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Things to do: zoos & aquariums
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; these include Kingwood Elementary, Central Preston Middle School and Preston High School. Kingwood Elementary is a k-5 school on Price Street. Preston High School is a 4-year secondary school with attendance of around 1,400 students. Central Preston Middle School was located near the elementary school until the school was condemned due to a carbon-monoxide danger. Now, it is currently located inside of the high school where they share the building. However, with a new levy being passed, the middle school is being built near the 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.
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