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Welcome to Dunbar ...

The city of Dunbar is located in Kanawha County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dunbar has a population of 7,093 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Dunbar.

Dunbar is 830 feet [253 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Dunbar: (304) and (681)<4>

The ZIP code for Dunbar: 25064<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dunbar had an population of 7,093 people. This is a decrease of 10.29% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.01% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dunbar had a population of 7,907 people. This makes Dunbar the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Dunbar represents 0.43% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 17th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,907 people, the population of Dunbar decreased 3.03% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 8,154 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Dunbar.

Communities Also Named Dunbar ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named Dunbar - they are located in Alabama, Alaska, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina (2), Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Dunbar.

Communities near Dunbar ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Dunbar.

  • Charleston [Kanawha County]
  • Hurricane [Putnam County]
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    • Hurricane [Putnam County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Dunbar
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,430 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurricane<7>
  • Nitro [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nitro
    • Nitro [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Dunbar
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,373 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nitro have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nitro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nitro<7>
  • Winfield [Putnam County]
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    • Winfield [Putnam County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Dunbar
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,352 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winfield have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winfield<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Eleanor [Putnam County]
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      • Eleanor [Putnam County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Dunbar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,587 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eleanor have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eleanor<7>
    • Chesapeake [Kanawha County]
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      • Chesapeake [Kanawha County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Dunbar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,414 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesapeake have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Marmet [Kanawha County]
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      • Marmet [Kanawha County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Dunbar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,366 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marmet have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marmet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marmet<7>
    • Belle [Kanawha County]
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      • Belle [Kanawha County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Dunbar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,126 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle<7>
    • Poca [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poca
      • Poca [Putnam County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Dunbar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 974 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poca have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poca
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poca<7>
    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Dunbar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 907 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dunbar. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dunbar.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dunbar. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Dunbar.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dunbar. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Dunbar.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dunbar ...

Looking for more information about Dunbar? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Dunbar, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dunbar.

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About Kanawha County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dunbar. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Kanawha, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dunbar.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dunbar - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Dunbar). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dunbar or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dunbar) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dunbar. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dunbar

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dunbar. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3615, Longitude: -81.7447    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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