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Roanoke, VA Metro Area


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2022 population: 314,340   ( 5,633 from 2010)
Land area: 1867.6 square miles
Population density: 168.3 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:241,861 76.94% 2.9%
Black:42,12113.40% 7.7%
Indian:7370.23% 29.8%
Asian:8,0112.55% 58.9%
2+ races:6,9342.21% 43.2%
Hispanic:14,6764.67% 51.1%
Total non-White:72,47923.06% 21.3%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:7,058 11.2
Deaths:9,91615.7
Net Migration: 1,0281.6
Net Immigration: 8671.4
Change in White population:-7,107 -2.3
Change in Non-White pop.:12,740 4.1




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
308,707
248,96880.65%
39,10112.67%
5680.18%
5,0421.63%
4,8421.57%
9,7133.15%
59,73919.35%

2000
288,309
243,26484.38%
34,98812.14%
4540.16%
3,0611.06%
2,9241.01%
3,2691.13%
45,04515.62%

1990
268,398
233,18686.88%
31,50511.74%
3380.13%
2,0180.75%
n/a
1,3510.50%
35,21213.12%

1980
260,081
227,69687.55%
29,94811.51%
1370.05%
6300.24%
n/a
1,5190.58%
32,38512.45%

1970
230,011
202,89988.21%
26,11711.35%
690.03%
1500.07%
n/a
6840.30%
27,112 11.79%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
31,861 11.1
29,59310.3
8,2542.9
3,1211.1
5,704 2.0
14,694 5.1
1990's
NumberRate
33,534 12.5
30,00811.2
4,0621.5
2,3150.9
10,078 3.8
9,833 3.7
1980's
NumberRate
32,418 12.5
26,295 10.1
4,306 1.7
n/a
5,490 2.1
2,827 1.1
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
15,630 6.8
n/a
24,797 10.8
5,273 2.3

Age, Family & Household Data for Roanoke, VA Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
42.9
63,811 20.3%
250,529 79.7%
65,205 20.7%
128,755
2.38
79,269 61.6%
57,568 72.6%
7,614 9.6%
49,486 38.4%

2010
NumberPercent
41.9
66,395 21.5%
242,312 78.5%
50,176 16.3%
128,454
2.34
83,110 64.7%
61,673 74.2%
8,621 10.4%
45,344 35.3%

2000
NumberPercent
39.4
64,798 22.5%
223,511 77.5%
44,805 15.5%
119,372
2.35
80,484 67.4%
62,625 77.8%
7,717 9.6%
38,888 32.6%

1990
NumberPercent
36.2
59,900 22.3%
208,498 77.7%
39,864 14.9%
106,099
2.45
75,215 70.9%
60,619 80.6%
5,706 7.6%
30,884 29.1%

1980
NumberPercent
32.4
67,314 25.9%
192,767 74.1%
32,697 12.6%
95,280
2.65
72,007 75.6%
59,343 82.4%
5,631 7.8%
23,273 24.4%

2022 Housing Data for Roanoke, VA Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units147,660 
Median Value$210,639 
Occupied128,75587.2%
Vacant18,90512.8%
Owned88,64668.8%
Rented40,10931.2%
Median Rent$955 
Single-Family Units110,44874.8%
    Detached104,74470.9%
    Attached5,7043.9%
Buldings with 5+ Units21,25214.4%
Mobile Homes7,7935.3%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Roanoke, VA Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0006,4745.0%
$10,000 to $14,9995,9024.6%
$15,000 to $19,9994,9053.8%
$20,000 to $24,9995,9034.6%
$25,000 to $29,9995,4184.2%
$30,000 to $34,9995,5834.3%
$35,000 to $39,9994,8383.8%
$40,000 to $44,9994,9583.9%
$45,000 to $49,9994,8773.8%
$50,000 to $59,99910,3608.0%
$60,000 to $74,99912,7979.9%
$75,000 to $99,99916,84013.1%
$100,000 to $124,99913,41810.4%
$125,000 to $149,9998,4816.6%
$150,000 to $199,9998,3756.5%
$200,000 or more9,6267.5%
Median Household Income67,119 
Per Capita Income37,994 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.85 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI7,3175.7%
Public Assistance4,5313.5%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps14,17311.0%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed132,68372.0%
Unemployed5,4493.0%
In Armed Forces6520.4%
Total Labor Force138,78475.3%
Not in Labor Force45,52324.7%
Real Unemployment Rate 27.7%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector56,19144,68155.7%
Non-Profit4,79910,62131.1%
Self-Employed7,2864,43262.2%
Local Government3,7946,26537.7%
State Government2,2973,51139.5%
Federal Government2,0902,60044.6%
Total Private + Self63,47749,11356.4%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.12,98022,99736.1%
Total76,45772,11051.5%
Pct. Govt.13.8%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts23,12315.5%
Sales and Office Occupations32,97922.2%
Professional, Technical34,41323.1%
Service Occupations25,32017.0%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing4170.3%
All others32,93022.1%
White Collar 60.8%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance25,852207.1%
Manufacturing16,327130.8%
Retail trade16,176129.6%
Educational services13,336106.8%
Accommodation and food services9,95879.8%
Construction8,91771.4%
Transportation and warehousing8,20965.8%
Professional, scientific, technical8,06364.6%
Finance and insurance8,05664.5%
Other services7,38759.2%
Public administration6,47151.8%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.5,83846.8%
Wholesale trade4,42435.4%
Arts, entertainment, recreation2,46219.7%
Real estate and rental and leasing2,42119.4%
Information2,07416.6%
Utilities1,42211.4%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting9077.3%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction3602.9%
Management1050.8%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Roanoke, VA Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican4,8661.55%
Puerto Rican2,2530.72%
Cuban8110.26%
Dominican4350.14%
Total Central American2,6160.83%
Costa Rican910.03%
Guatemalan1100.03%
Honduran1,9150.61%
Nicaraguan530.02%
Panamanian1630.05%
Salvadoran2840.09%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American1,3560.43%
Argentinean600.02%
Bolivian1360.04%
Chilean670.02%
Colombian4600.15%
Ecuadorian2270.07%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian2140.07%
Uruguayan230.01%
Venezuelan720.02%
Other South American970.03%
Other Hispanic1,2100.38%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Indian2,1860.69%
Chinese9720.31%
Filipino6140.20%
Vietnamese5700.18%
Korean4090.13%
Bhutanese2500.08%
Japanese2500.08%
Cambodian2090.07%
Thai1500.05%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English279,27693.5%
Spanish9,4423.2%
Other Indo-European3,1821.1%
Other Asian1,7500.6%
Vietnamese8210.3%
German, other Germanic7970.3%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic7090.2%
French, Haitian, Cajun6810.2%
Chinese6610.2%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
English42,53813.5%
American35,78611.4%
German34,63711.0%
Irish27,0758.6%
Italian8,0172.5%
Scottish6,5952.1%
Scotch-Irish6,2912.0%
European5,9851.9%
French4,4771.4%
Polish4,3371.4%
African3,1341.0%
Dutch2,3830.8%
Welsh1,8940.6%
British1,7910.6%
Norwegian1,2760.4%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen306,42697.4%
Not a citizen8,2822.6%
Native299,10095.0%
Foreign-born15,6085.0%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Roanoke, VA Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
6,728 3.0%12,712 5.6%71,552 31.8%65,505 29.1%43,262 19.2%25,332 11.3%
  Average years of education: 13.5
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 6,728 3.0%
9-12 Years 12,712 5.6%
H.S. Grad or GED 71,552 31.8%
Some College 65,505 29.1%
Bach. Degree 43,262 19.2%
Grad Degree 25,332 11.3%
Average years of education: 13.5

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Roanoke, VA Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 286,764 275,192 11,572 4.0%
1991 295,572 278,324 17,248 5.8%
1992 301,544 284,918 16,626 5.5%
1993 302,004 287,990 14,014 4.6%
1994 306,062 294,652 11,410 3.7%
1995 309,322 299,468 9,854 3.2%
1996 309,296 299,508 9,788 3.2%
1997 307,702 297,964 9,738 3.2%
1998 311,216 303,928 7,288 2.3%
1999 309,350 302,446 6,904 2.2%
2000 298,140 291,628 6,512 2.2%
2001 302,396 292,758 9,638 3.2%
2002 306,322 292,910 13,412 4.4%
2003 298,808 285,644 13,164 4.4%
2004 294,832 282,628 12,204 4.1%
2005 299,588 288,260 11,328 3.8%
2006 306,444 296,214 10,230 3.3%
2007 310,222 299,828 10,394 3.4%
2008 315,468 302,102 13,366 4.2%
2009 313,000 289,920 23,080 7.4%
2010 318,654 294,036 24,618 7.7%
2011 319,350 297,590 21,760 6.8%
2012 319,020 299,672 19,348 6.1%
2013 319,966 301,848 18,118 5.7%
2014 322,108 305,620 16,488 5.1%
2015 315,166 301,352 13,814 4.4%
2016 314,484 302,188 12,296 3.9%
2017 315,110 303,324 11,786 3.7%
2018 314,662 305,436 9,226 2.9%
2019 317,918 309,416 8,502 2.7%
2020 311,952 293,306 18,646 6.0%
2021 309,950 298,286 11,664 3.8%
2022 316,752 307,712 9,040 2.9%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com