Kanawha County, West Virginia (WV)

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County population in 2012: 192,179 (75% urban, 25% rural); it was 200,073 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 31,817
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 25,967
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 60,616
Renter-occupied apartments: 26,417 (it was 25,610 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

27%

Land area: 903 sq. mi.

Water area: 7.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 213 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Kanawha County: 86.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (25.7%), Construction (15.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 26%
  • Unpaid family work: 4%
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Races in Kanawha County, West Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (88.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (7.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • Asian alone (1.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.9%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
West Virginia median age:  41.0 years
Males: 92,725  (49.3%)
Females: 100,338  (50.7%)
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Kanawha County,WV real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Kanawha County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $46,325 ($33,766 in 1999)

This county:

$46325
West Virginia:

$41253

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $494 (lower quartile is $353, upper quartile is $632)
This county:

$494
State:

$461


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $107,000 (it was $75,000 in 2000)
Kanawha:

$107,000
West Virginia:

$103,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $64,300 - $168,400

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $155,524
Here:

$155,524
State:

$146,543

Townhouses or other attached units: $128,093
Here:

$128,093
State:

$136,766

In 2-unit structures: $196,193
Here:

$196,193
State:

$206,201

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $105,484
Here:

$105,484
State:

$117,885

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $154,416
Here:

$154,416
State:

$163,589

Mobile homes: $47,040
Here:

$47,040
State:

$42,329
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $950
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $321

Institutionalized population: 1,364

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

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Health of residents in Kanawha County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is significantly worse than average.
69.7% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
48.9% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
62.3% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
65.8% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 199 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 169 pounds. This is more than average.
46.6% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 202 buildings, average cost: $148,300
  • 2008: 152 buildings, average cost: $138,500
  • 2009: 118 buildings, average cost: $132,100

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $760 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $613 (0.7%)

Kanawha County household income distribution in 2009 Kanawha County home values distribution Kanawha County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.8%
(12.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.2% for Black residents, 18.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.5% for American Indian residents, 11.2% for other race residents, 28.4% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.8%
Kanawha County:

14.8%
West Virginia:

18.5%
(12.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.7% for Black residents, 20.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.5% for American Indian residents, 11.2% for other race residents, 31.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 42 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 53 years old, Asian residents: 27 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 45 years old)

Area name: Charleston, WV HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kanawha County is $432 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $540 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $688 a month.

Cities in this county include: Charleston, South Charleston, St. Albans, Cross Lanes, Dunbar, Nitro, Sissonville, Upper Falls, Pinch, Montgomery.

Kanawha County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2005 air pollution in Kanawha County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.096 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.079 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 23 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 58 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 17.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 40 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.009 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.028 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Kanawha County: Hickory Camp (A), Weir (B), Coal (C), Johnson Knob Lookout Tower (D), Bee Mountain Lookout Tower (E), Notomine (F), Shawnee Regional Park Golf Course (G), Edgewood Country Club Golf Course (H), Coonskin Park Golf Course (I), Berry Hills Country Club Golf Course (J), Log Town Hollow Picnic Area (K), Foreman Knob Lookout Tower (L), Davis Creek Camping Area (M), Davis Creek Picnic Area (N), Bedford (O), Camp Camelot (P), Camp Carlisle (Q), Camp Galahad (R), Camp Virgil Tate (S), Camp Wheelgate (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Crossings Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Kanawha County include: Hopewell Church (A), Walker Church (B), Hughes Creek Church (C), Hughes Creek Community Church (D), Victory Church (E), Valley View Church (F), Utah Church (G), Kanawha Fork Church (H), Kelly Creek Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Jones Cemetery (1), Deer Run-Keaton-Myers Cemetery (2), Dry Branch Cemetery (3), Rock Memorial Cemetery (4), Cavender Cemetery (5), White Cemetery (6), Withrow Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Yukon Lake (A), Horsehead Lake (B), Lake Dinty Moore (C), Dupont Waste Lake (D), Cool Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Turkey Fork (A), Trail Branch (B), Toms Fork (C), Toms Branch (D), Threemile Fork (E), Thorofare Run (F), Tanner Fork (G), Tackett Creek (H), Sycamore Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Kanawha County include: Morris Creek Wildlife Management Area (1), Wallback Wildlife Management Area (2), Coonskin Park (3), Shawnee Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Boone County , Clay County , Fayette County , Jackson County , Lincoln County , Nicholas County , Putnam County , Raleigh County , Roane County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.1%
West Virginia:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 8,345
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,864 (63% naturalized citizens)

Kanawha County:

1.4%
Whole state:

1.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 539
  • 1990 to 1994: 388
  • 1985 to 1989: 274
  • 1980 to 1984: 311
  • 1975 to 1979: 304
  • 1970 to 1974: 345
  • 1970 to 1974: 169
  • 1965 to 1969: 534

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 91.3%

Kanawha County marital status for males Kanawha County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Kanawha County with a mortgage: 27,305 (2,318 second mortgage, 3,879 home equity loan, 66 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 21,636

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

52.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Kanawha County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant31,202219
Mainline Protestant27,583114
Catholic7,33111
Black Protestant3,11412
Other2,02010
Orthodox1,1362
None120,677-
Kanawha County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 47
Kanawha County:

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
This county:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 98
Kanawha County:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 132
This county:

6.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Kanawha County:

12.1%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Kanawha County:

29.6%
State:

31.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.0%
State:

13.1%

Agriculture in Kanawha County:

Average size of farms: 95 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $3,101
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $105.71
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 20.31%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 66.46%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $6,882
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.34%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.29%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $15,772
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.76%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.22
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.62%
Vegetables: 20 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 5 acres

Tornado activity:

Kanawha County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below West Virginia state average. It is 22555445.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/18/1969, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kanawha County-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 127.3 miles away from Kanawha County center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 226.6 miles away from the county center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 124.3 miles away from the county center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 81.3 miles away from the county center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 84.9 miles away from Kanawha County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 226.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Kanawha County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 11, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • India (15%)
  • Philippines (9%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Syria (4%)
  • Vietnam (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Kanawha County (%):

  • United States or American (25%)
  • English (14%)
  • German (13%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Kanawha County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 69,719 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 10,773 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,910 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 14 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 4 (0%)
  • Railroad: 7 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 7 (0%)
  • Taxi: 66 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 46 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 149 (0%)
  • Walked: 2,321 (3%)
  • Other means: 585 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,962 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Kanawha County, West Virginia in 2000:

  • 1,093 people in nursing homes
  • 634 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 433 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 356 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 198 people in other group homes
  • 151 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 140 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 43 people in state prisons
  • 35 people in halfway houses
  • 28 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 24 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 11 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 9 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Kanawha County, West Virginia in 2010:

  • 1,035 people in college/university student housing
  • 834 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 398 people in state prisons
  • 333 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 210 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 159 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 54 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 40 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 36 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 22 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 21 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 11 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 10 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $53,923.

4.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,694 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.25%
West Virginia average:

5.16%


0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($166 average AGI)
Kanawha County:

0.02%
West Virginia average:

0.01%

2.37% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($18,823 average AGI)
1.86% relocated from other states ($16,705 average AGI)
Kanawha County:

1.86%
West Virginia average:

2.69%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Putnam County, WV  0.67% ($34,084 average AGI)
from Cabell County, WV  0.20% ($28,007)
from Fayette County, WV  0.15% ($25,781)
from Boone County, WV  0.14% ($39,971)
from Monongalia County, WV  0.12% ($39,911)
from Lincoln County, WV  0.12% ($44,307)
from Jackson County, WV  0.11% ($34,012)


4.52% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,688 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.52%
West Virginia average:

5.13%


0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($169 average AGI)
Kanawha County:

0.02%
West Virginia average:

0.02%

2.35% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($19,373 average AGI)
2.15% relocated to other states ($21,146 average AGI)
Kanawha County:

2.15%
West Virginia average:

2.66%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Putnam County, WV  0.87% ($40,643 average AGI)
to Cabell County, WV  0.21% ($33,184)
to Jackson County, WV  0.13% ($41,700)
to Fayette County, WV  0.12% ($28,618)
to Boone County, WV  0.10% ($31,132)
to Monongalia County, WV  0.10% ($40,000)
to Raleigh County, WV  0.09% ($38,254)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 11.9

Births per 1000 population in Kanawha County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 12.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Kanawha County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Kanawha County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 40,285 (32,560 aged, 7,725 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.54
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 26642.01
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 575.250
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 71916.01

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1264.210
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1328.280
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2.58

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 59.4
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 113.140

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13.95
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 70.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 43.1
  • Other - 27.8

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 150.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 100.1
  • Suffocation - 22.7
  • Poisoning - 18.3
  • Other - 9.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 189,900

Size of family households: 25,593 2-persons, 12,690 3-persons, 8,860 4-persons, 3,374 5-persons, 1,129 6-persons, 526 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 27,343 1-person, 4,116 2-persons, 373 3-persons, 145 4-persons, 36 5-persons, 9 6-persons, 7 7-or-more-persons.

27,106 married couples with children.
11,294 single-parent households (2,182 men, 9,112 women).

96.9% of residents of Kanawha County speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (71% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (81% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,353,888,000 ($12058 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $185,407,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $710,638,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $329,591,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $12,601,000
Federal grants: $944,561,000
Federal procurement contracts: $181,247,000 ($61,736,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $175,251,000 ($40,829,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $4,737,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $31,666,000
Federal Government insurance: $270,324,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 12,408
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

60 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 13,218
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +424
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -5,896
Here -30 per 1000 residents
State +6 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Kanawha County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 32.92 millions of gallons per day (0% from ground, 100% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 924
  • 2000 to 2004: 7,347
  • 1990 to 1999: 10,800
  • 1980 to 1989: 8,475
  • 1970 to 1979: 14,135
  • 1960 to 1969: 10,245
  • 1950 to 1959: 16,814
  • 1940 to 1949: 12,026
  • 1939 or earlier: 11,181
Rooms in houses/apartments in Kanawha County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 41
  • 2 rooms: 298
  • 3 rooms: 877
  • 4 rooms: 6,211
  • 5 rooms: 13,914
  • 6 rooms: 14,507
  • 7 rooms: 10,746
  • 8 rooms: 7,071
  • 9+ rooms: 6,951
  • 1 room: 432
  • 2 rooms: 1,314
  • 3 rooms: 4,314
  • 4 rooms: 7,729
  • 5 rooms: 6,352
  • 6 rooms: 3,167
  • 7 rooms: 1,363
  • 8 rooms: 644
  • 9+ rooms: 295
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Kanawha County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 95
  • 1 bedroom: 1,558
  • 2 bedrooms: 15,896
  • 3 bedrooms: 31,499
  • 4 bedrooms: 9,588
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,980
  • no bedroom: 619
  • 1 bedroom: 6,822
  • 2 bedrooms: 11,787
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,279
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,005
  • 5+ bedrooms: 98
Cars and other vehicles available in Kanawha County, West Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 4,611
  • 1 vehicle: 20,101
  • 2 vehicles: 26,464
  • 3 vehicles: 7,529
  • 4 vehicles: 1,497
  • 5+ vehicles: 414
  • no vehicle: 6,609
  • 1 vehicle: 12,776
  • 2 vehicles: 5,448
  • 3 vehicles: 645
  • 4 vehicles: 61
  • 5+ vehicles: 71

63% of Kanawha County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 69% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 51% lived in West Virginia.

Kanawha County:

63.1%
State average:

63.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $59,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Kanawha County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (65.4%)
  • Electricity (31.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.4%)
  • Wood (1.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.5%)
  • Utility gas (53.7%)
  • Electricity (42.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.2%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)
  • Wood (0.6%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,345
Here:

6.9%
West Virginia:

5.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 718
Here:

7.5%
West Virginia:

4.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,282
Here:

19.5%
West Virginia:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Kanawha County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Current Operations - Libraries: $5,902,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,715,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,196,000
    Police Protection: $5,152,000
    Health Services - Other: $4,122,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,478,000
    Parks & Recreation: $2,704,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,361,000
    General - Other: $2,045,000
    Financial Administration: $1,828,000
    Welfare - Other: $85,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $13,542,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Transit Utilities: $9,351,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $9,921,000
    Health - Other: $182,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $12,649,000

Kanawha County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - All Other: $3,479,000
    Parks & Recreation: $1,804,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $918,000
    Public Welfare: $525,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $33,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $13,706,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,965,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,487,000
    Health & Hospitals: $1,873,000
  • Tax - Property: $29,098,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,457,000
    NEC: $1,152,000

Kanawha County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $193,459,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,374,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $10,845,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $10,845,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $176,179,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $17,280,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $2,374,000

Kanawha County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $4,402,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $17,155,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $176,179,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Kanawha County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Kanawha County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 52 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED615$108,759808$128,0102,345$129,192416$46,10326$948,308273$84,23194$48,074
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED43$105,62886$113,570194$117,30439$52,9744$398,75030$65,86744$58,705
APPLICATIONS DENIED164$105,378308$86,3961,002$110,286351$28,1404$963,250108$57,074150$52,760
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN105$115,029156$109,590574$129,95143$102,0232$1,373,50040$92,95026$61,923
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS23$115,87028$142,393132$132,03011$91,3641$350,00010$115,50011$71,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 50 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED172$148,68683$165,2771$113,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED43$134,00031$147,7421$40,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED26$143,30816$162,4380$01$71,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN15$167,1338$158,0000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$136,1672$141,0000$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Kanawha County, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2,08871.2 years
William2,03773.3 years
Mary1,88778.3 years
John1,67373.4 years
Charles1,49371.9 years
Robert1,27069.9 years
George91174.4 years
Virginia67977.4 years
Helen61677.4 years
Margaret60678.5 years
Most common last names in Kanawha County, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,14574.5 years
Jones66973.8 years
Johnson59474.3 years
Young54975.8 years
Williams52274.3 years
Taylor50474.5 years
Miller48574.9 years
Brown46974.7 years
White45574.7 years
Walker42575.1 years
Businesses in Kanawha County, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven23Lowe's3
AT&T2Macy's1
Ace Hardware1Marriott3
Advance Auto Parts10Marshalls1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets12
Arby's6McDonald's11
Ashley Furniture1Men's Wearhouse1
AutoZone3Microtel1
BMW1Motel 62
Baskin-Robbins2Motherhood Maternity1
Bath & Body Works1New Balance2
Best Western1Nike18
Blockbuster4Nissan1
Budget Car Rental1OfficeMax1
Burger King5Olive Garden1
CVS6Panera Bread1
Casual Male XL1Papa John's Pizza4
Catherines1Payless1
Chevrolet5Penske1
Chuck E. Cheese's1PetSmart1
Circle K1Pier 1 Imports1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut6
Comfort Inn1RadioShack4
Cracker Barrel2Ramada2
Curves5Red Lobster1
DHL1Red Roof Inn1
Dairy Queen7Rite Aid18
Days Inn1Ryan's Grill1
Domino's Pizza4Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
DressBarn1SAS Shoes2
Dressbarn1SONIC Drive-In1
Fashion Bug2Sam's Club1
FedEx32Sears5
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Shoe Carnival1
Ford3Sleep Inn2
GNC5Sprint Nextel1
GameStop2Staples2
Goodwill2Starbucks1
H&R Block12Subaru2
Hardee's4Subway18
Haworth1Super 81
Hilton2T.G.I. Driday's2
Holiday Inn2T.J.Maxx1
Home Depot1Taco Bell7
Honda1Target1
Hyundai1Tim Hortons2
IHOP2Toyota1
JCPenney1Toys"R"Us1
Jones New York2Travelodge1
Justice1True Value1
KFC5U-Haul9
Kincaid2UPS45
Kmart5Value City Furniture1
Knights Inn1Verizon Wireless1
Kohl's1Volkswagen1
Kroger11Walgreens2
La-Z-Boy2Walmart3
Lane Furniture2Wendy's15
Little Caesars Pizza5Wingate1
Long John Silver's4YMCA2

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