Raleigh County, West Virginia Population 2018

Raleigh County, West Virginia's estimated population is 75,022 with a growth rate of -3.88% 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
201775,022-3,029-3.88%
201678,0511,7922.35%
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
White68,855
Black or African American6,223
Two or More Races1,288
Asian808
Some Other Race529
American Indian and Alaska Native277
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander71

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Raleigh County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Raleigh County, West Virginia Median Age

41.5


Total

39.8


Male

43.6


Female

Raleigh County, West Virginia Adults

There are 61,660 adults, (14,127 of which are seniors) in Raleigh County, West Virginia.

Raleigh County, West Virginia Age Dependency

64.3

Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Raleigh County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

38,807

49.72%

Male

39,244

50.28%

Raleigh County, West Virginia Households and Families

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

Raleigh County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.8%11.2%
All72.6%27.4%
Non Family62.8%37.2%
Male50%50%
Female46.2%53.8%

72.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Raleigh County, West Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All30,8802.4272.6
Married15,0262.9788.8
Non Family10,2031.2162.8
Female4,0543.0546.2
Male1,5973.3250

2.92

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

4.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

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 Grade2,9635.32%
9th to 12th Grade5,75710.34%
High School Graduate22,33440.11%
Some College10,66619.15%
Associates Degree3,8606.93%
Bachelors Degree6,79312.20%
Graduate Degree3,3145.95%

Raleigh County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White48,95041,2639,055
Black4,2953,648410
Hispanic69855860
Asian677565380
Multiple Races604493108
Other Race36935067
Native American17914427
Islander6060

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 56.13%.

Raleigh County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,133$38,044$23,903
Less Than High School$17,228$19,447$16,128
High School Grad$26,147$31,721$20,475
Some College$28,000$39,000$21,231
Bachelors Degree$41,326$51,713$35,467
Graduate Degree$50,530$56,771$47,724

$30,133

Average Earnings

$38,044

Average Male

$23,903

Average Female

Raleigh County, West Virginia Language

Raleigh County, West Virginia Language by Age

Raleigh County, West Virginia Language

96.55% of Raleigh County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 3.45% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.39% of the population.

Raleigh County, West Virginia Poverty

Raleigh County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White65,81910,96116.65%
Black5,2201,61330.90%
Hispanic93321122.62%
Multiple1,17220717.66%
Other44617138.34%
Asian758395.15%
Islander603558.33%
Native277196.86%

17.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.25%

Male Poverty Rate

19.04%

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 58.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Raleigh County, West Virginia is Asian, with 5.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.81%.

Raleigh County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.99%
Some College15.72%
High School13.67%
Bachelors or Greater4.44%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed49.54%
Male Unemployed31.94%
Female Employed10.79%
Male Employed6.11%

Raleigh County, West Virginia Income

Raleigh County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,533$55,426
Families$51,252$64,936
Married Families$61,857$76,864
Non Families$22,549$33,891

Raleigh County, West Virginia Marital Status

Raleigh County, West Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.8%

Male Marriage Rate

50.4%

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 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Raleigh County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

Raleigh County, West Virginia Veterans

Raleigh County, West Virginia Veterans by War

6,713

Number of Veterans

6,240

Male Veterans

473

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam2,370
First Gulf War1,272
Second Gulf War978
Korea740
World War II433

Raleigh County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,772
35 to 541,768
75+1,492
55 to 641,155
18 to 34526

Raleigh County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White5,99911.01%
Black53410.73%
Hispanic10412.73%
2 or More8411.59%
Other5514.47%
Indian3512.64%
Asian60.88%

Raleigh County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

8.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Raleigh County, West Virginia Employment Status

Raleigh County, West Virginia Employment by Age

49.6%

Labor Force Participation

45.7%

Employment Rate

7.7%

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