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Roane County, Tennessee
Map of Tennessee highlighting Roane County
Location in the state of Tennessee
Map of the U.S. highlighting Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
Founded information needed
Seat Kingston
Largest city Oak Ridge
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

395 sq mi (1,023 km²)
361 sq mi (935 km²)
34 sq mi (88 km²), 8.61%
 - (2000)
 - Density

144/sq mi (56/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Roane County is a U.S. county of the U.S. state of Tennessee (TN), United States. Its population was 51,910 at the 2000 United States census. Its county seat is at Kingston6. The U.S. Census Bureau treats Roane County as the Harriman, Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is a component of the Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette, TN Combined Statistical Area.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,023 km² (395 sq mi). 935 km² (361 sq mi) of it is land and 88 km² (34 sq mi) of it (8.61%) is water.

Adjacent Counties[]


As of the census² of 2000, there were 51,910 people, 21,200 households, and 15,242 families residing in the county. The population density was 56/km² (144/sq mi). There were 23,369 housing units at an average density of 25/km² (65/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 95.24% White, 2.71% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. 0.69% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid Roane County[1]

There were 21,200 households out of which 28.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.30% were married couples living together, 10.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 25.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.30% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 26.90% from 25 to 44, 27.20% from 45 to 64, and 16.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,226, and the median income for a family was $41,399. Males had a median income of $32,204 versus $22,439 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,456. About 10.30% of families and 13.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.80% of those under age 18 and 13.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[]


  1. ^ Based on 2000 {{subst:#ifexist:census|[[census|]]|[[Wikipedia:census|]]}} data

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