Morgantown, WV 26501 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 26501: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Morgantown, WV 26501

Acceptable Alternative
Westover, WV 26501

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Monongalia County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.569, Longitude -79.992
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 706
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 8,674
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 565
    • Single Family Addresses: 8,109

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Morgantown, WV 26501 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 21,134
Daytime Population: Workers 11,178
Daytime Population: Residents 10,547
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 21,725
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 20,535
Population in Familes 14,256
Population in Group Qrtrs 599
Population Density2 339
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $43,320
Average Household Income $59,725
Per Capita Income $26,009


Total Housing Units 9,857 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,234 (53.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,806 (38.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 817 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $138,159
Average Home Value $161,483


Total Households 9,040
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 5,007
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.76% 1.07%
Households 1.11% 1.11%
Families 0.89% 0.98%
Median Household Income   0.69%
Per Capita Income   2.02%

Morgantown, WV 26501 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26501 to the other 663 ZIP Codes in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 14 98th
Population Density # 105 84th
Diversity Index # 51 92nd
Median Household Income # 169 75th
Per Capita Income # 85 87th

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