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Raven, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Raven Census Designated Place had a population of 2,286 as of July 1, 2016. Raven ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Raven is located at latitude 37.0935 and longitude -81.8595 in Tazewell County. The formal boundaries for the Raven Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Tazewell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,906 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Raven Census Designated Place are located in Tazewell County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Russell County.

The Raven Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389728) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Raven population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Raven, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,286
Population in Households 2,286
Population in Familes 1,909
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 351
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 954
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 666
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,115 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 703 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 251 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 161 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $79,024
Average Home Value $142,685


Median Household Income $31,164
Average Household Income $44,942
Per Capita Income $18,722
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% -0.18%
Households 0.15% -0.13%
Families 0.32% -0.18%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Raven, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Raven to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 252 58th
Population Density1 # 421 29th
Diversity Index2 # 572 3rd
Median Household Income # 547 8th
Per Capita Income # 526 11th

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