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Raleigh County, West Virginia (WV)

County population in 2019: 73,361 (61% urban, 39% rural); it was 79,220 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 12,058
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 11,620
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 24,326
Renter-occupied apartments: 8,153 (it was 7,467 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

27%

Land area: 607 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 121 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Raleigh County: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (27.3%), Retail trade (14.2%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (11.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 20%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 3%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Raleigh County, WV (2019)
    • 64,65587.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5,6977.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,5372.1%Two or more races
    • 1,1671.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 6810.9%Asian alone
    • 2230.3%Some other race alone
    • 2160.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 70.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

43.5 years
West Virginia median age:

42.9 years
Males: 36,589  (49.9%)
Females: 36,772  (50.1%)
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Average household size:
Raleigh County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $46,540 ($28,181 in 1999)
This county:

$46,540
West Virginia:

$48,850

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $563 (lower quartile is $360, upper quartile is $697)
This county:

$563
State:

$551


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $103,900 (it was $62,700 in 2000)
Raleigh:

$103,900
West Virginia:

$124,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $63,000 - $189,500
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,069
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $346

Institutionalized population: 3,235

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 13
  • Assaults: 87
  • Burglaries: 208
  • Thefts: 909
  • Auto thefts: 89
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Health of residents in Raleigh County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.1. This is significantly worse than average.
66.7% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
52.0% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
29.8% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
53.4% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 212 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 169 pounds. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 94 buildings, average cost: $117,600
  • 1998: 73 buildings, average cost: $114,100
  • 1999: 80 buildings, average cost: $106,700
  • 2000: 81 buildings, average cost: $123,400
  • 2001: 101 buildings, average cost: $124,300
  • 2002: 197 buildings, average cost: $117,700
  • 2003: 158 buildings, average cost: $123,600
  • 2004: 254 buildings, average cost: $119,200
  • 2005: 291 buildings, average cost: $127,900
  • 2006: 210 buildings, average cost: $147,000
  • 2007: 224 buildings, average cost: $140,500
  • 2008: 198 buildings, average cost: $158,200
  • 2009: 205 buildings, average cost: $146,300
  • 2010: 110 buildings, average cost: $157,600
  • 2011: 119 buildings, average cost: $163,100
  • 2012: 90 buildings, average cost: $182,400
  • 2013: 111 buildings, average cost: $224,200
  • 2014: 86 buildings, average cost: $217,800
  • 2015: 68 buildings, average cost: $196,700
  • 2016: 42 buildings, average cost: $174,900
  • 2017: 56 buildings, average cost: $200,200
  • 2018: 62 buildings, average cost: $184,100
  • 2019: 39 buildings, average cost: $159,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Raleigh, WV residents
Average permit cost in Raleigh, WV
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $907 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $442 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Raleigh, WV in 2019
Distribution of house value in Raleigh, WV in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Raleigh, WV in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 16.6%
Raleigh County:

16.6%
West Virginia:

16.0%
(15.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.2% for Black residents, 24.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.1% for other race residents, 28.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 43.5 years old
(Males: 41.5 years old, Females: 44.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.6 years old, Black residents: 33.1 years old, American Indian residents: 46.1 years old, Asian residents: 42.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.5 years old, Other race residents: 13.8 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Raleigh County is $412 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $464 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $593 a month.

Cities in this county include: Beckley, Crab Orchard, Bradley, Shady Spring, Coal City, Daniels, MacArthur, Stanaford, Mabscott, Beaver.

Raleigh County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Boone County , Barton County, Missouri , Caroline County, Virginia , Mariposa County, California , Greenwood County, Kansas , Powhatan County, Virginia , Powell County, Kentucky .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.1%
West Virginia:

5.7%

Unemployment by year in Raleigh, WV
County total employment by year in Raleigh, WV
County average yearly wages by year in Raleigh, WV

Current college students: 3,688
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 742 (70.1% naturalized citizens)

Raleigh County:

1.0%
Whole state:

1.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2512010 or later
  • 2122000 to 2009
  • 3231990 to 1999
  • 1531980 to 1989
  • 2341970 to 1979
  • 226Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 81.7%

Raleigh County marital status for males Raleigh County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 28,101
  • One, attached: 283
  • 3 or 4: 812
  • 5 to 9: 747
  • 10 to 19: 256
  • 20 to 49: 378
  • 50 or more: 339
  • Mobile homes: 5,228

Housing units in Raleigh County with a mortgage: 10,708 (169 second mortgage, 779 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 12,130

Here:

45.5% with mortgage
State:

46.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Raleigh County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,61598
Mainline Protestant6,16230
Catholic1,6881
Black Protestant1,58811
Other1,0495
Orthodox641
None54,693-
Raleigh County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Raleigh County:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

0.89 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Raleigh County:

6.07 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 44
This county:

5.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Raleigh County:

13.7%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Raleigh County:

31.3%
State:

31.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.4%
State:

13.1%

Agriculture in Raleigh County:

Average size of farms: 142 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $8,601
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $64.74
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.78%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 78.00%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $10,295
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 20.55%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.18%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $27,822
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.35%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.98
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.11%
Corn for grain: 18 harvested acres
Vegetables: 13 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 43 acres

Earthquake activity:

Raleigh County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 11% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 180.1 miles away from Raleigh County center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 89.9 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 151.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 54.8 miles away from the county center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) earthquake occurred 59.0 miles away from Raleigh County center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 261.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • West Virginia Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4517-WV: April 3, 2020, FEMA Id: 4517, Natural disaster type: Other
  • West Virginia Severe Winter Storm, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: March 03, 2015 to March 15, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4210: March 31, 2015, FEMA Id: 4210, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 29, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3358: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3358, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • West Virginia Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 29, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4093: November 27, 2012, FEMA Id: 4093, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 10, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3345: June 30, 2012, FEMA Id: 3345, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • West Virginia Severe Storms and Straight-Line Winds, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4071: July 23, 2012, FEMA Id: 4071, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: March 12, 2010 to April 09, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1893: March 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1893, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1881: March 02, 2010, FEMA Id: 1881, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: May 03, 2009 to June 08, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1838: May 15, 2009, FEMA Id: 1838, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3221: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3221, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 15 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Raleigh County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 10, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Mudslides: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Raleigh

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 25,839 (81.9%)
  • Carpooled: 3,334 (10.6%)
  • Bus: 42 (0.1%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 10 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 408 (1.3%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 617 (2.0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,288 (4.1%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • India (16%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (14%)
  • Philippines (12%)
  • Canada (10%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Nepal (5%)
  • Turkey (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Raleigh County


  • American (29%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • English (10%)
  • German (8%)
  • African (3%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • European (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Raleigh County, West Virginia in 2000:

  • 2,171 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 558 people in nursing homes
  • 366 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 352 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 127 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 18 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 18 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 8 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 8 people in other group homes
  • 4 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Raleigh County, West Virginia in 2010:

  • 2,224 people in federal prisons
  • 473 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 434 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 382 people in college/university student housing
  • 127 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 78 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 62 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 27 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 24 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 17 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 9 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $55,584.

4.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,750 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.02%
West Virginia average:

5.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.20% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($21,268 average AGI)
1.81% relocated from other states ($22,482 average AGI)
Raleigh County:

1.81%
West Virginia average:

2.49%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Fayette County, WV  0.72% ($26,038 average AGI)
from Kanawha County, WV  0.22% ($72,328)
from Wyoming County, WV  0.22% ($39,965)
from Mercer County, WV  0.21% ($33,074)
from Summers County, WV  0.12% ($35,156)
from Travis County, TX  0.10% ($28,538)
from Monongalia County, WV  0.09% ($50,125)


4.90% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,923 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.90%
West Virginia average:

5.62%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.05% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($15,850 average AGI)
2.85% relocated to other states ($33,073 average AGI)
Raleigh County:

2.85%
West Virginia average:

3.00%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Fayette County, WV  0.56% ($35,048 average AGI)
to Kanawha County, WV  0.30% ($40,785)
to Mercer County, WV  0.20% ($28,808)
to Wyoming County, WV  0.16% ($31,907)
to Summers County, WV  0.10% ($32,963)
to Cabell County, WV  0.10% ($38,269)
to Greenbrier County, WV  0.10% ($32,654)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.3

Births per 1000 population in Raleigh County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 13.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Raleigh County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Raleigh County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 2.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Raleigh County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Raleigh County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Raleigh County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Raleigh County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Raleigh County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Raleigh County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 17,043 (11,655 aged, 5,388 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,104 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Raleigh County, West Virginia in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,896)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,248)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,130)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (952)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (678)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (579)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (472)
  • Unspecified dementia (403)
  • Accidental poisoning by and exposure to other and unspecified drugs, medicaments and biological substances (397)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (379)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.79
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 26,609
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 616
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 99,659

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,096
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,125
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 42
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 77

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 56.3. This is more than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 163.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 107.2
  • Other - 56.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 73,361
  • Male householders: 15,034 (3,640 living alone), Female householders: 16,297 (5,354 living alone)
  • 14,889 spouses (14,889 opposite-sex spouses), 2,020 unmarried partners, (1,976 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 17,270 children (15,036 natural, 1,399 adopted, 835 stepchildren), 1,681 grandchildren, 533 brothers or sisters, 1,196 parents, 54 foster children, 661 other relatives, 628 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 3,098

Size of family households: 10,407 2-persons, 4,411 3-persons, 4,217 4-persons, 1,457 5-persons, 427 6-persons, 15 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,994 1-person, 1,345 2-persons, 58 3-persons.

8,778 married couples with children.
4,433 single-parent households (469 men, 3,964 women).

96.4% of residents of Raleigh speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (85% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (56% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (39% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 27% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $642,442,000 ($8,114 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $19,055,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $277,950,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $127,859,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,316,000
Federal grants: $118,812,000
Federal procurement contracts: $21,252,000 ($489,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $95,252,000 ($11,320,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $4,137,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $9,558,000
Federal Government insurance: $38,217,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,575
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

60 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 5,016
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +205
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +265
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Raleigh County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 9.07 millions of gallons per day (2% from ground, 98% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.6
State:

4.7

Year house built in Raleigh County, West Virginia
  • Year house built in Raleigh County, West Virginia
  • 4032014 or later
  • 9652010 to 2013
  • 3,1482000 to 2009
  • 4,1591990 to 1999
  • 3,9971980 to 1989
  • 5,5041970 to 1979
  • 4,0271960 to 1969
  • 5,1321950 to 1959
  • 4,6171940 to 1949
  • 4,1921939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Raleigh County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Raleigh County, West Virginia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Raleigh County, West Virginia
  • 691 room
  • 92 rooms
  • 533 rooms
  • 2,5614 rooms
  • 4,2345 rooms
  • 5,5006 rooms
  • 4,4757 rooms
  • 2,2678 rooms
  • 3,6709+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Raleigh County, West Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Raleigh County, West Virginia
  • 3111 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 6023 rooms
  • 1,6774 rooms
  • 1,5095 rooms
  • 2,8206 rooms
  • 4017 rooms
  • 2778 rooms
  • 8969+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Raleigh County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Raleigh County, West Virginia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Raleigh County, West Virginia
  • 69no bedroom
  • 661 bedroom
  • 4,9022 bedrooms
  • 12,0333 bedrooms
  • 4,6814 bedrooms
  • 1,0875+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Raleigh County, West Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Raleigh County, West Virginia
  • 311no bedroom
  • 8571 bedroom
  • 2,8722 bedrooms
  • 2,9613 bedrooms
  • 1,3284 bedrooms
  • 1645+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Raleigh County, West Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Raleigh County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Raleigh County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,386no vehicle
  • 6,9111 vehicle
  • 9,6032 vehicles
  • 3,0923 vehicles
  • 1,2174 vehicles
  • 6295+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Raleigh County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Raleigh County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,114no vehicle
  • 2,8491 vehicle
  • 3,0032 vehicles
  • 2363 vehicles
  • 684 vehicles
  • 2235+ vehicles

87.7% of Raleigh County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in West Virginia.

Raleigh County:

87.7%
State average:

88.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 57,816
  • Other state: 14,374
  • Northeast: 2,094
  • Midwest: 3,788
  • South: 7,446
  • West: 1,046
Year householders moved into unit in Raleigh County, WV
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Raleigh County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 53.4%Electricity
  • 37.6%Utility gas
  • 4.2%Wood
  • 3.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Coal or coke
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 63.7%Electricity
  • 29.5%Utility gas
  • 3.4%Wood
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
  • 0.1%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 561
Here:

8.1%
West Virginia:

8.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 342
Here:

11.3%
West Virginia:

8.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 361
Here:

14.7%
West Virginia:

13.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Raleigh County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $4,807,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $11,178,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,804,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,494,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,615,000
    General - Other: $2,429,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,833,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,721,000
    Health - Other: $1,335,000
    Financial Administration: $1,194,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $67,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $996,000
    Public Welfare: $186,000
    Other: $57,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $345,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $100,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,695,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,985,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $784,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $784,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $710,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,098,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $313,000
    Interest Earnings: $138,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,331,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,120,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,936,000
    Other: $546,000
    Health and Hospitals: $467,000
  • Tax - Property: $21,412,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,009,000
    Other License: $228,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $137,000
    Other: $102,000

Raleigh County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $4,807,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $11,178,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,804,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,494,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,615,000
    General - Other: $2,429,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,833,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,721,000
    Health - Other: $1,335,000
    Financial Administration: $1,194,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $67,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $996,000
    Public Welfare: $186,000
    Other: $57,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $345,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $100,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,695,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,985,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $784,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $784,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $710,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,098,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $313,000
    Interest Earnings: $138,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,331,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,120,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,936,000
    Other: $546,000
    Health and Hospitals: $467,000
  • Tax - Property: $21,412,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,009,000
    Other License: $228,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $137,000
    Other: $102,000

Raleigh County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $4,807,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $11,178,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,804,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,494,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,615,000
    General - Other: $2,429,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,833,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,721,000
    Health - Other: $1,335,000
    Financial Administration: $1,194,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $67,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $996,000
    Public Welfare: $186,000
    Other: $57,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $345,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $100,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,695,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,985,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $784,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $784,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $710,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,098,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $313,000
    Interest Earnings: $138,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,331,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,120,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,936,000
    Other: $546,000
    Health and Hospitals: $467,000
  • Tax - Property: $21,412,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,009,000
    Other License: $228,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $137,000
    Other: $102,000

Raleigh County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $4,807,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $11,178,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,804,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,494,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,615,000
    General - Other: $2,429,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,833,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,721,000
    Health - Other: $1,335,000
    Financial Administration: $1,194,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $67,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $996,000
    Public Welfare: $186,000
    Other: $57,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $345,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $100,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,695,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,985,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $784,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $784,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $710,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,098,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $313,000
    Interest Earnings: $138,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,331,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,120,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,936,000
    Other: $546,000
    Health and Hospitals: $467,000
  • Tax - Property: $21,412,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,009,000
    Other License: $228,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $137,000
    Other: $102,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,414
  • Number of aged recipients: 128
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,286
  • Number of recipients under 18: 391
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,581
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 442
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,043
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,594
Most common first names in Raleigh County, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James67871.2 years
John55172.7 years
William54772.0 years
Mary48677.8 years
Robert35970.6 years
Charles34869.8 years
George28973.5 years
Margaret16778.6 years
Thomas15569.9 years
Virginia14877.1 years
Most common last names in Raleigh County, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith34873.9 years
Lilly33475.7 years
Williams22574.4 years
Meadows20474.3 years
Thompson16275.0 years
Jones15674.6 years
Miller14972.9 years
Davis14976.4 years
Martin13374.2 years
Walker13171.2 years
Businesses in Raleigh County, WV
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Lane Furniture4
Advance Auto Parts4Little Caesars Pizza2
American Eagle Outfitters1Long John Silver's2
Applebee's1Lowe's1
Arby's1Marriott2
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets9
Bath & Body Works1Maurices1
Blockbuster1McDonald's5
Burger King1Microtel1
CVS5Nike7
Carson Pirie Scott1Nissan1
Chevrolet1Outback1
Chick-Fil-A2Outback Steakhouse1
Comfort Inn1Pac Sun1
Cracker Barrel1Papa John's Pizza1
Curves1PetSmart1
Dairy Queen2Pizza Hut3
Days Inn1Quality1
Deb1RadioShack3
Econo Lodge1Rite Aid4
Fashion Bug1Ruby Tuesday1
FedEx10Rue211
Finish Line1Ryan's Grill1
Ford1SAS Shoes2
GNC1SONIC Drive-In1
GameStop3Sam's Club1
Goodwill6Sears2
H&R Block6Shoe Carnival1
Hardee's3Sleep Inn1
Hilton1Spencer Gifts1
Hobby Lobby1Sprint Nextel1
Holiday Inn1Staples1
Honda1Starbucks2
Hot Topic1Subaru1
Howard Johnson1Subway11
Hyundai1Super 83
IHOP1T.J.Maxx1
JCPenney1Taco Bell1
Jones New York2Toyota1
Justice1True Value1
KFC2U-Haul4
Kincaid2U.S. Cellular5
Kmart1UPS14
Knights Inn1Victoria's Secret1
Kohl's1Walgreens3
Kroger3Walmart2
La-Z-Boy3Wendy's4
Lane Bryant1YMCA1

Raleigh County on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"