Raleigh County WV Information


Raleigh County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 79,442
Population in Households 76,127
Population in Familes 61,287
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,315
Population Density1 131
Diversity Index2 25


Median Household Income $44,601
Average Household Income $59,025
Per Capita Income $24,498


Total Housing Units 36,689 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,975 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,088 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,626 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $110,428
Average Home Value $142,235


Total Households 32,063
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 21,193
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.09% -0.37%
Households 0.09% -0.44%
Families -0.07% -0.55%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   2.16%


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, 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 # 6 91st
Population Density # 14 76th
Diversity Index # 5 93rd
Median Household Income # 10 84th
Per Capita Income # 15 75th

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