Roane County, West Virginia Population 2021

Roane County, West Virginia's estimated population is 13,228 with a growth rate of -1.71% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Roane County, West Virginia is the 41st largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 Population was 14,895 and has seen a growth of -11.19% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202113,228-230-1.71%
202013,458-230-1.68%
201913,688-230-1.65%
201813,918-86-0.61%
201714,004-110-0.78%
201614,114-261-1.82%
201514,375-220-1.51%
201414,595-12-0.08%
201314,607-72-0.49%
201214,679-122-0.82%
201114,801-94-0.63%
201014,895-225-1.49%
199015,120-832-5.22%
198015,9521,84113.05%
197014,111-1,609-10.24%
196015,720-2,688-14.60%
195018,408-2,379-11.44%
194020,7871,3096.72%
193019,478-651-3.23%
192020,129-1,414-6.56%
191021,5431,6918.52%
190019,8524,54929.73%
189015,3033,11925.60%
188012,1844,95268.47%
18707,2321,85134.40%
18605,3810.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-1.71%
County Website
Founded
March 11, 1856
County Seat
2010 Population
14,895
Growth Since 2010
-11.19%
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Roane County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,72397.88%
Two or More Races2281.63%
Some Other Race230.16%
Asian220.16%
American Indian and Alaska Native150.11%
Black or African American90.06%
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Roane County, West Virginia Population by Race

Roane County, West Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Roane County, West Virginia Median Age

45.8


Total

45


Male

46.6


Female

Roane County, West Virginia Adults

There are 11,025 adults, (2,983 of whom are seniors) in Roane County, West Virginia.

Roane County, West Virginia Age Dependency

74.3

Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Roane County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

7,097

50.62%

Male

6,923

49.38%

Roane County, West Virginia Population by Age

Roane County, West Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Roane County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married93%7%
All79.3%20.7%
Non Family69.5%30.5%
Female56.8%43.2%
Male43.8%56.3%

79.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Roane County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,5622.579.3
Married2,8693.1193
Non Family1,8921.269.5
Female5933.2156.8
Male2083.9243.8

3.06

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

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Roane County, West Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7127.04%
9th to 12th Grade1,40613.90%
High School Graduate4,40343.52%
Some College1,46814.51%
Associates Degree8077.98%
Bachelors Degree8047.95%
Graduate Degree5185.12%
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Roane County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Roane County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White9,9117,8281,274
2+ Races1077710
Hispanic464611
Other Race23184
Asian222217
Native American15156
Black88

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 77.27%.

Roane County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,339$42,649$26,321
Less Than 9th Grade$20,388$31,000$13,174
High School Graduate$30,560$42,371$25,181
Some College$31,221$42,357$24,071
Bachelors Degree$40,809$43,203$39,216
Graduate Degree$51,667$51,435$55,781

$32,339

Average Earnings

$42,649

Average Male

$26,321

Average Female

Roane County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Roane County, West Virginia Language by Age

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Roane County, West Virginia Language

99.05% of Roane County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 0.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.70% of the population.

Roane County, West Virginia Language

Roane County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,3342,37417.80%
Multiple22812052.63%
Hispanic1603421.25%
Other231460.87%
Asian221045.45%
Black9111.11%

18.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.46%

Male Poverty Rate

19.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Roane County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Roane County, West Virginia is Other, with 60.87% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Roane County, West Virginia is Black, with 11.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.36%.

Roane County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.76%
Some College15.10%
High School14.99%
Bachelors or Greater4.17%

Roane County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed40.49%
Male Unemployed34.22%
Female Employed6.30%
Male Employed5.48%

Roane County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Roane County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,373$53,771
Families$49,640$62,886
Married Families$59,229-
Non Families$22,131$34,699
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Income by Household Type

Roane County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.5%

Male Marriage Rate

53.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Roane County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Roane County, West Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Roane County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Roane County, West Virginia Marital Status

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1,093

Number of Veterans

1,011

Male Veterans

82

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam380
First Gulf War172
Second Gulf War163
Korea68
World War II42

Roane County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74290
75+287
35 to 54245
55 to 64204
18 to 3467

Roane County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0809.97%
Native American1386.67%
Hispanic57.25%

Roane County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Roane County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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15.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Roane County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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44.1%

Labor Force Participation

40.4%

Employment Rate

8.5%

Unemployment Rate

Roane County, West Virginia Employment by Age

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Roane County, West Virginia Employment by Race

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Roane County, West Virginia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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80.33%

Born in Roane County, West Virginia

99.61%

Native Born

0.39%

Foreign Born

0.14%

Non Citizen

0.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.61% of Roane County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 80.33% having been born in West Virginia. 0.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Roane County, West Virginia Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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