Kanawha County, West Virginia 

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Population

176,253

-2.6% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

6.3%

Median Income

$46,583

Median Home Price

$113,800

Median Age

43.1

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.4 / 5.3

summer / winter

United States / West Virginia / No Metro Area / Kanawha County / Cities / Zip Codes

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Best Places to Live in Kanawha County, West Virginia

Capital city - West-central West Virginia along Kanawha River. September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Kanawha County, while January and February are the least comfortable months.
State: West Virginia
County: Kanawha County
Metro Area: No Metro Area
City: Charleston, South Charleston, 25 total
Zip Codes: 25177, 25312, 25302, 25314, 25309, 25313, 25071, 25311, 25064, 25143, 43 total
Cost of Living: -18.7% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 827 ft above sea level

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Kanawha, Wv Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Pros
Cost of living and housing
Capital city amenities
Nearby water recreation
Cons
Heavy industry
Entertainment
Isolation

What Bert Has To Say About Charleston Metro Area

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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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Kanawha County is 6.3% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Negative. Kanawha County jobs have decreased by 0.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Kanawha County's cost of living is 18.7% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Kanawha County's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Kanawha County, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Kanawha county remained strongly Republican, 56.4% to 41.8%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Kanawha County's population is 176,253 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 2.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Kanawha County is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -1.0%.

SCHOOLS
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. More Education



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It's a good time to buy in Kanawha. Home Appreciation is up 8.7% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Kanawha is .

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ZIP CODES IN KANAWHA COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA
25177, 25312, 25302, 25314, 25309, 25313, 25071, 25311, 25064, 25143, 43 total

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