Kanawha County, West Virginia Population 2018

Kanawha County, West Virginia's estimated population is 183,293 with a growth rate of -3.34% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Kanawha County, West Virginia is the 1st largest county in West Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017183,293-6,343-3.34%
2016189,6363,5391.90%
2016186,097-2,022-1.07%
2015188,119-2,093-1.10%
2014190,212-1,203-0.63%
2013191,415-717-0.37%
2012192,132510.03%
2011192,081-839-0.43%
2010192,920-14,699-7.08%
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, West Virginia Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White168,005
Black or African American9,900
Two or More Races8,873
Asian2,076
Some Other Race409
American Indian and Alaska Native373

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Kanawha County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Kanawha County, West Virginia Median Age

42.9


Total

41.1


Male

44.4


Female

Kanawha County, West Virginia Adults

There are 150,950 adults, (34,514 of which are seniors) in Kanawha County, West Virginia.

Kanawha County, West Virginia Age Dependency

62.8

Age Dependency Ratio

29.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Kanawha County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

98,251

51.81%

Male

91,385

48.19%

Kanawha County, West Virginia Households and Families

Kanawha County, West Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Kanawha County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.3%14.7%
All69.1%30.9%
Male64.3%35.7%
Non Family56.8%43.2%
Female53.3%46.7%

69.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kanawha County, West Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All81,7082.2869.1
Married35,7462.9285.3
Non Family31,5491.1756.8
Female10,6513.0853.3
Male3,7623.2464.3

2.89

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

6.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Kanawha County, West Virginia Households

Kanawha County, West Virginia Education

Kanawha County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,8013.53%
9th to 12th Grade11,4828.43%
High School Graduate50,78137.30%
Some College26,11619.18%
Associates Degree8,6696.37%
Bachelors Degree19,76314.52%
Graduate Degree14,51710.66%

Kanawha County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White122,790107,94330,719
Black6,2355,8581,222
Multiple Races4,2123,498750
Asian1,5601,4701,128
Hispanic1,099927459
Other Race310234106
Native American29417318

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 94.23%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 72.31%.

Kanawha County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,527$41,072$29,775
Less Than High School$19,501$23,155$16,461
High School Grad$27,052$32,366$22,623
Some College$31,069$36,481$26,739
Bachelors Degree$44,866$53,839$38,998
Graduate Degree$61,817$73,659$54,410

$34,527

Average Earnings

$41,072

Average Male

$29,775

Average Female

Kanawha County, West Virginia Language

Kanawha County, West Virginia Language by Age

Kanawha County, West Virginia Language

97.84% of Kanawha County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 2.16% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is OtherIndoEuro, which is spoken by 0.83% of the population.

Kanawha County, West Virginia Poverty

Kanawha County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White163,96723,62614.41%
Black9,4562,82229.84%
Multiple8,7192,58029.59%
Hispanic1,93646924.23%
Asian2,06126612.91%
Native35918952.65%
Other394287.11%

15.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.60%

Male Poverty Rate

17.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kanawha County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kanawha County, West Virginia is Native, with 52.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kanawha County, West Virginia is Other, with 7.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.36%.

Kanawha County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.95%
High School14.89%
Some College10.99%
Bachelors or Greater4.14%

Kanawha County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed43.88%
Male Unemployed32.97%
Female Employed8.35%
Male Employed5.97%

Kanawha County, West Virginia Income

Kanawha County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$46,528$63,948
Families$58,966$77,077
Married Families$71,422$91,742
Non Families$28,312$41,010

Kanawha County, West Virginia Marital Status

Kanawha County, West Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.8%

Male Marriage Rate

45.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Kanawha County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

Kanawha County, West Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Kanawha County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

Kanawha County, West Virginia Veterans

Kanawha County, West Virginia Veterans by War

14,542

Number of Veterans

13,640

Male Veterans

902

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam5,580
First Gulf War2,438
Second Gulf War2,192
Korea1,447
World War II863

Kanawha County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+3,513
65 to 743,411
35 to 543,246
55 to 643,166
18 to 341,206

Kanawha County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White13,3519.85%
2 or More56110.69%
Black5336.85%
Hispanic1178.44%
Other4913.46%
Asian251.52%
Indian237.59%

Kanawha County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

7.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kanawha County, West Virginia Employment Status

Kanawha County, West Virginia Employment by Age

57.5%

Labor Force Participation

53.8%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Kanawha County, West Virginia Employment by Race

Kanawha County, West Virginia Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Kanawha County, West Virginia

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Charleston5134049138-2202-4.29%
South Charleston1350812859-649-4.80%
St. Albans1103910553-486-4.40%
Dunbar79057543-362-4.58%
Nitro 69366686-250-3.60%
Montgomery 16381577-61-3.72%
Chesapeake15541480-74-4.76%
Marmet15031429-74-4.92%
Belle12601192-68-5.40%
Clendenin12271173-54-4.40%
Cedar Grove997938-59-5.92%
East Bank961919-42-4.37%
Glasgow903870-33-3.65%
Smithers 813777-36-4.43%
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