Rand, West Virginia

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Rand
Census-designated place
Street scene in Rand in the 1970s
Street scene in Rand in the 1970s
Location in Kanawha County and state of West Virginia.
Location in Kanawha County and state of West Virginia.
Coordinates: 38°16′57″N 81°33′44″W / 38.28250°N 81.56222°W / 38.28250; -81.56222Coordinates: 38°16′57″N 81°33′44″W / 38.28250°N 81.56222°W / 38.28250; -81.56222
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Kanawha
Area[1]
 • Total 0.461 sq mi (1.19 km2)
 • Land 0.461 sq mi (1.19 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,631
 • Density 3,500/sq mi (1,400/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Rand is a census-designated place (CDP) on the Kanawha River in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,631.[2] It is surrounded by the communities of Malden and DuPont City.

The unincorporated community was named after Plus Rand Levi, an early settler. The community was known as Levi prior to 1940. [3][4]

Former NFL wide receiver Randy Moss was raised in Rand.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ Kenny, Hamill (1945). West Virginia Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning, Including the Nomenclature of the Streams and Mountains. Piedmont, WV: The Place Name Press. p. 493. 
  4. ^ Year: 1940; Census Place: Malden, Kanawha, West Virginia; Roll: T627_4416; Page: 32B; Enumeration District: 20-111
  5. ^ Bieler, Des (November 12, 2014). "What we learned from ESPN’s ’30 for 30′ on Randy Moss". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 27, 2016. 
  6. ^ McGarry, Tim (September 17, 2012). "Randy Moss remembers his roots with Rand University". USA Today. Retrieved March 27, 2016. 

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