Kanawha County Population 2017

Kanawha County's estimated population is 186,241 with a growth rate of -1.04% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Kanawha County is the 1st largest county in West Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2016186,241-1,966-1.04%
2015188,207-1,960-1.03%
2014190,167-1,237-0.65%
2013191,404-755-0.39%
2012192,1591870.10%
2011191,972-969-0.50%
2010192,941-14,678-7.07%
1990207,619-23,795-10.28%
1980231,4141,8990.83%
1970229,515-23,410-9.26%
1960252,92513,2965.55%
1950239,62944,01022.50%
1940195,61937,95224.07%
1930157,66738,01731.77%
1920119,65038,19346.89%
191081,45726,76148.93%
190054,69611,94027.93%
189042,75610,29031.69%
188032,46610,11745.27%
187022,3496,19938.38%
186016,1507975.19%
185015,3531,78613.16%
184013,5674,24145.48%
18309,3262,92745.74%
18206,3992,53365.52%
18103,86662719.36%
18003,2390.00%

Kanawha County Population Growth

Population Data via

Kanawha County Race Data

Race Population Percentage
White167,04589.69%
Black or African American14,1737.61%
Two or More Races4,3152.32%
Asian2,2161.19%
American Indian and Alaska Native4020.22%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander560.03%

Kanawha County Population Pyramid

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Population of Cities in Kanawha County

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Charleston5134049138-2202-4.29%
Dunbar79057543-362-4.58%
Nitro69366686-250-3.60%
Belle12601192-68-5.40%
Clendenin12271173-54-4.40%
Cedar Grove997938-59-5.92%
East Bank961919-42-4.37%
Glasgow903870-33-3.65%
Pratt602585-17-2.82%
Handley349336-13-3.72%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990