Raleigh County WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 80,986
Population in Households 77,274
Population in Familes 62,574
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,712
Population Density1 134
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 32,965
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 21,922
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 37,345 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23,503 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,462 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,380 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $105,917
Average Home Value $146,555


Median Household Income $40,226
Average Household Income $53,179
Per Capita Income $21,837
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


Population 0.63% 0.34%
Households 0.83% 0.38%
Families 0.66% 0.27%
Median Household Income   3.21%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
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.

Raleigh County WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Raleigh County to the other 55 counties and county equivalents in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 DescriptionRankPercentile
Total Population # 6 91st
Population Density1 # 14 76th
Diversity Index2 # 5 93rd
Median Household Income # 12 80th
Per Capita Income # 18 69th

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