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Rainelle, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Rainelle had a population of 1,509 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 1,509
Daytime Population: Workers 920
Daytime Population: Residents 962
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,882
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.25
Population in Households 1,467
Population in Familes 1,098
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density2 1,354
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $31,551
Average Household Income $43,259
Per Capita Income $19,725


Total Housing Units 819 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 438 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 235 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 146 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $81,571
Average Home Value $86,899


Total Households 673
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 395
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.04% 0.04%
Households -0.04% 0.0%
Families 0.28% -0.15%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

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, 2017 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 # 107 74th
Population Density # 107 74th
Diversity Index # 167 59th
Median Household Income # 328 19th
Per Capita Income # 285 30th

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