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

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

Sponsor:
The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation

Media Contact
Becky Cain, President/CEO
Phone 304-346-3620
P. O. Box 3041, Charleston, WV 25331
Email address: becky.tgkvf@citynet.net
Web address: www.tgkvf.com

Sample size
500

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


Population
277,501
U. S. Census data

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

Age:
18-34
35-49
50-64
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%.