Rainelle, WV Profile: Facts & Data


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Rainelle, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Rainelle had a population of 1,497 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 1,497
Population in Households 1,455
Population in Familes 1,082
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density2 1,343
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $32,138
Average Household Income $44,254
Per Capita Income $20,096


Total Housing Units 817 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 443 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 224 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 150 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $85,096
Average Home Value $92,043


Total Households 667
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 390
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.06% -0.11%
Households -0.14% -0.15%
Families 0.09% -0.31%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   1.91%

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, 2018 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 # 110 73rd
Diversity Index # 179 56th
Median Household Income # 330 19th
Per Capita Income # 297 27th

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