Living in Morgantown, WV

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Morgantown SnackAbility

7
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
8
Affordability
4
Diversity
7
Safety
6
Amenities
9
Education
9
Commute
9.5

Morgantown, WV Crime Report

582
Total Crimes
1,886.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
-26.56%
Below National Average

Morgantown, WV Cost Of Living

93
Morgantown's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Morgantown, West Virginia Info Snack

Morgantown is a city in and the county seat of Monongalia County, West Virginia, situated along the banks of the Monongahela River. With a permanent population of 31,073 per the 2015 U.S. Census estimates, Morgantown is the largest city in North-Central West Virginia. The Morgantown metropolitan area has a population of 138,176, and is the 3rd largest in West Virginia. West Virginia University adds several thousand seasonal residents to the city and surrounding area from September through May. Morgantown is best known as the home of West Virginia University and the Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit system.
Population
30,539
Unemployment
9.9%
Poverty
32.6%
Median Home
$198,300
Median Income
$41,071
Median Rent
$821

Morgantown, WV Photos

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Rankings for Morgantown in West Virginia

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Map Of Morgantown, WV

Population over time in Morgantown

Year Population % Change
2017 30,539 1.5%
2016 30,099 -0.9%
2015 30,364 0.7%
2014 30,164 0.1%
2013 30,133 1.0%
2012 29,838 -0.4%
2011 29,956 1.8%
2010 29,418 1.2%
2009 29,076 -
Crime/100k Morgantown WV USA
Violent Crime 265.8 289.9 368.9
Murder 0.0 3.7 5.0
Robbery 19.4 31.7 86.2
Aggravated Assault 210.7 218.5 246.8
Property Crime 1620.5 1485.6 2199.5
Burglary 275.5 296.5 376.0
Larceny 1251.0 1049.6 1594.6
Car Theft 94.0 139.5 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Morgantown

White
84.8% (25,892)
African American
4.5% (1,386)
American Indian
0.2% (48)
Asian
4.1% (1,258)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.6% (187)
Two Or More
2.4% (725)
Hispanic
3.4% (1,043)
Race Morgantown WV USA
White 84.8% 92.1% 61.1%
African American 4.5% 3.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 4.1% 0.8% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.6% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.4% 1.6% 2.4%
Hispanic 3.4% 1.5% 17.8%

Household Income For Morgantown, West Virginia

Less than $10,000
18.6% (569,159)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.8% (147,731)
$15,000 to $24,999
12.0% (366,282)
$25,000 to $34,999
9.9% (302,719)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.3% (375,569)
$50,000 to $74,999
12.1% (368,023)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.2% (279,790)
$100,000 to $149,999
11.6% (354,092)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.6% (109,420)
$200,000 or more
5.9% (181,109)
Income Morgantown WV USA
Less than $10,000 18.6% 9.0% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.8% 6.2% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 12.0% 13.2% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 9.9% 11.6% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.3% 14.4% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 12.1% 17.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.2% 11.0% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 11.6% 10.7% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.6% 3.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 5.9% 2.7% 7.0%

Gender in Morgantown

Female
45.6% (13,933)
Male
54.4% (16,605)
Gender Morgantown WV USA
Female 45.6% 50.6% 50.8%
Male 54.4% 49.4% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Morgantown for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
1.0% (305)
9-12th Grade
4.0% (1,221)
High School / GED
20.0% (6,107)
Some College
17.0% (5,191)
Associate's Degree
6.0% (1,832)
Bachelor's Degree
26.0% (7,940)
Master's Degree
16.0% (4,886)
Professional Degree
4.0% (1,221)
Doctorate Degree
6.0% (1,832)
Education Morgantown WV USA
< 9th Grade 1.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 4.0% 9.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 20.0% 41.0% 27.0%
Some College 17.0% 19.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 6.0% 7.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 26.0% 12.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 16.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 4.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 6.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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