Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA

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Population
200,752
0.114% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
Median Age
45.7

Poverty Rate
11%

Median Household Income
$60,771
4.1% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$188,100
1.79% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
89,426
0.268% 1-year growth

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In 2018, Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA had a population of 201k people with a median age of 45.7 and a median household income of $60,771. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA declined from 200,981 to 200,752, a -0.114% decrease and its median household income grew from $58,378 to $60,771, a 4.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.86%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.71%), White (Hispanic) (1.57%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.48%). 4.39% of the people in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA speak a non-English language, and 98.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA are Dabney S Lancaster Community College (376 degrees awarded in 2017), Hollins University (237 degrees), and Ferrum College (229 degrees).

The median property value in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA is $188,100, and the homeownership rate is 78.6%. Most people in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Virginia went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 49.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (44.4%), followed by Gary Johnson (2.97%). The most partisan county was Petersburg city, VA with 87.2% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Virginia
49.8% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Virginia
  1. 87.2% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 82% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 81.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Virginia was Petersburg city, VA with 87.2% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

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US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA is home to a population of 201k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 3.44% of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA residents were born outside of the country (6.92k people).

In 2018, there were 15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (177k people) in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.43k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA are Spanish (3,379 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (951 speakers), and German (474 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    177k ± 442
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    11.8k ± 402
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.43k ± 567
2.45%
Hispanic Population
4.91k people

In 2018, there were 15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (177k people) in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.43k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.45% of the people in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA are hispanic (4.91k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    3,379 speakers (1.76%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    951 speakers (0.497%)
  3. German
    474 speakers (0.248%)

4.39% of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA was Spanish. 1.76% of the overall population of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA are native Spanish speakers. 0.497% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 0.248% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.44%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
6.92k people
3.58%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
7.23k people

As of 2018, 3.44% of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA residents (6.92k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA was 3.58%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

46
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
47
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.5

In 2018, the median age of all people in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA was 45.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA residents was 46.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    995 ± 773 people
  2. India
    943 ± 752 people
  3. Bosnia and Herzegovina
    447 ± 518 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA was Mexico, the natal country of 995 Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA residents, followed by India with 943 and Bosnia and Herzegovina with 447.

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Citizenship

98.5%
2018 Citizenship
98.5%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.5% of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,501 ± 389
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,046 ± 341
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,795 ± 354

Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.69 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA is $60,771. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA was McLean & Idylwood PUMA, VA with a value of $158,314, followed by Ashburn (Southwest/Belmont Ridge) & Dulles Airport PUMA, VA and Vienna Town, Oakton & Fair Oaks (East) PUMA, VA, with respective values of $156,424 and $152,858.

Males in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,060. The income inequality in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.434, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA employs 89.4k people. The largest industries in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA are Elementary & secondary schools (5,762 people), Construction (5,202 people), and Hospitals (5,067 people), and the highest paying industries are Aircraft & parts manufacturing ($110,890), Offices of physicians ($103,686), and Scientific research & development services ($98,838).

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,771
2018 value
± $1,362
4.1%
1 Year Growth
± 3.33%

Households in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA have a median annual income of $60,771, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $58,378 in 2017, which represents a 4.1% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$61,747
Average Male Salary in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA
± $7,193
$46,060
Average Female Salary in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA
± $5,194

In 2017, full-time male employees in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA
  1. Asian
    $80,018 ± $71,291
  2. White
    $47,961 ± $4,309
  3. American Indian
    $40,553 ± $116,267

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.67 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA.

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Wage Distribution

0.434
2017 Wage GINI in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA
0.432
2016 Wage GINI in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA

In 2017, the income inequality in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA was 0.434 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.554% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA was McLean & Idylwood PUMA, VA with a value of $158,314, followed by Ashburn (Southwest/Belmont Ridge) & Dulles Airport PUMA, VA and Vienna Town, Oakton & Fair Oaks (East) PUMA, VA, with respective values of $156,424 and $152,858.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA (21.7k out of 196k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    17,926 ± 981
  2. Black
    2,136 ± 323
  3. Hispanic
    1,018 ± 257

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

89.4k
2017 Value
0.268%
1 Year growth
± 0.268%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA grew at a rate of 0.268%, from 89.2k employees to 89.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA, are Miscellaneous managers (2,809 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,783 people), and Registered nurses (2,610 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous managers (2,809 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,783 people), and Registered nurses (2,610 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Tire builders (19.8 times higher than expected), Miscellaneous woodworkers, including model makers & patternmakers (6.03 times), and Locomotive engineers & operators (5.37 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($229,812), Medical records & health information technicians ($144,964), and Miscellaneous installation, maintenance, & repair workers, including wind turbine service technicians ($125,131).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

89.4k
2017 Value
0.268%
1 Year growth
± 0.268%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA grew at a rate of 0.268%, from 89.2k employees to 89.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA, are Elementary & secondary schools (5,762 people), Construction (5,202 people), and Hospitals (5,067 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA, though some of these residents may live in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (5,762 people), Construction (5,202 people), and Hospitals (5,067 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA has an unusually high number of Tire manufacturing (9.59 times higher than expected), Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills (9.31 times), and Prefabricated wood buildings & mobile homes (6.9 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA, by average salary, are Aircraft & parts manufacturing ($110,890), Offices of physicians ($103,686), and Scientific research & development services ($98,838).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $27.5B
  2. $26B
  3. $22.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.5B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($26B) and Electronics ($22.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$254B
2015 Value in Virginia
$373B
Projected 2045 Value in Virginia
46.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Virginia trade was $254B. This is expected to increase 46.7% to $373B by 2045.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $23.4B
  2. $12.9B
  3. $11.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $23.4B, followed by North Carolina with $12.9B and Pennsylvania and $11.1B.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA awarded 1,067 degrees. The student population of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA is skewed towards women, with 1,198 male students and 2,064 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA are White (782 and 74.1%), followed by Black or African American (153 and 14.5%), Two or More Races (36 and 3.41%), and Unknown (36 and 3.41%).

The largest universities in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA by number of degrees awarded are Dabney S Lancaster Community College (376 and 35.2%), Hollins University (237 and 22.2%), and Ferrum College (229 and 21.5%).

The most popular majors in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (141 and 13.2%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (113 and 10.6%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (69 and 6.47%).

The median tuition costs in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA are $35,280 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 30 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 29 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 37 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 30 degree-majorss awarded.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 376 degrees awarded
  2. 237 degrees awarded
  3. 229 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$35,280
Median Private

In 2017, the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Dabney S Lancaster Community College with 376 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

353
Degrees Awarded to Men
714
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 353 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA, which is 0.494 times less than the 714 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    782 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    153 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    36 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA were to White students. These 782 degrees mean that there were 5.11 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 153 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA was $188,100 in 2018, which is 0.819 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $184,800 to $188,100, a 1.79% increase. The homeownership rate in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA is 78.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA have an average commute time of 24.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$188,100
2018 Median
± $2,595
$184,800
2017 Median
± $2,777

In 2018, the median property value in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA grew to to $188,100 from the previous year's value of $184,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$60,771
Median Household Income
± $1,362
82.5k
Number of Households
± 1,897

In 2018, the median household income of the 82.5k households in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA grew to $60,771 from the previous year's value of $58,378.

The following chart displays the households in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

78.6%
2018 Homeownership
78.5%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 78.6% of the housing units in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA have a shorter commute time (24.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.82% of the workforce in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    84.4%
  2. Carpooled
    7.76%
  3. Worked At Home
    5.6%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA was Drove Alone (84.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.76%) and those who Worked At Home (5.6%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

93.1% of the population of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA has health coverage, with 50.6% on employee plans, 8.61% on Medicaid, 17.9% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 2.03% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Virginia was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Virginia see 1316 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0759% decrease from the previous year (1317 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1494 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 684 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.6%). Additionally, Petersburg city has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,316 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Virginia

Primary care physicians in Virginia see an average of 1,316 patients per year. This represents a 0.0759% decrease from the previous year (1,317 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Virginia in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,556
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Virginia
$4,218
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,361
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,677
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.88%
Uninsured
50.6%
Employer Coverage
8.61%
Medicaid
17.9%
Medicare
14%
Non-Group
2.03%
Military or VA

Between N/A and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA N/A by N/A from N/A% to 6.88%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 15.6% prevalence
  2. 15.6% prevalence
  3. 15.4% prevalence

Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, at 15.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Virginia by county over multiple years.

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