Kingwood, West Virginia

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Population in 2021: 3,090 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +5.0%
 
Males: 1,445  (46.8%)
Females: 1,645  (53.2%)
Median resident age:

40.7 years
West Virginia median age:

42.8 years

Zip codes: 26537.

Estimated median household income in 2021: $65,314 (it was $29,155 in 2000)
Kingwood:

$65,314
WV:

$51,248

Estimated per capita income in 2021: $33,768 (it was $16,299 in 2000)

Kingwood city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $159,655 (it was $66,900 in 2000)
Kingwood:

$159,655
WV:

$143,200

Mean prices in 2021: all housing units: $177,661; detached houses: $183,993; mobile homes: $12,512

Median gross rent in 2021: $577.

March 2022 cost of living index in Kingwood: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 16.4%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 85.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.0% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Kingwood, WV (2021)
    • 2,82792.4%White alone
    • 1073.5%Two or more races
    • 602.0%Black alone
    • 351.1%Hispanic
    • 290.9%Asian alone
    • 10.03%American Indian alone

Races in Kingwood detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 24 registered sex offenders living in Kingwood, West Virginia as of March 04, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Kingwood is 122 to 1.


Crime rates in Kingwood by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2014

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(33.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(101.7)
6
(204.2)
1
(34.0)
1
(33.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2
(67.8)
10
(340.3)
6
(203.9)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
14
(474.7)
14
(476.4)
1
(34.0)
0
(0.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index71.283.722.46.7

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 254.8. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Kingwood, WV

Crime rate in Kingwood detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 3 (3 officers - 2 male; 1 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.98
West Virginia average:

1.95
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Ancestries: American (52.9%), Scottish (8.8%), German (7.2%), English (4.0%), European (2.2%), Irish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1863 feet

Land area: 2.47 square miles.

Population density: 1,252 people per square mile   (low).

Kingwood, West Virginia map

29 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.9%
West Virginia:

1.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $1,059 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $750 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (68.9 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (244.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Albright, WV (1.7 miles ),
Tunnelton, WV (2.5 miles ),
Reedsville, WV (2.6 miles ),
Terra Alta, WV (2.8 miles ),
Masontown, WV (2.9 miles ),
Rowlesburg, WV (2.9 miles ),
Newburg, WV (3.3 miles ),
Hutton, MD (3.4 miles)

Latitude: 39.47 N, Longitude: 79.68 W

Area code: 304

Distribution of median household income in Kingwood, WV in 2021
Distribution of house value in Kingwood, WV in 2021
Kingwood satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2021: 3 buildings, average cost: $305,000
  • 2020: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2019: 6 buildings, average cost: $148,300
  • 2018: 6 buildings, average cost: $148,300
  • 2017: 5 buildings, average cost: $128,200
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $93,700
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $121,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $104,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Kingwood, WV residents
Average permit cost in Kingwood, WV
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.8%
West Virginia:

3.6%
Historical population in Kingwood, WV
Historical housing units in Kingwood, WV
Most common industries in Kingwood, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (14.2%)
  • Health care (11.0%)
  • Public administration (9.0%)
  • Construction (7.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (13.0%)
  • Construction (10.7%)
  • Educational services (9.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.4%)
  • Health care (5.1%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (19.8%)
  • Health care (17.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.1%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Social assistance (3.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Kingwood, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Lawyers (3.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (10.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.2%)

Average climate in Kingwood, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Kingwood, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 39.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

39.9
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.33. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.33
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.7
U.S.:

33.3
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2014 was 0.00291. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00291
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Kingwood-area historical tornado activity is slightly above West Virginia state average. It is 58% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/3/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.2 miles away from the Kingwood city center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/19/1967, a category F3 tornado 20.0 miles away from the city center killed one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kingwood-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 44% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 143.4 miles away from Kingwood center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 144.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 166.5 miles away from Kingwood center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 221.0 miles away from Kingwood center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 245.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 140.4 miles away from Kingwood center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Preston County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kingwood topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Kingwood:

  • PRESTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 300 S PRICE STREET)
  • PRESTON MEMORIAL HOMECARE (410 E MAIN STREET)
  • HEARTLAND OF PRESTON COUNTY (300 MILLER ROAD)

Airports located in Kingwood:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kingwood:

  • West Virginia University (about 19 miles; Morgantown, WV; Full-time enrollment: 27,429)
  • Fairmont State University (about 26 miles; Fairmont, WV; FT enrollment: 3,714)
  • Waynesburg University (about 40 miles; Waynesburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,080)
  • Frostburg State University (about 42 miles; Frostburg, MD; FT enrollment: 4,944)
  • California University of Pennsylvania (about 43 miles; California, PA; FT enrollment: 7,773)
  • Allegany College of Maryland (about 53 miles; Cumberland, MD; FT enrollment: 2,407)
  • Westmoreland County Community College (about 54 miles; Youngwood, PA; FT enrollment: 4,669)

Public high school in Kingwood:

Public elementary/middle schools in Kingwood:

See full list of schools located in Kingwood

Library in Kingwood:

  • KINGWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $144,325; Location: 205 WEST MAIN ST; 31,677 books; 887 audio materials; 809 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 12 state licensed databases; 100 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Kingwood: Kamp Central Ambulance Service Incorporated Station 15 (A), Kingwood Volunteer Fire Department (B), West Virginia Division of Forestry Preston County Field Office (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Kingwood Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Kingwood include: First United Presbyterian Church (A), Kingwood Assembly of God Church (B), Kingwood Baptist Church (C), Saint Sebastians Catholic Church (D), Wesley United Methodist Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Kingwood Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Hovatters Wildlife Zoo (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Herring Road), Preston County Visitors Center (200 West Main St).

Court: Preston County - Magistrate- Court (328 Tunnelton).

Birthplace of: Jonathan P. Dolliver - Politician, William G. Conley - Schoolteacher.

Preston County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Kingwood and their reported violations in the past:

KINGWOOD WATER BOARD (Address: 313 TUNNELTON STREET , Population served: 3,102, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-21-2005), St Public Notif requested (FEB-14-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2006), St Public Notif received (APR-28-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-21-2005), St Public Notif requested (FEB-14-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2006), St Public Notif received (APR-28-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In DEC-30-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

63.4%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.2%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
19 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Kingwood (2011 data):

  • Wesbanco Bank, Inc.: 106 West Main Street Branch at 106 West Main Street, branch established on 1914/01/26. Info updated 2009/04/02: Bank assets: $5,520.2 mil, Deposits: $4,394.5 mil, headquarters in Wheeling, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 115 total offices, Holding Company: Wesbanco, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Morgantown Kingwood Branch at 114 East Main Street, branch established on 1984/10/16. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Clear Mountain Bank: Kingwood Office at 330 East Main Street, branch established on 1984/10/29. Info updated 2010/05/28: Bank assets: $425.8 mil, Deposits: $376.0 mil, headquarters in Bruceton Mills, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: State Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Kingwood:

Marital status in Kingwood, WV
  • Never married: 24.3%
  • Now married: 55.2%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

For population 25 years and over in Kingwood:

  • High school or higher: 94.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2021
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2021
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
West Virginia average:

10.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2021
Means of transportation to work in 2021 - Kingwood
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Kingwood, WV (based on Preston County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,77761
Evangelical Protestant2,30237
Catholic1,3495
Other3663
None24,726-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Preston County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Preston County:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
This county:

6.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
This county:

4.30 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Preston County:

11.6%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.0%
State:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

8.6%
State:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.4%
West Virginia:

51.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.0%
West Virginia:

49.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.5
West Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

16.6%
West Virginia:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Kingwood:

15.3%
West Virginia:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Kingwood:

6.6
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
Kingwood:

37.7%
State:

34.8%

General health condition:
This city:

54.4%
West Virginia:

58.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Kingwood:

81.8%
State:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Kingwood, WV Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Solid Waste Management 12$30,297$30,2970$0
Sewerage 7$18,732$32,1121$621
Water Supply 6$23,670$47,3402$2,609
Financial Administration 3$8,494$33,9760$0
Local Libraries 2$4,266$25,5963$3,073
Streets and Highways 2$5,728$34,3680$0
Police Protection - Officers 2$6,111$36,6660$0
Parks and Recreation 2$6,474$38,84413$7,237
Other Government Administration 1$3,012$36,1440$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$2,701
Police - Other 0$0 1$980
Totals for Government 37$106,784$34,63321$17,221

Kingwood government finances - Expenditure in 2020 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $1,617,000 ($523.30)
    Water Utilities: $1,375,000 ($444.98)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,229,000 ($397.73)
    Parks and Recreation: $626,000 ($202.59)
    Regular Highways: $385,000 ($124.60)
    Libraries: $355,000 ($114.89)
    Central Staff Services: $270,000 ($87.38)
    Police Protection: $169,000 ($54.69)
    Public Welfare - Other: $48,000 ($15.53)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $506,000 ($163.75)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Libraries: $4,000 ($1.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($0.65)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,222,000 ($395.47)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,172,000 ($379.29)

Kingwood government finances - Revenue in 2020 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,420,000 ($459.55)
    Other: $962,000 ($311.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $468,000 ($151.46)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $96,000 ($31.07)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $86,000 ($27.83)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $75,000 ($24.27)
    Donations From Private Sources: $52,000 ($16.83)
    Fines and Forfeits: $21,000 ($6.80)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($2.27)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,611,000 ($521.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $171,000 ($55.34)
    General Local Government Support: $15,000 ($4.85)
  • Tax - Property: $455,000 ($147.25)
    Public Utilities Sales: $205,000 ($66.34)
    Other: $41,000 ($13.27)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $40,000 ($12.94)
    Other License: $29,000 ($9.39)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $22,000 ($7.12)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,000 ($0.97)

Kingwood government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,492,000 ($5013.59)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,957,000 ($4840.45)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $535,000 ($173.14)

Kingwood government finances - Cash and Securities in 2020 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,842,000 ($596.12)
Businesses in Kingwood, WV
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy1
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
Circle K1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1Rite Aid1
Ford1Subway2
GNC1U-Haul1
GameStop1U.S. Cellular1
H&R Block1Walmart1
Hardee's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Kingwood:

  • WFSP (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; KINGWOOD, WV; Owner: WFSP, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAJR (1440 AM; 5 kW; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WMMN (920 AM; 5 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FANTASIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCLG (1300 AM; 3 kW; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: BOWERS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFRB (560 AM; 5 kW; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WVSC (990 AM; 10 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WMSG (1050 AM; 1 kW; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: OAKLAND MEDIA GROUP, INC)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kingwood:

  • WFSP-FM (107.7 FM; KINGWOOD, WV; Owner: WFSP, INC.)
  • WKMM (96.7 FM; KINGWOOD, WV; Owner: MARPAT CORPORATION)
  • WWHC (92.3 FM; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: OAKLAND MEDIA GROUP, INC)
  • WVPM (90.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WRIJ (106.9 FM; MASONTOWN, PA; Owner: HE'S ALIVE INC.)
  • WOGG (94.9 FM; OLIVER, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWPN (101.1 FM; WESTERNPORT, MD; Owner: ERNEST F. SANTMYIRE)
  • W242AD (96.3 FM; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKKW (97.9 FM; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: DESCENDANTS TRUST, LAUREN M.KELLEY, TRUSTEE)
  • WKHJ (104.5 FM; MOUNTAIN LAKE PARK, MD; Owner: SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS, INC.)
  • WVAQ (101.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WROG (102.9 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: TSCHUDY RADIO, INC)
  • WFWM (91.9 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKGO (106.1 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WLIC (97.1 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WQWV (103.7 FM; FISHER, WV; Owner: MCGUIRE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WQZS (93.3 FM; MEYERSDALE, PA; Owner: ROGER WAHL)
  • WDZN (100.1 FM; ROMNEY, WV; Owner: CHARTER EQUITIES, INC.)
  • WZST (100.9 FM; WESTOVER, WV; Owner: TSCHUDY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBHZ (91.9 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Kingwood:

  • WNPB-TV (Channel 24; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WGPT (Channel 36; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
Kingwood fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
See more detailed statistics of Kingwood fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 141ft / 42.9mTotal length
  • $3,926,000Total costs
  • 19,835Total average daily traffic
  • 2,485Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Kingwood, WV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21910-1919
  • 31930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Kingwood, WV
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Kingwood)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 128 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Kingwood, WV)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Kingwood)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Kingwood)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 26. The highest number of reported fires - 49 took place in 2007, and the least - 12 in 2011. The data has a constant trend.
    Fire incident types in Kingwood, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (51.0%), and Outside Fires (22.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Kingwood, WV
    • 21051.0%Structure Fires
    • 9322.6%Outside Fires
    • 8019.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 297.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Kingwood, WV
Most common first names in Kingwood, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary5479.5 years
James5072.4 years
Charles4974.2 years
William4971.9 years
John4177.9 years
Robert3967.4 years
Helen2483.3 years
George2177.2 years
Richard2065.7 years
Thomas1975.0 years
Most common last names in Kingwood, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Wolfe2677.5 years
Smith2282.8 years
Shrout2273.7 years
Miller2174.6 years
Shaffer2180.4 years
Liston1980.9 years
Dewitt1975.7 years
Uphold1966.6 years
Martin1776.4 years
White1779.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Kingwood, WV
  • 74.5%Utility gas
  • 22.4%Electricity
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Kingwood, WV
  • 67.1%Electricity
  • 31.3%Utility gas
  • 1.6%No fuel used


Kingwood compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 5 pilots and 6 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Lamonica Jo Titchnell (1)
  • Earl A. Reynolds, Jr. (1)

Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2024.