Morgantown, WV 26505 ZIP Code Profile


ZIP Code 26505: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Morgantown, WV 26505

Acceptable Alternative
Booth, WV 26505
Everettville, WV 26505
Star City, WV 26505

Not Acceptable, USPS
Sabraton, WV 26505

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Monongalia County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.636, Longitude -79.951
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,327
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 18,525
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 5,070
    • Single Family Addresses: 13,455

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

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Morgantown, WV 26505 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 39,750
Daytime Population: Workers 21,431
Daytime Population: Residents 22,073
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 43,504
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 34,218
Population in Familes 13,438
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,532
Population Density2 3,532
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $28,200
Average Household Income $48,963
Per Capita Income $22,586


Total Housing Units 18,136 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,517 (24.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,423 (68.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,196 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $180,389
Average Home Value $208,900


Total Households 16,940
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 4,989
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 1.23% 1.2%
Households 1.4% 1.36%
Families 0.74% 0.97%
Median Household Income   0.28%
Per Capita Income   1.62%

Morgantown, WV 26505 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26505 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 # 3 100th
Population Density # 7 99th
Diversity Index # 32 95th
Median Household Income # 614 8th
Per Capita Income # 263 61st

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