Kanawha County WV Information


Kanawha County Subdivisions

Kanawha County WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 187,496
Population in Households 184,319
Population in Familes 141,470
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,177
Population Density2 208
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $48,069
Average Household Income $65,956
Per Capita Income $29,053


Total Housing Units 92,618 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 53,102 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 28,716 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,800 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $117,081
Average Home Value $153,655


Total Households 81,818
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 49,925
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 -0.35% -0.66%
Households -0.35% -0.66%
Families -0.53% -0.79%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   1.56%


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, 2018 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 Density # 9 85th
Diversity Index # 7 89th
Median Household Income # 5 93rd
Per Capita Income # 3 96th

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