WV

National Population : 333,590,059
West Virginia State Population : 1,692,126

About Kanawha City, WV

Kanawha City, WV is located in Kanawha County in the state of West Virginia.

The total City Population for Kanawha City is about 8,773 with about people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 51,400.

The Average Home Value is $186,500.00, which is roughly 53% higher than the Average Home Value of $87,464.00 for the state of West Virginia, and roughly 1% lower than the National Average of $188,692.00.

The Median Income Per Household is about $54,187.00, which is roughly 32% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $36,951.00 for the state of West Virginia, and roughly 6% lower than the National Average of $57,518.00.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Kanawha City is about .

West Virginia is ranked #33 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 33.11 out of 100.

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Voting

Kanawha County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 25.98% between the winner and runner up.

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 56.42%
Democratic: 41.76%
Libertarian: 1.49%
Green: 0.34%


Nearby Locations

Malden, WV (3.46 mi.)
S Charleston, WV (4.27 mi.)
Big Chimney, WV (4.75 mi.)
Chesapeake, WV (6.15 mi.)
Marmet, WV (6.15 mi.)
Diamond, WV (6.89 mi.)
Belle, WV (6.89 mi.)
Witcher, WV (6.89 mi.)
DuPont City, WV (6.89 mi.)
Shrewsbury, WV (6.89 mi.)
Quincy, WV (6.89 mi.)
Hernshaw, WV (8.17 mi.)
Dunbar, WV (8.64 mi.)
Cabin Creek, WV (10.33 mi.)
Crown Hill, WV (10.66 mi.)
East Bank, WV (10.66 mi.)
Cross Lanes, WV (10.77 mi.)
Winifrede, WV (10.86 mi.)
Cedar Grove, WV (11.04 mi.)
Ashford, WV (11.14 mi.)
Blount, WV (11.28 mi.)
Frame, WV (11.42 mi.)
Elkview, WV (11.42 mi.)
Bloomingrose, WV (11.52 mi.)

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s) : 25304
Latitude : 38.281971
Longitude : -81.604848
TimeZone : Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving : Yes
Region : South
Average Elevation : 1146 ft.
Area Code(s) : 304

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household : 2.06
Male Population Estimate : 46.18%
Female Population Estimate : 53.82%
Median Age : 43.7
Male Median Age : 38.9
Female Median Age : 48.0

White Population Estimate : 87.71%
Black Population Estimate : 8.85%
Hispanic Population Estimate : 1.93%
Asian Population Estimate : 3.93%
Hawaiian Population Estimate : 0.14%
Indian Population Estimate : 0.71%
Other Population Estimate : 0.62%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Kanawha City specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Kanawha County: About 9 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Kanawha County: About 616 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Kanawha County is about 54% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 53% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.