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  Population
         
  Population Roane County Tennessee
  Population 2000: 51,910 5,689,283
  Population Change 1990-2000: 9.9% 16.7%
  Percent Urban 2000: 50.3% 63.6%
  Percent Nonwhite: 4.8% 19.8%
 
Source: U.S. Census 2000


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  Education
         
  Education Level of Adults 2000                  1990            
  Adults with a high school/GED diploma or above: 27,254 21,291
  Adults with nine or more years of education
but no diploma:
4,938 4,963
  Adults with less than nine years of education: 4,263 5,689
 
Source: Adults 25 and older, U.S. Census 2000
   
       
  Percent of Adults 25 and Over with a High School or
GED Diploma in 2000
2000 1990
  High County: 90.1% 82.0%
  Roane County: 74.8% 67.0%
  Low County: 55.2% 37.0%
  State Average: 75.9% 57.9%
 
Source: U.S. Census 2000
   
       
  Local Expenditures Per Pupil
In Average Daily Attendance for the School Year 2002
2002 1990
  High District: $8,502 $2,724
  Roane County: $5,939 $1,477
  Low District: $4,427 $385
  State Average: $6,094 $1,124
 
Source: TN Education Association 2002
   
 

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  Economic
         
  Employment by Occupation 2000 1990
  Management/Professional: 26.7% 24.1%
  Service: 14.4% 16.5%
  Sales/Office: 22.4% 29.7%
  Farming/Fishing/Forestry: 0.5% 2.2%
  Construction/Extraction/Maintenance: 13.3% 5.1%
  Production/Transportation/Material Moving: 22.7% 22.5%
 
Source: U.S. Census 2000
   
       
  Per Capita Income for 2000 2000 1990
  High County: $32,496 $19,339
  Roane County: $18,456 $12,015
  Low County: $10,794 $6,266
 
Source: U.S. Census 2000
   
       
  Unemployment Rate 2002
2002 1990
  High District: 11.5% 14.3%
  Roane County: 4.6% - 1,070 persons 6.7% - 1,780 persons
  Low District: 2.4% 2.6%
 
Source: TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development, Sept. 2002
   
       
  Percent of Persons Below the Poverty Level 2000 2000 1990
  High County: 29.4% 40.0%
  Roane County: 13.9% - 7,121 persons 16.0% - 7,467 persons
  Low County: 4.7% 5.8%
 
Source: U.S. Census 2000
   
 

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Data Assembled by the Center for Literacy Studies, University of Tennessee
Last Updated: December 16, 2002