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Overview

Introduction to St. Albans, West Virginia

St. Albans, West Virginia, in Kanawha county, is 11 miles W of Charleston, West Virginia and 125 miles SE of Columbus, Ohio. The city is considered part of the Charleston metropolitan area.

St. Albans History

St. Albans was first laid out in 1816. It was originally known as Philippi, named after Philip Thompson, an early settler in the area. The name of the area was later changed to Coalsmouth, because of its location at the mouth of the Coal River. It was officially incorporated as Kanawha City in 1868. The community received its present name in 1871.

St. Albans and nearby Attractions

  • Museum in the Community
  • Hawks Nest State Park
  • Cultural Center
  • Chief Logan State Park
  • Beech Fork State Park
  • Avampato Discovery Museum

Things To Do In St. Albans

Shopping centers in the area include the Central Square Shopping Center, Saint Albans Plaza Shopping Center, Gateway Shopping Center and the Saint Albans Mall Shopping Center. Local churches include Saint Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Saint Peters United Methodist Church and Saint Albans Church of the Nazarene. The city hosts the Riverfest every July and the Morgan’s Kitchen Fall Festival every October.

St. Albans Transportation

Yeager Airport is nearby.

St. Albans Higher Education

West Virginia State College, Concord College and Ohio University are the local institutions of higher education.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher
Median Earnings25+
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification
Median Earnings With High School Degree

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

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

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

St Albans Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles W of Charleston, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 125 miles SE of Columbus, Ohio
County Kanawha
Metro Area Charleston
Standard Zip Codes 25177
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.385
Longitude -81.836

St Albans 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 13.7 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 HAMLIN
Distance 16.8 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 44 F
Apr Temp 38 to 69 F
Jul Temp 62 to 90 F
Oct Temp 39 to 71 F
Annual Precip 44.4 inches
Station MADISON 3 NNW
Distance 19.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bancroft 914 $76,528
Dunbar 7,798 $49,537
Jefferson 800 $26,875
Nitro 6,711 $51,006
Poca 1,071 $53,750
South Charleston 13,276 $58,321

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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St Albans High Schools

SAINT ALBANS HIGH SCHOOL
2100 KANAWHA TER
304-722-0212
Serves 1,003 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

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