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 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 2,020 inhabitants. Its county seat is Beckley. The county was created 171 years ago in 1850.

Raleigh County Courthouse Beckley image
Raleigh County Courthouse Beckley
Raleigh County Courthouse Beckley image

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 map

The largest city of Raleigh County is Beckley with a population of 15,805. Other cities include, Crab Orchard population 2,678, Daniels population 1,881, Prosperity population 1,498 and Mabscott population 1,251. See all Raleigh County cities & populated places.

Weather

Raleigh County forecast: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2pm, then showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny. High near 75, with temperatures falling to around 62 in the afternoon. South wind 8 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. more

Raleigh County Quick Facts

Population : 72,920 (2020)
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 : 10:49:36 (22nd September 2021)
Density : 46 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -8.14% (2010-2020)
Weather : 75℉ Chance Showers And Thunderstorms 7-days weather

Raleigh County has 6 neighbours.

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Raleigh County decreased by 8.14% in 10 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
2020 72,920 -0.6% 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.

Other places with the same name (1)

Raleigh County Populated Places

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

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
Lester 312 City in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States of America
Rhodell 159 Human settlement in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States of America

West Virginia Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Kanawha County 176,253 County in West Virginia, United States
Berkeley County 122,125 County in West Virginia, United States of America
Monongalia County 106,819 County in West Virginia, United States
Cabell County 91,589 County in West Virginia, United States
Wood County 82,938 County in West Virginia, United States
Harrison County 66,870 County in West Virginia, United States
Mercer County 58,258 County in West Virginia, United States
Jefferson County 57,486 County in West Virginia, United States
Putnam County 56,428 County in West Virginia, United States
Marion County 55,962 County in West Virginia, United States
Charleston 45,879 Capital city of West Virginia, United States
Huntington 44,934 City in Cabell County, West Virginia, United States
Fayette County 42,062 County in West Virginia, United States
Ohio County 41,182 County in West Virginia, United States
Wayne County 39,054 County in West Virginia, United States
Greenbrier County 34,319 County in West Virginia, United States