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Kingwood, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Kingwood had a population of 2,960 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Kingwood is located at latitude 39.472 and longitude -79.6823 in Preston County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kingwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Preston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,814 feet.

The City of Kingwood (GNIS ID: 2390607) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Kingwood is located within Fourth District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Preston County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kingwood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kingwood: The Kings Woods.

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Kingwood, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,960
Population in Households 2,886
Population in Familes 2,255
Population in Group Qrtrs 74
Population Density1 1,219
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 1,290
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 824
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,480 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 838 (56.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 452 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 190 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $123,268
Average Home Value $135,155


Median Household Income $41,827
Average Household Income $53,402
Per Capita Income $22,793
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% 0.05%
Households -0.01% -0.03%
Families 0.12% -0.17%
Median Household Income   -0.77%
Per Capita Income   0.85%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Kingwood, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kingwood to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 55 87th
Population Density1 # 125 69th
Diversity Index2 # 221 46th
Median Household Income # 112 73rd
Per Capita Income # 121 70th

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