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Roanoke Area Demographics

The 1990 MSA includes Botetourt and Roanoke Counties,
Roanoke City, Salem and the Town of Vinton.
MSA population grows approximately 1%/year.
1980 Census figure: 220,393
1990 Census: 224,477
1995 Final Estimate: 230,600


POPULATION AND INCOME CHANGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POPULATION

PER CAPITA MONEY INCOME (DOLLARS)

AREA

Actual 1990

Actual 1980

Change 1980-1990

Actual 1989

Actual 1979

% Change 1979-1989

Alleghany County

13,176

14,333

1,157

8.1%

11,606

6,085

90.7

Botetourt County

24,992

23,270

1,722

7.4%

13,810

6,762

104.2

Craig County

4,372

3,948

424

10.7%

11,186

5,481

104.1

Roanoke County

79,332

72,945

6,387

8.8%

16,627

8,088

105.6

Bedford

6,073

5,991

82

1.4%

11,070

8,268

41.6

Clifton Forge

4,679

5,046

(367)

(7.3%)

11,562

6,102

89.5

Covington

6,991

9,063

(2,072)

(22.9%)

10,814

6,021

79.6

Roanoke

96,509

100,200

(3,691)

(3.7%)

12,513

6,816

83.6

Salem

23,756

23,958

(202)

(.8%)

14,467

8,061

79.5

Montgomery County

73,913

63,516

10,397

16.4%

10,979

5,657

94.1

Bedford County

45,656

34,927

10,729

30.7%

14,305

6,171

131.8

Franklin County

39,549

35,740

3,809

10.7%

11,936

5,674

110.4

TOTAL

418,998

392,937

26,061

6.6%

 

 

 


Population Change by Age:

1970 - 1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POPULATION

% CHANGE

AGE

1970

1980

1990

1970-80

1970-90

1980-90

75+

4,524

6,694

7,334

48.0

62.1

9.6

65-74

7,991

8,984

9,112

12.4

14.0

1.4

60-64

4,915

5,361

4,948

9.1

.7

(7.7)

55-59

5,205

6,089

4,119

17.0

(20.9)

(32.4)

45-54

11,447

10,337

8,820

(9.7)

(22.9)

(14.7)

35-44

10,018

9,477

14,208

(5.4)

41.8

49.9

30-34

4,345

7,625

8,453

75.4

94.5

10.9

25-29

5,717

9,221

8,709

61.3

52.3

(5.6)

20-24

7,538

8,910

7,002

18.2

(7.1)

(21.4)

15-19

7,913

7,670

5,707

(3.1)

(27.9)

(25.6)

10-14

8,083

6,844

5,282

(15.3)

(34.7)

(22.8)

5-9

7,451

6,643

5,868

(10.8)

(21.2)

(11.7)

Under 5

6,968

6,365

6,835

(8.7)

(1.9)

7.4

TOTAL

92,115

100,220

96,509

8.8

4.6

(3.8)


Distribution by Sex:

 

MALE

FEMALE

JURISDICTION

#

%

#

%

Botetourt County

12,535

50.2%

12,457

49.8%

Roanoke City

44,590

46.3%

51,807

53.7%

Roanoke County

37,476

47.2%

41,856

52.8%

Salem City

11,370

47.9%

12,386

52.1%

MSA TOTAL

105,971

47.2%

118,506

52.8%


Distribution by Race:

 

WHITE

BLACK

OTHER

JURISDICTION

#

%

#

%

#

%

Botetourt County

23,745

95.0%

1,121

4.5%

126

0.5%

Roanoke City

71,907

74.6%

23,395

24.3%

1,095

1.1%

Roanoke County

76,520

96.5%

2,021

2.5%

791

1.0%

Salem City

22,473

94.6%

1,065

4.5%

218

0.9%

MSA TOTAL

194,645

86.7%

27,602

12.3%

2,230

1.0 %


Distribution by Jurisdiction:

JURISDICTION

POPULATION

% OF MSA POPULATON

Botetourt County

24,992

11.1%

Roanoke City

96,509

43.0%

Roanoke County

79,332

35.3%

Salem City

23,756

10.6%

MSA TOTAL

224,477

100.0%


Distribution by Families:

JURISDICTION

# OF FAMILIES

%OF ALL FAMILIES
INMSA

Botetourt County

7,298

11.7%