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Raven, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Raven Census Designated Place had a population of 2,186 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Raven, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,186
Daytime Population: Workers 170
Daytime Population: Residents 1,515
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,685
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 2,186
Population in Familes 1,822
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 335
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $32,507
Average Household Income $46,827
Per Capita Income $19,463


Total Housing Units 1,107 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 662 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 247 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 198 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $85,897
Average Home Value $155,589


Total Households 909
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 633
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.52% -0.59%
Households -0.53% -0.6%
Families -0.43% -0.7%
Median Household Income   2.92%
Per Capita Income   3.38%

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, 2017 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 # 258 57th
Population Density # 420 30th
Diversity Index # 574 3rd
Median Household Income # 547 8th
Per Capita Income # 525 12th

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