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Kingwood, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Kingwood had a population of 2,940 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kingwood: The Kings Woods.

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Kingwood, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,940
Population in Households 2,868
Population in Familes 2,232
Population in Group Qrtrs 72
Population Density2 1,210
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $45,519
Average Household Income $58,552
Per Capita Income $24,960


Total Housing Units 1,471 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 853 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 429 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 188 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $131,383
Average Home Value $142,614


Total Households 1,283
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 820
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.0% 0.06%
Households -0.08% 0.0%
Families 0.03% -0.1%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

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, 2018 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 Density # 124 70th
Diversity Index # 222 44th
Median Household Income # 100 76th
Per Capita Income # 102 75th

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