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Kanawha County, WV
The county was named for the the Great Kanawha River

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The county is in the Charleston metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 195,218. This was a decrease of  -2.43% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$33,766
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Kanawha County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Kanawha County was $31,821. This was an increase of 29.6% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 103% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Charleston
A leading producer of coal
Census 2000 highlights: Largest county in the state (by population); led the state in per-capita income ($26,421 in 1998)

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15% of Kanawha County residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kanawha County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Kanawha County include Albert E Humphreys Memorial Cemetery, Altz Cemetery, Asbury Cemetery, Asbury Cemetery, Bangor Cemetery, Baxter Cemetery, Bays Cemetery, Beane Cemetery, Berry Cemetery, Bess Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Kanawha County include Annfred, Belle, Cabin Creek, Cedar Grove, Charleston, Chelyan, Chesapeake, Cinco, Clendenin, Coco ... View communities

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Colleges in Kanawha County include University of Charleston, West Virginia State University ... View colleges

School districts in Kanawha County include Kanawha County Schools District ... View school districts

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Libraries in Kanawha County include Clendenin, Cross Lanes, Dunbar, Elk Valley, Glasgow, Kanawha County, Marmet, Nitro, Riverside Branch, Saint Albans ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Kanawha County include Charleston Daily Mail, Charleston Gazette ... View newspapers

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Politics

Kanawha County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kanawha County political report.

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Travel

Airports in Kanawha County include Yeager

Hotels in Kanawha County include Best Value Inn St Albans Charleston, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites Charleston, Country Inn & Suites, Days Inn Charleston East, Fairfield Inn Charleston, Holiday Inn Charleston House, Holiday Inn Express Hotels, Holiday Inn Express Suites Southridge, Knights Inn ... More hotels

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