Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey
Community Highlights For The Greater Kanawha Valley, WV

[Community Highlights] [Press Release] [Survey Highlights]

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation

Media Contact
Becky Cain, President/CEO
Phone 304-346-3620
P. O. Box 3041, Charleston, WV 25331
Email address:
Web address:

Sample size

Survey Area
Boone, Kanawha, and Putnam Counties

Community Description
There is no metro area in Boone County. Kanawha and Putnam Counties are part of the Charleston SMSA. 67.7% Urban and 32.3% Rural

U. S. Census data

White 95%
Black 5%
Asian -
Hispanic .2%
Other .1%
U. S. Census data

65+ 14%
Under 18 21%
U. S. Census data

Additional Information:
The area surveyed roughly corresponds to the geographic boundaries of the foundation. West Virginia has a high rate of home ownership: about 75% of the population in the survey area own their own homes and approximately 84% of the population were born in the state of residence. The more rural the area of Boone County has almost 20% of its population living below the poverty level. The rate in the Metropolitan area is lower, approximately 12%.