The Roanoke Valley Metropolitan Area

Economy

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.

  • Employment Status Number Percentage
    Population 16 years and over 188,305
    In labor force 121,378 64.5%
    Employed, civilian 116,592 61.9%
    Armed Forces 169 0.9%
    Unemployed 4,617 2.5%
  • Households 98,355
    Less than $10,000 9,035 9.2%
    $10,000 to $14,999 6,412 6.5%
    $15,000 to $24,999 14,149 14.4%
    $25,000 to $34,999 14,147 14.4%
    $35,000 to $49,999 17,843 18.1%
    $50,000 to $74,999 19,236 19.6%
    $75,000 to $99,999 9,128 9.3%
    $100,000 to $149,000 5,428 5.5%
    $150,000 to $199,999 1,391 1.4%
    $200,000 or more 1,586 1.6%
    Median household income (dollars) $39,288
  • Employed civilian population 16 years and over 116,592
    Management, professional, and related occupations 37,152 31.9%
    Service occupations 16,075 13.8%
    Sales and office occupations 35,376 30.3%
    Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 227 0.2%
    Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 10,578 9.1%
    Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 17,184 14.7%

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