Roane County TN Information


Roane County Subdivisions

Roane County TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 53,886
Population in Households 53,240
Population in Familes 43,878
Population in Group Qrtrs 646
Population Density1 149
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 22,105
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 15,083
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 25,805 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,993 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,112 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,700 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $143,092
Average Home Value $192,162


Median Household Income $42,538
Average Household Income $58,549
Per Capita Income $24,385
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.09% -0.2%
Households -0.19% -0.27%
Families -0.38% -0.38%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
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.


Roane County TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Roane County to the other 95 counties and county equivalents in Tennessee 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 # 28 72nd
Population Density1 # 22 78th
Diversity Index2 # 68 29th
Median Household Income # 25 75th
Per Capita Income # 17 83rd

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