Demographic details for the Roanoke Valley

The Roanoke Metropolitan Area

For the year 2000 census purposes, the Roanoke Valley metropolitan statistical area (MSA) consists of the cities of Roanoke and Salem and the counties of Botetourt and Roanoke, including the town of Vinton.

  • Total population: 235,932

    Gender
    Male 111,940 47.4
    Female 123,992 52.6

    Median age (years): 39.4

    Race (respondents may report more than one)
    White 200,225 84.9
    Black or African-American 32,055 13.6
    Other 6,687 2.8
  • Household by Type
    Total households 98,343 100.0
    Family households 64,606 65.7
    Nonfamily households 33,737 34.3
    Households with individuals under 18 years 30,722 31.2
    Households with individuals 65 years and over 25,787 26.2
  • Housing Tenure
    Occupied housing units 98,343 100.0
    Owner-occupied housing units 67,418 68.6
    Renter-occupied housing units 30,925 31.4
  • Educational Attainment
    Population 25 years and older 164,642 100.0
    Less than 9th grade 10,937 6.6
    9th to 12th grade, no diploma 20,478 12.4
    High school graduate (includes equivalency) 49,514 30.1
    Some college, no degree 34,969 21.2
    Associate’s degree 11,762 7.1
    Bachelor’s degree 24,483 14.9
    Graduate or professional degree 12,499 7.6

Statistics are from http://censtats.census.gov/data/US/3806800.pdf, 9/29/03.