Roane County, Tennessee

Infobox U.S. County
county = Roane County
state = Tennessee

seallink =
founded =
seat = Kingston
area_total_sq_mi = 395
area_total_km2 = 1023
area_land_sq_mi = 361
area_land_km2 = 935
area_water_sq_mi = 34
area_water_km2 = 88
area percentage = 8.61%
census yr = 2000
pop = 51910
density_sq_mi = 144
density_km2 = 56
time zone = Eastern
UTC offset = -5
DST offset= -4
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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 KingstonGR|6. The U.S. Census Bureau treats Roane County as the Harriman, Tennessee, 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 395 square miles (1,023 km²), of which, 361 square miles (935 km²) of it is land and 34 square miles (88 km²) of it (8.61%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

*Morgan County (north)
*Anderson County (northeast)
*Loudon County (southeast)
*McMinn County (south)
*Meigs County and Rhea County (southwest)
*Cumberland County (west)


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 51,910 people, 21,200 households, and 15,242 families residing in the county. The population density was 144 people per square mile (56/km²). There were 23,369 housing units at an average density of 65 per square mile (25/km²). 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.

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

*Midtown (unincorporated)
*Oak Ridge
*Oliver Springs
*Ten Mile (unincorporated)


External links

*dmoz|Regional/North_America/United_States/Tennessee/Counties/Roane/|Roane County
* [ Roane County News] - Tri-weekly community newspaper covering Harriman, Kingston, Oliver Springs, Rockwood and Roane County, Tennessee
* [ The Roane Alliance] - The county's Chamber of Commerce.
* [ Roane County Tennessee Family History Project] - Provides scans and searchable transcriptions of old documents and books relating to history and genealogy of past or present Roane County families.
* [ RoaneViews] - Free community message boards for residents of Roane County, Tennessee.

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