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Kenova, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The City of Kenova had a population of 3,142 as of July 1, 2015. Kenova ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kenova is located at latitude 38.4027 and longitude -82.5819 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kenova (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.34 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 554 feet.

The City of Kenova (GNIS ID: 2390604) 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 Kenova is located within Ceredo District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wayne County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kenova 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 Kenova: Morganza, Virginia Point.

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


Total Population 3,142
Population in Households 3,127
Population in Familes 2,400
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 2,501
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 1,410
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 846
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,674 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 827 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 583 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 264 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $82,920
Average Home Value $89,752


Median Household Income $32,989
Average Household Income $43,974
Per Capita Income $19,666
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.44% -0.07%
Households -0.41% -0.07%
Families -0.49% -0.21%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   2.25%
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.


Kenova, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kenova 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 # 53 87th
Population Density1 # 27 94th
Diversity Index2 # 234 43rd
Median Household Income # 287 29th
Per Capita Income # 245 39th

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