Rainelle, West Virginia Population 2024

1,150

Rainelle is a city located in Fayette County and Greenbrier County West Virginia. Rainelle has a 2024 population of 1,150. Rainelle is currently declining at a rate of -0.78% annually and its population has decreased by -3.04% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,186 in 2020.

The average household income in Rainelle is $48,962 with a poverty rate of 22.36%. The median age in Rainelle is 48.1 years: 45.9 years for males, and 48.3 years for females.

Rainelle Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Rainelle was:

  • White: 90.66%
  • Two or more races: 5.55%
  • Native American: 2.67%
  • Other race: 1.12%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,033.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.04% (-36)
The current population of Rainelle, West Virginia is 1,150 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,186.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,29190.66%
Two or more races795.55%
Native American382.67%
Other race161.12%
Black or African American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Rainelle Population by Race

Rainelle Population Pyramid 2024

Rainelle Median Age

48.1

Total

45.9

Male

48.3

Female

Rainelle Adults

There are 1,150 adults, (263 of whom are seniors) in Rainelle.

Rainelle Age Dependency

60.5

Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Rainelle Sex Ratio

Female77654.49%
Male64845.51%

Rainelle Population by Age

Rainelle Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6422.1672.127.9
Non Family3241.2368.231.8
Married2303.0285.214.8
Female603.853565
Male282.3289.310.7

3.02

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

72.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Rainelle Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade15013.65%
Associates Degree322.91%
Bachelors Degree13812.56%
Graduate Degree111%
High School Graduate52047.32%
Less Than 9th Grade292.64%
Some College21919.93%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Rainelle Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rainelle Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,040870149
2+ Races33300
Native American26200

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 90.91%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 14.33%.

Rainelle Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$16,552$39,444$16,351
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$24,850$28,529$23,750
Less Than 9th Grade$23,438$0$19,167
Overall$25,694$43,125$20,750
Some College$0$113,092$31,875

$25,694

Average Earnings

$43,125

Average Male

$20,750

Average Female

Rainelle Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rainelle Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Rainelle Language

98.3% of Rainelle residents speak only English, while 1.7% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.7% of the population.

Rainelle Language

Rainelle Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,25129623.66%
Multiple4436.82%

22.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.5%

Male Poverty Rate

24.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rainelle

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rainelle is White, with 23.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rainelle is Multiple, with 6.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.95%.

Rainelle Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.4%
High School20.56%
Some College13.15%
Bachelors or Greater2.01%

Rainelle Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed25%
Female Employed11.19%
Male Employed1.37%

Rainelle Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rainelle Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$65,417$68,917
Households$39,338$48,962
Married Families$73,750$-999,999,999
Non Families$27,870$28,059

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Rainelle Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.0%

Male Marriage Rate

35.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Rainelle Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Rainelle Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Rainelle Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Rainelle Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

103

Number of Veterans

100

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War31
Vietnam14
Korea6
Second Gulf War2
World War II0

Rainelle Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6448
35 to 5429
75+18
65 to 748
18 to 340

Rainelle Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1039.68%

Rainelle Veterans by Race

Rainelle Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rainelle Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

43.9%

Labor Force Participation

42.4%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Rainelle Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Rainelle Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Rainelle Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

72.75%

Born in Rainelle

99.79%

Native Born

0.21%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.79% of Rainelle residents were born in the United States, with 72.75% having been born in West Virginia. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Rainelle Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,105-9-0.81%
20281,114-9-0.8%
20271,123-9-0.8%
20261,132-9-0.79%
20251,141-9-0.78%
20241,150-9-0.78%
20231,159-14-1.19%
20221,173-17-1.43%
20211,19040.34%
20201,186-343-22.43%
20191,529322.14%
20181,497110.74%
20171,486120.81%
20161,474-7-0.47%
20151,481-1-0.07%
20141,482-11-0.74%
20131,493-4-0.27%
20121,49700%
20111,49710.07%
20101,49600%

Rainelle Population by Year