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

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2022 Population
132,630
0.317% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
38.8
0.518% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.8%
2.37% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$55,277
6.06% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$174,000
13.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
62,322
0.379% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA had a population of 133k people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $55,277. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA declined from 133,052 to 132,630, a −0.317% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,120 to $55,277, a 6.06% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (64.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (23.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.24%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.79%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.37%).

8.17% of the households in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) 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.

96.2% of the residents in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA are Virginia Western Community College (233949) (1,184 degrees awarded in 2022), Roanoke College (233426) (477 degrees), and American National University (256 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA was $174,000, and the homeownership rate was 54.5%.

Most people in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA was 2 cars per household.

Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA borders Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA.

Population & Diversity

Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA is home to a population of 133k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.02% of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA residents were born outside of the country (7.99k people).

In 2022, there were 2.77 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (85k people) in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 30.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.3k 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 (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA are Spanish (5,421 households), Persian (Incl. Farsi, Dari) (580 households), and Vietnamese (420 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
70,109
Women
52.5%
63,431
Men
47.5%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 133,540 inhabitants, with 47.5% men, and 52.5% women.

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Citizenship

96.2%
2022 Citizenship
96.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.2% of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) 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 (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA was 96.5%, 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 (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    85k ± 363
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    30.7k ± 634
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.3k ± 638
6.05%
Hispanic Population
8.02k people

In 2022, there were 2.77 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (85k people) in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 30.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.05% of the people in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA are hispanic (8.02k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Afghanistan
    869 ± 721 people
  2. Mexico
    856 ± 716 people
  3. Honduras
    737 ± 665 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA was Afghanistan, the natal country of 869 Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA residents, followed by Mexico with 856 and Honduras with 737.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.02%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
7.99k people
5.51%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
7.33k people

As of 2022, 6.02% of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA residents (7.99k 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 (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA was 5.51%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    5,421 households (4.34%)
  2. Persian (Incl. Farsi, Dari)
    580 households (0.464%)
  3. Vietnamese
    420 households (0.336%)

8.17% of the households in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) 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 (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA was Spanish. 4.34% of the households in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) 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
    2,446 ± 310
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,482 ± 271
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,394 ± 348

Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.65 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA employs 62.3k people. The largest industries in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (4,370 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,842 people), and Construction (3,264 people), and the highest paying industries are Legal services ($110,681), Architectural, engineering & related services ($109,111), and Computer Systems Design ($106,258).

Males in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA have an average income that is 1.18 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,206. The income inequality in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

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RACE/ETHNICITY
30,657
Women
49.8%
30,961
Men
50.2%

The workforce of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA in 2020 was 61,618 people, with 49.8% woman, and 50.2% men.

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Occupations

62.3k
2022 Value
−0.379%
1 Year decline
± −0.379%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA declined at a rate of −0.379%, from 62.6k employees to 62.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA, are Cashiers (2,049 people), Registered nurses (1,788 people), and Customer service representatives (1,766 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

62.3k
2022 Value
−0.379%
1 Year decline
± −0.379%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA declined at a rate of −0.379%, from 62.6k employees to 62.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA, are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (4,370 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,842 people), and Construction (3,264 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA, though some of these residents may live in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) 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

$43,139
Median earning men ± $2,522
$36,167
Median earning women ± $1,711

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,010), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,633), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($55,291).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($51,197), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($44,945), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($43,402).

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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 (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA awarded 1,964 degrees. The student population of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,567 male students and 5,338 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA are White (1,432 and 73.3%), followed by Black or African American (198 and 10.1%), Asian (87 and 4.45%), and Hispanic or Latino (80 and 4.1%).

The largest universities in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA by number of degrees awarded are Virginia Western Community College (233949) (1,184 and 60.3%), Roanoke College (233426) (477 and 24.3%), and American National University (256 and 13%).

The most popular majors in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA are General Business Administration & Management (151 and 7.69%), Biological & Physical Sciences (105 and 5.35%), and General Studies (85 and 4.33%).

The median tuition cost in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA for private four year colleges is $33,510.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 79.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 12.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 8,905 (40.1% men and 59.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 8,905 students enrolled in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA, 40.1% men and 59.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 6,039 records, of which 57.6% were women and 42.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 105 degrees awarded
  2. 85 degrees awarded
  3. 76 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA was Biological & Physical Sciences with 105 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,184 degrees awarded
  2. 477 degrees awarded
  3. 256 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Virginia Western Community College (233949) with 1,184 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 721 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA, which is 0.58 times less than the 1,243 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 1,432 degrees mean that there were 7.23 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 198 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 ($33,510) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,690) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 1.08% 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 (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (35.4k), Some college (23.1k), and Bachelors Degree (17.4k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA was $174,000 in 2022, which is 0.617 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $153,900 to $174,000, a 13.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA is 54.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA have an average commute time of 20.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) 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 (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA is $55,277. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) 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

$174,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,858
$30,815
Median Property Taxes
±$1,314

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 (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

54.5%
Homeownership
2022
65.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 54.5% of the housing units in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 54.6%.

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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 (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) 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 (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$55,277
Median Household Income
± $1,492
56.5k
Number of Households
± 1,954

In 2022, the median household income of the 56.5k households in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA grew to $55,277 from the previous year's value of $52,120.

The following chart displays the households in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) 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

0.444
2022 Wage GINI in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA

In 2022, the income inequality in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.38% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) 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 (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.57%)
  3. Carpooled (6.74%)

In 2022, 77.1% of workers in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.57%) and those who carpooled to work (6.74%).

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Commute Time

20.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA have a shorter commute time (20.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.16% of the workforce in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) 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 (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) 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 (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA (21.6k out of 128k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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

91.2% of the population of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA has health coverage, with 45.2% on employee plans, 20.5% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 9.79% on non-group plans, and 1.85% 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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Virginia.
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).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23% under 18 years, 22.2% between 18 and 34 years, 37.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 17% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.2% were men and 54.8% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

8.77%
Uninsured
45.2%
Employer Coverage
20.5%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
9.79%
Non-Group
1.85%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA declined by 6.76% from 9.41% to 8.77%.

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

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