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Charleston is the state capital and government and commercial center of West Virginia. Hydrocarbon resources (coal, oil and gas) and salt and brine deposits led to industrial growth as a center for chemicals and chemical-related industries, which stretch up the Kanawha Valley to the east. There are some modest cultural amenities and a nice performing arts center downtown.

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  • Location: West-central West Virginia along Kanawha River
  • Country: United States
  • State: West Virginia
  • County: Kanawha County
  • Metro Area: No Metro Area

Quick Facts About Kanawha

    The unemployment rate in Kanawha County is 5.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Kanawha County jobs have Decreased by 1.68 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Kanawha County's cost of living is 18.80% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Kanawha County's population is 188,332 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -9.29 percent.
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Kanawha County is $95,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.62%.
    Kanawha County public schools spend $11,980 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.8 students per teacher in Kanawha County.

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