Roanoke employment information

IndexRoanokeVirginiaNational
Income per capita$23,611$34,967$29,829
Median household income$39,201$66,149$55,322
Median income owner occupied$52,521$82,180$70,586
Median income renter occupied$26,560$42,481$35,192
Median earnings male$30,242$41,712$36,919
Median earnings female$22,276$29,664$26,250
Unemployment rate4.7%3.8%4.7%
Poverty level22.2%11.4%15.1%
The Roanoke, VA employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Roanoke is $23,611, which is 32% lower than than the Virginia average and 21% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $39,201, which is 41% lower than than the Virginia average and 29% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Roanoke is 5%, which is 1% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Roanoke is 22% which is 47% higher than than the national average.

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$Input your household income
$26,131$39,201$78,402
City
$44,094$66,149$132,298
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Roanoke is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Roanoke is 29% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Roanoke is 1% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Roanoke is 47% higher than the national average.

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Roanoke median earnings by income bracket

Roanoke employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry9.3%0.9%
Manufacturing sector14.3%0.3%
Financial & insurance services3.2%7.2%
Wholesale & retail services15.7%13.5%
Public administration5.3%2.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.8%3.2%
Education, health & social services14.2%35.5%
Other29.9%30.1%

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Daleville, VA3,180$87,08357%
Westlake Corner, VA1,075$77,11539%
Laymantown, VA2,203$71,96030%
Blue Ridge, VA2,979$62,07012%
Cave Spring, VA25,719$59,8968%
Roanoke, VA99,329$39,20129%

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Greeley, CO98,975$50,4839%
Flint, MI98,918$25,65054%
Kenosha, WI99,865$49,63610%
Davie, FL98,717$61,70412%
San Angelo, TX98,694$45,48118%
Roanoke, VA99,329$39,20129%
Source: The Roanoke, VA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).