Raysal, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Raysal, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Raysal Census Designated Place had a population of 458 as of July 1, 2015. Raysal ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Raysal is located at latitude 37.3371 and longitude -81.7692 in McDowell County. The formal boundaries for the Raysal Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. McDowell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,201 feet.

The Raysal Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586873) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Raysal population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Raysal: Bartley Number 4.

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Raysal, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 458
Population in Households 458
Population in Familes 389
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 373
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 187
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 137
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 217 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 140 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $96,000
Average Home Value $125,714


Median Household Income $23,839
Average Household Income $38,892
Per Capita Income $15,650
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.29% -0.26%
Households 0.0% -0.21%
Families -0.14% -0.29%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   2.19%
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.

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Raysal, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Raysal to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 257 36th
Population Density1 # 309 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 320 21st
Median Household Income # 390 3rd
Per Capita Income # 366 9th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.