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Kingwood, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Kingwood is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Preston County at latitude 39.472 and longitude -79.6823. Preston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,814 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Kingwood, but most people and references simply refer to it as Kingwood, West Virginia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Kingwood indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kingwood: The Kings Woods.

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Kingwood, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,902
Population in Households 2,827
Population in Familes 2,215
Population in Group Qrtrs 75
Population Density1 1,195
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 1,286
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 827
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,462 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 843 (57.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 443 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 176 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $132,709
Average Home Value $157,800


Median Household Income $36,484
Average Household Income $51,091
Per Capita Income $21,793
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.3% -0.33%
Households -0.09% -0.23%
Families 0.26% -0.37%
Median Household Income   4.35%
Per Capita Income   2.13%
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 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 56 86th
Population Density1 # 129 68th
Diversity Index2 # 211 48th
Median Household Income # 199 51st
Per Capita Income # 139 66th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.