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FAST FACTS ABOUT RALEIGH COUNTY


Founded: 1850
Land in square miles: 608.9
Population: 78,859
Percentage minorities: 11.5%
Percentage rural: 40.8%
Median age: 40.8
Percentage 65 or older: 16.1%
Birth rate per 1,000 population: 48
Median household income: $38,036
High school graduate or higher: 78.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%
Home ownership: 76.6%
Median home value: $88,000


Source: This information is from the 2010 U.S. Census and the U.S. Geological Survey. In 2010, West Virginia as a whole had 6.1 percent minorities, a median age of 41.1, median household income of $38,380, and a 74.6 percent homeownership rate.