Kingwood, WV Population

Population: 2,944. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,926 (-0.6% change)
Males: 1,345 (45.7%), Females: 1,599 (54.3%)

Preston County

Zip code: 26537

Median resident age: 41.8 years
Median household income: $29,155
Median house value: $68,600

Races in Kingwood:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.4%)
  • Black (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (25.0%), United States (20.6%), Irish (12.9%), English (8.7%), Dutch (3.4%), Italian (3.1%).

Elevation: 1863 feet

Land area: 2.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Kingwood

  • High school or higher: 81.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 21.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kingwood city

  • Never married: 21.2%
  • Now married: 57.0%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

0.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -338 (-10.3%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Kingwood:

  • PRESTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (300 SOUTH PRICE ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Kingwood:

  • GARRETT COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; OAKLAND, MD)
  • MONONGALIA COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; MORGANTOWN, WV)
  • WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS (about 23 miles; MORGANTOWN, WV)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Kingwood:

  • MORGANTOWN MUNI-WALTER L. BILL HART FLD (about 19 miles; MORGANTOWN, WV; Abbreviation: MGW)
  • HARRISON/MARION REGIONAL (about 39 miles; CLARKSBURG, WV; Abbreviation: CKB)
  • ARNOLD PALMER REGIONAL (about 59 miles; LATROBE, PA; Abbreviation: LBE)
Other public-use airports nearest to Kingwood:

  • TITUS FIELD (about 12 miles; ARTHURDALE, WV; Abbreviation: 70D)
  • ROY AIRFIELD (about 23 miles; GRAFTON, WV; Abbreviation: 71D)
  • GARRETT COUNTY (about 26 miles; OAKLAND, MD; Abbreviation: 2G4)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kingwood:

  • WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY (about 23 miles; MORGANTOWN, WV; Full-time enrollment: 19,666)
  • FAIRMONT STATE COLLEGE (about 32 miles; FAIRMONT, WV; Full-time enrollment: 5,317)
  • CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 44 miles; CALIFORNIA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,183)
  • FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY (about 54 miles; FROSTBURG, MD; Full-time enrollment: 4,672)
  • WESTMORELAND COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 54 miles; YOUNGWOOD, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,223)
  • CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY (about 70 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Full-time enrollment: 7,903)
  • ART INSTITUTE PITTSBURGH (about 70 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,246)

Schools

Public high school in Kingwood:

  • PRESTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,416; Location: 400 PRESTON DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Kingwood:

  • KINGWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 574; Location: 207 S PRICE ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CENTRAL PRESTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 308; Location: 100 EAST HIGH STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Kingwood:

  • KINGWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $170,017; Location: 205 WEST MAIN ST; 46,228 books; 1,351 audio materials; 411 video materials; 161 serial subscriptions)