Morgantown, WV 26508 ZIP Code Profile


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: 577
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 14,823
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,142
    • Single Family Addresses: 13,681

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

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Morgantown, WV 26508 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 35,950
Daytime Population: Workers 8,944
Daytime Population: Residents 18,296
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 27,240
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 35,542
Population in Familes 27,808
Population in Group Qrtrs 408
Population Density2 248
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $61,286
Average Household Income $84,160
Per Capita Income $34,434


Total Housing Units 15,625 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,239 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,394 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 992 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $198,723
Average Home Value $242,148


Total Households 14,633
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 9,423
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 1.63% 1.43%
Households 1.69% 1.44%
Families 1.44% 1.29%
Median Household Income   0.83%
Per Capita Income   1.86%

Morgantown, WV 26508 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26508 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 # 4 100th
Population Density # 122 82nd
Diversity Index # 80 88th
Median Household Income # 14 98th
Per Capita Income # 10 99th

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