Kanawha County

Kanawha County, West Virginia

409 Virginia St E
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: (304) 357-0130
Fax: (304) 357-0585

In west-central WV, east of Huntington; organized Nov 14, 1788 from Greenbrier County (WV) and Montgomery County (in VA). Name Origin: For the Kanawha River, which traverses it; named for an Indian tribe, possibly the Conoy of Algonquian linguistic stock. The name has been said to mean 'hurricane.'

Area (sq mi):: 910.99 (land 903.10; water 7.89) Population per square mile: 214.30
Population 2005: 193,559 State rank: 1 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.30%; 1990-2000 -3.60% Population 2000: 200,073 (White 90.10%; Black or African American 7.00%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.80%; Other 1.70%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 40.20
Income 2000: per capita $20,354; median household $33,766; Population below poverty level: 14.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $28,775-$32,789
Unemployment (2004): 4.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 21.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 8.70%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Charleston County seat (51,685)
  • South Charleston (12,869)
  • Saint Albans (11,173)

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    - A Kanawha County, West Virginia, woman was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at Yeager Airport on Sunday, July 28, when they detected a .380 caliber handgun loaded with six bullets in her carry-on bag.
    They are: Saint Paul Public Schools in Minnesota, a diverse urban district of 38,000 students who speak 125 languages at home; Kanawha County Schools in West Virginia, which serves 26,000 students in the capital city of Charleston and surrounding rural communities covering 913 square miles; and Fort Wayne Community Schools in Indiana, which enrolls 29,000 students.
    Kanawha County Flatpicking is a music CD album crafted by two friends with a shared love of bluegrass, flatpicking, and old-time music passed down through the generations.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, 16 Leon Sullivan Way, Charleston, WV 26301; the Kanawha County Humane Society, Hospice of the Kanawha Valley, or to a charity of your choice.
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