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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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,714
Male Share of the Population46.6%
Female Share of the Population53.4%
Senior Citizens20.7%
Employed Population 16+3,432
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married41.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.9%
Median Earnings25+$32,968
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,583

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,257
% Above Poverty Level84.9%
% Below Poverty Level15.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone40.9%
Median Gross Rent$743
Median House Value$91,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27.5%
German16.2%
Irish13.4%
English11.7%
Italian3.2%
French Except Basque2.1%
Dutch2.1%
Scottish2.1%
Welsh2%
Polish1.1%
Slovene1.1%
Norwegian0.8%
Arab0.6%
Hungarian0.4%
Lebanese0.3%
Swedish0.2%
African0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Czech0.1%
Russian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Dunbar Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kanawha County
Standard Zip Codes25064
Phone Area Codes304
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude38.36
Approximate Longitude-81.73

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)

StationCHARLESTON YEAGER AP
Distance8.5 miles
Jan Temp24 to 43 F
Apr Temp42 to 67 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 67 F
Annual Precip44 inches
StationMADISON 3 NNW
Distance19 miles
Jan Temp22 to 43 F
Apr Temp39 to 69 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 69 F
Annual Precip47.8 inches
StationCORTON
Distance26.9 miles
Jan Temp22 to 42 F
Apr Temp41 to 67 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 68 F
Annual Precip45.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Charleston50,210$65,319
Jefferson822$25,833
Nitro6,505$61,930
Poca1,019$52,386
South Charleston13,182$60,855
St. Albans10,788$62,067

Dunbar Public Schools

Ben Franklin Vocational Center
500 28th Street
ZIP: 25064
(304) 766-0369
Other
Total Enrollment 6
Dunbar Intermediate Center
1330 Myers Avenue
ZIP: 25064
(304) 766-1570
Primary
Total Enrollment 301
Dunbar Middle School
325 27th Street
ZIP: 25064
(304) 766-0363
Middle
Total Enrollment 391
Dunbar Primary Center
2401 Myers Avenue
ZIP: 25064
(304) 766-0367
Primary
Total Enrollment 306
James H. "tiger" Morton Juvenile Center
60 Manfred Holland Way
ZIP: 25064
(304) 766-3502
High
Total Enrollment 27
Shawnee Community Center
142 Marshall Avenue
ZIP: 25064
(304) 766-0378
Primary
Total Enrollment 51
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