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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Housing
    B+
  3. Nightlife
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    B
  5. Diversity
    B-
  6. Jobs
    C
  7. Weather
    C+
  8. Cost of Living
    A
  9. Health & Fitness
    B
  10. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  11. Commute
    B-
Raleigh County is located in West Virginia with a population of 76,232. In Raleigh County, most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Raleigh County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Raleigh County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$105,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$687
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    444.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    130.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    112.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,020
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,691
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    255
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Raleigh County

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$42,296
National
$55,322

Raleigh County Reviews

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The community overall is above average for an older couple, newlyweds, or a family. Bachelors and single people as well as teenagers however, typically do not enjoy the environment.
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There are many great things about the town, such as the privacy and secrecy. However, the community is very diverse and not very close knit. The crime rate is rising and the support for local sports is falling at an astonishing rate. Making it hard to be a happy teenager in this area.
The economy here is rough. Unemployment is rising due to drug abuse, criminal activity, and dropout rates. Beautiful state. Wonderful community groups. The state needs to find more resources for income because coal will not last forever.