Kingwood is a city in and the county seat of Preston County, West Virginia, United States, Founded in 1815, Kingwood is part of the Morgantown, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,939 at the 2010 census. Kingwood is home to the West Virginia Zoo.
The James Clark McGrew House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993; the Kingwood Historic District was added in 1994.
Kingwood is located at 39°28.3′N 79°41.1′W (39.4713, -79.6848).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.43 square miles (6.29 km2), all of it land. It has a warm-summer humid continental climate (Dfb) and average monthly temperatures range from 28.7° F in January to 70.2° F in July.  The local hardiness zone is 6a.
Kingwood contains three public schools serviced by the Preston County School District, including Kingwood Elementary, Central Preston Middle School and Preston High School.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,939 people, 1,291 households, and 818 families living in the city. The population density was 1,209.5 inhabitants per square mile (467.0/km2). There were 1,454 housing units at an average density of 598.4 per square mile (231.0/km2).