7%), and Ferrum College (232089) (170 and 23.2%).

The most popular majors in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (91 and 12.4%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (68 and 9.26%), and Registered Nursing (56 and 7.63%).

The median tuition cost in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA for private four year colleges is $38,875.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2022 in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 76.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 12.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,604 (35.7% men and 64.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 2,604 students enrolled in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA, 35.7% men and 64.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,691 records, of which 68.2% were women and 31.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 26 degrees awarded
  2. 26 degrees awarded
  3. 23 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA was General Biological Sciences with 26 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 331 degrees awarded
  2. 233 degrees awarded
  3. 170 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mountain Gateway Community College with 331 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 217 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA, which is 0.42 times less than the 517 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 538 degrees mean that there were 8.28 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 65 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($38,875) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($890) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.652% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.482% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (54.4k), Some college (32.9k), and Bachelors Degree (30k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA was $231,000 in 2022, which is 0.819 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $202,200 to $231,000, a 14.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA is 80.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA have an average commute time of 25.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA is $72,068. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA was Loudoun County (East Central)--Ashburn (Southwest/Belmont Ridge) & Dulles Airport PUMA, VA with a value of $192,093, followed by Fairfax County (Northeast)--McLean & Idylwood PUMA, VA and Loudoun County (West & South)--Leesburg Town PUMA, VA, with respective values of $181,704 and $173,789.

Property

$231,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,415
$64,964
Median Property Taxes
±$1,868

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 Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

80.2%
Homeownership
2022
68.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80.2% of the housing units in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.7%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA was Loudoun County (East Central)--Ashburn (Southwest/Belmont Ridge) & Dulles Airport PUMA, VA with a value of $192,093, followed by Fairfax County (Northeast)--McLean & Idylwood PUMA, VA and Loudoun County (West & South)--Leesburg Town PUMA, VA, with respective values of $181,704 and $173,789.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$72,068
Median Household Income
± $1,808
81k
Number of Households
± 2,076

In 2022, the median household income of the 81k households in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA grew to $72,068 from the previous year's value of $66,834.

The following chart displays the households in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA 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

0.445
2022 Wage GINI in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA

In 2022, the income inequality in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA was 0.445 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.04% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.4%)
  3. Carpooled (6.39%)

In 2022, 81.2% of workers in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.4%) and those who carpooled to work (6.39%).

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Commute Time

25.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA have a shorter commute time (25.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.83% of the workforce in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA 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 Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.52% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA (18.9k out of 198k 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 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA 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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Health

94.4% of the population of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA has health coverage, with 50.5% on employee plans, 11.4% on Medicaid, 19.3% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 2.15% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Virginia see 1310 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.13% decrease from the previous year (1325 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1393 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 484 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,310 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Virginia

Primary care physicians in Virginia see an average of 1,310 patients per year. This represents a 1.13% decrease from the previous year (1,325 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.2% under 18 years, 16.9% between 18 and 34 years, 39.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.6%
Uninsured
50.5%
Employer Coverage
11.4%
Medicaid
19.3%
Medicare
11%
Non-Group
2.15%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA declined by 11.3% from 6.31% to 5.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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