Kanawha, West Virginia Population 2024

122

Kanawha is a city located in Wood County West Virginia. Kanawha has a 2024 population of 122. Kanawha is currently declining at a rate of -40.49% annually and its population has decreased by -79.46% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 594 in 2020.

The average household income in Kanawha is $99,215 with a poverty rate of 0%. The median age in Kanawha is 37.7 years: 37.4 years for males, and 40.9 years for females.

Kanawha Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Kanawha was:

  • White: 100%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
  • Two or more races: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
139.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-79.46% (-472)
The current population of Kanawha, West Virginia is 122 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 594.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White288100%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%
Two or more races00%

White

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Two or more races

Kanawha Population by Race

Kanawha Population Pyramid 2024

Kanawha Median Age

37.7

Total

37.4

Male

40.9

Female

Kanawha Adults

There are 218 adults, (57 of whom are seniors) in Kanawha.

Kanawha Age Dependency

78.9

Age Dependency Ratio

35.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Kanawha Sex Ratio

Female10937.85%
Male17962.15%

Kanawha Population by Age

Kanawha Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1202.41000
Married743.181000
Non Family461.151000
Male0000
Female0000

3.18

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

100.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Kanawha Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade41.83%
Associates Degree5223.85%
Bachelors Degree3516.06%
Graduate Degree52.29%
High School Graduate9844.95%
Less Than 9th Grade00%
Some College2411.01%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Kanawha Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kanawha Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White17316940
Hispanic45450

The highest rate of high school graduation is among hispanic people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 23.12%.

Kanawha Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$118,349$118,349$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$0$117,995$0
Some College$31,429$0$0

$0

Average Earnings

$117,995

Average Male

$0

Average Female

Kanawha Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kanawha Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Kanawha Language

100% of Kanawha residents speak only English, while 0% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0% of the population.

Kanawha Language

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade0%
High School0%
Some College0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Kanawha Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Kanawha Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kanawha Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$148,111$128,069
Households-$99,215
Married Families$148,111$-999,999,999
Non Families-$52,798

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Kanawha Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

71.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

71.3%

Male Marriage Rate

71.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Kanawha Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Kanawha Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Kanawha Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Kanawha Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

5

Number of Veterans

5

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
World War II5
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
Vietnam0
Korea0

Kanawha Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+5
18 to 340
35 to 540
55 to 640
65 to 740

Kanawha Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White52.29%

Kanawha Veterans by Race

Kanawha Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

100%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kanawha Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.5%

Labor Force Participation

61.5%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Kanawha Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Kanawha Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Kanawha Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

71.88%

Born in Kanawha

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Kanawha residents were born in the United States, with 71.88% having been born in West Virginia. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Kanawha Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024122-83-40.49%
2023205-83-28.82%
2022288-83-22.37%
2021371-223-37.54%
202059400%

Kanawha Population by Year