Kanawha County Population 2018

Kanawha County's estimated population is 183,293 with a growth rate of -1.51% 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
2017183,293-2,804-1.51%
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 Population Growth

Population Data via

Kanawha County Race Data

Race Population Percentage
White167,04591.14%
Black or African American14,1737.73%
Two or More Races4,3152.35%
Asian2,2161.21%
American Indian and Alaska Native4020.22%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander560.03%

Kanawha County Population Pyramid

0k2k4k6k8k Male Population0k2k4k6k8k Female Population8580757065605550454035302520151050
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