Raleigh County , West Virginia

Raleigh County: County in West Virginia, United States

Raleigh County locator map
Location of Raleigh County on West Virginia map.

About

Raleigh County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 78,859 and a population density of 50 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 county had an estimated population of 73,361 inhabitants. Its county seat is Beckley. The county was created 171 years ago in 1850.

Geography

Raleigh County is located at 37°46'17"N 81°14'55"W (37.7713600, -81.2486300). It has 6 neighbors: Fayette County, Boone County, Kanawha County, Mercer County, Summers County and Wyoming County.

Raleigh County Courthouse Beckley image
Raleigh County Courthouse Beckley

The largest city of Raleigh County is Beckley with a population of 15,940. Other cities include, Mabscott population 1,263, Lester population 314 and Rhodell population 160. See all Raleigh County cities & populated places.

Raleigh County Courthouse Beckley image

Raleigh County map

Raleigh County Quick Facts

Population : 73,361 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : West Virginia (United States)
Area : 1578 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.7%
Land as percent of area : 99.3%
Named for : Walter Raleigh
Altitude : 2,369 feet / 722 meters
Capital : Beckley
Establishment : January 01, 1850
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 14:41:11 (14th June 2021)
Density : 46 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : -7.49% (2010-2019)

Raleigh County has 6 neighbours.

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Raleigh County decreased by 7.49% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 78,859 - census
2011 79,345 0.61% estimation process
2012 79,249 -0.12% estimation process
2013 78,799 -0.57% estimation process
2014 78,183 -0.79% estimation process
2015 77,363 -1.06% estimation process
2016 76,296 -1.4% estimation process
2017 75,066 -1.64% estimation process
2018 74,172 -1.21% estimation process
2019 73,361 -1.11% estimation process

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People born in Raleigh County (2)

People born in Raleigh County, including musician Little Jimmy Dickens, early country blues and Piedmont blues musician Frank Hutchison, you can see a list of people who born in Raleigh County.

Raleigh County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
Beckley 15,940 City in and county seat of Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States
Mabscott 1,263 City in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States of America
Sophia 1,231 Town in West Virginia, USA
Lester 314 City in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States of America
Rhodell 160 Human settlement in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States of America

West Virginia Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
West Virginia 1,792,147 State of the United States of America
Kanawha County 178,124 County in West Virginia, United States
Berkeley County 119,171 County in West Virginia, United States of America
Monongalia County 105,612 County in West Virginia, United States
Cabell County 91,945 County in West Virginia, United States
Wood County 83,518 County in West Virginia, United States
Harrison County 67,256 County in West Virginia, United States
Mercer County 58,758 County in West Virginia, United States
Jefferson County 57,146 County in West Virginia, United States
Putnam County 56,450 County in West Virginia, United States
Marion County 56,072 County in West Virginia, United States
Charleston 46,536 Capital city of West Virginia, United States
Huntington 45,110 City in Cabell County, West Virginia, United States
Fayette County 42,406 County in West Virginia, United States
Ohio County 41,411 County in West Virginia, United States
Wayne County 39,402 County in West Virginia, United States

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