Roane County is located in east-central Tennessee. The County Seat is Kingston and the largest city is Harriman. The Official Web Site is located at http://roanecountytn.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 52,748 and the 2010 census population was 54,180. The land area is 360.71 square miles and there are 150.2 persons per square mile.
94.6% of the population is White, 2.7% is Black or African American, 1.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.7% is two or more races. 83.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 17.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $120,300, there are 22,117 households, an average of 2.40 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,936, the median household income is $42,223, and 15% of the persons in Roane County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,683. Retail sales (in $1000) were $436,400, and sales per capita were $8,186. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29.2%.
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