Morgantown, West Virginia Population 2018

Morgantown, West Virginia's estimated population is 30,547 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Morgantown, West Virginia is the 3rd largest city in West Virginia based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 3059.77 people/mi² (1181.38 people/km²), with a household density of 470.39 people/km² (1218.32 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 24 years, 23.9 years for males, and 24.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 127.0 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 12,163 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2%, with a median rent of $742/month. The median house has 4.9 rooms, and has a value of $178,500.

The median income for households in Morgantown, West Virginia is $35,502, while the mean household income is $60,934. The per capita income is $, and % of families and % of individuals are below the federal poverty line. % of those under 18 are in poverty, and % of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201730,547-5-0.02%
201630,5526042.02%
201529,948840.28%
201429,8642640.89%
201329,600-27-0.09%
201229,6273371.15%
201129,2908062.83%
201028,4841,6750.61%
200026,8099300.35%
199025,879-1,726-0.64%
198027,605-1,826-0.64%
197029,4316,9442.73%
196022,487-3,038-1.26%
195025,5258,8704.36%
194016,6554690.29%
193016,1864,0592.93%
192012,1272,9772.86%
19109,1507,25017.02%
19001,9000.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White26,281
Black or African American1,893
Asian1,460
Two or More Races564
Some Other Race116
American Indian and Alaska Native50

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Morgantown Wv Population Pyramid 2018

0%5%10%15%20%25% Male Population0%5%10%15%20%25% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Morgantown Wv Median Age

24


Total

23.9


Male

24.1


Female

Morgantown Wv Adults

There are 27,479 adults, (2,733 of which are seniors) in Morgantown Wv.

Morgantown Wv Age Dependency

22.7

Age Dependency Ratio

11.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

11.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Morgantown Wv Sex Ratio

Female

13,378

44.06%

Male

16,986

55.94%

Morgantown Wv Households and Families

Morgantown Wv Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Morgantown Wv Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.2%25.8%
Male51.7%48.3%
Female51.5%48.5%
All43.3%56.7%
Non Family26.6%73.4%

43.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Morgantown Wv Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,9522.4243.3
Non Family5,9661.9126.6
Married2,9273.0574.2
Female7033.6351.5
Male3563.3751.7

3.04

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Morgantown Wv Households

Morgantown Wv Education

Morgantown Wv Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3022.08%
9th to 12th Grade7355.06%
High School Graduate3,03620.89%
Some College2,55217.56%
Associates Degree8315.72%
Bachelors Degree3,61624.88%
Graduate Degree3,46223.82%

Morgantown Wv Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,13911,4396,089
Black1,059944227
Asian719719536
Hispanic39719993
Multiple Races221199133
Native American372419
Other Race18181

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 74.55%.

Morgantown Wv Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,022$33,160$31,080
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$21,827$23,125$21,078
Some College$24,934$24,406$26,473
Bachelors Degree$36,219$38,704$35,324
Graduate Degree$51,736$58,625$47,675

$32,022

Average Earnings

$33,160

Average Male

$31,080

Average Female

Morgantown Wv Language

Morgantown Wv Language by Age

Morgantown Wv Language

91.52% of Morgantown Wv residents speak only English, while 8.48% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Asian, which is spoken by 3.68% of the population.

Morgantown Wv Poverty

Morgantown Wv Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White20,5606,96233.86%
Black1,19758548.87%
Asian1,32658043.74%
Multiple44421448.20%
Hispanic54216730.81%
Other282796.43%

35.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

37.18%

Male Poverty Rate

33.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Morgantown Wv

The race most likely to be in poverty in Morgantown Wv is Other, with 96.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Morgantown Wv is Hispanic, with 30.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 53.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 50.40%.

Morgantown Wv Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.49%
High School22.10%
Some College19.40%
Bachelors or Greater8.14%

Morgantown Wv Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed72.42%
Female Unemployed25.74%
Male Employed21.91%
Female Employed18.55%

Morgantown Wv Income

Morgantown Wv Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$35,502$60,934
Families$73,239$94,627
Married Families$84,682$
Non Families$20,065$37,400

Morgantown Wv Marital Status

Morgantown Wv Marital Status

Marriage Rates

24.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

23.2%

Male Marriage Rate

25.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Morgantown Wv Married by Age and Sex

Morgantown Wv Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Morgantown Wv Marital Status by Race

Morgantown Wv Veterans

Morgantown Wv Veterans by War

1,274

Number of Veterans

1,221

Male Veterans

53

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam457
Second Gulf War193
First Gulf War177
Korea159
World War II94

Morgantown Wv Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+350
65 to 74293
35 to 54267
55 to 64199
18 to 34165

Morgantown Wv Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1224.68%
Black966.35%
2 or More316.75%
Hispanic232.84%
Indian1951.35%
Asian60.43%

Morgantown Wv Veterans by Education

11.06%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Morgantown Wv Employment Status

Morgantown Wv Employment by Age

53.3%

Labor Force Participation

48.7%

Employment Rate

8.6%

Unemployment Rate

Morgantown Wv Employment by Race

Morgantown Wv Employment by Education

Morgantown Wv Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

44.85%

Born in West Virginia

93.00%

Native Born

7.00%

Foreign Born

4.70%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.00% of Morgantown Wv residents were born in the United States, with 44.85% having been born in West Virginia. 4.70% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.