Monongalia County WV Information


Monongalia County Subdivisions

Monongalia County WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 106,262
Population in Households 99,125
Population in Familes 62,737
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,137
Population Density1 295
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 43,893
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 21,684
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 47,468 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 22,501 (47.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 21,392 (45.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,575 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $167,868
Average Home Value $200,617


Median Household Income $41,817
Average Household Income $60,699
Per Capita Income $25,926
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.61% 1.58%
Households 1.59% 1.58%
Families 1.28% 1.39%
Median Household Income   0.34%
Per Capita Income   0.94%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Monongalia County WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Monongalia County to the other 55 counties and county equivalents in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 3 96th
Population Density1 # 5 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 7 89th
Median Household Income # 8 87th
Per Capita Income # 4 95th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.