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

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Population

133,252

0.349% growth

Median Age

38.9


Median Household Income

$43,647

5.02% growth

Number of Employees

60,685

0.417% growth

Median Property Value

$142,800

1.06% growth

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In 2017, Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA had a population of 133k people with a median age of 38.9 and a median household income of $43,647. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA grew from 132,789 to 133,252, a 0.349% increase and its median household income grew from $41,561 to $43,647, a 5.02% increase.

The population of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA is 66.1% White Alone, 22.6% Black or African American Alone, and 5.29% Hispanic or Latino. 8.08% of the people in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA speak a non-English language, and 95.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA are Virginia Western Community College (1,181 degrees awarded in 2016), Roanoke College (500 degrees), and American National University (395 degrees).

The median property value in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA is $142,800, and the homeownership rate is 54.7%. Most people in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA is 2 cars per household.

Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA borders Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA.

Economy

The economy of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA employs 60.7k people. The largest industries in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA are Restaurants & Food Services (5,144 people), Hospitals (4,354 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,080 people), and the highest paying industries are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($217,519), Structural metals, & boiler, tank, & shipping container manufacturing ($107,534), and Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals ($88,384).

Median household income in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA is $43,647. Males in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,309. The income inequality in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,647

2017 value

± $1,080

5.02%

1 Year Growth

± 3.45%

Households in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA have a median annual income of $43,647, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $41,561 in 2016, which represents a 5.02% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$51,799

Average Male Salary

± $8,640

$40,309

Average Female Salary

± $5,840

In 2017, full-time male employees in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA made 1.29 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $44,057 ± $6,108

  2. Asian

    $41,600 ± $17,914

  3. Two or More Races

    $32,197 ± $17,168

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA workers was White. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.444

2017 Wage GINI

0.443

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.158% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) 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 (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA was Ashburn (Southwest/Belmont Ridge) & Dulles Airport PUMA, VA with a value of $154,628, followed by McLean & Idylwood PUMA, VA and Arlington County (North) PUMA, VA, with respective values of $153,934 and $136,088.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    12,332 ± 872

  2. Black

    9,005 ± 754

  3. Hispanic

    1,856 ± 451

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

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

60.7k

2017 Value

0.417%

1 Year growth

± 0.417%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA grew at a rate of 0.417%, from 60.4k employees to 60.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA, are Cooks (1,559 people), Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (1,504 people), and Cashiers (1,430 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA, by number of employees, are Cooks (1,559 people), Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (1,504 people), and Cashiers (1,430 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Telephone operators (11.1 times higher than expected), Credit authorizers, checkers, & clerks (7.01 times), and Phlebotomists (5.9 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA, by average salary, are Chief executives & legislators ($193,366), Physicians & surgeons ($162,987), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($125,685).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

60.7k

2017 Value

0.417%

1 Year growth

± 0.417%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA grew at a rate of 0.417%, from 60.4k employees to 60.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA, are Restaurants & Food Services (5,144 people), Hospitals (4,354 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,080 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA, though some of these residents may live in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) 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 (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (5,144 people), Hospitals (4,354 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,080 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA has an unusually high number of Railroad rolling stock manufacturing (10.1 times higher than expected), Soap, cleaning compound, & cosmetics manufacturing (4.54 times), and Paperboard container manufacturing (4.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA, by average salary, are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($217,519), Structural metals, & boiler, tank, & shipping container manufacturing ($107,534), and Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals ($88,384).

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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).

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$254B

2015 Value

$373B

Projected 2045 Value

46.7% growth

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

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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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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Health

86.4% of the population of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA has health coverage, with 45.3% on employee plans, 15.7% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 2.31% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA 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

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).

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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%).

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,556

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

13.6%

Uninsured

45.3%

Employer Coverage

15.7%

Medicaid

13%

Medicare

10.1%

Non-Group

2.31%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 13.6%.

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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%.

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Diversity

Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA is home to a population of 133k people, from which 95.2% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA is composed of 88.1k White Alone residents (66.1%), 30.2k Black or African American Alone residents (22.6%), 7.05k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.29%), 3.78k Asian Alone residents (2.83%), 3.54k Two or More Races residents (2.65%), 242 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.182%), 203 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.152%), and 171 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.128%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA are Spanish (4,470 speakers), Nepali, Marathi, or Other Indic Languages (1,365 speakers), and Haitian (787 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA was 38.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

6.38%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

8.47k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA was 6.38%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Honduras

    1,196 ± 845 people

  2. Mexico

    952 ± 755 people

  3. Haiti

    757 ± 674 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA was Honduras, the natal country of 1,196 Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA residents, followed by Mexico with 952 and Haiti with 757.

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Citizenship

95.2%

2017 Citizenship

95.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.2% of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA was 95.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    88.1k ± 344

  2. Black or African American Alone

    30.2k ± 883

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    7.05k ± 939

In 2017, there were 2.92 times more White Alone residents (88.1k people) in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 30.2k Black or African American Alone and 7.05k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    4,470 speakers (3.59%)

  2. Nepali, Marathi, or Other Indic Languages

    1,365 speakers (1.1%)

  3. Haitian

    787 speakers (0.632%)

8.08% of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA was Spanish. 3.59% of the overall population of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA are native Spanish speakers. 1.1% speak Nepali, Marathi, or Other Indic Languages and 0.632% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,245 ± 329

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,514 ± 346

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,157 ± 251

Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA awarded 2,498 degrees. The student population of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA is skewed towards women, with 4,943 male students and 7,166 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA are White (1,898 and 76.6%), followed by Black or African American (278 and 11.2%), Unknown (83 and 3.35%), and Hispanic or Latino (76 and 3.07%).

The largest universities in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA by number of degrees awarded are Virginia Western Community College (1,181 and 47.3%), Roanoke College (500 and 20%), and American National University (395 and 15.8%).

The most popular majors in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA are General Business Administration & Management (235 and 9.41%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (225 and 9.01%), and Medical Assistant (133 and 5.32%).

The median tuition costs in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA are $32,210 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. 100 degrees awarded

  2. 133 degrees awarded

  3. 120 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA was General Business Administration & Management with 100 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,181 degrees awarded

  2. 500 degrees awarded

  3. 395 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$32,210

Median Private

In 2016, the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Virginia Western Community College with 1,181 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

860

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,638

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 860 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA, which is 0.525 times less than the 1,638 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

    1,898 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    278 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    83 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA were to White students. These 1,898 degrees mean that there were 6.83 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 278 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA was $142,800 in 2017, which is 0.656 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $141,300 to $142,800, a 1.06% increase. The homeownership rate in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA is 54.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA have an average commute time of 20.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$43,647

Median Household Income

± $1,080

55.8k

Number of Households

± 1,622

In 2017, the median household income of the 55.8k households in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA grew to $43,647 from the previous year's value of $41,561.

The following chart displays the households in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) 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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Housing

Property Value

$142,800

2017 Median

± $2,618

$141,300

2016 Median

± $2,352

In 2017, the median property value in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA grew to to $142,800 from the previous year's value of $141,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) 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 (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

54.7%

2017 Homeownership

54.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 54.7% of the housing units in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 54.5%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) 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 (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

20.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA have a shorter commute time (20.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.18% of the workforce in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) 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 (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) 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

    79.8%

  2. Carpooled

    9%

  3. Walked

    3.46%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA was Drove Alone (79.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (9%) and those who Walked (3.46%).

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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