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Kanawha County, WV Public Records

Circuit Court
PO Box 2351
111 Court St
Charleston, WV 25328 www.courtswv.gov/lower-courts/cir...
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 304-357-0440
F: 304-357-0473
Visa/MC accepted.
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil Actions over $5,000, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No juvenile, neglect, adoption, domestic, guardianship, mental health or conservatorship records released
Magistrate Court
111 Court St
Charleston, WV 25333 www.courtswv.gov/lower-courts/mag...
Hours: 8:30AM-5PM EST
P: 304-357-0400
F: 304-357-0431
Major credit cards accepted.
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $5,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Infractions, Traffic
Probate (County Clerk)
Office of the Fiduciary Supervisor
407 Virginia Street East
Charleston, WV 25301 kanawha.us/county-commission/fidu...
Hours: 8AM-5PM M,T,W,F; 8AM-7PM TH EST
P: 304-357-0125
F: 304-357-0426
Jurisdiction: Probate

Kanawha County, WV Vital Records

Contact the Kanawha County Office of the County Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Kanawha County
County Clerk
409 Virginia St E
County Courthouse
Charleston, WV 25301
kanawha.us/county-agencies/county...
8AM-5PM EST
Phone: 304-357-0130
Fax: 304-357-0585
Recorded Documents

Official Kanawha County Vital Certificates

Kanawha County Vital Certificates

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Kanawha County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 903.10 sq mi
Population (2009): 191,663
  • Females: 52.0%
  • White: 88.9%
  • Black/African American: 8.0%
  • Asian: 1.2%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 1.8%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 87.5%
Population Change (2000-2009): -8,413
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 1.4%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 3.1%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 15.8%
High School Graduates (2000): 80.0%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 20.6%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.28
Housing Units (2000): 93,788
Homeownership Rate (2000): 70.3%
Migration Flow to Kanawha County, WV from (2007-2008):

Kanawha County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $6,480,797
  • Construction: $370,713
  • Retail Trade: $399,662
  • Professional and Technical Services: $618,435
  • Healthcare: $967,038
  • Banking: $354,115
  • Retail Trade: $399,662
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $152,059
  • Manufacturing: $393,778
  • Farms: $-506
  • Government: $1,237,559
Employed (2000): 88,982
Unemployed (2000): 5,428
Unemployment Rate (2009): 6.4%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $39,337
Local Government Employment (2007): 8,471
Local Government Revenue (2007): $473,135 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $452,485 (thou. dol.)

Kanawha County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 2,383
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.5
Deaths (2007): 2,443
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.8
Infant Deaths (2007): 18
  • Per 1,000 population: 7.6

Kanawha County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 978
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 11
  • Forcible rape: 49
  • Robbery: 200
  • Aggravated Assault: 718
Property Crimes (2008): 6,929
  • Burglary: 1,589
  • Larceny-Theft: 4,801
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 539

Kanawha County Genealogy Records