Raleigh County, West Virginia Population 2020

Raleigh County, West Virginia's estimated population is 75,062 with a growth rate of -1.61% 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
201874,254-808-1.08%
201775,062-1,228-1.61%
201676,290-1,081-1.40%
201577,371-814-1.04%
201478,185-615-0.78%
201378,800-449-0.57%
201279,249-85-0.11%
201179,3344180.53%
201078,9162,0972.73%
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%

How Many People Live in Raleigh County, West Virginia?

75,062

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White67,18588.13%
Black or African American5,8147.63%
Two or More Races1,6382.15%
Asian7080.93%
Some Other Race5870.77%
American Indian and Alaska Native2900.38%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander100.01%

Raleigh County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2020

Raleigh County, West Virginia Median Age

42.4


Total

40.8


Male

44.3


Female

Raleigh County, West Virginia Adults

There are 60,315 adults, (14,907 of whom are seniors) in Raleigh County, West Virginia.

Raleigh County, West Virginia Age Dependency

67.9

Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Raleigh County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

38,044

49.91%

Male

38,188

50.09%

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
Married88.5%11.5%
All74%26%
Non Family64.3%35.7%
Male57.3%42.7%
Female48.9%51.1%

74.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All31,1192.3574
Married15,5382.9188.5
Non Family9,9551.264.3
Female4,0492.8748.9
Male1,5772.7857.3

2.81

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Raleigh County, West Virginia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,5914.75%
9th to 12th Grade5,0669.29%
High School Graduate21,90440.18%
Some College11,07720.32%
Associates Degree3,9027.16%
Bachelors Degree6,27111.50%
Graduate Degree3,7016.79%

Raleigh County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White48,11041,3819,128
Black4,1323,517255
Hispanic75968663
Multiple Races58948048
Asian585488379
Other Race28525593
Native American22716226

The highest rate of high school graduation is among hispanic people with a rate of 90.38%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 64.79%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,056$40,267$25,295
Less Than High School$21,146$25,327$15,434
High School Grad$27,323$31,958$20,397
Some College$29,990$44,363$24,371
Bachelors Degree$44,235$50,938$37,578
Graduate Degree$52,740$67,881$46,008

$31,056

Average Earnings

$40,267

Average Male

$25,295

Average Female

Raleigh County, West Virginia Language

Raleigh County, West Virginia Language by Age

Raleigh County, West Virginia Language

97.22% of Raleigh County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 2.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.99% of the population.

Raleigh County, West Virginia Poverty

Raleigh County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White64,60411,11217.20%
Black4,8171,04521.69%
Multiple1,50529919.87%
Other55027149.27%
Hispanic1,05323922.70%
Native290289.66%
Asian653243.68%

17.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.98%

Male Poverty Rate

20.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Raleigh County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Raleigh County, West Virginia is Other, with 49.27% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Raleigh County, West Virginia is Asian, with 3.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.71%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.84%
High School15.69%
Some College13.62%
Bachelors or Greater4.74%

Raleigh County, West Virginia Income

Raleigh County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,296$58,536
Families$53,606$68,427
Married Families$64,277$81,394
Non Families$22,370$35,143

Raleigh County, West Virginia Marital Status

Raleigh County, West Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.0%

Male Marriage Rate

50.8%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Raleigh County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

Raleigh County, West Virginia Veterans

6,092

Number of Veterans

5,641

Male Veterans

451

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,302
First Gulf War1,327
Second Gulf War952
Korea627
World War II173

Raleigh County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White5,50910.31%
Black3918.13%
Hispanic14115.91%
2 or More859.75%
Indian5318.28%
Other4715.93%
Asian71.20%

Raleigh County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

6.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Raleigh County, West Virginia Employment Status

50%

Labor Force Participation

46.1%

Employment Rate

7.8%

Unemployment Rate

Raleigh County, West Virginia Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

77.76%

Born in West Virginia

98.55%

Native Born

1.45%

Foreign Born

0.70%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.55% of Raleigh County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 77.76% having been born in West Virginia. 0.70% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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