Kanawha County WV Information


Kanawha County Subdivisions

Kanawha County WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 189,181
Daytime Population: Workers 105,037
Daytime Population: Residents 104,293
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 209,330
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 186,067
Population in Familes 143,363
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,114
Population Density2 210
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $44,892
Average Household Income $63,225
Per Capita Income $27,925


Total Housing Units 92,618 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 53,841 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 28,927 (31.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,850 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $109,826
Average Home Value $142,066


Total Households 82,768
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 50,477
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 -0.28% -0.49%
Households -0.24% -0.47%
Families -0.45% -0.61%
Median Household Income   0.46%
Per Capita Income   1.6%


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, 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 # 1 100th
Population Density # 9 85th
Diversity Index # 6 91st
Median Household Income # 6 91st
Per Capita Income # 3 96th

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