In 2020, Kanawha County, WV had a population of 181k people with a median age of 43.6 and a median household income of $47,122. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Kanawha County, WV declined from 183,279 to 181,014, a −1.24% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,639 to $47,122, a 1.04% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kanawha County, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.18%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.62%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.1%), and White (Hispanic) (0.734%).
None of the households in Kanawha County, WV reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
99.3% of the residents in Kanawha County, WV are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Kanawha County, WV are University of Charleston (864 degrees awarded in 2020), West Virginia State University (426 degrees), and BridgeValley Community & Technical College (386 degrees).
In 2020, the median property value in Kanawha County, WV was $115,300, and the homeownership rate was 70.3%.
Most people in Kanawha County, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Kanawha County, WV was 2 cars per household.
Kanawha County, WV borders Boone County, WV, Clay County, WV, Fayette County, WV, Jackson County, WV, Lincoln County, WV, Nicholas County, WV, Putnam County, WV, Raleigh County, WV, and Roane County, WV.