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
  • County: Monongalia County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.589, Longitude -79.896
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 608
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 15,319
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,166
    • Single Family Addresses: 14,153

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Database updated: April 1, 2020, Maps updated: May 1, 2020.

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  1. 26508 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 26508 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
  2. West Virginia Research Tools (Easy Tools & Current Data)
  3. West Virginia Data Comparison Tool - 2019 Demographics

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Morgantown, WV 26508 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Morgantown, WV 26508 Housing Affordability Index is 153
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 26508 Wealth Index is 131
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 35,120
Population in Households 34,347
Population in Families 26,571
Population in Group Qrtrs 773
Population Density 260
Diversity Index1 19
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $71,795
Average Household Income $102,232
Per Capita Income $40,506
Wealth Index3 131

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 15,035 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,091 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,772 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,172 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $249,948
Housing Affordability Index2 153
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 13,863
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 8,889
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 0.98% 0.91%
Households 1.13% 0.93%
Families 0.9% 0.75%
Median Household Income   3.01%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

Morgantown, WV 26508 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26508 to the other 682 ZIP Codes 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 # 5 99th
Population Density # 122 82nd
Diversity Index # 69 90th
Median Household Income # 13 98th
Per Capita Income # 4 100th

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