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Time Zone: Roane County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Spencer is the Seat for Roane County.

Roane County was founded in 1856. Roane was created by taking area from Gilmer, , and 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 last Census (which gave a population of 15,446 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Roane represented 0.85% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 37th most populous county (out of 55 counties).

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

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
200015,446The Last Census

More information can be found on the Roane County Census Page for Roane County.


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<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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