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Kenova, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Kenova is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Wayne County at latitude 38.4027 and longitude -82.5819. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 554 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Kenova 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 Kenova (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.34 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kenova: Morganza, Virginia Point.

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


Total Population 3,137
Population in Households 3,122
Population in Familes 2,392
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 2,497
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 1,410
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 846
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,673 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 828 (49.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 582 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 263 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $78,363
Average Home Value $83,827


Median Household Income $34,160
Average Household Income $45,095
Per Capita Income $20,190
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.58% -0.37%
Households -0.51% -0.39%
Families -0.6% -0.53%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
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, 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 # 52 87th
Population Density1 # 27 94th
Diversity Index2 # 274 32nd
Median Household Income # 258 36th
Per Capita Income # 206 49th

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