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The county was named for Sir Walter Raleigh

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The county is in the Beckley metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 79,175. This was a decrease of  -.06% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$28,181
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Raleigh County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Raleigh County was $24,050. This was an increase of 25.4% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 78% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Beckley
A leading producer of coal

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11% of Raleigh County residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Raleigh County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Raleigh County include Accord Cemetery, Aliff Cemetery, Allen Cemetery, Artie Cemetery, Athey Cemetery, Bailey Cemetery, Biggs Cemetery, Blue Jay Cemetery, Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Bone Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Raleigh County include Ameagle, Beckley, Besoco, Bradley, Coal City, Crab Orchard, Daniels, Ghent, Lester, Lillybrook ... View communities

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Colleges in Raleigh County include Appalachian Bible College, Mountain State University ... View colleges

School districts in Raleigh County include Raleigh County Schools District ... View school districts

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Libraries

Libraries in Raleigh County include Marsh Fork, Raleigh County, Shady Springs, Sophia ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Raleigh County include Beckley Register-Herald ... View newspapers

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Raleigh County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Raleigh County political report.

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Hotels in Raleigh County include Best Western Four Seasons Inn, Comfort Inn Beckley, Country Inn & Suites, Courtyard Beckley, Days Inn, Econo Lodge, Fairfield Inn, Glade Springs Hotel & Conference, Glade Springs Resort, Howard Johnson ... More hotels

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