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Rainelle, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Rainelle had a population of 1,572 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Rainelle is located at latitude 37.968 and longitude -80.7708 in Greenbrier County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Rainelle (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Greenbrier County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,405 feet.

The Town of Rainelle (GNIS ID: 2391381) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Rainelle is located within Western District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Greenbrier County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rainelle population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rainelle: East Rainelle, Rainell, Rainette, Ranell, Sewell Creek, Sewell Valley.

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Rainelle, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,572
Population in Households 1,530
Population in Familes 1,147
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density1 1,411
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 706
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 415
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 851 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 459 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 247 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 145 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $72,656
Average Home Value $82,205


Median Household Income $30,057
Average Household Income $40,580
Per Capita Income $18,615
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.7% 0.47%
Households 0.72% 0.42%
Families 1.12% 0.29%
Median Household Income   1.16%
Per Capita Income   0.84%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Rainelle, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rainelle to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 105 74th
Population Density1 # 105 74th
Diversity Index2 # 176 57th
Median Household Income # 328 19th
Per Capita Income # 303 25th

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