Kanawha County Planning Department

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Kanawha County Planning Department Contact Information

Address and Phone Number for Kanawha County Planning Department, a Building Department, at Virginia Street East, Charleston WV.

Kanawha County Planning Department
407 Virginia Street East
Charleston, West Virginia, 25301

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About the Kanawha County Planning Department

The Kanawha County Planning Department, located in Charleston, West Virginia, ensures the construction of safe buildings, primarily through the development and enforcement of building codes. The Building Department establishes building codes and standards for the construction of buildings and addresses virtually all aspects of construction, including design requirements, building materials, parking, resistance to natural disasters, and trades such as electric and plumbing.

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Kanawha County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Kanawha County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Kanawha County Residential Housing Units
 Kanawha CountyWest Virginia
Total Housing Units92,463890,715
Occupied Housing Units79,437 (85.9%)734,676 (82.5%)
Kanawha County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Kanawha CountyWest Virginia
Single-Family Detached Homes56,334 (70.9%)529,010 (72.0%)
Single-Family Attached Homes1,751 (2.2%)17,069 (2.3%)
2 Apartments1,916 (2.4%)12,997 (1.8%)
3 or 4 Apartments3,542 (4.5%)18,955 (2.6%)
5 to 9 Apartments2,906 (3.7%)19,994 (2.7%)
10 or More Apartments5,018 (6.3%)31,546 (4.3%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing7,970 (10.0%)105,105 (14.3%)
Kanawha County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Kanawha CountyWest Virginia
2014 or Later572 (0.7%)5,858 (0.8%)
2010 to 2013941 (1.2%)15,712 (2.1%)
2000 to 20096,068 (7.6%)91,291 (12.4%)
1980 to 199915,693 (19.8%)192,597 (26.2%)
1960 to 197923,052 (29.0%)188,969 (25.7%)
1940 to 195924,066 (24,066.0%)132,741 (132,741.0%)
1939 or Earlier9,045 (11.4%)107,508 (14.6%)
Kanawha County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Kanawha CountyWest Virginia
1 Room1,074 (1.4%)8,994 (1.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms58,467 (73.6%)548,663 (74.7%)
4 or 5 Rooms26,643 (33.5%)255,520 (34.8%)
6 or 7 Rooms27,653 (34.8%)266,368 (36.3%)
8 or More Rooms18,601 (23.4%)160,363 (21.8%)
Kanawha County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Kanawha CountyWest Virginia
No Bedroom1,190 (1.5%)9,535 (1.3%)
1 Bedroom5,712 (7.2%)45,361 (6.2%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms58,467 (73.6%)548,663 (74.7%)
4 or More Bedrooms14,068 (17.7%)131,117 (17.8%)
Kanawha County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Kanawha CountyWest Virginia
With Complete Plumbing Facilities79,064 (99.5%)731,015 (99.5%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities78,999 (99.4%)730,407 (99.4%)