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Kingwood is a city in Preston County, in the Morgantown metro area.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Kingwood is 39.471N. The longitude is -79.683W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,814 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,928.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$29,155
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Kingwood demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 0. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Buckwheat Festival - Sept. 27-30, 2007
  • Cheat River Festival - May 5, 2007
Dates often change. Check Kingwood web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Kingwood demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Preston County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 26537 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

27% of Kingwood residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kingwood ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kingwood was $16,299, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

22% of Kingwood residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Kingwood, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $234.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $666.


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Preston County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kingwood political report.

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The average commute time for Kingwood workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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