Roanoke (city) County VA Information


Roanoke (city) County Subdivisions

Roanoke (city) County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 100,544
Population in Households 98,419
Population in Familes 70,624
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,125
Population Density1 2,362
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 44,075
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 23,978
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 48,823 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23,265 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,810 (42.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,748 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $133,695
Average Home Value $171,875


Median Household Income $37,217
Average Household Income $50,643
Per Capita Income $22,689
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.57% 0.72%
Households 0.5% 0.68%
Families 0.33% 0.56%
Median Household Income   -0.23%
Per Capita Income   0.48%
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.


Roanoke (city) County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Roanoke (city) County to the other 134 counties / independent cities and county equivalents in 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 # 18 87th
Population Density1 # 18 87th
Diversity Index2 # 30 78th
Median Household Income # 106 22nd
Per Capita Income # 91 33rd

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