Kenova, West Virginia Population 2024

2,835

Kenova is a city located in Cabell County and Wayne County West Virginia. Kenova has a 2024 population of 2,835. Kenova is currently declining at a rate of -1.63% annually and its population has decreased by -6.28% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,025 in 2020.

The average household income in Kenova is $88,623 with a poverty rate of 8.31%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Kenova is 50.5 years, 44.8 years for males, and 53.1 years for females.

Kenova Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Kenova was:

  • White: 91.09%
  • Two or more races: 6.09%
  • Black or African American: 2.82%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,149.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-6.28% (-190)
The current population of Kenova, West Virginia is 2,835 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,025.

Kenova, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,75091.09%
Two or more races1846.09%
Black or African American852.82%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Kenova Population by Race

Kenova Population Pyramid 2024

Kenova Median Age

50.5

Total

44.8

Male

53.1

Female

Kenova Adults

There are 2,704 adults, (799 of whom are seniors) in Kenova.

Kenova Age Dependency

58.5

Age Dependency Ratio

41.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

16.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Kenova Sex Ratio

Female1,64054.32%
Male1,37945.68%

Kenova Population by Age

Kenova Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,3472.2454.445.6
Married6332.4960.539.5
Non Family4931.0358.841.2
Male1294.580100
Female923.7465.234.8

2.59

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

54.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Kenova Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade763.06%
9th to 12th Grade1234.95%
High School Graduate1,17047.04%
Some College50120.14%
Associates Degree2309.25%
Bachelors Degree25010.05%
Graduate Degree1375.51%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Kenova Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kenova Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,4732,274387
2+ Races11110
Hispanic11110
Black330

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 15.65%.

Kenova Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$28,584$27,667$29,426
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$0$28,139$16,462
Some College$25,299$0$29,766
Bachelors Degree$41,157$44,083$32,431
Graduate Degree$250,001$0$250,001

$28,584

Average Earnings

$27,667

Average Male

$29,426

Average Female

Kenova Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kenova Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Kenova Language

99.9% of Kenova residents speak only English, while 0.1% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.1% of the population.

Kenova Language

Kenova Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,7502489.02%
Black8533.53%

8.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.19%

Male Poverty Rate

12.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kenova

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kenova is White, with 9.02% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kenova is Black, with 3.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.42%.

Kenova Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.08%
High School14.02%
Some College2.87%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Kenova Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed2.22%
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Kenova Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kenova Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$49,896$88,623
Families$51,719$112,872
Married Families$54,865$-999,999,999
Non Families$29,187$39,678

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Kenova Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.1%

Male Marriage Rate

44.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Kenova Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Kenova Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Kenova Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Kenova Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

222

Number of Veterans

222

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam152
First Gulf War38
Second Gulf War13
Korea0
World War II0

Kenova Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74101
75+51
35 to 5438
55 to 6432
18 to 340

Kenova Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2198.4%
Black33.53%

Kenova Veterans by Race

Kenova Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kenova Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.7%

Labor Force Participation

52%

Employment Rate

1.4%

Unemployment Rate

Kenova Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Kenova Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Kenova Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

69.23%

Born in Kenova

99.57%

Native Born

0.43%

Foreign Born

0.43%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.57% of Kenova residents were born in the United States, with 69.23% having been born in West Virginia. 0.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Oceania.

Kenova Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,597-48-1.81%
20282,645-47-1.75%
20272,692-48-1.75%
20262,740-47-1.69%
20252,787-48-1.69%
20242,835-47-1.63%
20232,882-48-1.64%
20222,930-56-1.88%
20212,986-39-1.29%
20203,025441.48%
20192,981-36-1.19%
20183,017-23-0.76%
20173,040-40-1.3%
20163,080-38-1.22%
20153,118-30-0.95%
20143,148-29-0.91%
20133,177-12-0.38%
20123,189-27-0.84%
20113,216-34-1.05%
20103,250-235-6.74%
20003,485-263-7.02%
19903,748-706-15.85%
19804,454-406-8.35%
19704,8602836.18%
19604,5772575.95%
19504,32041810.71%
19403,9022226.03%
19303,68000%
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Kenova Population by Year