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  The population of Kanawha county is estimated at 186,097. In 2017 there were 1,985 births and 2,464 deaths in Kanawha county. Kanawha county has 31,817 housing units that are owned with a mortgage or a loan, 25,967 that are owned free and clear and 26,417 that are renter occupied.


  The gracious residents of Kanawha County filed 84,120 federal tax returns in 2017. This amount represents 11.0% of all West Virginia filings and 0.056% of the entire nation. Kanawha had a combined total federal tax liability of $767,004,000 on earned income of $4,660,912,000. Other notable statistics from Kanawha County were 3,680 unemployment claims which collected a total of $16,888,000 and 11,550 charitable contributions valued at $78,881,000. 13,330 filings from Kanawha County paid a combined total of $26,979,000 in property taxes and 10,850 filings paid $67,380,000 on mortgage interest costs.

  In 2010 Kanawha county had 368 religious congregations with an estimated 72,386 members.

25.3% of the Kanawha population has a college level Bachelors degree or higher. 11.7% have less than a highschool diploma level education.


Approximately 40% of Kanawha County voted in the presidential election of 2016. This represents an increase from the 2012 election by 545 votes.

At $43,598 the median income is 100.8% of the West Virginia average. An estimated 4,216 people claimed to be unemployed last year in Kanawha, the equivalant of around 5.0% of the county population. This represents a decrease in the level of unemployment from the previous year's value of 5.5%.


Top 15 Industries in Kanawha County.
Total # EmployedIndustry Job Type
18,799Health care and social assistance
11,292Retail trade
9,306Accommodation and food services
7,932Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services
7,634Food services and drinking places
5,965Professional, scientific, and technical services
5,798Ambulatory health care services
5,299Finance and insurance
3,709Wholesale trade
3,296Limited-service restaurants
3,187Insurance carriers and related activities
2,985Manufacturing
2,497Transportation and warehousing
2,478General merchandise stores
2,278Offices of physicians


In 2018 the average price reduction was 4.43% in Kanawha County (averaging across 5 zip codes; 25302, 25314, 25309, 25304 and 25177).

In 2018 17.77% of listings in Kanawha County (averaging across 8 zip codes a sample of which are; 25314, 25313, 25302, 25311 and 25304) dropped their price.


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