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Roane County at a Glance

  • 360.7 square miles
  • 54,181 residents
  • 4.4% increase in population since 2000
  • Median age: 45 years
  • 18.6% persons over 65
  • 94.4 % white
  • 49.3 % male
  • $41,499 median household income
  • 7.6% unemployment
  • 78% graduating high school
  • 17.3% have bachelor’s degree or higher, age 25+
  • 18% uninsured adults
  • 25% children in poverty
  • 2,834:1 ratio of residents per primary care physician
  • 2,165:1 ratio of residents per dentist
  • 3,608:1 ratio of residents per mental health provider

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Existing Healthcare Facilities and Resources

Roane Medical Center

Roane Medical Center is a 54-bed facility offering a full range of medical and surgical care, emergency services, prevention programs, rehabilitation support and health education. The hospital staff has extensive expertise in specialized services that include diagnostic imaging, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, and many others. Roane Medical Center’s services include the Roane Medical Sleep Center, the Roane Medical Women’s Center and the RMC Patricia Neal Outpatient Center.

Roane County Health Department

Roane County Health Department provides an array of services including immunizations, well child visits and health screenings, WIC and nutrition services, breast and cervical cancer screening, birth and death certificates, children’s special services, HIV testing and counseling, sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment and communicable disease control.