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Population
78,493
-0.42% decline
Median Age
41.6
Median Household Income
$41,032
-0.29% decline
Poverty Rate
17.8%
Number of Employees
29,014
-0.96% decline
Median Property Value
$101,700
4.09% growth

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Economy

The economy of Raleigh County, WV employs 29,014 people. The economy of Raleigh County, WV is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Utilities; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 14.65; 1.48; and 1.34 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Raleigh County, WV are Healthcare & Social Assistance (5,254), Retail trade (4,329), and Accommodation & Food Service (2,630), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($73,345), Utilities ($64,318), and Transportation & Warehousing ($37,267).

Median household income in Raleigh County, WV is $41,032. Males in Raleigh County, WV have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,146. The income inequality of Raleigh County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.439 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Raleigh County, WV. In Raleigh County, WV the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 96 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,469. McDowell County, WV has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in West Virginia.

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Diversity

Raleigh County, WV is home to a population of 78,493 people, from which 98.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Raleigh County, WV is composed of 68,500 White residents (87.3%), 6,480 Black residents (8.26%), 1,122 Hispanic residents (1.43%), 942 Two+ residents (1.2%), and 834 Asian residents (1.06%). The most common foreign languages in Raleigh County, WV are Spanish (1,155 speakers), Other Indic (287 speakers), and French (258 speakers), but compared to other places, Raleigh County, WV has a relative high number of Other (52 speakers), Other Indic (287 speakers), and German (233 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Raleigh County, WV awarded 626 degrees. The student population of Raleigh County, WV is skewed towards females, with 162 male students and 464 female students. Most students in Raleigh County, WV are White (563 and 89.9%), followed by Black or African American (42 and 6.71%), Two or more races (12 and 1.92%), and Asian (4 and 0.64%). The largest universities in Raleigh County, WV by number of graduates are New River Community and Technical College (307 and 49%), Valley College-Beckley (183 and 29.2%), and Academy of Careers and Technology (95 and 15.2%). The most popular majors in Raleigh County, WV are General Studies (73 and 11.7%), General Business (38 and 6.07%), and General Business Administration & Management (34 and 5.43%). The median tuition costs in Raleigh County, WV are N/A for private four year colleges, and $12,020 and $12,020 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Raleigh County, WV is $101,700, which is 0.52 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $97,700 to $101,700, a 4.09% increase. The homeownership rate of Raleigh County, WV is 72.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Raleigh County, WV have an average commute time of 23.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Raleigh County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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