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Morgantown, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Morgantown is the 3rd largest city in West Virginia with a population of 30,746 as of July 1, 2019. Morgantown ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Morgantown is located at latitude 39.6295 and longitude -79.9559 in Monongalia County. The formal boundaries for the City of Morgantown encompass a land area of 9.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.45 sq. miles. Monongalia County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 889 feet.

The City of Morgantown (GNIS ID: 2390619) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Morgantown is located within Central District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Monongalia County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Morgantown: Monongahela Court House, Morgan Town, Morgans Town, Morganstown, Morgans-Town.

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Morgantown, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Morgantown, WV Housing Affordability Index is 90
State of West Virginia Housing Affordability Index is 182
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Morgantown, WV Wealth Index is 58
State of West Virginia Wealth Index is 64
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 30,746 (100%)
Population in Households 25,052 (81.5%)
Population in Families 10,124 (32.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 5,694 (18.5%)
Population Density 3,079
Diversity Index2 30
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $34,940
Average Household Income $60,672
Per Capita Income $24,513
Wealth Index4 58

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 13,303 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,001 (30.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,248 (62.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,054 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $207,924
Housing Affordability Index3 90
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 12,249
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 3,772
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.31% 0.44%
Households 0.45% 0.5%
Families -0.32% 0.18%
Median Household Income   1.13%
Per Capita Income   1.62%

Morgantown, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Morgantown to the other 404 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 100th
Population Density # 8 98th
Diversity Index # 28 93rd
Median Household Income # 274 32nd
Per Capita Income # 127 69th

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