Roanoke employment information

IndexRoanokeVirginiaNational
Income per capita$23,565$33,958$28,555
Median household income$39,530$64,792$53,482
Median income owner occupied$52,113$80,325$68,142
Median income renter occupied$26,515$41,321$33,219
Median earnings male$30,491$41,629$36,116
Median earnings female$23,058$28,890$25,692
Unemployment rate5.1%4.5%5.8%
Poverty level21.9%11.5%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Roanoke is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Roanoke is 26% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Roanoke is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Roanoke is 40% higher than the national average.

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Roanoke median earnings by income bracket

Roanoke employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry10.3%1.0%
Manufacturing sector13.5%0.2%
Financial & insurance services3.6%6.8%
Wholesale & retail services16.8%14.0%
Public administration4.8%3.6%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.8%2.1%
Education, health & social services14.0%37.3%
Other28.1%27.5%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Daleville, VA2,565$82,01753%
Cloverdale, VA3,179$72,30335%
Westlake Corner, VA940$70,66232%
Cave Spring, VA25,547$65,05322%
Laymantown, VA2,720$64,22620%
Roanoke, VA97,949$39,53026%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Lawton, OK97,788$43,26319%
Compton, CA97,663$43,23019%
Albany, NY98,287$41,09923%
Pearland, TX97,427$94,65377%
Sandy Springs, GA98,480$63,40119%
Roanoke, VA97,949$39,53026%
Source: The Roanoke, VA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.