Best Places to Live

Morgantown, WV

Population: 30,164
LIV
SCORE
636

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On the Best Places to Live list for 2018, Morgantown also appears on Livability.com’s Top 10 Cities for Affordable Health Care. Known primarily as home to West Virginia University and its 30,000 students, Morgantown has a wide variety of housing options and neighborhoods as well as downtown shops, restaurants and entertainment nightspots for students and residents. The median age here is 22.6 years old, which contributes to a youthful and fun local culture. 

Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) provides university students with free travel between the spread-out WVU campuses. With amenities like Hazel Ruby McQuain Riverfront Park and the Monongalia Arts Center at their fingertips, Morgantown residents never run out of things to do. 

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Morgantown, WV Ranking Data

Civic
57
Demographics
36
Economy
62
Education
74
Health
65
Housing
78
Infrastructure
59