Morgantown, WV Profile: Facts & Data


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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 31,103 as of July 1, 2018. 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 39.6376 and longitude -79.9467 in Monongalia County. The formal boundaries for the City of Morgantown (see map below) 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, 2018)


Total Population 31,103
Population in Households 25,664
Population in Familes 10,317
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,439
Population Density2 3,115
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $28,292
Average Household Income $50,670
Per Capita Income $22,396


Total Housing Units 13,542 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,182 (30.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,356 (61.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,004 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $175,254
Average Home Value $204,676


Total Households 12,538
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 3,874
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.49% 0.69%
Households 0.79% 0.81%
Families -0.04% 0.49%
Median Household Income   0.87%
Per Capita Income   0.78%

Morgantown, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Morgantown to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 371 9th
Per Capita Income # 187 54th

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