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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. 2012 cost of living index in Kanawha County: 86.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: .

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Kanawha County, West Virginia:


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 2009: $41,960 ($33,766 in 1999)
This county:

$41960
West Virginia:

$37435

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $472 (lower quartile is $347, upper quartile is $609)
This county:

$472
State:

$415


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $103,500 (it was $75,000 in 2000)
Kanawha County:

$103,500
West Virginia:

$94,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $67,700 - $164,800

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $142,149
Here:

$142,149
State:

$134,377

Townhouses or other attached units: $160,746
Here:

$160,746
State:

$154,643

In 2-unit structures: $262,523
Here:

$262,523
State:

$132,801

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $87,643
Here:

$87,643
State:

$147,396

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $112,049
Here:

$112,049
State:

$126,208

Mobile homes: $62,653
Here:

$62,653
State:

$32,459

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $18,813
Here:

$18,813
State:

$30,386
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $888
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $306

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):


Kanawha County, WV map from a distance

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:


Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $675 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $506 (0.5%)


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 2009: 13.8%

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 13.8%
Kanawha County:

13.8%
West Virginia:

17.7%
Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 42 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 22 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

14.4%
Whole state:

17.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

6.1%
Whole state:

7.6%

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.


Local government website: www.kancocomm.com

Click to draw/clear Kanawha County borders

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 .

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


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:

55.8% with mortgage
State:

52.3% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.55%
Here34.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 69,129
Total congregations: 325

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of the NazarenePresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents13,458 (19.5%)11,916 (17.2%)8,477 (12.3%)6,289 (9.1%)6,003 (8.7%)
Congregations39 (12.0%)59 (18.2%)12 (3.7%)35 (10.8%)21 (6.5%)
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionEpiscopal ChurchChurches of Christ Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents3,122 (4.5%)2,008 (2.9%)1,940 (2.8%)1,750 (2.5%)14,166 (20.5%)
Congregations12 (3.7%)8 (2.5%)23 (7.1%)2 (0.6%)114 (35.1%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Kanawha County - Charleston, South Charleston, St. Albans, Cross Lanes, Dunbar

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 47
This county:

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Kanawha County:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
Kanawha County:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 98
This county:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 132
Kanawha County:

6.90 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.1%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.6%
West Virginia:

31.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Kanawha County:

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 near West Virginia state average. It is 3.7 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 slightly above West Virginia state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) 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 the county center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 82.5 miles away from the county center
On 6/28/1991 at 18:34:51, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 6.1 miles away from Kanawha County center
On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.1 miles away from the county center
On 10/28/1997 at 10:36:46, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 85.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

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: 11, Storms: 11, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (-0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (-0%)
  • Construction (-0%)
  • Food (-0%)
  • Beverage and tobacco products (-0%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (-0%)
  • Apparel (-0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (-0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (-0%)
  • Construction (-0%)
  • Food (-0%)
  • Beverage and tobacco products (-0%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (-0%)
  • Apparel (-0%)
Most common occupations in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Top executives (-0%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (-0%)
  • Financial managers (-0%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (-0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (-0%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (-0%)
  • Business operations specialists (-0%)
  • Top executives (-0%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (-0%)
  • Financial managers (-0%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (-0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (-0%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (-0%)
  • Business operations specialists (-0%)

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




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





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:

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $50,669.

4.48% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,867 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.48%
West Virginia average:

5.78%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($195 average AGI)
Kanawha County:

0.04%
West Virginia average:

0.06%

2.52% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($17,183 average AGI)
1.92% relocated from other states ($16,489 average AGI)
Kanawha County:

1.92%
West Virginia average:

3.05%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Putnam County, WV  0.71% ($31,545 average AGI)
from Boone County, WV  0.21% ($33,270)
from Cabell County, WV  0.20% ($31,207)
from Fayette County, WV  0.16% ($26,669)
from Jackson County, WV  0.15% ($27,450)
from Lincoln County, WV  0.13% ($28,181)
from Monongalia County, WV  0.10% ($25,589)


4.92% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($43,194 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.92%
West Virginia average:

5.65%


0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($133 average AGI)
Kanawha County:

0.02%
West Virginia average:

0.02%

2.40% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($18,021 average AGI)
2.49% relocated to other states ($25,040 average AGI)
Kanawha County:

2.49%
West Virginia average:

2.96%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Putnam County, WV  0.87% ($39,473 average AGI)
to Cabell County, WV  0.23% ($30,429)
to Jackson County, WV  0.16% ($47,840)
to Lincoln County, WV  0.12% ($33,711)
to Fayette County, WV  0.11% ($27,613)
to Boone County, WV  0.10% ($24,611)
to Roane County, WV  0.09% ($39,000)

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

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 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.

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

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Kanawha County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Kanawha County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
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
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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
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

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-Eleven23Marshalls1
AT&T2MasterBrand Cabinets12
Ace Hardware1McDonald's11
Applebee's1Men's Wearhouse1
Arby's6Microtel1
Ashley Furniture1Motel 62
AutoZone3Motherhood Maternity1
BMW1New Balance2
Baskin-Robbins2Nike18
Bath & Body Works1OfficeMax1
Best Western1Olive Garden1
Blockbuster4Panera Bread1
Budget Car Rental1Papa John's Pizza4
Burger King5Payless1
CVS6Penske1
Casual Male XL1PetSmart1
Catherines1Pier 1 Imports1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pizza Hut6
Cold Stone Creamery1RadioShack4
Comfort Inn1Ramada2
Cracker Barrel2Red Lobster1
Curves5Red Roof Inn1
DHL1Rite Aid18
Dairy Queen7Ryan's Grill1
Days Inn1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Domino's Pizza4SAS Shoes2
DressBarn1SONIC Drive-In1
Fashion Bug2Sam's Club1
FedEx32Sears5
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Shoe Carnival1
GNC5Sleep Inn2
GameStop2Sprint Nextel1
Goodwill2Staples2
H&R Block12Starbucks1
Hardee's4Subway18
Haworth1Super 81
Holiday Inn2T.G.I. Driday's2
Home Depot1T.J.Maxx1
IHOP2Taco Bell7
JCPenney1Target1
Jones New York2Tim Hortons2
KFC5Toys"R"Us1
Kincaid2Travelodge1
Kmart5True Value1
Knights Inn1U-Haul9
Kohl's1UPS45
Kroger11Value City Furniture1
La-Z-Boy2Verizon Wireless1
Lane Furniture2Walgreens2
Little Caesars Pizza5Walmart3
Long John Silver's4Wendy's15
Lowe's3Wingate1
Macy's1YMCA2
Marriott3
Browse common businesses in Kanawha County, WV


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