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Overview

Introduction to Dunbar, West Virginia

Dunbar, West Virginia, in Kanawha county, is located 5 miles W of Charleston, West Virginia (center to center) and is 129 miles SE of Columbus, Ohio. The people of the city are in the Charleston metropolitan area. Dunbar has a population of 8,154.

Dunbar History

Dunbar was named in honor of Dunbar Baines, a well known prominent Charleston based banker and lawyer. The city was officially incorporated in 1921. It was originally a farming community. Industries began in 1912 with the opening of bottling and glass plants. The city is located in Kanawha County, which was founded in 1789.

Dunbar and nearby Attractions

  • Avampato Discovery Museum
  • Dunbar Village Shopping Center
  • Museum in the Community
  • Kanawha State Forest
  • Beech Fork State Park
  • Buffington Island

Things To Do In Dunbar

One can shop at the Dunbar Village Shopping Center while in the city. The Dunbar Park provides amenities for several different types of recreational opportunities. History buffs should visit the Avampato Discovery Museum and Museum in the Community. One can also plan a day trip to the Buffington Island. The Kanawha State Forest is nearby. The Hawks Nest State Park, Chief Logan State Park, and Beech Fork State Park are around an hour's drive away.

Dunbar Transportation

Tri - State Airport/Milton J. Ferguson Field provides facilities for air transportation.

Dunbar Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued through West Virginia State College, West Virginia University at Parkersburg, and Marshall University.

People

Total Population 7,844
Male Share of the Population 45.3%
Female Share of the Population 54.7%
Senior Citizens 20%
Employed Population 16+ 3,466
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 41%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20%
Median Earnings25+ $34,277
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,941
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,447

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,813
% Above Poverty Level 84.6%
% Below Poverty Level 15.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 2.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.2%
Median Gross Rent $724
Median House Value $88,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.4%
US/American 0%
English 12.7%
Irish 12.1%

Dunbar Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles W of Charleston, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 129 miles SE of Columbus, Ohio
County Kanawha
Metro Area Charleston
Standard Zip Codes 25064
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.36
Longitude -81.737

Dunbar Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CHARLESTON YEAGER AP
Distance 8.5 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 43 F
Apr Temp 42 to 67 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 44 inches
Station MADISON 3 NNW
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 43 F
Apr Temp 39 to 69 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 69 F
Annual Precip 47.8 inches
Station CORTON
Distance 26.9 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 42 F
Apr Temp 41 to 67 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Charleston 50,911 $66,261
Jefferson 792 $27,143
Nitro 6,860 $56,098
Poca 1,048 $60,577
South Charleston 13,380 $55,165
St. Albans 10,939 $64,940
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Dunbar High Schools

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JAMES H 'TIGER' MORTON JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER
60 MANFRED HOLLAND WAY
304-766-3502
A Non-traditional School
Serves 25 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

BEN FRANKLIN VOCATIONAL CENTER
500 28TH ST
304-766-0369
A Vocational School

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