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Welcome to Dunbar ...

The city of Dunbar is located in Kanawha County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Dunbar has a population of 7,338 people<1> (see below for details).

Dunbar is 830 feet [253 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Telephone area codes for Dunbar: (304) & (681)<3>

The ZIP code for Dunbar: 25064<4>

Population Details ...

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 total 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 (which had a count of 8,154 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Dunbar had an population of 7,338 people. This is a decrease of 7.2% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.01% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Dunbar ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Dunbar and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Belle   [Map]   1,162   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cedar Grove   [Map]   940   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Charleston   [Map]   47,929   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Chesapeake   [Map]   1,456   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Eleanor   [Map]   1,598   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,542   W   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dunbar. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dunbar. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Dunbar. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dunbar.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dunbar - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<4>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).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Dunbar. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dunbar

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dunbar. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3615, Longitude: -81.7447     [Map].

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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