Raysal, WV Profile: Facts & Data


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Raysal, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Raysal Census Designated Place had a population of 483 as of July 1, 2018. Raysal ranks in the lower quartile for 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.

The Raysal Census Designated Place is located within Sandy River District, a minor civil division (MCD) of McDowell County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Raysal: Bartley Number 4.

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Raysal, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 483
Population in Households 483
Population in Familes 408
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 393
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $22,157
Average Household Income $31,066
Per Capita Income $12,457


Total Housing Units 223 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 151 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $41,033
Average Home Value $55,464


Total Households 194
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 141
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 0.46% -0.33%
Households 0.45% -0.31%
Families 0.26% -0.43%
Median Household Income   1.03%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

Raysal, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Raysal 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 # 252 38th
Population Density # 297 27th
Diversity Index # 313 23rd
Median Household Income # 397 2nd
Per Capita Income # 403 1st

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