Lester Raleigh County, West Virginia

Lester: City in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States of America

About

Lester is a city located in the county of Raleigh in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Its population at the 2010 census was 348 and a population density of 268 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 312 inhabitants.

Lester Quick Facts

Population : 312 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : West Virginia (United States)
County : Raleigh County
Postal code : 25865
Phone Area Codes : 304
Area : 1.3 km2
Altitude : 2,037 feet / 621, 621 meters
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 18:08:14 (24th May 2022)
Density : 240 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -11.54% (2010-2020)
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Location of Lester on West Virginia map.
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Geography

Lester is located at 37°44'5"N 81°17'58"W (37.7348400, -81.2995500).

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Demographics

According to census records, the population of Lester decreased by 11.54% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 348 - census
2011 345 -0.87% estimation process
2012 344 -0.29% estimation process
2013 340 -1.18% estimation process
2014 337 -0.89% estimation process
2015 333 -1.2% estimation process
2016 328 -1.52% estimation process
2017 323 -1.55% estimation process
2018 317 -1.89% estimation process
2019 314 -0.96% estimation process
2020 312 -0.64% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 39,225
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 38,836
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 1.0%
April 1, 2020 Population : 41,333
April 1, 2010 Population : 38,844
People under 5 years old, percentage : 5.1%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 24.7%
People over 65 (%) : 21.5%
Female persons, % : 51.5%
White only, percent : 90.5%
Black or African American alone, percent : 2.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.0%
Asians alone % : 5.5%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 1.7%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 2.3%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 88.5%
2015-2019 Veterans : 2,906
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 7.8%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 86.0%

Lester zip code is 25865. County name: Raleigh, County fips: 54081

Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 86.0%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $331,700
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $2,180
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $779
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,387
2015-2019 Households : 14,696
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.66
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 86.4%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 9.4%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 96.1%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 92.3%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 98.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 65.9%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 4.3%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 3.4%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 63.5%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 56.1%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 82,683
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 841,345
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 3,628
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 349,553
2012 total retail sales per capita : $8,862
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 21.7
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $118,163
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $60,956
Percentage of people living in poverty : 2.5%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 4,543
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,636
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,297
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 540
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 3,838
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 443
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 3,859
2010 population per square mile : 1,945.0
2010 land area in square miles : 19.97

Schools in Lester

College & universities near Lester, WV

Code Name City ZIP
237950 West Virginia University Institute of Technology Beckley (WV) 25801

Stations (8)

Amtrak & bus stations near Lester, WV

Code Name Address Type
PRC Prince Hwy 41 and County Road 25 RAIL
THN Thurmond Hwy 25 & Hwy 2 RAIL
HIN Hinton Front St. and Fifth Ave. RAIL
MNG Montgomery Third Avenue and Washington Street RAIL
ALD Alderson 1 C&O Plaza on Railroad Plaza RAIL

Post offices near Lester

Post Office Name City ZIP
Lester Post Office Lester (WV) 25865

Other places with the same name (3)

Other cities in Raleigh County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Raleigh County , WV.

City Name Population Title
Beckley 15,805 City in and county seat of Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States
Shady Spring 2,998 Census-designated place in Raleigh County, West Virginia
Crab Orchard 2,678 City in Lincoln County, Kentucky, United States of America
Daniels 1,881 Census-designated place in Raleigh County, West Virginia
Prosperity 1,498 The state of flourishing, thriving, good fortune or successful social status
Stanaford 1,350 Census-designated place (CDP) and coal town in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States
Mabscott 1,251 City in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States of America
Sophia 1,219 Town in West Virginia, USA
Piney View 989 Census-designated place in Raleigh County, West Virginia
Rhodell 159 Human settlement in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States of America