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Nitro is a city in Kanawha County, in the Charleston metro area. (The community straddles Kanawha and Putnam counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

The community was named after an explosives plant operating here during World War I.

The latitude of Nitro is 38.414N. The longitude is -81.844W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 594 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,708.


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Median household income
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$32,389
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Nitro demographic reports
Nitro is on the Kanawha River.
Nearby parks & recreation: Beech Fork State Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Nitro demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kanawha County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Charleston area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 25143 ZIP code.

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

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Nitro was $17,453, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Nitro residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Nitro, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $363.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $673.


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

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The average commute time for Nitro workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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