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Kingwood is a city in and the county seat of Preston County, West Virginia, United States, and is part of the Pittsburgh DMA. Kingwood was founded in 1815. The population was 2,939 at the 2010 census. The West Virginia Zoo is located in Kingwood.HistoryThe James Clark McGrew House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993; the Kingwood Historic District was added in 1994.GeographyKingwood is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.43sqmi, all of it land.EducationKingwood contains three public schools serviced by the Preston County School District, including Kingwood Elementary, Central Preston Middle School and Preston High School.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 2,939 people, 1,291 households, and 818 families residing in the city. The population density was 1209.5PD/sqmi. There were 1,454 housing units at an average density of 598.4/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 97.3% White, 0.9% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.Kingwood is in West Virginia (WV). Plan your vacation with our United States trip itinerary planning site and discover the best things to do in Kingwood.
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