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Population in 2012: 2,955 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.4%
 

Males: 1,453  (49.2%)
Females: 1,502  (50.8%)

Median resident age:  43.8 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 26537.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,539 (it was $29,155 in 2000)
Kingwood:

$42,539
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,320

Kingwood city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $112,473 (it was $66,900 in 2000)
Kingwood:

$112,473
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $121,083; Detached houses: $125,425; Mobile homes: $13,000

Median gross rent in 2012: $536.

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  • White alone - 2,851 (97.0%)
  • Black alone - 25 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 27 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 16 (0.5%)
  • Hispanic - 16 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Kingwood: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (23.6%), United States (17.5%), Irish (13.2%), English (11.6%), Scotch-Irish (4.4%), Polish (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1863 feet

Land area: 2.47 square miles.

Population density: 1,197 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Kingwood:

  • High school or higher: 80.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kingwood city:

  • Never married: 19.8%
  • Now married: 59.4%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

67 residents are foreign born (1.9% Europe).

This city:  2.3%
West Virginia:  1.3%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Kingwood, West Virginia as of September 16, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Kingwood to the number of sex offenders is 211 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $561 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $540 (0.4%)

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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) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $104,800
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $121,000
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 39.47 N, Longitude: 79.68 W

Area code: 304

Kingwood household income distribution Kingwood home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Kingwood by Year
Type 2001 2003 2004 2005 2011 2012
Murders 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 104010
per 100,000 34.10.0136.20.034.00.0
Burglaries 003060
per 100,000 0.00.0102.20.0203.90.0
Thefts 122010
per 100,000 34.168.368.10.034.00.0
Auto thefts 010000
per 100,000 0.034.10.00.00.00.0
Arson 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 299.6) 8.55.738.60.023.30.0

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.68
West Virginia average:

1.91

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Kingwood, West Virginia accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.0%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


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

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Lawyers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)

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Average climate in Kingwood, West Virginia

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Tornado activity:

Kingwood-area historical tornado activity is above West Virginia state average. It is 38% 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.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Preston County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kingwood topographic map

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Kingwood:

  • PRESTON MEMORIAL HOMECARE (Home Health Center, 410 E MAIN STREET)
  • PRESTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 300 S PRICE STREET)
  • HEARTLAND OF PRESTON COUNTY (Nursing Home, 300 MILLER ROAD)

Political contributions by individuals in Kingwood, WV

Airports located in Kingwood:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kingwood:

  • West Virginia University (about 20 miles; Morgantown, WV; Full-time enrollment: 24,899)
  • Fairmont State University (about 26 miles; Fairmont, WV; FT enrollment: 3,770)
  • Frostburg State University (about 42 miles; Frostburg, MD; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • California University of Pennsylvania (about 43 miles; California, PA; FT enrollment: 7,429)
  • Allegany College of Maryland (about 52 miles; Cumberland, MD; FT enrollment: 2,309)
  • Westmoreland County Community College (about 54 miles; Youngwood, PA; FT enrollment: 3,608)
  • West Liberty University (about 69 miles; West Liberty, WV; FT enrollment: 2,318)

Public high school in Kingwood:

Public elementary/middle schools in Kingwood:

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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)

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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).

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.2. This is about average.
City:

36.2
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2004 was 24.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

24.5
U.S.:

22.9
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.1
U.S.:

9.6
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 5.24. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

5.24
U.S.:

2.43
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.00492. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00492
U.S.:

0.02218

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

KINGWOOD WATER BOARD (Address: 313 TUNNELTON STREET , Population served: 2893, 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)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In JUN-1998. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-1998), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-31-1998), St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In FEB-2002. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2002), St Public Notif requested (MAR-20-2002), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-20-2002)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.8%
(15.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 63.2% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.2% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Kingwood, WV


19 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Kingwood compared to West Virginia state average:

Kingwood, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race 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.


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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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Kingwood travel time to work - commute


Kingwood mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Kingwood city (based on Preston County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.46%
Here33.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of the NazareneAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurch of the Brethren
Adherents39.4%20.3%8.2%7.6%4.7%
Congregations52.9%3.9%3.9%6.9%7.8%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Free Methodist Church of North AmericaOther
Adherents4.6%3.3%2.8%2.5%6.5%
Congregations2.9%4.9%2.9%2.9%10.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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
This county:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

6.95 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

4.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.6%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Preston County:

29.0%
State:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.6%
State:

13.1%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 3$9,719$38,8760$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$930
Police Protection - Officers 4$9,204$27,6121$753
Streets and Highways 12$23,194$23,1940$0
Sewerage 3$6,536$26,1440$0
Parks and Recreation 4$9,137$27,41122$5,688
Water Supply 7$18,750$32,1430$0
Local Libraries 4$7,751$23,2536$2,849
Totals for Government 37$84,291$27,33830$10,220

Kingwood government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $816,000 ($276.14)
    Water Utilities: $524,000 ($177.33)
    Sewerage: $326,000 ($110.32)
    Police Protection: $205,000 ($69.37)
    Regular Highways: $200,000 ($67.68)
    Central Staff Services: $105,000 ($35.53)
    General - Other: $72,000 ($24.37)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $25,000 ($8.46)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,000 ($3.72)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.34)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $34,000 ($11.51)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $40,000 ($13.54)
    Regular Highways: $25,000 ($8.46)
    Police Protection: $25,000 ($8.46)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $0 ($0.00)

Kingwood government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $892,000 ($301.86)
    Sewerage: $618,000 ($209.14)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $32,000 ($10.83)
    Parking Facilities: $8,000 ($2.71)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $32,000 ($10.83)
    Fines and Forfeits: $24,000 ($8.12)
    Rents: $12,000 ($4.06)
    Royalties: $8,000 ($2.71)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,001,000 ($338.75)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,000 ($1.35)
  • Tax - Property: $333,000 ($112.69)
    Public Utilities Sales: $122,000 ($41.29)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $27,000 ($9.14)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $7,000 ($2.37)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,000 ($0.34)

Kingwood government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,898,000 ($2334.35)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,546,000 ($2215.23)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $352,000 ($119.12)

Kingwood government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $300,000 ($101.52)

5.31% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,738 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.31%
West Virginia average:

5.78%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Monongalia County, WV  1.50% ($36,659 average AGI)
from Garrett County, MD  0.52% ($22,632)
from Marion County, WV  0.16% ($25,471)


4.42% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,288 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.42%
West Virginia average:

5.65%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Monongalia County, WV  1.48% ($28,006 average AGI)
to Marion County, WV  0.29% ($28,032)
to Garrett County, MD  0.26% ($20,750)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Kingwood, West Virginia:
  • Fatal accident count: 8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 14
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 9
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 23
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
West Virginia average:
  • Fatal accident count: 62
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 91
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 20
  • Fatalities: 68
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 157
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 6

See more detailed statistics of Kingwood fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total costs: $247,000
Total average daily traffic: 300
Total average daily truck traffic: 39
Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic: 350

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Kingwood)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

47 (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:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • KINGWOOD, Barlow Rd (Lat: 39.469167 Lon: -79.743611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 79.2 m, Overall height: 82.3 m, Call Sign: WMT237
    Assigned Frequencies: 6725.00 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 11147.5 MHz, 6345.49 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/11/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • KINGWOOD DT, 1 Rich Wolf Drive (Lat: 39.461194 Lon: -79.671944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 73.2 m, Overall height: 74.6 m, Call Sign: WQJR871
    Assigned Frequencies: 11637.5 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/08/2008, Expiration Date: 12/08/2018, Certifier: John E Rooney
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • Kingwood, Kingwood, Wv (Lat: 39.457861 Lon: -79.602806), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 77.1 m, Call Sign: WQQV384
    Assigned Frequencies: 6152.75 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/08/2013, Expiration Date: 03/08/2023, Certifier: Mathhew Shockley
    Registrant: Cable Of The Carolinas, 9149 Appalacian Hwy, Davis, WV 26260, Phone: (304) 614-0975, Email:
  • KINGWOOD CO, Macdonald&w.Main St (Lat: 39.470361 Lon: -79.693944), Overall height: 7.9 m, Call Sign: KQO77
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/09/1989, Expiration Date: 10/16/1997, Cancellation Date: 10/16/1997
    Registrant: Bell Atlantic Virginia Inc, 10 N Nansemond St Rm 118, Richmond, VA 25314
  • Kingston Rd (Lat: 39.467583 Lon: -79.678917), Overall height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WLF837
    Assigned Frequencies: 947.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/13/1987, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019
    Registrant: Marpat Corporation, 106 E Main Street, Kingwood, WV 26537

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2
  • 4.5 Miles Ese Of (Lat: 39.444528 Lon: -79.607250), Overall height: 200 m, Call Sign: KNKJ375
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.240 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/27/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 01/30/2009, Certifier: Shawn E Endsley
    Registrant: Usa Mobility Wireless, Inc., 300 Technology Drive #400, Plano, TX 75074, Phone: (972) 801-1626, Fax: (972) 801-1699, Email:
  • South Of Route 7, 5 Mi Ese Of Kingwood (Lat: 39.458139 Lon: -79.588083), Call Sign: KNKK585
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 10/20/2004
    Registrant: Moir & Hardman, 2000 L St., N.W., Suite 512, Washington, DC 20036-4907, Phone: (202) 223-3772

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Kingwood)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 23
  • Hazardous Condition: 88
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Kingwood


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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
Businesses in Kingwood, WV
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
Dairy Queen1McDonald's1
FedEx1Pizza Hut1
GNC1Rite Aid1
GameStop1Subway2
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1U.S. Cellular1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
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