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Kingwood, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Kingwood had a population of 2,915 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kingwood: The Kings Woods.

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Kingwood, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,915
Daytime Population: Workers 2,519
Daytime Population: Residents 1,596
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,115
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.41
Population in Households 2,840
Population in Familes 2,216
Population in Group Qrtrs 75
Population Density2 1,200
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $41,927
Average Household Income $54,837
Per Capita Income $23,467


Total Housing Units 1,461 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 830 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 445 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 186 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $126,059
Average Home Value $138,193


Total Households 1,275
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 813
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.11% -0.1%
Households -0.17% -0.14%
Families -0.08% -0.25%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   2.06%

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, 2017 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 # 57 86th
Population Density # 126 69th
Diversity Index # 226 44th
Median Household Income # 139 66th
Per Capita Income # 130 68th

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