Kanawha County , West Virginia

Kanawha County: County in West Virginia, United States

Kanawha County locator map
Location of Kanawha County on West Virginia map.

About

Kanawha County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 193,063 and a population density of 82 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 county had an estimated population of 178,124 inhabitants. Its county seat is Charleston. The county was created 232 years ago in 1788.

Geography

Kanawha County is located at 38°20'12"N 81°31'41"W (38.3365700, -81.5281200). It has 9 neighbors: Fayette County, Boone County, Roane County, Clay County, Jackson County, Lincoln County, Nicholas County, Putnam County and Raleigh County.

Kanawha County Courthouse image
Kanawha County Courthouse

The largest city of Kanawha County is Charleston with a population of 46,536. Other cities include, South Charleston population 12,047, Saint Albans population 9,918, Nitro population 6,373 and Tornado population 3,701. See all Kanawha County cities & populated places.

Weather

Kanawha County forecast: Sunny, with a high near 90. more

Kanawha County Courthouse image

Kanawha County map

Kanawha County Quick Facts

Population : 178,124 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : West Virginia (United States)
Different from : Kanawha
Twitter username : kanawhaus
Area : 2359 km2
Water as percent of area : 1%
Land as percent of area : 99%
Named for : Kanawha River
Altitude : 1,050 feet / 320 meters
Capital : Charleston
Establishment : November 11, 1788
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 16:59:58 (27th July 2021)
Density : 76 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : -8.39% (2010-2019)
Weather : 90℉ Sunny 7-days weather

Kanawha County has 9 neighbours.

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Kanawha County decreased by 8.39% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 193,063 - census
2011 192,183 -0.46% estimation process
2012 192,248 0.03% estimation process
2013 191,539 -0.37% estimation process
2014 190,355 -0.62% estimation process
2015 188,282 -1.1% estimation process
2016 186,196 -1.12% estimation process
2017 183,385 -1.53% estimation process
2018 180,410 -1.65% estimation process
2019 178,124 -1.28% estimation process

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People born in Kanawha County (8)

People born in Kanawha County, including Confederate Army general Birkett D. Fry, labor leader Cecil Roberts, musician Clark Kessinger, you can see a list of people who born in Kanawha County.

  • Jimmy Carr (American football player and coach (1933-2012))
  • Lewis Ruffner (American politician)
  • Joe Chrest (actor)
  • Thelma Smith Williams (historian, author, university professor)
  • Hamilton Campbell (American daguerreotypist, ambrotypist, photographer, missionary, engraver, cabinetmaker)

Kanawha County Populated Places (more)

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Kanawha County.

City Name Population Title
Charleston 46,536 Capital city of West Virginia, United States
South Charleston 12,047 City in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States
Cross Lanes 9,995 Census-designated place in Kanawha County, West Virginia
Saint Albans 9,918 City in West Virginia
Dunbar 7,093 Town in East Lothian, Scotland
Nitro 6,373 Human settlement in Putnam County, West Virginia, United States of America
Sissonville 4,028 Census-designated place in Kanawha County, West Virginia
Tornado 3,701
Pinch 3,262 Place in West Virginia
Alum Creek 1,749 Census-designated place in West Virginia, USA
Rand 1,631
Montgomery 1,508 City in West Virginia, United States of America
Chesapeake 1,414 Town in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States
Marmet 1,366 City in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States of America
Coal Fork 1,233 Census-designated place in Kanawha County, West Virginia
Elkview 1,222 Census-designated place in Kanawha County, West Virginia

West Virginia Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
West Virginia 1,792,147 State of the United States of America
Berkeley County 119,171 County in West Virginia, United States of America
Monongalia County 105,612 County in West Virginia, United States
Cabell County 91,945 County in West Virginia, United States
Wood County 83,518 County in West Virginia, United States
Raleigh County 73,361 County in West Virginia, United States
Harrison County 67,256 County in West Virginia, United States
Mercer County 58,758 County in West Virginia, United States
Jefferson County 57,146 County in West Virginia, United States
Putnam County 56,450 County in West Virginia, United States
Marion County 56,072 County in West Virginia, United States
Charleston 46,536 Capital city of West Virginia, United States
Huntington 45,110 City in Cabell County, West Virginia, United States
Fayette County 42,406 County in West Virginia, United States
Ohio County 41,411 County in West Virginia, United States
Wayne County 39,402 County in West Virginia, United States

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