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Kingwood, West Virginia

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Welcome to Kingwood ...

The city of Kingwood is located in Preston County and is the County Seat for Preston County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Kingwood has a population of 2,929 people<1> (see below for details).

Kingwood is 1,790 feet [546 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Kingwood lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Kingwood: (304) & (681)<3>

The ZIP code for Kingwood: 26537<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kingwood had a population of 2,939 people (or 8.77% of the total population of Preston County). This makes Kingwood the county's most populous community.

The population of Kingwood represents 0.16% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 43rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,939 people, the population of Kingwood has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,944 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Kingwood had an population of 2,929 people. This is a decrease of 0.34% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.51% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Kingwood.

Communities near Kingwood ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Kingwood and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2017
Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]   528   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]   2,080   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Oakland (MD)   [Map]   1,838   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,077   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Masontown   [Map]   544   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Morgantown   [Map]   30,547   NW   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Kingwood.

Communities Also Named Kingwood ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Kingwood - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Texas and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Kingwood.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Kingwood. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Kingwood. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kingwood. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Kingwood:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kingwood ...

Looking for more information about Kingwood? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Kingwood, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Kingwood.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Kingwood. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Kingwood.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kingwood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Kingwood). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Kingwood or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Kingwood) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Kingwood. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kingwood

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kingwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4720, Longitude: -79.6837     [Map].

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