Raleigh County, West Virginia Population 2018

Raleigh County, West Virginia's estimated population is 75,022 with a growth rate of -1.62% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Raleigh County, West Virginia is the 6th largest county in West Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201777,0972,0752.77%
201775,022-1,237-1.62%
201676,259-1,076-1.39%
201577,335-804-1.03%
201478,139-589-0.75%
201378,728-436-0.55%
201279,164-109-0.14%
201179,2733490.44%
201078,9242,1052.74%
199076,819-10,002-11.52%
198086,82116,74123.89%
197070,080-7,746-9.95%
196077,826-18,447-19.16%
195096,2739,58611.06%
194086,68718,61527.35%
193068,07225,59060.24%
192042,48216,84965.73%
191025,63313,197106.12%
190012,4362,83929.58%
18909,5972,23030.27%
18807,3673,694100.57%
18703,6733069.09%
18603,3671,60290.76%
18501,7650.00%

Raleigh County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White67,897
Black or African American6,015
Two or More Races1,263
Asian805
Some Other Race690
American Indian and Alaska Native341
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander86

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Raleigh County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2018

5001,0001,5002,0002,5003,0003,500 Male Population5001,0001,5002,0002,5003,0003,500 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Raleigh County, West Virginia Median Age

42


Total

40.1


Male

44


Female

Raleigh County, West Virginia Adults

There are 60,939 adults, (14,460 of whom are seniors) in Raleigh County, West Virginia.

Raleigh County, West Virginia Age Dependency

65.9

Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Raleigh County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

38,379

49.78%

Male

38,718

50.22%

Raleigh County, West Virginia Households and Families

Raleigh County, West Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Raleigh County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.6%11.4%
All73.2%26.8%
Non Family64%36%
Male54.3%45.7%
Female46.4%53.6%

73.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Raleigh County, West Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All31,0692.3873.2
Married15,3352.9388.6
Non Family9,8391.1964
Female4,3672.9146.4
Male1,5282.9354.3

2.85

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

4.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Raleigh County, West Virginia Households

Raleigh County, West Virginia Education

Raleigh County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,6734.85%
9th to 12th Grade5,2189.46%
High School Graduate22,17140.21%
Some College10,94019.84%
Associates Degree3,8907.06%
Bachelors Degree6,72112.19%
Graduate Degree3,5196.38%

Raleigh County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White48,41441,3729,133
Black4,2143,660359
Hispanic72165499
Asian663545450
Multiple Races51243667
Other Race442417117
Native American25720629
Islander7676

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 67.87%.

Raleigh County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,557$39,114$24,753
Less Than High School$18,870$22,913$15,572
High School Grad$26,209$31,095$20,599
Some College$30,529$41,258$23,604
Bachelors Degree$43,441$51,854$34,567
Graduate Degree$51,117$64,321$43,929

$30,557

Average Earnings

$39,114

Average Male

$24,753

Average Female

Raleigh County, West Virginia Language

Raleigh County, West Virginia Language by Age

Raleigh County, West Virginia Language

96.99% of Raleigh County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 3.01% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.15% of the population.

Raleigh County, West Virginia Poverty

Raleigh County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White64,90410,87916.76%
Black5,1371,36526.57%
Hispanic1,03226225.39%
Other61625741.72%
Multiple1,15020317.65%
Asian762536.96%
Islander763748.68%
Native341288.21%

17.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.54%

Male Poverty Rate

19.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Raleigh County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Raleigh County, West Virginia is Islander, with 48.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Raleigh County, West Virginia is Asian, with 6.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.15%.

Raleigh County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.98%
Some College15.57%
High School14.52%
Bachelors or Greater4.11%

Raleigh County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed52.23%
Male Unemployed29.00%
Female Employed10.99%
Male Employed5.60%

Raleigh County, West Virginia Income

Raleigh County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,386$57,091
Families$52,515$66,712
Married Families$63,729$79,603
Non Families$22,890$33,996

Raleigh County, West Virginia Marital Status

Raleigh County, West Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.9%

Male Marriage Rate

51.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Raleigh County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

Raleigh County, West Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Raleigh County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Raleigh County, West Virginia Veterans

Raleigh County, West Virginia Veterans by War

6,501

Number of Veterans

6,067

Male Veterans

434

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam2,351
First Gulf War1,379
Second Gulf War919
Korea686
World War II379

Raleigh County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,855
35 to 541,752
75+1,440
55 to 641,024
18 to 34430

Raleigh County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White5,85610.88%
Black4659.63%
Hispanic10712.40%
2 or More7911.27%
Other5311.75%
Indian4112.02%
Asian71.06%

Raleigh County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

8.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Raleigh County, West Virginia Employment Status

Raleigh County, West Virginia Employment by Age

50.1%

Labor Force Participation

46.2%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Raleigh County, West Virginia Employment by Race

Raleigh County, West Virginia Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Raleigh County, West Virginia

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Beckley1761216972-640-3.63%
Mabscott14071350-57-4.05%
Sophia13441311-33-2.46%
Lester344322-22-6.40%
Rhodell173167-6-3.47%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990