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The 2000 Census showed that Roane County had a population of 15,446 people. This represented 0.85% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 37th most populous county (out of 55 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Roane had a population of 14,870 people. This is a decrease of 3.73% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201014,926-3.37%+0.38% since 2009
200914,870-3.73%-0.58% since 2008
200814,956-3.17%-1.09% since 2007
200715,121-2.1%-1.47% since 2006
200615,346-0.65%+0.15% since 2005
200515,323-0.8%+0.33% since 2004
200415,273-1.12%-0.51% since 2003
200315,351-0.62%+0.42% since 2002
200215,287-1.03%-0.82% since 2001
200115,414-0.21%-0.21% since 2000
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200015,446The Last Census

Roane County had 7,360 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Roane County has a total area<3> of 483.7 square miles [1,252 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (0.18 square miles [0.46 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Roane County had a population density of 31.94 people per square mile [12.33 people/km²], making it the state's 39th most densely populated county (out of 55 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Roane County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Roane and the state of West Virginia.

Click here for the Roane County QuickFact (QF-54087).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Roane County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
CalhounQF-54013   NE7,1187,582-6.12%
ClayQF-54015   SE10,02210,330-2.98%
JacksonQF-54035   NW28,06728,0000.24%
KanawhaQF-54039   SW191,663200,073-4.2%
WirtQF-54105   N5,6055,873-4.56%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Roane. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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