Raleigh County WV Information


Raleigh County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 81,318
Population in Households 77,583
Population in Familes 62,917
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,735
Population Density1 134
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 33,075
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 21,993
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 37,353 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23,505 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,570 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,278 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $111,782
Average Home Value $151,763


Median Household Income $40,970
Average Household Income $54,483
Per Capita Income $22,474
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.59% 0.6%
Households 0.73% 0.64%
Families 0.59% 0.55%
Median Household Income   3.03%
Per Capita Income   2.53%
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, 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 # 6 91st
Population Density1 # 14 76th
Diversity Index2 # 5 93rd
Median Household Income # 16 73rd
Per Capita Income # 18 69th

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