Monongalia County

Morgantown, WV: What you need to know

Best known as home to West Virginia University and its 30,000 students, Morgantown is situated along the Monongahela River and made up of multiple neighborhoods. Several of the neighborhoods were once small towns that the city annexed as it grew. Quality of life amenities include Hazel Ruby McQuain Riverfront Park and the Monongalia Arts Center, and multiple entertainment and nightspots are available to college students and residents.


Morgantown, WV City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 30,164
Median Age 24
Median Household Income $34,090
Median Home Price $172,900
Walkscore 53

Morgantown, WV Demographics

Median Population in Morgantown, WV

Median Age 24.4%
Age 18 Over 91%
Age 21 Over 66.7%
Age 62 Over 11.4%
Age 65 Over 9.3%

Race in Morgantown, WV

  Ethnicity White 87.2%
  Ethnicity Black 6%
  Ethnicity Asian 4.2%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 2.5%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.2%
  Ethnicity Other 0.4%

Population By Gender in Morgantown, WV

  Male 56.2%
  Female 43.8%

Language in Morgantown, WV

  English Only 92.3%
  English Other 7.7%

Economics in Morgantown, WV

  Median Household Income $34,090
  Median Home Price $172,900
  Homes Owned 57%
  Homes Rent 43%
  Median Property Rent $699

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Commute Types in Morgantown, WV

  Walked 17.8%
  Worked at Home 7.7%
  Public Transportation 3.4%
  Other Means 1.5%
  Drove Alone 61.4%
  Carpooled 8.2%

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Total Employed Armed Forces: 11
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