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Raleigh County, West Virginia (WV)

County population in 2014: 78,241 (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: 129 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Raleigh County: 83.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (38.9%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (17.5%), Public administration (12.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 30%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Raleigh County, West Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (87.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (8.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.3%)
  • Asian alone (0.9%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
West Virginia median age:  41.0 years
Males: 39,078  (49.9%)
Females: 39,163  (50.1%)

Raleigh County,WV real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Raleigh County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $40,178 ($28,181 in 1999)

This county:

$40178
West Virginia:

$41253

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $475 (lower quartile is $327, upper quartile is $586)
This county:

$475
State:

$461


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $102,100 (it was $62,700 in 2000)
Raleigh:

$102,100
West Virginia:

$103,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $57,900 - $169,000
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $913
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $299

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
Raleigh County, WV map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $684 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $396 (0.5%)

Raleigh County household income distribution in 2009 Raleigh County home values distribution Raleigh County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.0%
(17.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.4% for Black residents, 31.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 51.8% for American Indian residents, 53.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 24.0% for other race residents, 29.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.0%
Raleigh County:

21.0%
West Virginia:

18.5%
(17.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.9% for Black residents, 36.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 51.8% for American Indian residents, 53.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 24.0% for other race residents, 32.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 28 years old, American Indian residents: 69 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 27 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

2012 air pollution in Raleigh County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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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 September 2015:
Here:

6.8%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 3,688
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 72.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 945 (47% naturalized citizens)

Raleigh County:

1.2%
Whole state:

1.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 233
  • 1990 to 1994: 99
  • 1985 to 1989: 89
  • 1980 to 1984: 64
  • 1975 to 1979: 112
  • 1970 to 1974: 122
  • 1970 to 1974: 69
  • 1965 to 1969: 157

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: 25,077
  • One, attached: 659
  • Two: 543
  • 3 or 4: 640
  • 5 to 9: 986
  • 10 to 19: 378
  • 20 or more: 727
  • Mobile homes: 6,600
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 68

Housing units in Raleigh County with a mortgage: 8,915 (593 second mortgage, 912 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,128

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

52.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Raleigh County

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 near West Virginia state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 151.0 miles away from Raleigh 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, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 59.0 miles away from the 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
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 146.8 miles away from Raleigh County center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 56.6 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 VirginiaSevere Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: March 12, 2010 to April 9, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1893): March 29, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1893, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West VirginiaSevere Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1881): March 2, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1881, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • West VirginiaSevere Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: May 3, 2009 to June 8, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1838): May 15, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1838, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West VirginiaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3221): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3221, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • West VirginiaSevere Storms, Flooding and Landslides, Incident Period: May 27, 2004 to June 28, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1522): June 7, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1522, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • West VirginiaSevere Storms, Flooding, and Landslides, Incident Period: November 11, 2003 to November 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1500): November 21, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1500, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • West VirginiaSevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 16, 2003 to March 28, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1455): March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1455, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • West VirginiaSevere Storms, Flooding, and Landslides, Incident Period: May 2, 2002 to May 20, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1410): May 5, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1410, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • West VirginiaSouthwest Complex Fire, Incident Period: November 16, 2001 to November 30, 2001, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • West VirginiaSevere Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: May 15, 2001 to September 4, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1378): June 3, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1378, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Raleigh County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 8, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Mudslides: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (19%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Philippines (17%)
  • Canada (14%)
  • India (12%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Japan (8%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Raleigh County (%):

  • United States or American (35%)
  • English (11%)
  • German (10%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Raleigh County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 23,878 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 3,406 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 72 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 2 (0%)
  • Taxi: 13 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 16 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 537 (2%)
  • Other means: 252 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 551 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $51,440.

4.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,477 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
West Virginia average:

5.16%


0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($261 average AGI)
Raleigh County:

0.05%
West Virginia average:

0.01%

2.41% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($17,212 average AGI)
2.37% relocated from other states ($19,004 average AGI)
Raleigh County:

2.37%
West Virginia average:

2.69%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Fayette County, WV  0.70% ($32,387 average AGI)
from Wyoming County, WV  0.31% ($35,926)
from Kanawha County, WV  0.25% ($38,254)
from Mercer County, WV  0.19% ($36,647)
from Summers County, WV  0.17% ($25,773)
from Cabell County, WV  0.10% ($18,115)
from Greenbrier County, WV  0.10% ($30,000)


4.47% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,864 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.47%
West Virginia average:

5.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.19% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($17,273 average AGI)
2.27% relocated to other states ($15,592 average AGI)
Raleigh County:

2.27%
West Virginia average:

2.66%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Fayette County, WV  0.62% ($31,307 average AGI)
to Kanawha County, WV  0.26% ($34,696)
to Mercer County, WV  0.19% ($34,163)
to Wyoming County, WV  0.14% ($32,974)
to Summers County, WV  0.13% ($21,364)
to Greenbrier County, WV  0.13% ($48,485)
to Monongalia County, WV  0.11% ($32,833)

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 2014: 12.5

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 live births in Raleigh County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Raleigh County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Raleigh County, West Virginia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1294)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (960)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (815)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (781)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (671)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (447)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (408)
  • Unspecified dementia (302)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (301)
  • Accidental poisoning by and exposure to other and unspecified drugs, medicaments and biological substances (261)

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: 26609.41
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 616.360
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 99658.98

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1096.420
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1125.470
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3.79

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 41.74
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 77.05

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10.11

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: 75,002
  • In family households: 62,692 (14,570 male householders, 6,752 female householders)
    15,991 spouses, 19,757 children (18,009 natural, 547 adopted, 1,201 stepchildren), 1,968 grandchildren, 530 brothers or sisters, 564 parents, 727 other relatives, 1,464 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 12,310 (4,642 male householders (3,795 living alone)), 5,867 female householders (5,295 living alone)), 1,801 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,857 (3,235 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 10,454 2-persons, 5,011 3-persons, 3,621 4-persons, 1,545 5-persons, 451 6-persons, 240 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,090 1-person, 1,179 2-persons, 146 3-persons, 60 4-persons, 28 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons.

11,328 married couples with children.
4,035 single-parent households (748 men, 3,287 women).

96.4% of residents of Raleigh County speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 24% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (89% speak English very well, 2% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $642,442,000 ($8114 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:

5.8
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 597
  • 2000 to 2004: 3,006
  • 1990 to 1999: 5,100
  • 1980 to 1989: 6,119
  • 1970 to 1979: 7,446
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,632
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,921
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,021
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,973
Rooms in houses/apartments in Raleigh County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 111
  • 3 rooms: 339
  • 4 rooms: 3,296
  • 5 rooms: 6,397
  • 6 rooms: 6,194
  • 7 rooms: 4,002
  • 8 rooms: 2,192
  • 9+ rooms: 1,782
  • 1 room: 66
  • 2 rooms: 431
  • 3 rooms: 828
  • 4 rooms: 2,340
  • 5 rooms: 1,983
  • 6 rooms: 1,056
  • 7 rooms: 401
  • 8 rooms: 210
  • 9+ rooms: 152
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Raleigh County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 39
  • 1 bedroom: 483
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,606
  • 3 bedrooms: 13,371
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,121
  • 5+ bedrooms: 706
  • no bedroom: 124
  • 1 bedroom: 1,335
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,321
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,326
  • 4 bedrooms: 321
  • 5+ bedrooms: 40
Cars and other vehicles available in Raleigh County, West Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,972
  • 1 vehicle: 7,730
  • 2 vehicles: 10,509
  • 3 vehicles: 3,213
  • 4 vehicles: 717
  • 5+ vehicles: 185
  • no vehicle: 1,732
  • 1 vehicle: 3,666
  • 2 vehicles: 1,824
  • 3 vehicles: 216
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5+ vehicles: 22

63% of Raleigh County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 43% lived in West Virginia.

Raleigh County:

62.7%
State average:

63.6%

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

  • This state: 63147
  • Northeast: 2198
  • Midwest: 3759
  • South: 8105
  • West: 636

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $49,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Raleigh County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (45.0%)
  • Electricity (40.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.8%)
  • Wood (3.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.5%)
  • Coal or coke (1.8%)
  • Electricity (47.2%)
  • Utility gas (43.0%)
  • Wood (3.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.6%)
  • Coal or coke (1.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 423
Here:

5.3%
West Virginia:

5.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 163
Here:

3.9%
West Virginia:

4.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,309
Here:

40.8%
West Virginia:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Raleigh County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,490,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,232,000
    Financial Administration: $1,930,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,885,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,846,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,695,000
    Health - Other: $1,294,000
    General - Other: $1,031,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $675,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $969,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,426,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,559,000

Raleigh County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $2,644,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $1,222,000
    Air Transportation: $849,000
    Education: $577,000
    Public Welfare: $260,000
    Sewerage: $63,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,688,000
    Interest Earnings: $397,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,986,000
    Health and Hospitals: $786,000
    All Other: $387,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,524,000
    Other Selective Sales: $527,000
    Death and Gift: $307,000
    Other License: $151,000

Raleigh County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $24,220,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $22,267,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,953,000

Raleigh County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,910,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,267,000

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
Raleigh County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Raleigh County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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+)"