Kanawha County WV Information


Kanawha County Subdivisions

Kanawha County WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 192,933
Population in Households 189,770
Population in Familes 146,685
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,163
Population Density1 214
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 84,608
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 51,978
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 93,604 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 55,168 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 29,440 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,996 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $131,554
Average Home Value $174,875


Median Household Income $41,693
Average Household Income $60,788
Per Capita Income $26,770
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.02% -0.06%
Households 0.11% -0.03%
Families -0.09% -0.15%
Median Household Income   3.06%
Per Capita Income   2.16%
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.


Kanawha County WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kanawha County to the other 55 counties and county equivalents in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 9 85th
Diversity Index2 # 6 91st
Median Household Income # 8 87th
Per Capita Income # 3 96th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.