Roane County WV Information


Roane County Subdivisions

Roane County WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 14,424
Population in Households 14,326
Population in Familes 11,554
Population in Group Qrtrs 98
Population Density2 30
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $31,242
Average Household Income $43,846
Per Capita Income $18,329


Total Housing Units 7,351 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,788 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,205 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,358 (18.5%)
Median Home Value $89,264
Average Home Value $125,553


Total Households 5,993
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 4,003
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.41% -0.72%
Households -0.4% -0.71%
Families -0.56% -0.81%
Median Household Income   0.78%
Per Capita Income   2.03%


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, 2018 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 # 40 29th
Population Density # 40 29th
Diversity Index # 37 35th
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.