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People

Total Population 2,955
Male Share of the Population 45%
Female Share of the Population 55%
Senior Citizens 16.6%
Employed Population 16+ 1,265
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 54.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $58,000
% Above Poverty Level 84.5%
% Below Poverty Level 15.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.9%
Median Gross Rent $552
Median House Value $130,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.7%
US/American 0.3%
English 13.7%
Irish 11.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Kingwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 69 miles S of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Preston
Standard Zip Codes 26519, 26537
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.471
Longitude -79.683

Kingwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station TERRA ALTA NO 1
Distance 7.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 77 F
Oct Temp 41 to 60 F
Annual Precip 55.8 inches
Station BRANDONVILLE
Distance 14 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 47.7 inches
Station COOPERS ROCK ST FOREST
Distance 15.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 58 to 77 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 52.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Albright 327 $26,442
Masontown 602 $48,438
Reedsville 508 $36,667
Rowlesburg 749 $40,455
Terra Alta 1,591 $44,150
Tunnelton 290 $52,969

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Kingwood Public Libraries

Library
Kingwood Public Library
205 WEST MAIN ST
Kingwood, West Virginia
(304) 329-1499

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Kingwood Hospitals

PRESTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
300 S PRICE STREET
(304) 329-1400
Emergency Service: Yes

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Kingwood High Schools

PRESTON HIGH SCHOOL
400 PRESTON DR
304-329-0400
Serves 1,416 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

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