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Time Zone: Kanawha County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Charleston is the Seat for Kanawha County. Charleston is also the capital of West Virginia.

Kanawha County was founded in 1789.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Kanawha had a population of 191,663 people. This is a decrease of 4.2% since the last Census (which gave a population of 200,073 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Kanawha represented 11.06% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's most populous county (out of 55 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010193,063-3.5%+0.73% since 2009
2009191,663-4.2%+0.4% since 2008
2000200,073The Last Census

More information can be found on the Kanawha County Census Page for Kanawha County.


Below are some of the communities located in Kanawha County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Kanawha County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Charleston   50,26853,4215.9% decrease  
South Charleston   12,57413,3906.09% decrease  
Saint Albans   10,98411,5675.04% decrease  
Dunbar   7,6378,1546.34% decrease  
Nitro   6,7356,8241.3% decrease  

Websites for Kanawha County

Official Website:   www.kanawha.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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