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FAST FACTS ABOUT KANAWHA COUNTY


Founded: 1788
Land in square miles: 908.4
Population: 193,063
Percentage minorities: 10.9%
Percentage rural: 24.7%
Median age: 42.3
Percentage 65 or older: 16.7%
Birth rate per 1,000 women: 46.0
Median household income: $42,669
High school graduate or higher: 85.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.4%
Home ownership: 71.3%
Median home value: $95,500


Source: This information is from the 2010 U.S. Census and the U.S. Geological Survey. In 2010, West Virginia as a whole had 6.1 percent minorities, a median age of 41.1, median household income of $38,380, and a 74.6 percent homeownership rate.