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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.
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Kanawha
Area
 • Total 0.461 sq mi (1.19 km2)
 • Land 0.461 sq mi (1.19 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,631
 • Density 3,538/sq mi (1,366.0/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. 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.

Former NFL wide receiver Randy Moss was raised in Rand.


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