Roane County WV Information


Roane County Subdivisions

Roane County WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 14,898
Population in Households 14,800
Population in Familes 11,982
Population in Group Qrtrs 98
Population Density1 31
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 6,254
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 4,179
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,447 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,675 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,579 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,193 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $83,712
Average Home Value $116,722


Median Household Income $29,183
Average Household Income $40,978
Per Capita Income $17,310
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.03% -0.01%
Households 0.15% 0.11%
Families -0.05% -0.01%
Median Household Income   -0.28%
Per Capita Income   0.81%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Roane County WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Roane County to the other 55 counties and county equivalents in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 39 31st
Population Density1 # 40 29th
Diversity Index2 # 43 24th
Median Household Income # 54 4th
Per Capita Income # 54 4th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.