Morgantown, WV 26508 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 26508: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Morgantown, WV 26508

Acceptable Alternative
Little Falls, WV 26508

Not Acceptable, USPS
Cheat Lake, WV 26508
Sabraton, WV 26508

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 560
  • Single Family Addresses: 13,487
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,167
  • County: Monongalia County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.589, Longitude -79.896
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Morgantown, WV 26508 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 37,078
Population in Households 36,136
Population in Familes 28,131
Population in Group Qrtrs 942
Population Density1 257
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 14,519
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 9,351
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 15,563 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,168 (65.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,351 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,044 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $198,512
Average Home Value $238,144


Median Household Income $60,301
Average Household Income $80,006
Per Capita Income $31,736
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.6% 1.64%
Households 1.67% 1.6%
Families 1.37% 1.42%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   1.18%
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.

Morgantown, WV 26508 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26508 to the other 666 ZIP Codes 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 # 4 100th
Population Density1 # 119 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 68 90th
Median Household Income # 16 98th
Per Capita Income # 11 98th

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