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Kingwood, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Kingwood had a population of 2,883 as of July 1, 2015.

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 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.

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, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kingwood: The Kings Woods.

City of Kingwood, WV Boundary Map

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Kingwood, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,883
Population in Households 2,807
Population in Familes 2,202
Population in Group Qrtrs 76
Population Density1 1,187
Diversity Index2 7
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,278
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 821
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,459 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 834 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 444 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 181 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $141,504
Average Home Value $166,617
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,237
Average Household Income $48,925
Per Capita Income $20,921
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.37% -0.24%
Households -0.19% -0.17%
Families 0.07% -0.27%
Median Household Income   3.61%
Per Capita Income   2.56%
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.

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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, 2015 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 Density1 # 129 68th
Diversity Index2 # 227 44th
Median Household Income # 195 52nd
Per Capita Income # 173 57th

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