Raleigh County WV Information


Raleigh County Subdivisions

Raleigh County WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 79,816
Daytime Population: Workers 30,317
Daytime Population: Residents 49,504
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 79,821
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 76,387
Population in Familes 61,692
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,429
Population Density2 132
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $41,864
Average Household Income $56,063
Per Capita Income $23,308


Total Housing Units 37,001 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 22,908 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,284 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,809 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $102,360
Average Home Value $134,426


Total Households 32,192
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 21,268
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 0.17% -0.12%
Households 0.16% -0.19%
Families -0.03% -0.31%
Median Household Income   0.76%
Per Capita Income   1.86%


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, 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 # 6 91st
Population Density # 14 76th
Diversity Index # 5 93rd
Median Household Income # 12 80th
Per Capita Income # 17 71st

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