Kanawha, West Virginia

 

Kanawha is one of 55 counties in West Virginia. It is part of the Charleston, WV (Metropolitan Statistical Area) Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its 2012 population of 192,179 ranked 1st in the state.

PER CAPITA PERSONAL INCOME

In 2012 Kanawha had a per capita personal income (PCPI) of $44,660. This PCPI ranked 1st in the state and was 127 percent of the state average, $35,082, and 102 percent of the national average, $43,735. The 2012 PCPI reflected an increase of 3.4 percent from 2011. The 2011-2012 state change was 3.7 percent and the national change was 3.4 percent. In 2002 the PCPI of Kanawha was $32,000 and ranked 1st in the state. The 2002-2012 compound annual growth rate of PCPI was 3.4 percent. The compound annual growth rate for the state was 3.8 percent and for the nation was 3.2 percent.
 
Per Capita Personal Income, 2012
Per Capita Income as a Percent of the United States

   West Virginia    Kanawha

TOTAL PERSONAL INCOME

CAGR: compound annual growth rate
 2011-12 percent change2002-2012 CAGR
Kanawha 3.4 % 3.2 %
West Virginia 3.8 % 4.1 %
U.S. 4.2 % 4.1 %

In 2012 Kanawha had a total personal income (TPI) of $8,582,810*. This TPI ranked 1st in the state and accounted for 13.2 percent of the state total. In 2002 the TPI of Kanawha was $6,285,451* and ranked 1st in the state.

*Note: Total personal income estimates are in thousands of dollars, not adjusted for inflation.

COMPONENTS OF TOTAL PERSONAL INCOME

Total personal income includes net earnings by place of residence; dividends, interest, and rent; and personal current transfer receipts received by the residents of Kanawha.
 
Percent Contribution to Total Personal Income
Kanawha West Virginia United States

 

 

2002

 

 

2012
  Net earnings by place of residence
  Dividends, interest, and rent
  Personal current transfer receipts
 
2011-2012 percent change
  Kanawha West Virginia U.S.
Net earnings 2.9 % 3.4 % 4.3 %
Dividends, interest, and rent 5.6 % 5.9 % 5.5 %
Personal current transfer receipts 3.3 % 3.5 % 2.2 %
 
2002-2012 compound annual growth rate
  Kanawha West Virginia U.S.
Net earnings 3.4 % 4.2 % 3.6 %
Dividends, interest, and rent 1.1 % 2.6 % 4.5 %
Personal current transfer receipts 4.0 % 4.6 % 6.3 %